Dussehra prasad I| Boondi Ka Meetha Raita || Sweet Boondi curd with a detailed recipe. A classic yoghurt based prasad recipe made with boondi laddoo or sweet boondi pearls. It is typically served as prasad on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. It is very simple and easy to make as it requires very basic ingredients available in every kitchen.
In India, we celebrate Dussehra with full pomp-n-show. Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a major festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil.
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Being an army officers wife, I get the opportunity to observe many different cultures around the country and Dussehra is by far one of the most widely and variably celebrated festivals. In North India, various colourful fairs are organised. Plays based on the Hindu mythology of Ramayan, known as Ramleela are performed. On the day of Vijaydashmi, huge effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakarn are also set on fire.
Whereas in places like Odisha and West Bengal, as per the report, the idol of the goddess is immersed in a river or a lake on the day of Vijaydashmi.
However, In the south, the festival is celebrated in honour of Maa Saraswati– Hindu Goddess of knowledge and arts. On this day, people clean and worship their instruments of livelihood and seek Goddess Saraswati’s blessings. In Western India, especially in Gujarat, people observe fasts and worship the nine avatars of Goddess Durga for the nine days of Navratras leading to Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
How To Make Dahi Boondi:
Coming back to the recipe: As I mentioned earlier, I an advocate for introducing our culture and traditions to our new generation. Many believe that making prasad recipe is no rocket science but ignore some small details in it. Hence I decided to share this recipe of sweet boondi prasad which is a popular prasad in the Northern part of our country made by mixing curd with sweet boondi.
Furthermore, I am also sharing some important tips and suggestions for a perfect mouth-watering sweet boondi prasad recipe. Firstly, I used readymade boondi ladoos to make this recipe. You can use homemade ladoos or sweet boondi for this.
Secondly, make sure to use good quality and fresh boondi ladoos made with pure ghee to increase the aroma and the taste of Prasadam.
Finally, use thick curd or hung curd for the best results. I like to add a little camphor to it. I learned this trick in South India. They add a pinch whenever they make prasad which gives it an aromatic twist. However, this is totally optional and you may skip this.
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Sweet Boondi curd || Sweet Boondi Raita || Prasad RecipeCourse: Dessert, prasadCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
A classic yoghurt based prasad recipe made with boondi laddoo or sweet boondi pearls. It is typically served as prasad on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra.
2 cup hung curd/ Thick curd
250 gm boondi ladoo
2 tbsp sugar
A pinch camphor
- Whip the hung curd and add sugar in it.
- Crush 4 Ladoos if they are freshly made otherwise microwave for 50 sec. just to make them soft.
- Mix well with the curd.
- Add a pinch of camphor or add 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder.
- Parshad is ready for bhog.
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- You can use homemade boondi also to prepare Prashad.
- Always use normal curd and mix sugar, do not use mishti dahi or sweetened yoghurt.
- For variations, you can use millet boondi or you can add any fruit pulp of your choice to give a fruity twist.
- you can serve it as a dessert too with Indian cuisine.
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