Saturday, June 6, 2009

Aamras Puri with Kurdai for Vata savitri Purnima

Vat Savitri purnima is a festival of women. Vata Savitri Purnima is a very famous Hindu festival of India which can be celebrated across the country specially in Maharashtra. Vat Savitri purnima can be celebrated by the women on the full moon day of Jyeshtha mas. Vata Savitri Purnima is also known as vata purnima or vat purnima. on the day of Vata Savitri Purnima women pray for long life of their husbands and they pray that they never be widows. The significance of Vat Savitri purnima is connected to the legend story of Savitri and satyawan. in this story savitri got back her dead husbands life form yama. On this occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima women keep fast For their husbands, women wear bridal type dresses and jewelery. After breaking their fast, fruits, clothes and such other articles are given in charity in a bamboo basket to the Brahmin’s. Women worship a banyan (vata) tree, and listen to the story of Savitri in groups. after all this women can offer prayer and worship. during this puja women pray for good health of their husbands. women feed water to the tree, sprinkle red powder (kumkum) on it, cotton threads are wrapped round tree’s trunks and then they go seven times round and do the parikrama.

So the typical menu of Vatasavitri purnima is Aamras puri. My aaji used to say the actual season of eating Mangoes is from Akshay tritiya to Vata savitri purnima. So today is last day to eat Mangoes because now the monsoon will start and it's better not to eat Mangoes after rain starts.





Aamras

Aamras is a popular dessert of Maharashtra - smooth mango pulp served with hot puris.

Ingredients
Alphanso mangoes - 6 medium
Sugar - if required
Milk - If required

Procedure
Take Mangoes and soak them in water for 5-10 minutes. Keep you thumb on the tip of mango and press it with fingers to loosen the pulp. Remove the tip and take out all the pulp. Squeeze the seed ('koy' in Marathi) and remove pulp from it. Many people deep these seeds and cover of mangoes in milk and squeeze them to get maximum pulp from Mango. It is called as 'Fajita'. (I never prefer that). Add sugar if necessary. I generally never blend Aamras because I like the lumps in it. But if you want you can blend it and make a smooth Aamras. Pour it into a bowl and chill. Serve with hot puris.

Puri

This is very common puris which every Indian lady prepare in her house. But just wanted to add it with Aamras and Kurdai.


Ingredients
Wheat flour - 4 cups
Sugar – 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt – As per taste
Hot oil (mohan) – 2 Table spoon
Oil for frying


Procedure
Mix wheat flour, salt, sugar and hot oil. Knead to a hard dough with water. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes. Knead the dough very neatly so that corners of puri will not get cracked while rolling. Make a lemon size ball. Roll each ball in a round shape. Heat oil in kadai and deep fry on medium flame till it puffed properly. My Aai likes Golden brown Puris (she calls it as "Kharpus ani tamma phugalelya purya). Serve hot puris with Aamras.



Kurdai is like papad, taste best when deep fried. Mainly prepared from Wheat. I have already post the first step of kurdai that is Gavhacha cheek. It tastes best with Aamras……… give a try.

I would like to contribute this recipe for cooking4allseason's Mango Mela!


And To FIC June Delectable combinations, hosted by Kamalinka of Dedicated to Janaki Patt ,event by SunshineMom's event.

6 comments:

Priti said...

Hi, first time here and u got this lovley blog. And I would love that platter...looks just yum

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow new recipes with mangoes...looks yum..nice to know about that festival...

Preeti Singh said...

Hey...I also did Vat Savitri puja but we did it on 24th of last month..we also do in pretty same way...Plate looks quite satisfying.(we take only fruits that day)

Trupti said...

Hey Priti..aamaras, puri & kurdai..wow tondala pani sutale aahe

Srivalli said...

wow great looking plate..thanks for the entry!

Sunshinemom said...

This is one staple from Maharashtra I love!!

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