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 Best Navratri, Vrat Recipes, Recipes for Fasting

  Last Updated : Aug 07,2020






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Best Navratri, Vrat Recipes, Recipes for Fasting

Navratri is a joyful and busy time of the year. Women, especially, have multiple dimensions to handle, from the pujas and religious activities to social gatherings and of course, fasting too! Like feasting, fasting is an art too. While Navratri fasting is a great way to cleanse your body and tone your soul, doing it wrong can make you tired and irritable. Nothing can be worse than doing it wrong for nine days at a stretch!.

Farali Pattice ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )Farali Pattice ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

So, we dedicate this article to fasting recipes like Farali Pattice, Potato Wafers, Singhada Sheera, which will ensure that you stick to all the religious guidelines while still supplying your body the required energy and nutrition to go about its activities robustly.

Once you know which ingredients are to be avoided, you can comfortably replace them with permitted ingredients and prepare tasty foods, ranging from snacks and sweets to one-pot meals.

Singhada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat RecipeSinghada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat Recipe

Snacks for Navratri, Vrat

Snacks are the best foods most people love to indulge in. We all look forward something delicious during fasting too. These recipes are designed to be served during fasting days, and take into consideration factors like taste, aroma, attractiveness and elegance. Try the famous Sabudana Vada, which needs no introduction.

Sabudana VadaSabudana Vada

Maharashtrians would like the Upvaas Thalipeeth, made using rajgira flour and potatoes. The peanuts give a nice crunch to the thalipeeth. Learn to make this Thalipeeth with 20 amazing step-by-step images. You will find this snack is truly satiating!

Upvaas ThalipeethUpvaas Thalipeeth

Buckwheat Dhokla, is yet another Navratri, Vrat recipe for fasting. Buckwheat is said to be a faraal grain. It is quite nourishing also. It is, in reality, the only grain which has all the 9 essential amino acids, thus making it a protein rich food. Read All Health Benefits to Buckwheat. This dhokla recipe requires no fermentation too, so it is ready to be served rather quickly.

Buckwheat DhoklaBuckwheat Dhokla

Kand, also called purple yam, which is seen in the market quite often during the festival of Navratri.

The Kand Sandwich gets its tongue-tickling flavour not just from green chutney but also from the rock salt and pepper that are mixed with the yam slices before making the sandwich. 

Kand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich Recipe

Kand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich Recipe

Kand Tikki a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis.

 Kand TikkiKand Tikki

Fasting Meals for Navratri, Vrat

Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi RecipeBuckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe

This section will provide an appropriate selection of Buckwheat Khichdi (one-pot meal), to Peanut Kadhi (accompaniment) too. Ready in 10 minutes, Buckwheat Khichdi is one the easiest recipes to make during fasting. Try them out, to make fasting more enjoyable this Navratri.

Peanut Kadhi, Farali Mungfali Kadhi, Vrat ki Kadhi

Peanut Kadhi, Farali Mungfali Kadhi, Vrat ki Kadhi

Aloo Khichdi or Potato Khichdi is also very famous in the western parts of India. All you need is grated boiled potatoes, a tempering of jeera and green chillies, peanuts, lemon juice and rock salt to pep it up further. Green chutney is a great combo for this delectable dish.

 Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo KhichdiPotato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi

Even Parathas can be eaten for Navratri, Vrat. Surprised? Check the recipe of Rajgira Paneer Paratha. This is an interesting variation of the whole wheat flour and paneer paratha with the zest and tang of lemon juice, coriander and pepper powder. Make these delicious parathas for your family or guests and watch them disappear in a jiffy.

 Rajgira Paneer Paratha ( Faraal Recipe)

 Rajgira Paneer Paratha ( Faraal Recipe)

Indian Mithais for Navratri, Vrat

Indian cuisine is quite vast. There is a recipe for each occasion and each festival. Fasting also holds a very special place in Indian cooking.

Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe

Rasmalai Recipe

There are umpteen mithais which can be enjoyed during Navratri, Vrat. Milk based and mawa based sweets are the most famous. Try Rasmalai and Quick Kalakand.

