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Navratri Vrat recipes


Last Updated : Nov 01,2018



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Navratri Vrat Recipes, Best Fasting Foods for Navratri

Navratri, the nine days when India and Indian souls across the world are charged with spiritual fervour is a time for worship, festivities, fasting and spiritual enhancement. There are two Navratris. One occurs in March-April, and the other in September-October. The first is called as Vasantha Navratri while the other is called Sharadha Navratri in the South and Dusshera in the North. In South India, the festival celebrates the victory of Shakthi over the demon Mahishasura, while North India celebrates the victory of Rama over Ravana. In either case, it is clearly the victory of good over evil.

South Indian Navratri is a total gala celebration spanning nine days, the first three days glorifying Durga, then Lakshmi and finally Saraswati, the three key forms of the Goddess. The tenth day denotes the unification of the three forms into one primordial force that vanquishes evil. Many families have a practice of keeping a doll display at home, while others focus on pujas alone. In either case, South Indians generally invite other women to their homes and honour them by giving them haldi and kumkum. The guests are served sundal (a dish of boiled pulses tempered traditionally and garnished with coconut) and some sweets too. Elaborate pujas are held every day, in the mornings and evenings, at homes, and in temples and other community centres. In North India, people perform pujas and observe fasts during the initial days of Navratri, while the last few days are celebrated as a community event culminating in the burning of Ravana’s effigy on the last day. Durga Puja of Bengal requires no introduction as it is a grand event that has gained international fame. People come from across the world to witness the grandeur with which Maa Durga is worshipped there.

All over India, Navratri is a busy time. 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 fasting properly 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, 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. Generally, grains like rice and wheat, and sea-salt are avoided. Instead, flours like singhada atta, milk products, potatoes and fruits are consumed. Several interesting dishes can also be prepared with these ingredients. This article provides an appropriate selection of khichdi (one-pot meal), thalipeeth, pancakes and kadhi recipes for you to fast healthily. Try Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Vada, Rajgira Puri, Sabudana Vada Stuffed with Coconut Chutney. Try them out, to make fasting more enjoyable this Navratri.

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Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe
Recipe# 2011
07 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali delight right in your own kitchen! We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe, Vrat Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 33302
30 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 flav ....
Panchamrut, Panchamrit
Recipe# 41342
05 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panchamrut is a traditional recipe used in Hindu religious functions. It is believed to be purifying and nourishing and is used during the pujas and later given as prasad too. The name signifies that this nectar-like substance is made with five ingredients, including dairy products and honey ....
Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 634
12 Dec 16

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by Tarla Dalal
Doodh paak is a semi-thick mithai, brimful with the goodness of milk. The milk is simmered for a while; then the rice is added and simmered till cooked. As the rice is cooked completely in the milk, it imbibes a luxurious flavour and aroma. The cardamom and saffron added towards the end complete the ....
Quick Kalakand
Recipe# 1989
01 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world. Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35789
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is a magical transformation of simple curds into a delicacy, by a simple procedure. It involves no cooking and is a standard feature of sunday meals, festive menus as well as faraal foods! things get even easier as it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for close to 15 days. U ....
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
Recipe# 33292
08 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 semoli ....
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 33375
12 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi Halwa tops the chart of all-time favourite Indian mithai. Whether you have it cold, right out of the fridge, or warm it up and have it plain or with a topping of ice-cream, Doodhi Halwa is sure to charm you with its rich texture and enticing flavour. ....
Sabudana Kheer, Indian Dessert for Fasting
Recipe# 42247
16 Nov 17

