May your life be filled with happiness on this pious festival of Navratri, Happy Navratri to everyone !!
Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. Symbolizing victory of positivity over negativity.
The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped.
Our this week’s #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Navaratrispecial. So presenting a very low calorie, healthy and delicious dessert for the Navaratri fasting days.
Water chestnut flour or singhara atta laddu.
Water chestnut or Singhara is very nutritional and has many health benefits.
Its used for treating diarrhoea, dysentery, thyroid problems, swelling and bronchitis.
It is rich in protein carbohydrates and minerals. According to Ayurveda it contains 22 Percent more minerals than buffalo milk.
Its helps to prevent sugar, ulcer,gout and heart disease and used in Ayurveda to cure many diseases.
Water chestnuts are good source of energy too.
It is very good for overall health.
Water chestnut is a fruit so in fasting it’s flour is used for many dishes.
And the recipe needs only 3 ingredients and totally guilt free.
Singhara atta or water chestnut flour – 1 cup
Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Ghee or clarified butter – 1/2 teaspoon
Water – 1 cup
Dry roast singhara atta or water chestnut flour on low medium flame. Stir well. Roast till it changes colour and you will get nice aroma of roasted flour.
Boil 1 cup water in another pan. Mix 1/2 cup jaggery syrup in it ( I used date palm jaggery ( khajur gur) but you can use sugar cane jaggery too. Melt jaggery in little water to make syrup).
Now when flour roasted well add hot water and syrup mixture slowly so that no lump is formed. Stir continuously.
When water is absorbed completely add 1/2 tsp ghee. Mix well and keep stirring. Now turn off the gas. You can add little cardamom powder too.
Let it cool. Make small balls or laddu and garnish with cashew nuts or any dry fruits of your choice. Enjoy it as a dessert on fasting days or regular days.