Quick  Kalakand
Quick Kalakand Recipe

Sabudana Kheer is yet another Indian sweet enjoyed by many during fasting.

 Sabudana Kheer, Indian Dessert for Fasting
 Sabudana Kheer, Indian Dessert for Fasting

It has a shahi touch to it, due to the addition of saffron and cardamom powder for colour and flavour along with cashews and raisins for a pleasant crunchy mouth-feel.

Dates are allowed on the allowed list for fasting. We have specially ised them innovatively to make Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates. With their pretty looks, each one is sure to get tempted to try it at least once.

Dry Fruit Stuffed DatesDry Fruit Stuffed Dates

The famous Bengali Sandesh can also be enjoyed for fasting, provided there is no use of cornflour. Try this Quick Orange Sandesh. It is a yummy, melt-in-the-mouth treat with the contrasting flavours of milk and orange!

Quick Orange Sandesh

Quick Orange Sandesh

Idlis and Dosas for Navratri, Vrat

You can also enjoy South Indian delicacies like idlis and dosas during the auspicious days of fasting. No rice, no dal, no grains and yet enjoy all of them. Our special recipe of Faraali Dosa is sure to entice you. A combination of sanwa millet and rajgira flour which is fermented with sour curd is used to make dosa. Learnt the art if making them.

Farali Dosa, Faral Foods RecipeFarali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe

As you enjoy a hot plate of Idli-Sambhar in a restaurant on Sunday morning, so would you enjoy this Faraali Idli-Sambhar recipe. While the idli is made with sanwa millet as its base ingredient, the sambhar has a powder of coriander seeds, boriya mirch, peanuts and coconut. Vrat-friendly veggies like bottle gourd, potatoes and yam have replaced usual veggies like drumstick and onions.

Faraali Idli Sambhar ( Faraali Recipes)

Faraali Idli Sambhar ( Faraali Recipes)

Dry Snacks for Navratri, Vrat

Wonder what to munch on if you feel hungry in between these meals. We have dry snack options for that. Try these faraali Potato Wafers. Aloo, oil, rock salt and pwpper powder is all you need.

 Potato Wafers, Farali Potato Chips Recipe, Fasting RecipePotato Wafers, Farali Potato Chips Recipe, Fasting Recipe

You will find Kand Wafers equally tempting to reach out for. Thinly slice the kand, deep fry in oil, sprinkle rock salt and pepper powder. You crunchy snack for fasting is ready.

 Kand WafersKand Wafers

The same Kand can be used to make Kand Puri also. Always make a large batch of these puris and store them in an airtight container which will last for all 9 days of Navratri.

 Sweet Kand Puri, Maharashtrian Upwas RecipeSweet Kand Puri, Maharashtrian Upwas Recipe

