Chaitra Navratri started on April 6th, 2019 and will go on till 14th April 2019. Often dubbed as one of the most significant Hindu festivals, Navratri is celebrated over a course of nine days. Each day is dedicated to a form of Goddess Durga. It is believed that for these auspicious days, the Goddess descends on earth to be amid her devotees. People pray to the Goddess, make multiple offerings and even observe ritualistic fasts to seek her divine blessings. Many people refrain from eating non-vegetarian food, drinking alcohol and adopt a satvik diet that is cooked with fresh seasonal ingredients and without onion and garlic. Ashtami and Navmi, both days are considered quite auspicious and various Navratri sweets are prepared on these two days. Dietary restrictions differ from family to family, but in most beliefs, one is allowed to consume all Indian desserts, especially the ones made with milk, ghee, coconut and nuts.
Here Are 5 Navratri Desserts You Can Prepare While You Are Fasting:
Potato and its versatility merits a chronicle of its own. Aloo ka halwa is a special vrat delicacy, hugely popular across Northern households. Made with mashed potatoes, milk and sugar, aloo ka halwa is a super easy and quick recipe you can try this fasting season.
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Kheer and Indian festivals go hand in hand. This special kheer takes care of all your fasting limitations and is made with vrat-friendly ingredients such as parsai, rice like ingredient, milk and sugar.
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Navratri 2019: Kheer and Indian festivals go hand in hand
Bite-sized ladoos made with fresh desiccated coconut and oodles of ghee, this delicious ladoo can be offered to Goddess as a prasad and can be enjoyed later with your family. The wholesome ladoo also has a generous portion of cashews and almonds.
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Navratri 2019: Bite-sized ladoos made with fresh desiccated coconut and oodles of ghee
Makhana, or Fox nut, is one vrat superfood you should make part of your kitchen essentials now. The milk-soaked makhanas in a wholesome and fragrant kheer is perfect for those untimely cravings.
Rich, creamy, nutty rabdi that comes with goodness of apples, almonds and pistachios. The fragrant dessert also has essence of cardamom that takes the delectable quotient of the dish a notch higher.
Rich, creamy, nutty rabdi that comes with goodness of apples, almonds and pistachios
This Chaitra Navratri, do not hold yourself back and experiment with all the amazing items that you can explore. Make use of Navratri special ingredients and treat your taste buds. If you have any delicious vrat-special recipe to share, do write to us in the comments section.
Here's wishing you all a very Happy Navratri 2019!