It is Karthika masa again and Lord Shiva will be worshipped on all Mondays of Karthika masa and I thought of bringing this post at this time. Ashwayuja masa ends and Karthika masa begins with Deepavali. This year Karthika masa starts from 29th Oct. From 29th to next 26th November we light 2 deepas/diyas in front of the house or in front of Tulasi katte.
It is believed that Lord Shiva blesses one with his choicest blessings if he is worshipped with Bilva Patra and Tumbe Hoovu. If you have not seen Tumbe Hoovu here is a picture of it from my garden, we have two varieties ..
You can make these Godhi laddus as Neivedya. Here is the recipe :
SashiKala's recipe called for Sugar and I have replaced it with Jaggery.
1 cup of wheat flour made 5 laddus shown in the picture.
You Need :
Wheat Flour : 1 cup (1cup holds 100 ml of water)
Jaggery : 3/4 cup (powdered)
Ghee : 1/2 cup (I have used only 1.5tbsp)
Milk : 1tbsp (this was not there in Sashi's recipe, I used it because of less ghee I had used)
Cardamom powder and dry fruits for garnishing
1.Fry Wheat flour with 1tsp of ghee till it is flour turns brown and aromatic.
2.Transfer the hot flour to a plate and add powdered jaggery, cardamom and remaining Ghee (total was 1.5tbsp)
3.Sprinkle tbsp of milk and mix. Make laddus and garnish with your favorite dry fruit.
4.Maldi Unde/Godhi Unde is ready to eat.