Water Chestnut Flour Halva
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Singhara is Indian water-chestnut, triangular in shape, with thick red...ish green skin, with 2 small spikes at the top. It has milky white, lightly sweet flesh. It is eaten like a fruit when fresh, made into bhajies and curries when halfway mature and made into flour when completely mature and dry.
During fasting, Hindus are not allowed to break their fast with anything that contains cereals, lentils and ordinary salt. Therefore, traditional ‘fasting food’ or 'vrat ka khana' as it is called in India, has to find alternative ways of making staple food like poories and parathas. See Buckwheat or Kotu Poori, Buckwheat or Kotu Dahi Pakori and Sago Khitchri. Serves 5-6
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