Navaratri 2021 has almost started and the country is gearing up for the nine-day festival that will start on the 7th of October and last till the 15th of October. Navaratri translates to nine nights and these nights are devoted to the worship of Goddess Durga. Many devotees will observe a fast on these nine days and will be restricting their consumption to sattvic light food consisting of potatoes, kuttu ka atta, sabudana amongst others. If you are one of the devotees who will be fasting for the next nine days it doesn't mean you need to give up on taste and flavours altogether. So, we found out some delicious vrat friendly curries made with the all-time favourite Paneer. These recipes are easy, made with vrat approved ingredients and quick to make.
Here are 5 vrat-friendly paneer recipes you can try in Navaratri 2021:
1. Paneer Makhani:
The classic paneer makhni can be enjoyed as a vrat-friendly recipe too. Cashew, fresh cream and unsalted butter give it the rich flavour and a tomato-based gravy give it the thick red texture, try it out in the coming days, here is the recipe for you.
2. Ajwaini Paneer Kofta:
The ajwain paneer kofta is a spicy and delectable paneer gravy cooked in a tangy tomato puree with ajwain and degi mirch using sendha namak for people observing vrat. The crunchy and delicious paneer koftas to douse in the gravy are made with paneer and singhare ka atta. Click here for the recipe
3. Paneer tamatar sabji:
An easy and quick lunch or dinner recipe, the tamatar paneer sabzi is a delicious addition to our vrat meal. This juicy curry will be ready in no time and can be savoured with kuttu ki puri or other vrat-friendly flatbreads. Click here for the recipe.
4. Makhmali paneer Kofta:
A rich and creamy paneer kofta curry, this version is vrat-friendly and oh-so-delicious. The delectable koftas are made with crushed makhana, paneer and cashew. Dipped in gravy made of milk and sendha namak, this dish is a true vrat approved indulgence. Click here for the recipe.
5. Paneer Mazzedaar:
Feast lavishly while fasting with this dish. The creamy gravy is made with singhare ka atta, melon seeds and fresh cream. The drizzled cream on top and coriander leaves for garnish is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Try it out with this recipe.
There you go, who said you need to sacrifice on taste when fasting? Try out these delicious vrat-friendly paneer recipes and have an indulgent experience.
Happy Navaratri 2021 everyone!