Hariyali Teej is a festival celebrated mainly by women in northern India and Nepal. It is celebrated to mark the arrival of monsoons. The term “teej” refers to the number three and Hariyali Teej is observed on the third day of the auspicious Shravan month. The festival is celebrated in the honour of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, who is believed to have become a couple on this day. Hariyali Teej 2019 falls on Saturday, August 3. The occasion is celebrated with a lot of festivities, which also includes food! Ghevar is one of the most widely-prepared dishes for Hairyali Teej. But apart from the delicious sweetmeat, many other Hariyali Teej dishes are also prepared. Let’s look at some of the best Hariyali Teej Recipes – from ghevar to pyaaz kachori.
Ghevar is a traditional Rajasthani sweet dish prepared specially for the occasion of Hariyali Teej. The disc-shaped sweet dish is marked with a distinct honeycomb pattern. Hariyali Teej 2019 Tithi And Puja Vidhi: Know The Vrat Katha And Significance of This Shravan Festival.
It is made with white flour, soaked in sweet syrup and decorated with cream and nuts. Here’s how you can prepare ghevar at home. Hariyali Teej 2019 Date: Significance, Celebrations and Traditions Related to the Auspicious Sawan Festival.
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Mathri is a savoury cracker made from flour and jeera (cumin). The discs are deep-fried in ghee or oil to crispy, flaky perfection.
Mathri is usually had with chutneys and pickles. Here’s an easy mathri recipe for you to try.
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No Indian festival is complete without a generous serving of kheer. The milk-based dish is a Teej favourite. It is prepared with milk, rice, nuts and spices.
Here’s a quick kheer recipe for Hariyali Teej.
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Another favourite dish during Teej is the pyaaz kachori. The deep-fried, onion-stuffed savoury pastry dish has its origins in Rajasthan.
It’s commonly had with chutneys or curd. Here’s a pyaaz kachori recipe you can try at home.
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These are some of the all-time favourite Hariyali Teej recipes you can prepare at home. In the monsoon months, it’s fun to snack on mathris and kachoris. If you are watching your health, you can hold back the sugar or bake the savouries. Make these dishes at home and enjoy with your loved ones.