Kanya Puja or as Punjabis call it Kanjake is done twice a year, on ashtami ( ninth day ) or navami ( ninth day ) of Navratri. We do kanjake on Ashtami. During Navratri Goddess Durga and her various forms are worshipped. Young girls are invited home and they are worshipped, as they represent goddess. As a gesture of respect given to girls from an early age, their feet are washed, they are offered food and gifts. Halwa, Poori & Kaale chane is made as prashad and offered to kids. In North India since the girls have to go many houses , they do not eat and bring back the food. Sometimes so much food gets collected that the entire family can eat.
Like any other Kanjake I woke up early in the morning to start preparing for the Puja. Kids were invited for the breakfast. had cleaned up the kitchen such that i get a fresh & clean kitchen to work in the morning. When time is a constraint I also keep all the ingredients at one place a night before, such that early morning there is no confusion. A little bit of planning helps. for recipe of Halwa click :
These preparation of chole is not very heavy as it does not have many spices. Can be had with chapati / paratha in summer. I added butter milk as it really hot this summer and butter milk helps digestion and keeps body cool
You can also add a spoon of this chanaa next day to cucumber / tomato and lemon and have it for mid morning snack
For a Change you can also make Safed chane / white chickpeas without onion & garlic. For recipe click: