Hindus around the world are celebrating Chaitra Navratri with much zeal and fervor. Devotees are performing poojas and rituals to seek blessings from Goddess Durga and her nine divine forms. Navratri is a time when spirituality blends with festivity as Hindus all across the nation adopt a meditative lifestyle and rid themselves and their surroundings from all evil thoughts and usher in the joy of the new season with a cleansed mind, body and soul.Many devotees also observe the ritualistic fasts to show their devotion to Goddess Durga. If you are observing these fasts, you may have already tuned yourself to the special Navratri diet. Observing the fasts can get a tad monotonous when you're eating the same things every day, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with the limited ingredients that you have in front of you.
Don't believe us? We bring you our five best Navratri desserts recipes which you can enjoy while fasting:
1. Aloo Ka Halwa
Recipe by Chef Sandeep Yadav, Sattviko, New DelhiYou thought your favourite fasting vegetable - potato is only good for curries? Think again. Aloo ka Halwa is a popular dessert widely consumed in Uttar Pradesh and the best aid to your sweet cravings while fasting.
One of the most commonly consumed desserts during the festive seasons, this barfi is made of grated coconut, khoya and crunchy nuts. A perfect dessert to please both your deity and you.
2. Nariyal ki Barfi
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
(Also read: 6 Ways to Add More Coconut to Your Diet)
3. Apple Crumble with Singhara Atta
Recipe by Chef AndyGive your beloved apple crumble a twist with this recipe. Made with Singhara atta (water chestnut flour), grated coconut, and raisins, this dessert is lovely and wholesome. (Also read: 10 Exciting Ways to Cook With Singhara Atta)
5. Cocunut Til Laddoo
Recipe by Chef Sandeep Pande, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre HotelTry this quick recipe for to beat sudden sugar attack. Made with coconut and sesame seeds, the recipe used dates as an alternative to sugar.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.