Friday, August 20, 2010

Varalakshmi Vratham with Oats Halwa

On the occation of Varalakshmi Pooja today, I made oats halwa, sago payasam and many more...


1 cup oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 cup water
4-6 tsp Ghee
2-3 cardamoms powdered
Cashew nuts and risins fried in ghee
amonds to garnish
3 tbsp khoya/mawa (optional)


In a non-stick pan heat 2-3 tsp ghee and fry oats on low heat till they just change colour.
To this add water and sugar. Stir continously. Also add cardamom powder and the remaining ghee. Stir until the mixture leaves sides of the pan. If you want to make the halwa more rich, add khoya to it. Remove from fire and add dryfruits. Serve warm.

Sending this to Kids Delight by Pari

and my Neivedyam was something like this...


Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Varalakshmi Maa looks great amidst of all the decoration made by you.Oats halwa prasadam sounds tremendrous and yummy..

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Oats halwa is nice. More looks like sarkarai pongal

chef and her kitchen said...

This post suits the name of ur blog...lovely halwa n nice pooja u did..

Nitha said...

Thats a great idea,.. Halwa with oats.. looks yummy..

Unknown said...

Sharmi, a very beautiful decoration of the entire vratam area and especially the goddess.

A very new innovative halwa, looks delicious :)

Manasi said...

Loved the Pooja picture!
Oh I wish we could get khoya easily here :(
The halwa looks so tasty!

Kalyani said...

wow halwa looks very delicious .......

Bong Mom said...

Such a nice decoration and Puja Sharmi and halwa with oats is a wonderful idea

Priya Suresh said...

Absolutely delicious halwa...yumm!!

Manjula said...

Happy Varamahalaxmi vrata.
Oats hawla is innovative. What cut of oats did you use? Instant, Steel or rolled?
Have you tried poha or upma style recipes with it? I have been thinking about it for a while, never got the time to execute it. Please let me know if you have.

Cynthia said...

I almost fell off my chair in surprise and happiness to see your comment and the fact that you are blogging again - sending you big hugs and kisses. It is so wonderful to see you online again and indeed with some yummy clicks!

I love the roti making series of shots.

Congrats on the little angel turning 2.

Really hon, it is such a pleasure to see you blogging again. Looking forward to more.

Unknown said...

hi sharmi....the pooja area looks beautiful...and oats halwa looks yummy