The fifth manifestation of Durga is Skandmata who is worshiped on the fifth day of the Navratri, also known as Panchami. When literally translated, Skandamata means the mother of Skanda, another name that is associated with Lord Karthikeya. As Goddess Parvati became the mother of Lord Skanda Karthikeya, it led to the origin of Skandamata’s name. Maa Skandmata is the mother of Kumar Kartikeya and is worshipped on the 5th day of Navratri. Banana is offered to the Goddess as Bhog as it is believed that offering Banana to the goddess keeps one’s physique healthy.
Below, check out a simple and tasty recipe made from bananas, peanuts and rajgiri aata.
- 3 big size raw banana
- 5 tsp ginger chilli fresh paste
- 2 table spoon rajgiri aata
- 1 tbs finely chopped coriander and mint leaves
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts crushed
- Sedha salt
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2tbs khas-khas seed
- Oil for frying.
- Cut the banana into 4 part.
- steam the banana in steamer for 5 – 7 minutes.
- Let it cool
- Grate or mash the banana
- Now add ginger chilli paste, cumin seeds, peanuts, salt, rajgiri ka aata, mix all well.
- Give the shape of kabab
- Coat the kabab in khaskhas seed
- Heat the oil in kadai
- Fry the kabab in low to medium flame till it become golden brown in colour.
- Serve it with green chatny
By Chhaya Raghuvanshi