Navratri 2021: Come Navratri and we start craving those piping hot pakodas, puri aloo and scrumptious sabudana khichdi. Although the classic savouries and traditional desserts will never go out fashion, a little experimentation with indigenous ingredients is always welcomed. If you don't differentiate between fasting and feasting, here's how you can escape the monotony and make Navratri fun. Navratri is the best time to detox your body. As the body is more to illnesses and digestive problems this time of the year, make it a good reason to eat light and healthy food to give your stomach a break.
This Navratri, let the food do all the talking. We've include vrat recipes made with singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, samwat chawaal, the works. Our 7 inventive recipes only include spices and herbs that are allowed during Navratri fasting such as cumin, chironji seeds, green chillies and cloves. Now embrace the joy of the festival with the best of our fasting recipes, easy to prepare and nothing short of spectacular.
From old favourites to newer ones, indulge in a lot more than just the usual fare, dishes that go beyond the typical satvik food and break through the culinary boundaries.
Here are 7 unique and delicious Navratri vrat ka khana recipes that make fasting fun.
Who doesn't love a spongey, tangy dhokla served with fresh chutney? If you fancy a Gujarati snack, it doesn't beat this dhokla tempered with whole red chillies, cumin, ghee and curry leaves. What's so special about this recipe, you ask? This fermented version is in fact made with samwat chaawal, a rice used only during Navratri.
A dish so exotic, everyone would wonder how many hours you spent toiling in the kitchen. But only you know how fuss-free and easy it truly is. Cooked with arbi, singhara atta and sendha namak, this recipe is perfect for fasting during Navratri.
Deep fried and divine, we all love this quintessential tea time snack. The good old samosa, only this time it is made with singhare ka atta which is water chestnut flour, and a chironji filling.
A hit during the days of fasting, this delicious dal is made with chironji or charoli seeds. Brimming with rich Indian flavours, we assure you – this recipe is sure to draw recipe requests. Give it a try!
Crispy and crunchy, sinful and simple. These inventive pakodas stuffed with fresh cucumbers and fried golden with singhare ka atta are ideal for those hankering for a mouthful of something heavenly.
If you're craving a sweet treat towards the end of the night – this exotic halwa is just the ticket. Top it off with roasted coconut, fragrant cinnamon, crunchy almonds and go straight to foodie heaven.
7. Kacche Kele ki barfi
Raw bananas are used not just for savoury preparations, but they can be turned into these delicious barfis. Kacche kele ki barfi made with raw banana, sugar and milk is both wholesome and delicious.
Try these spectacular recipes at home this Navratri season and share your experience with us in the comments section below.