Here comes a recipe in line with the upcoming festival of Lord Ganesha. Very auspicious and delicious offering named ashta druvya is right in front of you without which it isn’t a true Ganesha Chaturthi for us. Yes, the festival begins by offering this divine tasting rice flakes to Lord Ganesha followed by prayers seeking His blessings.
The name itself is very exciting and meaningful. Lets break the name as two words. Ashta literally reflects the number of constituents that make up this awesomeness. Druvya means the actual constituents that actually go in to the recipe.
First things first, the grated coconut: It is this fresh and juicy coconut when gets combined with jaggery becomes lusciously sweet. The third primary constituent is rice flakes which actually turns soft and infuses the sweetness when combined with coconut plus jaggery. Next comes ghee which is mainly incorporated for flavor explosion. Rest of the ingredients the banana, sugarcane, puffed paddy and black sesame seeds are used to enhance the deliciousness and make it heavenly divine in taste.
After the offering, ashta druvya is dispersed to all the family members and we end up eating it like meal because it is YUM, YUM and just YUM.