The festival Ganeshotsav 2018 is ongoing and people are revelling in the celebrations. But along with the happiness and joy of getting the Ganpati idol home, today happens to be the day of immersion of 5-day Ganpati. A lot of household Ganpati idols are immersed along with Goddess Gauri. For all the days of Ganpati festival, people make special food items, including sweets for naivedya. Among the commonly made sweets, one of them is Kheer. Ganesh Visarjan of 5 Day Ganpati & Gauri: Auspicious Puja Time & Muhurat to Perform the Immersion.
Kheer is a pudding made with different ingredients. A Kheer could be made of rice, tapioca, vermicelli or broken wheat. To add flavours certain spices are added along with dry fruits. A Kheer is made by people of all states but it is known by different names. It is called payasam in South, and a thicker version is called phirni. In Bengal, it is called payesh. So along with the names, the preparations also differ. If you have been looking for the Kheer recipes, we have some varieties. Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Goes Green: From Chocolate to Ganesha With Banana Flowers, These Eco-Friendly Ganpati Idols Are a Treat to Devotees.
Rice Kheer recipe:
Vermicelli Kheer recipe:
In Hindi, it is called Sevaiyyan and made during several festive occasions.
Wheat Kheer recipe:
Like we said earlier, there are many varieties of preparing a Kheer. A garnish of dry fruits over any of them makes it richer in its taste. A common preparation for many feasts and celebrations, it makes a good option for Prasad to the deity. Which is your favourite item out of all the prasad that is made during the festival? As Modak remains favourite for most of the people, Kheer is also a popular choice. Which preparation of Kheer is your favourite?