Janmashtami or Krishna Ashtami is a annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. It is a very important festival specially to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. Devotional singing through the midnight,when krishna is believed to have been born , fasting, a night vigil and a festival on the following day are a part of the celebration. It is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan, along with other states of India.
On this auspicious day the devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast and offer prayers in their own unique ways. 2 types of fast are observed on this day, Nirjal fast and Phalahar fast. Nirjal fast is who observe fast even without taking single drop of water. Phalahar fast is allowing devotees to consume water and fruits. During fast only certain kind of grains and flours are used. Sabudana kheer, dal vada, ladoo, vrat ka halwa, are few dishes prepared on this day.
Today we are starting with 2nd week of Blogging Marathon 78. My theme for the week is " Pick one Festival / Special day ". You might have already known by now that today's post of about Krishna Ashtami and the dish am posting is Dal vada. One of the popular dish made during fast during festivals. Here goes the recipe......
Chana dal 1 cup
Udad dal 1/2 cup
Tuvr dal 1/2 cup
Green chilies 3
Pinch of hing
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chopped coriander leaves 4 spoons
Curry leaves 5
Salt to taste
Grated fresh coconut 1 spoon (optional)
Oil for deep frying
Wash and soak all the dals together for 3-4 hours.
Drain water and grind them along with green chilies and curry leaves to fine paste.
Remove to mixing bowl and add turmeric powder, salt, hing and chopped cilantro.
Mix well and make small vadas with your hands.
Heat oil and deep fry the vadas till they turn golden brown.