The much-awaited nine-day celebration of Navratri is here, and our enthusiasm is on an all-time high! Navratri is a prominent Hindu holiday dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga and her nine incarnations. Many followers observe traditional fasts during the nine-day festival, eating a light vegetarian or sattvic diet. During their fasts, believers eat specific types of foods, hence eliminating certain ingredients from their meals entirely. Because of this, over the years, we have come to adjust our meal preparations as per the traditional sattvic diet and created many new recipes. These recipes also include some of our much-loved sweet delicacies! Yes, you read that right! So, as you continue fasting this year, include some of these sweet treats in your meals and enjoy them with your family. Check out the recipes below!
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Here Are 5 Navratri Special Desserts
1. Paneer Malpua
Malpua is undoubtedly one of the most loved desserts, and this is why it is our top recommendation too! This sweet treat which is generally made from all-purpose flour sees a new twist in this vrat friendly recipe. Here, we will tell you how to make delicious malpuas using paneer. Find the full recipe here.
2. Coconut Ladoo
W all know that having coconut in summer is nothing short of refreshing. How about adding it to your vrat-friendly desserts?! So, this coconut til ladoo should surely be on your list. Made with coconut, sesame seeds and dates, these ladoos answer your sudden sugar cravings. See the recipe here.
3. Aloo Halwa
We all are well aware of how versatile cooking with potatoes can be. So, it comes as no surprise that aloo ka halwa also exists! This is a unique vrat delicacy that is extremely popular in Northern homes. This fasting season, try out this variation of potatoes. Click here for the full recipe.
4. Vratwali Kheer
Kheer and Indian festivals are inextricably linked. This particular kheer is produced with vrat-friendly components including parsai (rice-like substance), milk and sugar to meet your fasting requirements. Here is the recipe.
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5. Apple Rabdi
Just the name of rabdi is enough to make us drool. Here, apples, almonds, and pistachios are all included to create a rich and creamy rabdi. The aromatic dessert also contains cardamom essence, enhancing the dish's delectability factor. Find the full recipe.
So, this year make these drool-worthy desserts and enjoy them with your family!
Happy Navratri 2022!