Goddess Durga ornamented with bangles, kumkum, flowers, jewelry and several other things, it’s the time to step in the Navratri festivities. The famous time of the year when people fast for days ranging from one to nine depending on their sense of belief.
Goddess Durga is believed to have nine incarnations, all different and signifying different things. Navratri is among the holiest festival in India. It is celebrated twice a year.
Saying that the people go crazy over this festival would be wrong. It’s their devotion that drives them to do all these things. A large part of the North, East and Central India celebrates this festival with fasting ritual. In South India, however, people don’t fast during this festival. They just worship the deities and make sweet dishes to offer as prasadam. The festival is celebrated differently in other parts of India. Take a look at what recipes you can try.
It includes both South Indian and North Indian fasting dishes.
1. Sabudana Khichdi
It is a must eat dish for most of the people who fast. It tastes great when cooked with potatoes and peanuts.
2. Kuttu Ka Dosa
This is a modification of kuttu poori. Rustle up something different this time.
3. Sukhi Arbi for Vrat
This is simple and quick. Arbi pieces are boiled with few spices.
4. Vratwala Chawal Dhokla
Who doesn’t love Dhokla? How about eating this fermented version in the Navratri?
5. Dahi Sabudana
It is made from sabudana, yoghurt, crushed peanuts and green chillies. Try this. You’ll like it.
6. Singhare ke Atte ka Samosa
Feast while fasting! What’s better?
7. Vrat wale aloo
This is a crumbled potato fasting recipe. It is also pretty common.
8. Arbi ki Kadhi
Everyone would think that you must have toiled hard in the kitchen for this. But only you know how fuss free it is.
9. Sweet potato subzi
This dry subzi is a treat to eat. There are no spices used, still it tastes good.
10. Sabudana salad
It is a quick snack for breakfast. This is very filling during any fast.
11. Khire ke Pakode
These are made from cucumbers. This is among the most loved fasting recipes.
12. Vrat Ke Uttpam
They are made from barnyard millet flour. There are tasty as well as healthy.
13. Kuttu Ka Paratha
This is pretty common during upwaas. It is made from buckwheat flour aka kuttu ka aata.
14. Sweet Potato Ladoo
This is a healthy dessert recipe during the Navratri.
15. Vratwale Chawal Ka Dhokla
It gives you a break from pakoras and poori. A healthy way to fast.
16. Banana Walnut Lassi
It is a nourishing drink. The goodness of banana and yoghurt with the benefits of walnut.
This traditional sweet from Gujarat and Maharashtra is also known as ‘Matho’. It is made from yoghurt and sugar.