This year Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will definitely be quieter in the wake of COVID-19 but that doesn't mean they are wiped out by any means. It's possible to pay reverence in your homes to Lord Ganesha with food, family and cheer. As delicious treats are a staple part of this Indian festival, making Ganpati special food and sweets will be even more cherished this time around. And if you're wondering how to maneuver the kitchen this festive season, turn to Shilpa Shetty. The Bollywood celebrity is best known for fitness, fashion and food and today, we're talking about 2 of those things. As a special treat for Ganesh Chaturthi 2020, Shilpa showed us how to make besan coconut barfi at home. In true Shilpa style, it was as health consciously created as possible.
गणपति बप्पा मोर्या 🌺 It's that time of the year and we're all geared up to welcome Bappa into our homes this week🙏🏻 So, our recipe had to be something unique, sweet, and healthy. The Besan Coconut Barfi fits the bill perfectly! The celebrations all around us are subdued and sober in these times, but for everyone who wants to do something special while at home, do try out this recipe. It has no refined sugar and tastes just as good😍You can also shape them into modaks, and if you want to make them vegan you can use peanut/coconut oil. They taste equally good😅 made a separate batch for @rajkundra9 who is vegan; he loved them. If you have any special recipes to welcome Bappa, do share them in the comments below😊🙏🏻 @simplesoulfulapp . . . . . #GaneshChaturthi #SwasthRahoMastRaho #TastyThursday #QuarantineSpecial #QuarantineLife #StayHomeStaySafe #SSApp #RecipeOfTheWeek
Start your Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations on a right note with Shilpa's healthy besan coconut barfi recipe which contains no refined sugar. We've listed the steps to follow below.
Step 1 - Roast 1 and half cup of besan in three-quarter cup of ghee on the stove and stir continuously while doing so. You can replace the full quantity of ghee with half cup coconut oil and 2 tablespoons ghee.
Step 2 - In a separate pan, roast half cup of fresh coconut. You can replace this with desiccated coconut if necessary.
Step 3 - In a third utensil, create a syrup by melting half cup water and 1 cup jaggery until it is completely liquid.
Step 4 - Fold the coconut into the besan mixture and stir well until it has combined.
Step 5 - Next add in the jaggery syrup gradually to the besan and coconut mixture until it is all incorporated slowly.
Step 6 - Add to this 1 and half teaspoon of cardamom powder and stir well. An optional addition is 1 and a half tablespoon of flaxseed powder at this point.
Step 7 - Add pistachios, cashews and almonds to the barfi. Also add 1 tablespoon of melon seeds and incorporate in the mix.
Step 8 - Grease shallow plates to set it in with ghee and flatten the mixture into the plate to set. Add muskmelon seeds on top, allow it to cool for an hour and cut into shape.
Disclaimer: The Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.