Navratri is among the holiest Hindu festivals and people from all across the country worship the different avatars of Goddess Durga during this time of the year.
The word ‘Navratri’ refers to the nine auspicious nights during which Goddess Durga is worshiped.
While a major scale of population towards the northern and western India observes fast for all the nine days, paying their gratitude to the Goddess. Some people choose to fast only on the first and the last days of the festival.
Embrace the festive spirit with the best of our fasting recipes. From the old all-time favourites to newer ones, indulge in the best possible food, this festive season!
1. Sabudana Khichri
A delicious dish of tapioca pearls cooked with peanuts, vegetables and mild spices. Sabudana or tapioca are rich in carbohydrates which gives you the much needed energy boost.
2. Samvat rice Khichri
Samvat is also also Vrat ka chawal. Since during the fasting days, we are not suppose to consume any cereal grain, Samvat is used instead to prepare any rice based dish. Khrichri made out of Samvat are regularly used and are very healthy. Serve it hot with peanut kadhi, crushed peanuts, ghee and chopped coriander leaves.
3. Samvat dhokla
How about some steamed dhoklas made with samwat ke chawal or the Vrat wale Chawal? A healthy and filling way to fast.
4. Singhare ke Atte ka Samosa
Your favorite tea time snack made with fasting ingredients like water chestnut flour, sendha namak and a filling of spiced chironji. That’s quiet of a feast for fasting, isn’t it?
5. Khatta Moong
For those who relish daal for main courses, this one for sure will tickle your taste-buds. It is made out of moong flavored with curd and other spices.
6. Sabudana Vada
Fasting need not be boring anymore! Spiced tapioca vada that please your taste buds.
7. Aloo ki Sabzi
Sans onion-garlic, this curry made out of boiled potato, smashed and added sauted tomatoes-spice mixture and a little bit of chilies.
8. Banana Walnut Lassi
Since you need to keep your body brisk this festive season, it’s always best to end a sumptuous meal with a cool and healthy beverage. Try out this Lassi made with the goodness of yogurt, bananas, honey and walnuts. Served with Pudina leaves or Tulsi on top, for they are equally refreshing!