I utilized fresh coconut, which I offered to Ma Durga on the first day of Navratri, in the form Peanut Coconut Chutney.
- ½ cup peanuts roasted
- ½ cup fresh coconut chopped
- 8-10 green chilies
- Rock salt to taste
- ¼ tsp cumin seeds
- 2-3 tbsp lime juice
- Mix all the ingredients and grind in a grinder.
- Serve with Paneer Pakodas or Raw Banana Fritters.
Do You Know?
In Gujarat, Garba is performed during the nine nights of Navratri. It symbolizes the worship of Goddess Jagdamba.
The word 'Garba' is derived from 'Garbha Deep', a lamp placed inside a perforated earthen pot or Garba. The perforated pot is illuminated by the lamp inside it, which represents the embryonic life.
According to the legends, Usha, the grand daughter-in-law of Lord Krishna, popularized Lasya Nritya, which is today known by the name - Garba.