The nine-day long festival of Navratri is finally here, and devotees around the world are all set to observe the ritualistic fasts (or Navratri vrat). If you too are planning to fast this Navratri, and you think options are limited, then you may be underestimating the power of the ingredients around you. There are so many recipes that can be prepared with Navratri-special foods such as sabudana, samak ke chawal, kuttu flour, singhara flour, makhana, and more. Having said that, here we bring you 5 quick and easy khichdi recipes that are made using vrat-friendly ingredients. Besides being delicious, they are very nutritious too. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started with the list.
Here're 5 Vrat-Friendly Khichdi Recipes You Must Try:
1. Makhana Khichdi - Our Recommendation
Let's start the list with the easiest of all. Since makhanas (fox nuts) take hardly any time to cook, we bring you a perfect recipe to make quickly after evening prayers when hunger is at its peak. Find the recipe here.
2. Kuttu Khichdi
Next up, we bring you a very delicious khichdi recipe made with kuttu flour. The best part about this recipe is that it just takes 15-20 minutes in the preparation. Top it up with ghee and savour! Click here.
3. Sabudana Khichdi
Sabudana Khichdi is one of the most consumed fasting dishes in western India, especially from the regions of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Pair it up with a bowl full of curd or vrat-friendly aloo rasedar and your meal is ready! Find the recipe here.
4. Samak Ke Chawal Ki Khichdi
As the name suggests, this khichdi is made with vrat-friendly samak ke chawal, which needs to be soaked for just 2 hours. Pressure cook it with a few spices, add a dollop of ghee, pair it with dahi or peanut chutney!
5. Shakarkandi Khichdi
This simple and quick khichdi is made with grated potatoes and sweet potatoes, tempered with green chilli, mustard seeds and lemon juice. Add crushed peanuts for a crispy texture.
So, what are you waiting for? Make your fasting time a delicious affair with these vrat-friendly khichdi recipes and let us know how you all liked them in the comments below.