Monday 17 July 2017

Pistachio Rabri

Sravan is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Sravana is the fifth month of the Hindu year, beginning in late July from the first day of the full moon and ending in the third week of August, the day of the next full moon. In the Tamil calendar, it is known as Avani and is the fifth month of the solar year. In lunar religious calendars, Sravana begins on the new moon and is the fifth month of the year. Srabon is the fourth month of the Bengali calendar. This is also the 2nd month of rainy season.

The month of Shravana is very important for the entire sub-continent of India as it is connected to the arrival of the South-West monsoons. For many Hindus, the month of Shraavana is a month of fasting. Many Hindus will fast every Monday to the Lord Shiva and/or every Tuesday to the Goddess Parvati.

The main Shravan Puja is the worship of Shivling with Gangajal, Bilva leaves or pure water. Some people observe fast on Mondays. Many people observe different vows during the month like having only vegetarian food, or reading a particular Holy Scripture on all days of the month.  Mondays in Hindu religion is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The importance of Shravan Somvar is because it is believed that the Samudra Manthan (Churning of Ocean) took place in this month and Lord Shiva drank the poison Hala Hala to save the world during this period.

 In India It is common practise to do fasting during popular festivals i.e. Navratri, Shravan Month, Shivratri, Krishna Janmashtmi and many more. Each festivals are considered highly auspicious day for worshiping various God/Goddess. Though many are staying miles and miles apart from India they wish to celebrate all these festival that brings them to follow our rituals and customs. This will even inculcate religious belief among our next generation.

During these festivals people avoid non-vegetarian food and abstain from drinking alcohol. There are many devout Hindus, Jains and Gujaratis who are very particular about food during this month. While some eat a single meal, some avoid food which contains onion and garlic and still others eat food without salt. Some are of the view that restriction in diet is to avoid diseases during the monsoon season. Some fast the entire month, eating fruits, roots, tubes, milk and milk products and avoid grains. For our 101th #Foodiemonday Bloghop event, We are celebrating #Sravanvratspecial recipes on our blogs. I am contributing the dessert which make you full whenever you want to enjoy it. This Pistachio Rabri is made with Full fat milk, Milk Powder and Condense milk. The addition of Saffron and Cardamom makes this Rabri more flavorful. check out the recipe of this Pistachio Rabri and Enjoyy the fast of holy month of Sravana :)


    2 litre milk, full cream
    200 gm Condense Milk
    1/2 Cup Milk Powder
    ½ tsp cardamom powder
    2 tbsp saffron milk
    7 pistachios, chopped
    5 almonds, chopped
    10 cashews, chopped


    1. firstly, in a large nonstick pan heat Full Fat milk. furthermore, stir occasionally and get to a boil.
    also reduce the flame to medium. Now add Condense Milk and some chopped pistachio and cashews in the boiling milk and stir it properly. Once a layer of cream is formed over the milk, stick it to sides of vessel. and repeat the gathering of cream to sides of kadai.
    2. Repeat the process till milk reduces to 1/2 quantity. Add Milk Powder and keep steering. also add cardamom powder and saffron milk. give a good mix and get the milk again to boil.
   3. Scrape off the collected cream from sides. and give a good stir. Transfer to a bowl and let it attain to room temperature.
   4. Serve in individual bowls or in glasses, garnish it with lots of chopped pistachio :)



  1. Bookmarked this recipe! I'm surely going to try this out. :)

  2. Gorgeous share as always.. Loved it! :)

  3. Rabri looks super tempting Waagmi. Gorgeous clicks. Loved it.

  4. Droolesome share Waagmi and superb clicks as always !

  5. Wow such a rich and delicious dessert. I'm sure anyone would love that. Love the photos Waagmi.

  6. Too tempting!������ beautiful share!

  7. Beautiful post and loved the pistachios in rabri

  8. I am drooling Waagmi and what beautiful clicks dear👌adding milk powder in rabri is new for me...Bookmarking.

  9. Who can resist a Rabri as inviting as this one. Fantastic photos as well. Happy to be a part of the blog hop.

  10. The presentation,the temptation and the justification of deliciousness is all too much to handle!I am drooling since the time I saw these pics on Facebook!Yummy!

  11. Lovely presentation. I keep looking at the pics and not scroll down to the recipe. Finally managed to read and bookmarking this!!

  12. Gorgeous clicks!! Pistachio rabri sounds interesting.