Delicious Recipies for Navratri

Delicious Recipies for Navratri
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Chaitra Navratri 2022 is here, we are eager to welcome the season of festivities and it’s practices. A common practice of keeping the ritualistic fasts also forms an essential part of the Navratri celebrations. People do so to please the deity with their devotion.

During the fasts, devotees steer clear of certain food items like non-vegetarian foods, eggs, regular salt and alcohol. It is suggested to switch to a satvik diet and only some limited ingredients can be used to make the vrat ka khana. These Navratri special foods may include sabudana, sendha namak, kuttu ka atta, singhare ka atta and certain vegetables.

If you feel your options are limited, it’s actually not! There's a lot that you can do with these limited ingredients to make your Navratri food. Listed down are some of the food ideas:

Sabudana Khichdi

Loaded with good quality starch and carbohydrates, sabudana acts as the instant energy booster during these fasts Sabudana khichdi made of tapioca pearls, also known as sago khichdi in the Southern part of the country, is one of the most relished Vrat dish during Navratri fasting. You can spruce it up with peanuts, fresh coriander and mild spices.

Sabudana Kheer

The delicious festive dessert made with sabudana (tapioca pearls) is a vrat classic. Flavored with a hint of cardamom and saffron and topped with some chunky nuts, it is an absolute treat. This sabudana kheer recipe here is super easy and quick, made in just 30 minutes from soaked sabudana which is usually consumed during the fasting season like Navratri. Serve at a dinne rparty on special occasions or juts make it as a post dinner dessert.

Aloo ki Kadhi

Here's a dish we love to savour all year round, but what makes it a Navratri special food is its main ingredient - potato and its preparation with mild spices. While fasting for Navratri, devotees avoid consuming legumes and lentils, while vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, arbi and suran are permissible. The soothing flavors of this lovely curry made with light spices will have you licking your fingers.

Singhare Atte Ka Halwa

Singhara atta is another Navratri special ingredient that is used commonly in place of your regular grains or wheat. This dessert is made with the goodness of water chestnut flour, sugar and ghee and topped with heaps of dry fruits and nuts.

Kacche Kele ki Barfi

Raw bananas are used not just for savoury preparations, but they can be turned into these delicious barfis. Kacche kele ki barfi made with raw banana, sugar and milk is both wholesome and delicious. Kacche Kele ki Tikki is a well-known Awadhi dish, that can be savoured during the fasting season of Navratri. Raw banana, apart from potatoes and bottle gourd makes for a great fasting ingredient. This delicate dish can be served as a snack with a freshly made peanut chutney.

Navratri festivities give you a chance to get back to the roots and deviate from the day-to-day affair. We hope you rejoice these foods and participate in the festivities in full disposition.