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Faral Recipes for Navratri
Last Updated : Apr 19,2018
Faral Recipes for Navratri
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!
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.
This article provides an appropriate selection of Khichdi (one-pot meal), thalipeeth and pancakes ( Snacks ) and Peanut Kadhi (accompaniment) too. You will find many more such recipes in our books on faral foods and in our website. Try them out, to make fasting more enjoyable this Navratri.
Faral Recipes Navratri
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
Who says a person cannot feast when fasting! faral means "fast" and these pattice are designed specifically for those who are fasting. The coating of arrowroat adds a unique dimension to this otherwise common dish. Served with sweetened curds, to complete the mast experience!
One look at this 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 khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flavour of the Buckwheat Khichdi.
As you start making this dish, 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 khichdi with Peanut Kadhi
to make a satiating meal.
A delectable meal deserves a sweet finish. So, say goodbye to the dining table with these banana and coconut flavoured pancakes.
A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the Upvaas Thalipeeth is a real treat to your palate too. Remember to season your thalipeeth with rock salt, and garnish generously with chopped coriander for a perky aroma! Serve it hot with tasty green chutney.
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
There are several forgotten gems from South Indian
cuisine, which people are vehemently attempting to bring back to the fore now. This delicious Farali Dosa is an example. While people commonly make regular dosa or quick-fix ones out of wheat flour or semolina, they forget that very tasty dosas can be made out of millet flours too!
The combination of sama and rajgira flour gives rise to a sumptuous 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 dosa the previous day itself.
This Farali Dosa has a wonderful, crispy texture if made thin and had immediately. If you make it too thick or have it later, it might be chewy. Enjoy this 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
When peanuts and fresh curds do a tango on stage, what you get is a spicy, crunchy and tangy accompaniment that goes well with Sabudana Khichdi
and Sabudana Vada
, Kand Aloo Pakoda
and Faraali Pattice
The best part is that this Peanut Curd Chutney involves zero cooking time! Just pop everything into the blender, whir, and it’s ready! Do not add any water while grinding, or the chutney might become watery.
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
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