Bengali Satyanarayan Prasad Recipe: Shinni
There are two types of people, those who know what Shinni is and I am sure love having it, then there are others who don’t! For those who aren’t familiar have to first know what Satyanarayan Pujo is. It is a puja dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is most often performed on any full-moon day or poornima. Apart from other rituals, this preparation of Shinni is offered as prasad or an offering along with sweets and fruits.
How to make Shinni for Satyanarayan Pujo?
The main things to remember are, first to use one standard cup for measuring the different ingredients, like Flour, Milk, and Sugar. And second is to keep the count to an odd number. For example, 3 cups each of Flour, Sugar & Milk with 3 Bananas (bigger ones or 5/7 of the smaller ones) Now, it depends upon you how much amount of shinni prosad you wish to make. If you are making shinni for a larger gathering then you can use 5 cups measurement, where the cup in use is the standard 1 cup measurement.
Else if you are making this for a small group then you can use the 1/2 cup measurement 3 times each for Flour, Sugar & Milk. All in all, what matters is the number of times each ingredient is measured in a cup, and that should be in an odd figure!
Wanna make Shinni for dessert? No judging please!
Now, you might be thinking why I am giving you a recipe for an offering which you probably might not need for yourself. As per the puja rituals, when it is made for puja, it has to be made in a certain proportion. However, on other occasions, it can be made by eyeballing the ingredients. But, why? Because, we all love it. It is super tasty and extremely nutritious.
I am particularly fond of this as a breakfast idea. Bananas combined with whole wheat flour and sugar makes it super loaded with carbohydrate. A small bowl full of this can refuel me for next couple of hours.
Very popular Bengali prasad recipe, this makes an amazing breakfast option. Rich in carbs, it makes one feel full for a very long time.
- 1 cup WW Flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 Bananas
- 1/4 cup Chopped Dried Fruits Cashew & Raisins
- Dessicated Coconut As a topping
Mash the Bananas and mix it with the Sugar till it is completely dissolved.
Once done, add the flour and mix till there are no lumps.
Then start adding the milk while mixing it till you get the desired consistency.
Add the chopped Cashew Nuts and Raisins as much as you like before serving. Top it with some desiccated Coconut, if desired.