Kasaar, has always been among my favorite list or prashaads. Back in the days, this used to be a common offering to the devotees after the prayers. Today there are many versions of this offering, however traditionally it is roasted whole wheat flour that is sweetened and garnished with nuts or dry fruits. For a gluten free option whole wheat can be replaced with semolina / sooji as well. It’s pretty easy to make with ingredients that are easily available at home.
I made it for my sisters Ganpati celebration.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup organic light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup assorted nuts / seeds of your choice
- 3 tbsp raisins
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp clarified butter / ghee
- 4 -5 holy basil / tulsi leaves
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan. Roast the whole wheat flour on slow flame until it turns golden brown. Stir it often to make sure it doesn’t get burnt. It took me approximately 20 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool.
- Add the nuts / seeds, raisins, sugar, cardamom powder and tulsi. I used almonds, however one can add walnuts, dry roasted cashews, melons seeds, dry roasted fox nuts / makhane. I like my almonds chopped. If you want to sweeten it, try to add more raisins rather than adding sugar. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and it is ready to be offered or served.