Recipes for Basant Panchami | Vasant Panchami | Shree Panchami

Recipes for Basant Panchami | Shree Panchami | Vasant Panchami
Recipes for Basant Panchami | Shree Panchami | Vasant Panchami

February 1, 2017 will be celebrated as Basant Panchami | Vasant Panchami in North and East India. It is also called Shree Panchami and is the day for Saraswati Puja in parts of Bengal and Bihar.

I was rather unaware of this festival till I met Madhumita, who is now one of my closest friends. A Bengali to the core, Madhumita and her family are also responsible for introducing me to many lesser-known delights of Bengali Cuisine. Every year, without fail, Madhumita will remind me of Saraswati Puja and Durga Puja; and this year was no different.

I will try to make something uniquely commemorative of the festival tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is a collection of some recipes that can be made to celebrate Basant Panchami.

Vasant Panchami literally means the fifth day of spring. Also, yellow is a colour associated with this festival.

A Collection of Bengali Recipes for Shree Panchami


Some Sweets for Vasant Panchami

  • Chawal ke Kheer. Kheer is such an indispensable part of Indian festive meals.
  • Rava Kesari. Another traditional favourite; Suji halwa flavoured with saffron.
  • Sojjappalu. Rava Kesari stuffed Puris that are popular in Andhra Pradesh.



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