These are the dishes made for Ekadasi this time.. Though we don't follow strict fasting, we do fast for the day with very little food. The fasting always ends with ekadasi prasadam (no onion- no garlic dish. Rice, beans, grains and certain spices are not included).
For my other posts related to ekadasi - visit here and here.

Milagu Aval

  • Aval/Poha/Rice flakes - 1 cup
  • Pepper - 3 tbsp, finely ground
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cashews - few
How to make it:

Soak poha in water for about 10 minutes. Squeeze the poha to drain out water. Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal and fry until it turns light brown. Add cashews, cumin, pepper powder and curry leaves. Add poha and salt. Mix well.

Rava Kesari

  • Rava/ sooji - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 1/4 cups
  • Water - about 1 1/2 cups
  • Cashews - few
  • Raisins - few
  • Ghee - 1/3 to 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Camphor - a pinch
  • Orange food colour - a pinch
How to make it:

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry Rava until it looks crisp. Be careful not to turn it brown. Add the water and cook rava. Add sugar and food colour (dissolved in little water, to spread easily). Cook on medium heat, mixing well and adding ghee little by little. Add cardamom powder and cashews and raisins fried in ghee. Add a pinch of camphor. Mix well until done. The amount of sugar mentioned above is optimal. Add 1/4 cup more sugar if required.

13 Responses
  1. FH Says:

    I fasted for one day (just to try drinking only liquids) and I had a big headache whole day, never tried it again! :D

    Both dishes look yum.

  2. Suparna Says:

    hi Anu,
    Having such food is really divine and ocassional fasting is beneficial in many ways dear :) lovely recipes for ekadasi..nice presentation.

  3. Finla Says:

    What i would love to have is that rava kesari, yumm.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:

    Milagu aval sounds really delectable and this rava kesari looks tempting..

  5. sathya Says:

    Both the dishes looks delicious, have to try milagu aval !

  6. Manju Says:

    the milagu aval sounds like an easy,quick and tasty snack to make!

  7. Both the dishes look very tasty....lovely Anu :)

  8. shahana Says:

    Kesari looks really tempting!!!

  9. lovely recipe...
    glad you had a good fast...

  10. Cham Says:

    Love the kesari and milagu aval is unique!

  11. Anu the Kesari looks very tempting and I am gonna make some for me now!!! Lovely color!!! The Milagu Aval yeah its made at home but havent made it by myself good one perfect for the rainy day!!!

  12. Never tried milagu aval, looks yummy and rava kesari looks tempting.

  13. Usha Says:

    Both dishes look beautiful and perfect!