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 )
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Fasting Meals for Navratri, Vrat
Buckwheat 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
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 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)
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.
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 Recipe
Sabudana Kheer is yet another Indian sweet enjoyed by many during 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 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
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 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)
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 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.
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 Recipe