Married women across India, particularly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh, participate in the vibrant Hartalika Teej festival with great fervor. Gowri Habba is the name of a similar holiday that is celebrated in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. This joyous occasion pays sincere homage to the intense dedication and love that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati shared. The country is celebrating Hartalika Teej today, September 18 this year.

Among many rituals that married women follow on this day, one of them is to eat only the prasad offered to Lord Shiva on this day. If you want to seek the Lord’s blessings by offering him the most mouthwatering dishes as a prasad, we are here to guide you through the process.

Prasad Recipes for Hartalika Teej

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are believed to be fond of sweets, so we will tell you how you can prepare some hassle-free sweet dishes at home.


You can prepare malpua to offer to God at the evening puja. Making it is pretty simple.

Ingredients Instructions
Flour Mix the flour, semolina, sugar, cardamom powder, fennel, and dry fruits in a bowl.
Milk Making a thick batter now requires the addition of milk.
Ghee or Refined Oil Heat the pan after adding ghee or refined oil. Put four to five ladles of batter in the oil with the aid of a ladle and fry until golden brown.
Sugar Syrup When malpua is ready, add sugar syrup on top.


Although gujiya is available in different types in the market, it is always more hygienic and healthy to have it homemade.

Ingredients Instructions
Flour Knead the flour well.
Dry Fruits, Khoya, Sugar, etc. Prepare the mixture by adding sugar, dry fruits, etc., to khoya. Roll the flour like a puri and stuff it. Give shape to Gujiya and fry it in oil.

Coconut Ladoos

You can make coconut laddoos as offerings. It is prepared in less time as compared to any other laddoo.

Ingredients Instructions
Dry Coconut Powder Fry dry coconut in ghee.
Dry Fruits, Condensed Milk Now add condensed milk and dry fruits and mix well. Turn off the gas. Let it cool down a bit and then shape the mixture into round laddus. If you want, you can also mix khoya in it for added taste.

Celebrate Hartalika Teej with these delectable prasad recipes, and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. May this festival bring joy and prosperity to your life.

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