Navratri Vrat Recipes: Chaitra Navratri 2023 has begun and will go on till 30 March 30, 2023. During this period, many people perform pujas and observe a vrat (fast) as a sign of their devotion. Not only do they avoid meat and alcohol, but they also abstain from particular spices, vegetables and other ingredients. Apart from its religious significance, fasting during this period is linked to seasonal change. Devotees tend to choose dishes that are easy to digest and full of energy-boosting properties. If you're keeping a vrat this year, you must have already started preparing your meals according to the rules. Are you looking for something sweet to eat after them? Here are some vrat-friendly recipes you must try:
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Chaitra Navratri 2023: 8 Desserts You Can Have During Navratri Vrat | Easy Sweet Recipes For Navratri
1. Samak Kheer
This vratwali kheer is made using samak chawal (also known as samvat chawal or barnyard millet), an ingredient that is often substituted for rice during Navratri. This simple dish is flavoured with dry fruits and is super easy to make. It will refresh your energy and will keep you full for longer. You can serve it hot or chilled. Click here for the full recipe.
2. Sabudana Kheer
Don't have samak rice at home? You can also make vratwali kheer using sabudana. Also called sago pearls, sabudana is one of the most versatile vrat ingredients. You must have tried sabudana vada or khichdi at least once. Now, why not use this amazing ingredient in a dessert? All you need is sabudana pearls, cardamom powder, saffron, milk, and sugar. Click here for the full recipe. Looking for more vrat recipes featuring sabudana? Here is a list.
3. Singhare Atte Ka Halwa
Singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour) is another popular vrat ingredient. It replaces regular atta and maida, as the latter two are supposed to be avoided as per the fasting rules. While it is commonly used to make puris, parathas, kadhi, and tikkis, you can also use it for sweet dishes. Singhare Atte ka Halwa is so nutritious and yummy, you might keep making it even after your vrat is over. Find the recipe here. You can also opt for Singhara Atta Ki Barfi. Click here for the recipe.
4. Lauki Halwa
This recipe transforms the nutritious bottle gourd into a tasty halwa. Milk, ghee, sugar and dry fruits are all you need to make the base. If you have leftover lauki after preparing your vrat lunch or dinner, simply use it to make this halwa. It is sure to bring some variety to your table. Click here for the full recipe.
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5. Apple Rabdi
This vrat-friendly sweet dish is filled with lovely flavours of apple, cardamom, almonds and pistachios. If you like milk-based desserts, this one's a great choice. This dish can be enjoyed hot or chilled. Click here for the full recipe for Apple Rabdi.
6. Nariyal Laddoo
This coconut sweet treat is pretty simple to make. The flavour of coconuts reminds us of summer and makes this sweet a good choice for Chaitra Navratri. Along with desiccated coconut, you need khoya, dry fruits, condensed milk and ghee to prepare these laddoos. Find the step-by-step recipe here.
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7. Paneer Malpua
Malpua is a famous festive sweet dish. While usual varieties are made using maida and regular atta, this recipe is a vrat-friendly one. This unique malpua contains arrowroot, a starchy ingredient that helps bind the others together. This dish is an innovative way to use paneer in a sweet dish and you must give it a try. Click here for the complete recipe.
8. Kuttu Dahi Bhalla
While dahi bhalla is not exactly a dessert, it is definitely on the sweet side. Besides, it is always delicious and refreshing. This vratwala dahi bhalla recipe uses kuttu atta (buckwheat flour) to make the bhallas. The dahi is flavoured with vrat-friendly seasonings. Click here for the full recipe for Kuttu Dahi Bhalla.
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Add a sweet element to your vrat diet with these recipes. Happy Chaitra Navratri 2023!
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