Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kesar Pesta Ball

It’s time for Maa Durga to back home with her children. This time we all pray to Maa and ask for our good health and wealth. Every year this is our most heart breaking time, we all know Maa will back next year again but still we can’t stop our tears. The day call “Dashami”, means 10th day or end day of Durga Puja Festival.

At the end of the festival we prepare some sweet dish for Misti Mukh  (a piece of sweet in mouth), because this time we touch our elders feet for blessings and they can’t return us like that so they give us a plate of different sweets. This is a ritual and part of our” Durga Puja Festival” too. In Punjabi and Gujrati people also celebrate this time as” Navaratri” and the end of this festival called “Dashera” or “Dashami” for us. Sitting far away from home but can’t forget the day, so tried to prepare a sweet dish for my family and friends. Subha Bijoya Dasami and Happy Dasera to all of you.

Preparation time: 15 mints.

Cooking time: 30 mints.


1.Chena : 100 gm.
2.Cottage cheese: 100 gm.
3.Condensed milk: one table spoon.
4.Saffron milk: Two table spoon ( pinch of saffron soaked in two table spoon of warm milk).
5.Crushed pistachios: Two table spoon.
6.Sugar 150 gm.
7.Half tea spoon ghee.


Mix the chena and cottage cheese nicely.

Now put the ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, and add the chena and cottage cheese mixture.

After few mints add the sugar and saffron milk, condensed milk and cook till it dry. Stir continuously.

Now let it become complete cool. Now put the mixture in a plate and add the crushed pistachios ontop.

Mix them nicely, and make some small balls. Now roll the balls into few more crushed pistachios.

A nice Kessar Pista Ball is ready to please you and your guests.