With the arrival of the monsoon, the celebratory spirit has begun to rise. Today being Teej, it is the perfect time to ring in the celebrations. Monsoon in India is associated with a slew of festivities. After Teej, Raksha Bandhan, and Janmashtmi will follow in quick succession. These rainy festivities aren't complete without a wide variety of sweet and savoury foods.
Apart from the ceremonies, Hariyali Teej is marked by a lavish feast of culinary delights. To celebrate, everything from fried, sweet, fatty, and delicious is on the table. If you're hosting a Teej festival feast at your home, we've got a variety of Teej recipes for you to make and enjoy with your family. Here are six of them!
1. Jaswant Sherbat
Begin the meal with a glass of jaswant sharbat, a pleasant and fragrant drink. This refreshing beverage is just the finest you can have at the table, thanks to the sweetness of hibiscus flowers, milk, and a tang of lime.
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2. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada
Hariyali Teej is a known event celebrated in the state of Rajasthan. What is a Rajasthani celebration without the addition of spices? This is a Rajasthani mirchi vada dish prepared with a chilli-potato mixture and deep fried to perfection. It's a great teej special meal to add a little spice to your teej celebration!
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3. Dal Ki Kachori
Who can say no to kachoris that are flaky, crispy, and greasy? This famous Indian snack consists of dal sautéed with a variety of spices and packed in a flour cover before being deep fried into a delightful crisp snack that can be added to your teej menu.
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4. Hara Bhara Kebab
Hara bhara kebab is a melt-in-your-mouth vegetable cutlet snack that's great to start the festivities with. It's overflowing with spices and filled with the goodness of veggies like spinach, peas, tomatoes, and potatoes, as well as tangy chaat masala and lemon. As a hariyali teej meal, this is extremely simple and quick to cook at home.
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5. Besan Kadhi
There's no one who doesn't think of kadhi when they think of the tangy preparation of besan, hanging curd, spices, and chilies, topped with little pakodis. Serve this recipe of kadhi pakoda with steaming hot rice for a crowd-pleasing meal.
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Kheer, the classic Indian dessert for all seasons, is one Indian dish that may be served hot or cold, making it suitable for every season. Payasam, a rice and milk pudding-like delicacy popular in southern India, is an important part of many festivals and special events across the country, including the Teej festival. There are several methods to make this dessert, as well as numerous names for it, but here is the original kheer recipe, which is a divine blend of rice, milk, dried fruits, and almonds.
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With these delectable teej recipes, we are sure to make your festivities a scrumptious affair.