Navratri Special: Durgashtami Pooja At Shilpa Shetty’s House; Prepares Dry-Fruit Sweets For Holy Offerings

Every year Shilpa Shetty Kundra hosts a Durgashtami pooja at her house and celebrates this auspicious occasion with full enthusiasm. This year due to coronavirus outbreak, she has decided not to host a huge gathering but to celebrate the occasion having a special pooja event with her family only.

The superstar actress devotes her offerings in the name of god and worships for the well being of her family. For holy offerings, she had prepared special dry-fruit sweet named as ‘Makhana-gud barfi’. She has also shared the recipe of the sweet by making a video and sharing it through her social media for her fans. Also, she had shared the detailed recipe in the caption of her post. In the post, she writes “Today is the 8th day of the Chaitra Navratri, which is known as Durga Ashtami. I always prepare the Prasad personally, so I tried Makhana gur ki barfi as an offering this time.” She expressed her will to get over these hard times by stating that she had specially prayed for all of humanity to get through these times and emerge victorious as one community in the face of adversity.

 

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Today marks the 8th day of the Chaitra Navratri, which is known as Durga Ashtami… I always prepare the Prasad personally. So tried the Makhana and Gur ki Barfi as an offering this time. Specially prayed for strength for all of humanity to get through these times and emerge victorious as one community in the face of adversity. ~ Happy to share details of the recipe, if you’d like to make this sweet at home too. Also, can be had during the fast: ~ Ingredients: • 1 1/2cups Roasted makhana (Fox Nuts) • 1/2 cup Roasted chopped cashews • 1/2 cup Roasted chopped almonds • 2 tbsp Roasted pistachios • 3 tbsp crushed Flaxseeds • 1 tsp crushed saunf (fennel seeds) • 4 crushed elaichi (green cardamom) • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut ~ Sweet syrup: • 1 cup water • 1 cup jaggery (gur) • 4 tbsp sugar • 4 green crushed elaichi • Grease a plate with ghee ~ Instructions: 1. Remove the outer skin of the cardamoms and grind them in the mortar. 2. Grease the tray, plate or a small thali with ghee. Keep aside. 3. Heat a wok, dry roast the makhana for about two-three minutes on medium heat. Then, crush them roughly. This can be done in a grinder. 4. Dry roast the nuts & seeds on medium heat for about a minute. Then, grind the nuts & seeds coarsely in the grinder. 5. Now, add the desiccated coconut in grounded nuts & seeds and puffed makhana. 6. Boil the jaggery, sugar, elaichi, and water in a wok/pan. After the first boil, reduce the heat and boil the sweet syrup till it thickens and makes two string syrup. (Two string syrup means that you take a drop of syrup between your two fingers and then stretch the fingers – if the syrup that sticks between the two fingers is making two threads (or strings) then the thickness of syrup is appropriate. Takes about 7-8 mins.) 7. Now, add the roasted nuts & seeds, makhane, coconut powder, and cardamom, mix well, cook till the mixture absorbs the sweet syrup. Takes about 2 minutes on medium-low heat. 8. Now, turn off the heat and set the mixture on the greased tray. Let the mixture cool down, takes about 8-10 minutes. Now, cut the burfi in required shape. . . . . . #ChaitraNavratri #20DaysofGratefulness #Day7 #stayindoors #staysafe #stayhome

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Shilpa hasn’t done any of the Bollywood films in the past many years although she has been seen in some of the music videos of many films. Reportedly, Shilpa is going to make her come back soon through her upcoming project ‘Nikamma’. It will be her first Bollywood film in the last 13 years. Moreover, she had constantly made her presence in many of the reality shows as a judge. Apart from this, Shilpa also enjoys a huge fan following on Instagram and Tiktok as well. She posts many Tiktok videos and is very much loved by her fans. The news of her come back as left everyone waiting for her to see her again on the big screen. Until her film is awaited, you can stay tuned to get more such updates!

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