Chuda Ghasa | How to make Chuda Ghasa

By Lipika Brahma  |  16th Oct 2015  |  
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About Chuda Ghasa Recipe

Chuda Ghasa is the food of Gods, and when I say that I really mean that. :) The usual ingredients are flattened rice (poha, chuda), jaggery, black pepper, edible camphor, shredded coconut and fruits. It is usually prepared during festivals as an offering to the deities. Chuda ghasa is a favorite during Ganesh Chaturthi - the annual Ganesha festival. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over India with great pomp and glory but the biggest celebrations happen in Maharashtra. The festivities start almost a month early with the artisans preparing the idols made out of clay. Vibrant colours and unique styles of the idols are such a site to watch. The Ganesh chaturthi festival has a very definite beginning and end, the festival beings with various communities settings up pandals for festivities. Pandals are temporary structures for religious ceremonies. Pandals can be very elaborate or simple and host the idol of Ganesha. On the day of Ganesh chaturthi, religious ceremonies are performed and food is offered to God first and then distributed amongst everyone. It is an exciting day for children and adults too since everyone gets to wear new clothes and have the day off roaming around pandals and eating yummy food. It is also special since this day kids are free from homework and books, an entire day of being with friends and enjoying. The festival ends with the Visarjan. This is the day that with double the festivities, dancing and singing Ganesha is bid adieu before we see him again next year. The clay idols of Ganesha are transported in trucks or cars to the sea and the idol is then given back into the water. In the years though the amount of artificial coloring and chemicals being used in these idols has dramatically increased and all this going into the sea is also the cause of a lot of worry. Although this has also encouraged a few to make their own idols with environmental friendly material that does not contaminate the sea water. So that's how Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over India. Ganesh Chaturthi is also celebrated at home and lots of delicacies are made as offerings to Ganesha. Another offering that is Ganesha's favourite is Modak which will be my next recipe, I do an instant version of the delicacy so until next time enjoy the chuda ghasa recipe.

Chuda Ghasa, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Chuda Ghasa by Lipika Brahma will definitely help you in its preparation. The Chuda Ghasa can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Chuda Ghasa is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 5 people. The recipe details out how to make Chuda Ghasa step by step. The detailed explanation makes Chuda Ghasa so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Chuda Ghasa can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Chuda Ghasa from BetterButter.

Chuda Ghasa

Ingredients to make Chuda Ghasa

  • Flattened rice (Poha) - 1 and 1/2 Cup
  • jaggery - 8 Tablespoons
  • Black pepper Powder - 2 Tablespoons
  • ghee - 2 Tablespoons
  • cardamom Powder - 1 Teaspoon

How to make Chuda Ghasa

  1. Grind the flattened rice (poha) in a blender to make a coarse powder
  2. If you are using whole coconut, shred it, fresh coconut will add tremendous flavor. I ground fresh pepper but you can use powdered pepper also.
  3. If you have powdered jaggery, you're good but if you have big mounds of jaggery put them in a plastic bag and hammer it down to powder
  4. Mix the jaggery with the flattened rice powder. Put the mixture on a wide plate and rub the mixture between your palms. The heat from your palms will melt the jaggery and give moisture to the flattened rice.
  5. Mix for around 10 minutes and if the mixture feels too dry add a few drops of water. Mix in the shredded coconut, black pepper powder and elaichi powder
  6. You can also add in fruits, I've kept it simple. Your chuda ghasa is now ready to be devoured

Reviews for Chuda Ghasa (2)

Mansi Talegaonkar2 years ago

Wow,no use of gas! Will poha powder taste good since it is raw not roasted

Saswati Hota3 years ago favourite and so authentic.