best navratri, vrat recipes, recipes for fasting

This faraali version of Potato Wafers is much, much tastier than regular wafers, because it is perked up with rock salt and black pepper. These two ingredients add a lot of zest to the Potato Wafers, making it a real treat to the palate. The irresistible crunch of Potato Wafers now comes together with a power-packed flavour too! Besides relishing these wafers with your faaral food or on days you are fasting, you can also serve these wafers as an evening tea snack or along with sandwiches and burgers .
farali pattice | farali aloo pattice | Mumbai roadside farali pattice | with 29 amazing pictures. Who says a person cannot feast when fasting! Faral means "fast" and farali pattice are designed specifically for those who are fasting. The name itself says, “Farali” meaning fast and pattice meaning “dumpling”. Farali pattice is a famous Gujarati snack which is consumed especially during the fasting days or religious occasions or also can be even had as a evening snack. The steps for making farali aloo pattice are divided, firstly the stuffing is made and the key ingredient to the stuffing is coconut. Other ingredients like roasted and coarsely powdered peanuts, finely chopped coriander (dhania), chopped raisins (kismis), chopped cashew-nuts (kaju), ( Both raisins and cashew-nuts enhance the taste and the mouthfeel of the Farali pattice) ginger-green chilli paste, sugar and lemon juice are also added and mixed together. Next mixture for potato only needs potatoes and arrow root for binding, we have used arrowroot flour as this is a fasting recipe. If you are not fasting then use cornflour. The potato mixture is flattened and the stuffing is put in the middle and is sealed by bringing all the sides together and shaped round. The farali aloo pattice is then rolled in arrowroot till evenly coated from all the sides, the coating of arrowroat adds a unique dimension to this otherwise common dish and further it is deep-fried till turns brown in colour. It is a famous mumbai street food dish and is also sold in some mithai shops. Whenever I make farali pattice, everyone gulps it down in minutes. It makes fasting better with its unique taste. My mother would make farali pattice alternate days for family members fasting during Navratri, also it would always be on the menu even when their would be another religious days like Ekadashi. You can have farali pattice with with sweetened curds and teekha chuntney to complete the mast experience! Enjoy how to make farali pattice | farali aloo pattice | Mumbai roadside farali pattice | recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
buckwheat khichdi recipe | kutto khichdi | farali kutto khichdi | healthy kutto khichdi | with 15 amazing images. One look at this buckwheat khichdi recipe and you know that faaral foods can be more sumptuous and often more flavourful than everyday meals! The garnish of sesame seeds and coriander is to this kutto khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flavour of the kutto khichdi. As you start making this kutto khichdi, you might have some concerns about the stickiness of buckwheat, and the curdled look of the buttermilk when cooked. Worry not, everything will turn out perfectly when done! Team this irresistible kutto khichdi with Peanut Kadhi to make a satiating meal. See why we think this is a healthy kutto khichdi? Buckwheat, a cereal not known to many, is a good source of calcium. To stock up on your calcium and protein reserves and boost your bone health, apart from greens you should also include this cereal in your meals. Apart from buckwheat itself, other ingredients like curd, peanuts and sesame seeds used in this khichdi also lend substantial amount of calcium. In all this khichdi fulfills 27% (164.9 mg) of your daily calcium intake. Learn to make buckwheat khichdi recipe | kutto khichdi | farali kutto khichdi | healthy kutto khichdi | with step by step photos and video below.
A delectable meal deserves a sweet finish. So, say goodbye to the dining table with these banana and coconut flavoured pancakes.
 
