Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W - Wanwah ji Kutti / Dry Fruit Powder

BM # 63
Day : 23
Theme: Regional Cuisine
Cuisine : Sindhi

With the letter W , I have made Wanwah ji Kutti. This is normally made at the time of a wedding in the family.

Sindhi weddings are one Bollywood affair. Pre wedding celebrations start three to four days prior to the D Day. On the eve of the wedding day some rituals are held at both the bride and grooms house.

In the boys house all relatives and close friends put oil on the grooms head and tear his clothes. This signifies casting away the old life and beginning a new one. This is a very hilarious ceremony where the groom normally wears nice tight jeans , which probably is the third layer. Everyone just waits to tear these clothes, mind you, scissors or sharp tools are totally forbidden.

Wanwah ji Kutti is made by both , the bride and grooms side . When these rituals finish, the Kutti is fed to the groom by his mother. She takes a big amount of Kutti in her palm and the groom tries to eat from it, after a bite , the rest is added back to the bowl.this Kutti is first fed to the most eligible bachelors .and then distributed among everyone. A similar ritual is followed in the brides house also.

Post Wanwah ceremony the groom or the bride are not allowed to move out, but definitely a lot of singing and dancing and partying takes place.

Wanwah ji Kutti is made with lots of dry fruits which are coarsely crushed, along with candy sugar, Cardamon and Choori. Some people even use edible gum to it. I remember when my son was getting married we made a big bowl of it and everyone really enjoyed it. There's is no fixed measurement , one can vary the proportions to suit ones taste. You don't need to have a wedding to make this Kutti, you will simply love to eat it , specially for breakfast. 

I am also linking this post to the A-Z Challenge.

Wanwah ji Kutti

1/4 cup Choori
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup pistachios

1/4 cup dry dates, pitted
1/8 cup sugar candy or according to taste
1tsp cardamon powder

Roast the flour for choori.
Do not add any sugar.
Grind half the sugar candy to a fine powder.
Coarsely grind the dry fruits.
Mix the Choori ,dry fruits, powdered sugar candy, sugar candy and cardamon powder.

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  1. It was hilarious to read that the groom's clothes are torn. And I have absolutely fallen in love with this dish, just looking at the pictures. Those ornaments provide a perfect background for this celebratory treat.

  2. Hey almost in every recepie you have 'Choori' Kindly explain what is it??

    1. Yes a couple of recipes do have choori..her is the link you can follow to make it.

  3. I still remember this celebration held for your Son, though not sure if I had a partake of this sweet...that bowl looks fantastic Vaishali

  4. Omg, wat a beautiful presentation and the story behind the wedding is seriously amazing. This dry fruit powder looks super rich.

  5. Sounds like a festive time. Personally though I prefer less fanfare and expense in a wedding, but I guess if one is culturally accustomed to doing it this way it makes more sense.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  6. How interesting - hope he wore old clothes that they tore. LOL I had never heard of that before. The fruit looks good and I love the little dish you have it in. I wrote of Southern Foods and Memories.

  7. The ceremony does sound hilarious! One of our neighbors back home is a Sindhi and their son is going to get married very soon. I will tell my family not to miss this ceremony, if they are invited. Kutti looks delicious

  8. The ceremony sounds great and fun. Choori forms the base for everything right? Great share.

  9. The ceremony sounds very new and hilarious. But each ritual has a deeper meaning. It is just that we need to understand the perspective, right? The powder is a definite winner. Loving it.

  10. looks festive and delish :) I want to attend a Sindhi / punjabi wedding sometime :) it sure is lot more fun than a South wedding function :)))

  11. I love all your Sindhi traditions. Ours is very simple when compared to yours. This kutti looks so colourful and rich and apt for celebrations..

  12. Loved reading Sindhi pre wedding rituals, love your props so festive. Kutti looks rich and delicious.

  13. That sure is a hilarious custom Vaishali. Must be so much fun though 😊. Kutti looks amazing and the presentation is just awesome.

  14. Kutti looks so festive and wonderful treat.Love your presentation.

  15. very interesting ceremony, i am sure must be lot of fun....this kutti looks worth munching on

  16. Love how you say that Sindhi weddings are Bollywood affairs :) The recipe is so festive and you have totally justified it in your pictures! Love all the props you have used :)

  17. Such a wonderful recipe Vaishali. And amazing styling too. Loved reading through your post!