Navratri Vrat Recipes- It is that time of the year again when idols of goddess Durga are decorated with kumkum, bangles, flowers, and jeweled attires. Morning prayers are offered accompanied by synchronised bells. The aroma of pure butter or desi ghee delicacies fill up the space. Navratri, one of the biggest Hindu festivals is celebrated twice a year with great fervour across the country. Devotees worship the different avatars of Goddess Durga for nine days.
Goddess Durga is believed to have nine different incarnations and each female deity signifies a distinct power. The word ‘Navratri’refers to the nine auspicious nights during which Goddess Durga is worshiped and most people observe fasts. It is celebrated twice a year, at the beginning of spring and during the onset of autumn.
During Navratris most people give up non-vegetarian food while many others also eliminate onion and garlic from their meals. Delicacies such as Sabudana khichdi, fruit chaat, kheer and kuttu ki poori are some of the most popular dishes cooked during the Navratri season.
Feast while fasting! Your favorite tea time snack made with fasting ingredients like water chestnut flour, sendha namak and a filling of spiced chironji. You could serve this samosa with coriander chutney.
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Vrat wale Aloo is an Indian gravy sabzi whoch is specifically made with rock salt or sendha namak to match with the customs of the fasting season of Navratri, where normal salt is avoided. It is a delicious aloo recipe that you can pair with Kuttu ki puri or chapatis.
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Crispy, hot and as good as regular pooris, Kuttu or buckwheat flour is the perfect alternative during the fasting season of Navratri. It is easy and just takes about 15-20 minutes to cook and can be paired with any Sabzi like Aloo or Chole. Cook fur lunch and have a hearty meal.
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4. Vrat Wale Paneer Roll
A delightful paneer recipe that you can cook and have even during the fasting season of Navratri. Made with grated paneer, potatoes, sendha namak and spices, this is a delicious mid-day snack. Pair it with mint or coriander chutney and serve as snacks to your guests during festivals. You can have it any time during the day.
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Sabudana is full of starch or carbohydrates which gives you the much needed energy boost while fasting. A light dish made with sabudana, peanuts and mild spices. You could also opt for sabudana kheer or sabudana vada, which also make great Navratri snacks.
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