Chaitra Haldi Kumkum Celebration & Delicacies
Chaitra Gauri Haldi Kunku – a social gathering for women in Maharashtra . Chaitra is the first month of Hindu Calendar and Gudhi Padwa the first day of the year for Maharashtrians. On the third day ie Tritiya of Chaitra month , Goddess Parvati also known as Gauri is worshiped by married women and they invite other married women and girls for Haldi Kunku and felicitate them with Haldi Kumkum, a blouse piece and Coconut. Kairichi Dal and Kairi Panha are fixed menu for this Haldi Kumkum event. My friend Rupali invited us over for the Chaitra Haldi Kumkum and made the most authentic Maharashtrian delicacies.
She decorated the Gauri Aasan with flowers, fruits and beautiful rangolis. It was such a beautiful sight.
She made the most amazing platter for prasad which included..Puranpoli, Amti, Masale Bhat, Matki Usal, Kairichi Vatli Daal, Panha, Karanjya and Sev
Panha is a refreshing beverage which is sweet and sour and is made from raw mango also known as Kairi in Marathi..Click here for the recipe link.
Kairichi Dal Recipe
Kairichi Dal is a very quick yet delicious preparation. Kairi in Marathi means Raw Mango and this chutney is prepared using soaked Chana dal , hence the name. This raw Mango Chutney is also called Ambe dal or vatli dal and is very popular spring delicacy from Maharashtra. Click here for the recipe.
Faral is also a form of prasad for the gauri. Rupali made Sev and Karanji for it.
Click here for the recipe
It is a deep fried sweet snack made from all-purpose flour and is stuffed with coconut, nuts and sugar mixture. One of the most famous faral made in Maharashtra. Click here for the recipe
Masale Bhat Recipe
Spicy flavored rice with peas and veggies is my most favorite. Click here for the recipe
Matki Usal Recipe
Usal is Maharastrian dish made of beans such as Matki, Moong or Waal. Click here for the recipe.
Katachi Amti Recipe
Katachi Amti is a spicy dal made from chana dal and spices. It goes best with Puran Poli. Here is the recipe.
Puranpoli is the mother of all recipes in Maharashtra. A sweet flatbread made during major maharashtrian festivals of the year. Click here for the recipe.
All of us
My look for the day was the Paithani Saree!
We also played Fugadi Fugdi is an art form that can be traced to the primeval cultural traditions of Maharashtra
Meena and Rupali got Paithanis to Bay Area with the launch of their online Paithani store Silks.. Do check them out here.
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