Nagpanchami festival recipes

You will find many traditional Nagpanchami festival recipes here. In 2021, Nag Panchami is on 13th August, Friday.

Nag panchami is one of the nature worshiping festivals celebrated in India. There are many mythological stories and folklore related to nag panchami festival.

Nag panchami is celebrated in a big way in Maharashtra and Karnataka states.

Nag (cobra) is worshiped on nag panchami day which is usually celebrated on the 4th and 5th day of Shravan (July/August) month of a Hindu calender. Nag- cobra is considered a friend of farmers as he protects the fields from the rats who destroy the produce in the fields.

Farmers do not plough their fields  and households do not use any cutting implements on this day.

No deep frying is done on this day by those who celebrate the nag panchami festival. So mostly steamed food such as dind, khandvi etc. is cooked on Nag panchami day.

Some items are prepared in advance such as puthani tambittu, chigli unde, Akki hittu tambittu

Nagpanchami festival recipes

puran dind - kadabu for nagapanchamipuran dind - kadabu for nagapanchami

Puran Dind - Nagapanchami recipe

Whole wheat flour, chana dal and jaggery stuffed steamed kadabu 


Roasted gram laddoo - puthani tambittu unde

Nag Panchami / Ganapati festival sweet for naivedya. Made in Karnataka and Maharashtra.


Khantoli - Khantoli

Khandvi - khantoli - sanjori is a nagpanchami festival sweet recipe.

It is made with rice rava and takes about 15-20 minutes to make.

Chigli unde - black sesame seed laddoo

Chigli unde is made for Ganesh chaturthi and Nag panchami festival in Karnataka.

Coconut burfi - Narial burfi - kobbari mithai

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut. Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time. It is a popular recipe for Raksha Bandhan.


How to make Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.


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