Ram Navami is a major Hindu festival that takes place every year on the ninth day of Chaitra month in the Hindu lunar calendar. This year, it falls on April 10. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama. Ram Navami is celebrated during Chaitra Navratri. Fasting and worshipping Goddess Durga are part of the nine-day festival, which comes to an end on Ram Navami. Food forms an integral part of any Indian festival and Ram Navami is no exception. But as people fast and avoid garlic and onions in their food, meals and snacks must be carefully planned accordingly.
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Here are some recipes you can include in your meal for the day:
If you want to munch on something before diving into the meal or simply want to eat between meals, you can have some snacks and starters too. Here are a few suggestions:
This vada is prepared using potatoes, sabudana, peanuts and spices. This filling snack is a good way to set the mood for the day's meal, without compromising on taste.
These tikkis are a great combination of potatoes with crunchy cashews and filling sabudana. Green chillies and rock salt amplify the taste. Have them for snacks or as starters.
Here are a few suggestions for the main course meal on Ram Navami. These dishes are simple, easy and quick to make.
This is a savoury dish that can be included in the main course for the day. This khichdi can be made with sabudana or tapioca and mixed with spices and ghee. Add lemon juice for an added zing.
2) Aloo Sabzi
You can add this vrat-friendly potato dish to your meal on Ram Navami. To prepare this classic potato dish, you need carom seeds, green chillies, tomatoes, coriander and rock salt. It goes well with sabudana khichdi.
Curd is a good accompaniment to Sabudana Khichdi. Take it along with the meal.
Ram Navami is incomplete without kheer. This sweet dish can be served as a dessert after meals. To make this dish, you will need tapioca seeds, milk, sugar and cardamom powder.
You can serve your family and guests with coconut laddoos at the end of the meal. You can make them by using khoya, grated coconut, cashews, almonds, ghee and condensed milk.
So, make these traditional fast foods at home and enjoy them with your friends and family on Ram Navami.