Today is #DurgaAshtami , the 8th day of #Navratri , a 9 day festival commemorating the mythological 9 day battle between #GoddessDurga and, half buffalo, half demon, king of asuras, #Mahishasur .
Many #Indians fast during these days and #Ashtami (8th day) marks the end of fasting, which is celebrated by preparing a traditional #Prasad (divine offering) of #Halwa (a dessert prepared by boiling semolina with milk/water, sugar, cardamom, almonds, cashews, raisins and saffron), #Poori (deep fried wheat pancakes/tortillas) and #Chana (black chickpeas), all prepared in #DesiGhee (clarified butter). In our family we so prepare #Chole (white chickpeas). Little girls, preferably 9 girls, are worshipped, each representing 1 of the 9 different forms of the goddess, in a ceremony called #KanyaPoojan (worshipping girls). Some families do it on #Navmi i.e. the 9th day of the festival.
The 10th day i.e. dashmi, also called #Vijayadashmi or #Dussehra is the final day of the festival representing the win of good over evil. As per #HinduMythology , this was the day when the goddess slayed Mahishasur. In a different story, this is also the day when #LordRama slayed #Ravana , who had kidnapped his wife.
Navratri also marks the beginning of the festival season in India, so stay tuned for more updates in the coming days/weeks.
Peshawari Chole | Peshawari Chole Masala Recipe
Detailed recipe with step by step pictures- https://jyokitchen.com/2018/10/16/peshawari-chole-peshawari-chole-masala-recipe/
Peshawari recipes are known for its mindful use of spices and their dishes are mild and not so spicy so that the original taste of the spices and food is not lost while cooking.
Before the partition of India-Pakistan, Punjab covered a good area which is now divided by the border. It is no surprise that these region’s cuisines are very much similar to one another and the only difference you will see is, the locally available spices in their style of cooking that particular dish.