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The Sabudana Kheer is a tasty and satiating dessert , ideal to have on fasting days. Made of sabudana cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar, this kheer has a very rich taste and interesting mouth-feel. As it kee ....
Sabudana Vada
Recipe# 4955
04 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst Maharashtrian It lends itself to such lovely recipes, such as these vadas! The crunchy peanuts that punctuate every bite are something I look forward to in the vad ....
Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe
Recipe# 32553
27 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Piyush tastes like nectar, and nothing short of it, especially on a hot summer’s day when you are on a fast. This faraal recipe keeps you full for quite some time, as it is made with sumptuous ingredients like shrikhand and fresh buttermilk. The assortment of spices used, especially kesar, giv ....
Quick Shrikhand
Recipe# 38947
23 Sep 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
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A dollop of gooey, creamy shrikhand laced with saffron and elaichi, topped with mixed nuts, and served with steaming hot puris – that’s something to yearn for! Now, with this quick shrikhand recipe, you don’t need to yearn for it; you can prepare it any time you feel like. However, remember it’s loa ....
Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates
Recipe# 40860
15 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy but tantalising mithai that will be welcomed by all your guests for its innovative presentation and fabulous taste! To make this Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates, you need really good quality dates that are a little large in size, so they can be ....
Kand Puri, Savoury Kand Puri
Recipe# 41457
03 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Crisp yet soft, savoury to the core, the Kand Puri is a mouth-watering way to satiate your hunger on fasting days. It is a quick and easy recipe, which you must try in the winter season when this root vegetable is available in plenty. You just need to make a dough of boiled and mashed purple yam ....
Banana and Rajgira Puri, Upvaas Recipe
Recipe# 41480
15 Feb 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Craving for puris on an upvaas day? Well, nothing wrong in having a piece or two of this tasty, upvaas friendly Banana and Rajgira Puri to satisfy your hunger and top up the energy levels. These yummy puris are made of a dough of ....
Malai Barfi
Recipe# 40032
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A little smartness is all it takes to make traditional favourites easily at home. Malai Barfi, for instance, can be made quite speedily and easily at home by using readymade mava. While the mithai does require a day to cool, you can eliminate the many back breaking hours of work in the kitchen by us ....
Kand Wafers
Recipe# 32541
20 Feb 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Purple yam has a nice flavour, which makes these Kand Wafers very appealing to the palate. Tossing these wafers with pepper and black salt makes them tastier than regular run-of-the-mill chips, and also makes them suitable to have on fasting days! Store this crunchy snack in a jar and en ....
Sweet Potato Khichdi, Vrat, Upvas
Recipe# 41181
12 Oct 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
On fasting days, we are always on the lookout for nourishing but simple recipes that sync with upvas rules. Here is a fabulous Sweet Potato Khichdi, which is just perfect for such occasions. This simple but tasty khichdi is mad ....
Sabudana Vada Stuffed with Coconut Chutney, Vrat, Upvas
Recipe# 41172
02 Aug 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Vada is one of the most traditional and all-time favourite fasting foods. Made with boiled potatoes, crushed peanuts and soaked sabudana, these vadas have a unique texture and pleasing flavour. Here, we have given the tr ....
Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas
Recipe# 41170
05 Oct 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome pulao perfect for fasting days, the Sama Pulao combines the unique, earthy flavour of the sanwa millet with the aroma and flavour of whole spices and coriander. Crushed peanuts give the pulao a fabulous texture and ....
Faraali Pahadi Tikka (  Faraali Recipes)
Recipe# 32550
20 Feb 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An exotic recipe made using the traditional upvaas (fasting) ingredients – potatoes, kand, shakarkand and paneer. The minty marinade gives it an elegant touch that will remain fresh in your memory for long.
Mango Shrikhand, Aamrakhand
Recipe# 40817
30 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Like there are chocolate lovers, there are mango lovers too. They like everything mango-flavoured, from mousses and puddings to shakes and shrikhand! Here is how you can make rich and luscious Mango Shrikhand freshly at home. It calls for just common ingredients like curds, mango pulp, sugar and spi ....
Quick Orange Sandesh
Recipe# 40526
25 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A yummy, melt-in-the-mouth treat with the contrasting flavours of milk and orange! The traditional Bengali mithai, Sandesh, is made more exciting by the addition of orange squash, which gives a lively dimension to it. We have made this Quick Orange Sa ....
Kaju Kopra Sheera
Recipe# 2783
26 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
With striking similarities in flavour and colour, powdered cashewnuts and grated coconut get along very well in this exciting sheera. Rich in feel and flavour, this Kaju Kopra Sheera turns out wonderfully well if you sauté the ingredients carefully till they shed their rawness and start giving ....
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