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NECTARINE KESARI

Nectarine Kesari:

Red And Yellow On The Outside,soft And Succulent On The Inside......nectarines Resemble Peaches

Without The Beard.they Conceal Stone Sized Pit At Their Center.nectarines And All Stone Fruits

Are In Season During Summer Months And Reach Their Peak In The Months Of July & August.they

Are Considered A Delicacy Among Fruits Perhaps Owing To Their Luxurious Taste Combined With

Juicy Softeness And Their Divine Fragrance.they Derive Their Name From The Greek God "necter"

Which Means Sweet.if Ambrosia Is The Food Of Gods Then Nectar Is Considered The Drink,hence

This Fruit Is Known For Its Sweet Taste & Fragrance.nectarines Are Highly Nutritious With

Antioxidants,carotenes & Flavanoids & Are A Rich Sources Of Vitamin A & C.

 It Was A Ritual To Have The Satyanarayana Puja,nectarine kesari usually done as"sapatha or

prasadham sweet"(specifically Done) For This Pooja...so All Along We Would Wait For The Priest

To Finish Up The Pooja & Offer The Sapatha,sure Enough One Mouthful Of That Sweet, We Were

At Heaven's Door Without Any Prayerful Obedience.growing Up Many A Time I Wondered What

Went Into That "sapatha" To Make It So Divine,pat Came The Reply From The Elders Saying Its The

"bhakthi/thoughts Of The Divine" That Brings The Magic Into A Delicious Sweet.today,i Tried

Recreating The Same Taste With Nectarines Instead Of Bananas, Behold It Did Taste Divine,the

Truth Being As An Adult I Have Come To Understand That The Divine Is Within You At All Times,

You Do Not Have To Go Searching In A Priest's Bowl,everything You Prepare With Love Is A Sign

Of The Grace Within.here's To All For Blessed Times Ahead.

Ingredients For Making Nectarine Kesari:

Nectarines- 3 (peeled & Pitted)

Ghee- 4 Table Spoons

Sooji - 1 Cup

Sugar-3/4 Cup ( According To Taste)

Water- 2 Cups

Raisins- 6-7

Cardamom Powder-1/4 Tea Spoon.





Method For Preparing Nectarine Kesari:

1.clean The Nectarines Under Cold Water, Peel & Pit Them.then Put The Nectarine Flesh In The

Blender & Blend Into A Fine Paste Without Water.keep Aside.

2.heat Ghee(2 Table Spoon) In A Wok Than Add The Raisins & Saute Them A Little, Till They

 Swell Up.

3.now Add The Sooji To The Ghee & Slowly Stir It Till It Becomes A Light Brown Color.to This

Add The Blended Nectarine Paste & Keep Stirring For A Few Minutes Before Adding Water &

Sugar.

4.keep Stirring The Mix Gently Making Sure There Are No Lumps Formed,at This Stage You Can

 Add The Remaining 2 Table Spoon Of Ghee Making Sure The Preparation Does Not Stick To The

Sides Of The Wok.

5.now When The Mixture Gently Becomes Thicker In Consistency Add The Cardamom Powder

 Gently & Stir It Together Before Transferring It To A Greased Plate.

6.serve Hot Or Cold.can Be Savored As A Dessert Or With Icecream Too.

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