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Diwali Festive Sweets

Diwali begins from Rama Ekadashi during Kartik month. The daughter-in-law coming from a doctor family was in jeopardy as to preparing sweets for Diwali. The doctor did not like to store sweets and insisted on finishing the same within the day it is prepared. The daughter-in-law called my Mom. Mom has fantastic solutions for such problems.

Mom told her to offer Tulsi leaves as prasad on Rama Ekadashi and give it to all. The next day, is the best to begin offering naivedyam to God. If you want to make fresh sweets and have everyday, these kind of sweets are the best.

Roast one glass chana dalia in a heated kadhai. Roast separately one glass of moong dal. Roast separately 1/3 glass of poppy seeds. Dry grind all the 3 separately. Dry grind 1 1/2 glasses of sugar separately. Pour 3 teaspoons of pure and quality ghee and add one fistful of broken cashew nuts and dry grapes. Add the powders and roast well on low flame. Add 1/3 teaspoon cardamom powder, 1 pinch nutmeg powder and 1/4 teaspoon clove powder and roast well. Switch off the stove.

Add sugar powder and mix well. Offer this sweet as naivedyam to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. This becomes the naivedyam and sweets for Dwadashi.

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A double post-graduate (MSc. - Botany and MA - English Literature) Gayatri T Rao is a Senior Multimedia Journalist with vast experience in writing on varied topics.

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