10 Special Navratri Recipes

This is the time of the year when goddess Durga is embellished with bangles, flowers, kumkum and jewelled clothes. In the morning, prayers are offered which are accompanied with synchronised bells. The space is filled with aroma of pure butter. Navratri, which is one of the biggest Hindu festival is celebrated throughout the country with great pomp and show. Different avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped for nine days. It is believed that Goddess Durga has nine incarnations. Each female deity means distinct power. Navratri means nine nights in which we worship Goddess Durga and fast is observed by most of the people. The festival is celebrated twice every year. Once, when the spring starts and at the start of autumn. During this period, most people don’t eat non-veg while many others don’t eat garlic and onion.

In most parts of North, western and central India, fast is observed on all nine days. Some people fast on first and last day of Navratri only. By fasting, we pay our gratitude to Goddess. It is unholy for Hindus to consume alcohol and non-vegetarian food. During the time of fasting, the people don’t eat meat, grains, onion, alcohol, garlic etc. According to Ayurveda, these food attract negative energies. They should be avoided if there is a seasonal change. Our bodies have low immunity at that time. We can use rock salt instead of regular salt. We can also use sendha namak as it is unprocessed and pure.

In this article, we have collected a list of fasting recipes. Let us discuss them one by one:-

  • Sabudana Khichdi
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    Sabudana is full of carbohydrates/starch. It gives a great boost to your energy while fasting. Its a light dish prepared with peanuts, sabudana and spices.
  • Kuttu Ka Dosa
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    This is a crisp dosa recipe that is prepared with kuttu ka atta with filling of potato. Here’s the recipe:
  • Singhare ke Atte ka Samosabig_247156_1420613059This is a favourite tea time snack which is prepared with fasting ingredients that include sendha namak, flour and spiced chironji.
  • Aloo ki Kadhi21-1445424144-aloo-kadhiThis is a light and lovely curry that is very soothing. It is prepared with versatile potatoes.
  • Makhana Kheer49-Makhana KheerDesserts are a great way to make you cheerful. This is a low fat makhana kheer. You can indulge in it without caring about your weight.
  • Banana Walnut Lassiwalnut-lassi-10-1491814020Lassi is a nourishing drink. Lassi is prepared with bananas, yogurt, walnuts and honey.
  • Arbi KoftaDSCN0822This is a perfect tea time snack that you can try during Navratris.
  • Keerai Vadaikeerai_vadai1Keerai vadai is very easy recipe. It is a very crispy snack that is prepared with spinach, urad dal and fresh coriander. Here’s the recipe
  • Besan Ladoobesan-ladoo-recipeBesan ladoo recipe is an easy and gluten free Indian sweet that is prepared with khoya, chickpea flour, nuts and ghee. Learn to make besan ladoo with this easy recipe.
  • Mawa Pedad262952b1ae8f4c942a54d5df0da1938This is a rich sweet prepared for festivals like navratri, holi and diwali. Learn to make mawa peda(khoya peda) with this simple recipe.

8 Navratri Recipes That You Must Try

It is that part of the year in which goddess Durga idols are decorated with bangles, flowers, kumkum and jewelled attires. Prayers are offered in the morning along with temple bells. Pure butter delicacies fill the space with aroma. One of the biggest Hindu festival, Navratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country.

Different avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped during these days.Goddess Durga is believed to have 9 incarnations and each female diety has different power. “Navratri” signifies nine auspicious nights in which we worship Goddess Durga and fast is observed by most of the people. Navratri falls twice in a year, at the beginning of spring and at start of autumn. Most people don’t consume non-veg during Navratri and most people remove garlic and onion.

The fast is observed by most of the people of north, west and central India. Some may fast only in first and last day of festival.

By fasting, people show gratitude to Goddess. In Hinduism, traditionally alcohol and non-veg food are considered unholy but there are scientific reasons behind this as well. People avoid meat, alcohol, onion, garlic, grains etc. From the perspective of Ayurveda, these foods attract negative enrgies. They should be avoided during seasonal change as there is low immunity in the body.

The festival of Navratri, help you in maintaining a healthy diet. Ingredients like singhara, fresh vegetable, yogurt, milk and makhane are consumed during Navratris as tey are light on stomach and can be easily digested. Instead of using regular salt, sendha namak(rock salt) is used as it is unprocessed.

In this article, we have collected some of our favorite recipes of Navratri. Enjoy the recipes:-

  • Sabudana KhichdiSabudana-KhichdiSabudana is filled with carbohydrates which boosts the energy in your body. This is a light dish prepared with spices, peanuts and sabudana.
  • Kuttu Ka Dosa29-x25-kuttudosaMake something different this Navratri. This is a crisp dosa recipe that is made with kuttu ka atta and filling of potato.
  • Singhare ke Atte ka SamosaPhoto Courtesy: WelcomeNRIThis is a favourite snack for tea-time. It is made with ingredients like sendha namak, chestnut flour and spiced chironji filling. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2otF6tA
  • Aloo ki Kadhi24-kadhiThis is a light and lovely curry made with versatile potatoes. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2o0RDIp

  • Makhana Kheer49-Makhana KheerThis is a low-fat kheer made using nuts and makhana. You can indulge in it without worrying about your weight. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2obZnF2
  • Arbi Koftalauki-kofta6 Koftas are perfect for tea-time during Navratris. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2otnaiO
  • KebabsaSm3pvpjU1Make your fasting interesting by following the recipe of kebabs. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mLpe9t

  • Sonth Ki Chutneytamarind-chutney-saunth-chutney4This is perfect companion to bhajjis or pakoras. Enjoy with snacks that are vrat friendly. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2nbNuNl