The festival of Dusshera which is also known as Vijayadashami is a Hindu festival celebrated by people in India at the end of Navratri. The festival of Vijayadashami is replete with folklore right from Kolkata to Kanyakumari. Families and loved ones get together on this day and celebrate this day with much zeal and enthusiasm. We have shared with you a lot of festive recipes, today we share with you two very special recipes that you can enjoy this festive season. These recipes are from Sakshi Tanwar’s show Tyohaar Ki Thali, wherein she cooks along with Chef Ranveer Brar, a South Indian sweet dish Hayagreeva, made from chana dal and jaggery. Another festive special recipe is Himachali dish Siddu, a peas and paneer based steamed dumpling. (ALSO READ Navratri 2017 Recipes: How to Make Sabudana Paneer Vada, Kuttu Ki Khichdi and Shakarkandi Anaar Chaat this Festive Season!). Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown: Follow These Food Safety Tips if Getting Groceries Delivered

How to make Hayagriva for Dussehra

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Chana dal 1 cup
Saffron 10 strands
Jaggery 3/4 cup
Ghee 1/4 cup
Raisins handful
Cashew nuts 10 to 15 pieces
Poppy seeds 1 tablespoon
Grated coconut 50 grams


The first step of preparing this dish is to roast the chana dal and boil until well cooked. Meanwhile soak the saffron strands in some water. Once the dal is cooked, add jaggery and the saffron infused water to it.

Then, mash the dal well, so that the jaggery gets melted and it’s mixed evenly into the base of this dish. Cover the pan and let it cook until the dal is cooked completely and water is absorbed.

In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add raisins, cashew nuts, poppy seeds and grated coconut to the ghee and sauté until all the ingredients turn golden brown in color. Once done, add it to the chana dal mix and stir well. Serve it hot.

How to make Siddu this Dussehra

Dussehra 2017 Special Recipes: Sakshi Tanwar Makes Festive Recipes Hayagreeva and Siddu For Vijayadashami


Wheat Flour 1/2 kilo
Dried Yeast 2 teaspoons
Water (Lukewarm) 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cottage cheese 250 grams
Green Chilies 100 grams
Green peas 100 grams
Groundnuts 100 grams
Garlic 5-6 flakes
Ghee (Clarified Butter) 100 ml
Coriander or Dania powder 20 grams
Fenugreek or Methi powder 20 grams
Garam masala 20 grams


To prepare the outer cover of the dumpling, soak the yeast in little water. Then mix it with the wheat flour. Add enough water to make a soft dough and knead well. Leave the dough covered for five to six hours. It will raise a little.

To make the stuffing for the dumplings boil the green peas, then grind the peas with garlic, green chilies, groundnuts and cottage cheese. To this add methi powder, dhania powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well, now stuffing is ready.

Now to make the dumplings, take some dough, make small balls out of it and roll then using a rolling pin. Then spread 2 tablespoons of the stuffing over the center of the dough circle. Fold the flattened dough in half fold the edge back over on itself then pinch the edges to firmly seal. Repeat with the whole dough and stuffing and then toss them into a steamer or oven and cook for 15 minutes. Serve with chutney.

Try these recipes at home and enjoy them with your family and loved ones!