Today is Hartalika Teej. On this day, married ladies fast for the entire day. They do not have food or water. Ladies apply mehendi and deck up in their best finery, jewellery & cosmtics (solah-singar). Parvati-Ganesh Puja is performed in the evening. We get up at 4am next morning, and break the fast after Puja.
We make Gujjiyas & Kajuriya sweets.
Sooji / Rava / Wheat Semolina
Coconut (dry or fresh)
Add 3-4 tsp of hot ghee in Maida flour & make a tough dough.
Roast Kaju-Kismis slightly in hot ghee and continue to roast Sooji. Once color changes remove of the heat. Once cooled, add sugar. And add grated coconut.
Roll thick maida rotis and with a cutter, cut small round pieces.
Fill in Sooji filling & seal along the edges with water.
Deep fry them all.
Mix together Atta (Wheat flour), few spoons of sooji, kaju, kismis, sugar and prepare tough dough. Roll small balls, flatten with kajuria mould.
Deep fry each of them till golden brown.
Gujjiyas & Kajuriya are my entry for the Paajaka - Sweet Series
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