Friday, July 26, 2013

Choori for Satya Narayan Prasad

BM # 30   Week 4   Day 3

Kutti or Choori is a sweet that is generally made as a prasad for Satyanarayan pooja in Sindhi families. My Gujarati friends make sheera as prasad.I really do not know much about these poojas, as mom never did and even my MIL does not do these poojas. We are more into meditation but my husband is one religious person who must visit the temple daily, do poojas too.The Satyanarayan pooja is done at the hotel with a pandit coming in. I know that it is a very popular pooja which is done every month on the full moon day.The prasad is made at home. the prasad consists of Kutti or Choori as some call it. The wheat flour  is roasted in ghee and then sugar is added. Along with the prasad Panchaamrit is made and of course some sweets and fruits are offered to God.

.Previously when people were not as health conscious, this choori was made regularly in Sindhi homes, but now it is restricted to the prasad only. If making otherwise peanuts are not added instead one can add almonds or other dry fruits, but the authentic one it is just ghee, flour and sugar.

1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup ghee
1/2 cup sugar
8-10 raw peanuts( optional )
In a heavy bottomed pan add ghee.
Immediately add the flour.
Roast the flour on very slow flame stirring continuously.
Roast till the flour lends out a wonderful aroma and turns golden.
Add sugar and remove from fire immediately.
The sugar will dissolve a little , but not completely.
When eating you will get that sugar crunch in the mouth.
The peanuts are added to the Kutti, when it is half done.
These can be roasted separately and added .

This recipe requires patience, please make sure that you are roasting the flour throughout on very slow fire.
One can add cardamom powder and nuts to make it rich , but the authentic recipe does not have any of these.

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  1. I love Kutti. Mom too performed the Satyanarayan Katha herself at home a couple of days ago. Lovely pics :)

  2. Very new recipe! I have tasted this in few poojas...Thanks for posting a delicious pooja recipe :)

  3. wow so authentic and so traditional... love these recipes... simple yet so delicious!!!

  4. Nice to learn about the satyanarayan pooja. Like the undissolved sugar part.. sounds tasty

  5. loved to read about your hubby's rituals , it brings a lot of peace, even i am not into many poojas, but love the aura it creates wherever and whenever,i have tasted choori many times, but never realised that it could have peanuts in it, thanks for sharing this lovely recipe

  6. Choori looks elegant . That's a good to know so much about satyanarayn pooja .

  7. Lovely write up, eventhough we dont celebrate this pooja, choori looks wonderful.

  8. Such a traditional recipe. Love the first pic.

  9. Even we make the same for the pooja, tastes so good...lovely pictures of the pooja Vaishali..

  10. We too make this for Satyanarayana pooja but with sooji in place of wheat flour.