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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Happy Shivarathri and Rasayana

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Rasayana for Mahashivaratri
One of the delicious prasadams offered to the devotees at temples in Bangalore region is rasayana. The recipe usually contains banana, jaggery, coconut and cardamom. Sometimes may be just banana and jaggery. Usually when there were varieties of fruits at home, my sister used to prepare rasayana using all of them. Following her, I added other fruits and ingredients to the standard recipe here. As I mentioned, using other fruits is entirely optional. Only bananas can be used and quantities of other ingredients may need to be altered if done so. You would need: One banana, peeled and sliced into circles One cup of other fruits chopped (I have used oranges, grapes, apple) Powdered jaggery - 1/2 cup Grated fresh coconut - 1/2 cup Cardamom - 1/2 tsp Honey - 2 tbsp Raisins - 1 tbsp

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The simple preparation: Add all the ingredients to a serving bowl, mix it well and leave it for at least 30 minutes before serving. By the time, the jaggery would have melted and got incorporated in to the mixture.

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14 comments:

Asha said...

I just came to know today that I missed Shivaratri!! Rasayana looks delcious, got to make it.I also add pinch of Karpoora/Camphor, smells like temple prasada!:)

LG said...

I want that bowl suma..! Please mail it. Happy Shivratri to you too. We celebrated it yesterday, however people in India celebrated it day before (wed) I heard.

Cham said...

Happy Maha Sivaratri, the sweet looks good:)

Red Chillies said...

Happy Shivaratri wishes to you as well Suma. Loved your err.. sister's idea of using all fruits in the Rasayana.

A Cook @ Heart said...

Delicious!!
Happy shivratri!

bee said...

happy shivaratri to you, dear suma.

Vanamala said...

looks tasty rasayana :)

TBC said...

Shivarathri Greetings to you, Suma.

ANJALI JOSHI said...

rasayana looks yummy!!

vegeyum said...

Siva blessings to you - love your rasayana. What a beautiful night it was.

Hima said...

I never heard of it before. Looking delicious.

Pooja said...

e heard of this Prasad. Sounds yummy :) . all our God has a wonderful specifications of Prasadam. thats a wonderful idea itself , Isn't it ?

TasteBuds said...

Happy Mahashivarathri...
This looks very good..

Uj said...

Rasayana looks yummy.. a very nice way to incorporate all the fruits in one single bowl.