Its rakhi today and am missing my bro though we can't celebrate rakhi he will always be my sweet bro who cares about me a lot. Wish I could make this day special for him..Rakhi is a festival when bro's bring lots of gifts for their sister return of a small fancy thread which we tie on their wrist ..This festival is celebrated only to show love to our sibling to show much we care for them and this is so fun to have a get together and be with our bro's enjoying quality time with the.. I simply miss my bro on this day, its been 4 years we haven't celebrated rakhi and I wish next year we can celebrate this festival together there.
For every rakhi mom used to make sattu for sure and its my fav sweet dish. This sattu is mainly made on teej/ Badi teej festival which is celebrated 4 days after rakhi and can be said as a festival for womens. They have a get together and pooja . Fasting is performed by women for their husbands and only after moon arrives women can have food this is similar to karwa chauth performed in north . Sattu ka pinda is prepared to offer god and it is decorated in many ways . When I first saw sattu decoration in a rajasthani marriage in marwad they had decorated with in more artistic way . A big plate full of sattu was decorated and warped from the brides side.
So for Teej festival this is the main sweet prepared and all the women are dressed up very well and enjoy this day dancing and singing songs( traditional geeth). As the sun set all women get together and listen to the teej katha ( the story behind teej). After the katha is done and the moon appears the husband takes sattu with help of silver coin and gives it to wife for breaking the fast. This is so much of fun right but in chennai we don't celebrate it so well but rakhi is celebrated in a grand manner in some homes. Ghevar is the must sweet to be brought by sisters for brothers. As I have already made ghevar I wanted to share another sweet which is close to rakhi for me.. Sattu ka pinda can be made in different flours like rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour but this is most favorite among all marwadi homes with dalia . I love the smooth dalia sattu a lot .. For my 1st day of BM under festival theme I wanted to share this my traditional native sweet.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43