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upvaas thalipeeth recipe | rajgira faraali thalipeeth | Maharashtrian upvaas thalipeeth | with 20 amazing images. A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour (amaranth flour) is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Thalipeeth, a spicy and savoury pancake, popular in Western India is loaded with nutrition. Maharashtrian upvaas thalipeeth is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian dish, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day. Popular during fasts, it's also well known as rajgira thalipeeth faraal food. It is mostly had during fasting days like Navratri, Ekadashi and Mahashivratri. Upvas thalipeeth is quick and easy to make, take rajgira flour also known as amaranth flour in a deep bowl. Add the peeled and grated raw potatoes. Potatoes act as binding agent for your upvaas thalipeeth. Grated Potatoes are added as they give a nice mouthfeel but if you want, you can add boiled potatoes and mashed potatoes instead. Add coarsely crushed peanut for the crunch. Add green chilli paste according to your preference of spice. We have used rock salt as this is a rajgira upvas thalipeeth . Further, add coriander, enough water and knead into a soft dough. Heat a non-stick tava, grease your hands with ghee. Place a portion of the dough on the tava (griddle) and pat it evenly with greased fingers to form a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle. Be gentle when you are patting it to prevent cracks in your upvaas thalipeeth. You will not be able to roll the dough as it would be too sticky to be rolled out. You can either pat it on the tava directly or pat it between 2 thick plastic sheets and then place it onto the tava. Cook properly from both the sides and serve Maharashtrian upvaas thalipeeth with green faraali chutney!! Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the rajgira faraali thalipeeth is a real treat to your palate too. Remember to season your upvaas thalipeeth with rock salt, and garnish generously with chopped coriander for a perky aroma! Serve it hot with tasty green chutney. If you are looking for more upvas recipes using rajgira flour then check out our other recipes like Farali Dosa, Khandvi, Rajgira Paratha Canapés and Farali Puranpoli. Enjoy upvaas thalipeeth recipe| rajgira upvas thalipeeth | Maharashtrian upvaas thalipeeth | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
A kadhi made with roasted peanut powder and fresh curds, thickened with rajgira flour instead of besan. The Peanut Kadhi has been carefully formulated to avoid items that cannot be had on fasting days. This faraal recipe is a tasty treat that you can have on Janmashtami , during navaratri, or any other day for that matter. Serve with Minty Sanwa or Sabudana Khichdi .
farali dosa recipe | faral dosa | sama rajgira dosa | rajgira dosa | with amazing 17 images. farali dosa recipe is one of several forgotten gems from South Indian cuisine, which people are vehemently attempting to bring back to the fore now. As the name suggests, farali dosa is popularly consumed during fasting days and is made out of millets. Vrat, Upwas or fasts is observed by may Hindus on auspicious festivals like Navratri, Shivratri or even days like ekadashi or Karwa chauth. The ingredients consumed during these fasting days differ from religion to religion and person to person. So, if you are not consuming any ingredients mentioned in this farali recipe, simply skip it. The combination of sama and rajgira flour gives rise to a sumptuous sama rajgira dosa that is sure to please your palate on a fasting day. Sour buttermilk is added to the batter to help in fermenting. The fermentation time is just two hours, so you do not even have to plan for this sama rajgira dosa the previous day itself. This farali dosa has a wonderful, crispy texture if made thin and must be eaten immediately. If you make farali dosa too thick and have it later, it might be chewy. Have this sama rajgira dosa hot and fresh with Peanut Curd Chutney or Faraali Idli-Sambhar. You can also try other faraali recipes like the Maharashtrian favourites – Upvaas Thalipeeth and Faraali Misal, or the popular Gujarati Layered Handva. Enjoy farali dosa recipe | faral dosa | sama rajgira dosa | rajgira dosa | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
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peanut curd chutney | faral chutney | farali chutney for sabudana vada | healthy shingdana chutney | with amazing 8 images. peanut curd chutney or faral chutney is a quick and easy farali chutney eaten during fasting days! faral chutney compliments really well with farali food like sabudana vada and potato chips! farali chutney is a 5 ingredient recipe made off unsalted peanuts, curd, ginger green chilli paste, lemon juice, jeera and can be ready in a jiffy! When peanuts and fresh curds are combined, what you get is a spicy, crunchy and tangy shingdana chutney accompaniment that goes well with Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Vada , Kand Aloo Pakoda and Faraali Pattice.We have used unsalted peanut and would suggest you to do the same during fasting. Some people also skip table salt during their fasting days and use rock salt that’s why we have used rock salt in preparing the peanut curd chutney! The best part is that this farali chutney for sabudana vada involves zero cooking time! Just pop everything into the blender, whir, and it’s ready! Do not add any water while grinding, or the peanut curd chutney might become watery!! Complete your farali thali with healthy peanut curd chutney on the side! All ingredients used in peanut curd chutney are healthy. Learn to make peanut curd chutney | faral chutney | farali chutney for sabudana vada | healthy shingdana chutney | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
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Think beyond the traditional cucumber when making raita. How about using boiled and mashed yam? you are sure to love this unconventional accompaniment.
Who can resist a ladleful of sheera, even on a fasting day! Well, why not. Here is a lip-smacking Singhada Sheera that is perfectly acceptable on fasting days as well. Roasting the water chestnut flour sufficiently, till it turns golden in colour, is very essential to bring out a rich aroma and do away with the raw smell of the flour. The use of ghee and the addition of cardamom powder give the sheera a very rich aroma, typical of most Indian sweets. Garnish generously with nuts, to add to the sumptuousness of this delightful dessert. Some more dessert recipes to enjoy on fasting days -Paneer Kheer , Shakarkand Ka Halwa , Piyush .
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