It’s blossoms time & Ezyshine has brought a bucket full of Indian food recipes on the festive occasion of Vasant Panchami ! These fingerlicious recipes are Tongue fully accepted in India and Internationally because of their easy & tasty nature.
Before we flash up the special Indian food recipes on your screens, let us know the meaning and importance of Vasant (Basant) Panchami in Hindu religion. (Also known as Saraswati Puja diwas, or Shree Panchami). Vasant Panchami is known as the day of Goddess Saraswati who provides us knowledge, wisdom, art, music & learning. She is a Goddess on a white swan with Instrument Veena (like Sitar) in her hands.
Many states of India observes holiday on this day and only some private schools and offices are open. It is also marked as the end of winter season & the beginning of spring. Yellow color has the special importance on this day. Everyone gets dressed in yellow garments and then worship goddess Saraswati by persuading Puja, Havan, etc.
Here, we have come up with some interesting Indian food recipes that are specially made on Vasant Panchami. Ezyshine is pretty sure that this will give an interesting twist to your vegetarian loved ones. Plus, you will get to know the rich Indian culture along with the tasty Indian recipes!
Enjoy this Vasant Panchami with these delicious Indian food recipes & reveal the secret of festivity!
1. Turmeric Lemon Rice
On the occassion of vasant panchami, are you ready to treat your taste buds with the authentic indian food? But don’t have much time or don’t want to get occupied in kitchen? Then, my lovely peeps! This indian food recipe is for you. Simple rice recipe with the clicks of lemon and refreshing flavors makes it super delicious without any hustle bustle.
If you don’t like plain lemon rice, add onions, tomatoes and peas to spice its color and taste.
Recipe: Turmeric Lemon Rice
2. Sweet Saffron Rice with Dry Fruits
Did you try this ever? If not, i bet you guys, you won’t be able to stop yourself from licking your spoon. It’s the high time to welcome the spring with this Indian food that is loaded with sweetness. This yellow colored safforn rice is supplemented with the goodness of dry fruits and the pleasing touch of saffron.
We usually have plain rice or variant spicy and tangy pulao. But in this festive season, you must give it a try. It will be a delightful treat to the sweet lovers.
3. Mango Rawa Halwa
Everyone love mangoes, so there is no chance for this indian food to go wrong. Don’t even give a thought, just mark this easy recipe in your to do list. Sooji/rawa/semolina halwa is the dessert we often make during festivals, but this time, mango puree will glitter your dessert like anything. Blend the ingredients with desi ghee and serve your family.
Recipe: Mango Rawa Halwa
4. Tropical Sunshine Smoothie
Are you ready to get the feel of tropical island on your working days? Not only on vasant panchami, pour this creamy smoothie in your throat anytime you feel. A fresh, energetic fruity drink is here to surprise you and your guests. Fleshy banana, pineapple and mango add piquancy to this rich drink when blended with yogurt and coconut extract.
Don’t miss it guys, This oozing beverage will make your day!
Recipe: Tropical Sunshine Smoothie
5. Khandvi – Gujarat Special Cuisine
Fusion of gram flour & yogurt creates this entirely classic cuisine. When talking about the Indian Food, Khandvi represents the Gujarat state. Relishing tempering is diffused over the soft rolled khandvi to make it more cherry. It is the great savory snack to munch with a cup of tea or coffee. As considered, yellow food is eaten on vasant panchami, khandvi will be a great pick to drop on your dining table.
6. Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Push yourself to break the rule of making yellow rice on the vasant panchami. Keep the color flow with some modern twist to bloom your dining table. Drop the idea of rice and crack this easy lemon cupcake recipe with ease. You will love the refreshing lemon cake adorned with the mouth melting buttercream. Just garnish the cute cupcakes with lemon zest or some contrast cake ornaments.
7. Pumpkin Halwa
Pumpkin.. I think you made the face. Right? Don’t skip it guys. You gonna fall in love with this flavor bursting pumpkin halwa. This is an Indian dessert made with pumpkin, milk, sugar and the healthy dry fruits. Grated pumpkin give this sweetmeat a nice velvet smooth texture with the soothing yellow color. Roast the almonds or cut the almonds into flakes to give this indian dessert a crunchy feel.
Recipe: Pumpkin Halwa
8. Rajasthan Special – Gatte ki Sabzi (Curry)
Do you love the authentic Indian food? If yes, then jump on to this rajasthan special gatte ki sabzi to coddle your loved ones and welcome the spring. This yellow curry is little spicy. You can have it with chapatis or rice. Gatte are basically the gram flour dumplings dumped in the sour spicy gravy of tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and yogurt.
9. Kesar Rabdi
The Hindu month of Magh comes with lots of delicious Indian food. It is mostly popular in North India. Kesar Rabdi is one such item that I just love personally. Kesar (Saffron) is an expensive thing used in traditional sweets as spice.
Just like it is added in Rabdi, an Indian sweet prepared with condensed milk. Kesar Rabdi combines together with the malai on top as an added sugar. Keep in mind that you always use full cream milk while preparing this Indian food or cuisine!
Recipe: Kesar Rabdi
10. Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup
This Indian cuisine is a perfect fit for any season! But health experts say that soups are the best for health during the month of post February or all of March! The roasted carrot soup is sweet & spicy, yet you will fall in love with it.
This Indian food will make you feel warm & energetic as it is fully packed up with vegetables, ginger, carrot and many other healthy eatables. The carrots and ginger are roasted for the perfect taste that enhances the flavor!
Recipe: Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup
To go with the mustard flowers bloom,
Let’s flaunt our dresses in yellow hues!
Worship Goddess Saraswati with all divinity,
And share yellow sweets with the entire Swoon!!
Happy Vasant Panchami !!
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