Navratri Special: Top 10 traditional cuisines for the festival

The Navratri festival season begins from September 21, 2017. The festival along with it brings a lot of rules for fasting.

During the nine days, people observe a strict diet and do not eat foods like onions, garlic, and non-vegetarian. Mostly during other fasts people avoid eating food completely, but in Navratri there are certain kinds of food which can be consumed. The cuisine during fasting is actually irresistible and more mouth-watering than regular food. There is a long list of the special kind of food which can be consumed during the Navratri vrat.

So let’s celebrate this festival with full energy, zeal and enthusiasm, by enjoying each and every bite of fasting food with our special recipes just for Navratri season !

Fried Aloo ki Sabji

This is a very common dish which can be consumed along with roti or puri. This recipe needs small or baby potatoes which need to be fried and can be made during the time of vrat. Fried but still very tasty and mouth-watering dish can be irresistible when you prepare.

Sabudana Vada

This dish is not for people who are dieting, as it is deep fried and served hot with spicy chutneys made of pudina (mint). But still they are considered as one of the best options to eat during fast. The delicious stuffing inside is nutritious. Sabudana vadas are crunchy and melt in the mouth, and make one feel full.

Sabudana Khichdi

This dish is very popular especially during the hard times of vrat. During any religious fast, Sabudana khichdi can be consumed safely without any second thought. It is easy to consume and makes you full, which helps in keeping oneself energetic for the entire day. That is the reason why Sabudana khichdi is the best dish to choose from !

Fruit Salad

What can be best than fruit salad? A dish which is totally oil free and gives you the same amount of energy as it provides you in an oil dish. Especially in vrat, one needs to have something which is not only healthy but also nutritious. Fruit salads are exactly the same and can be easily consumed anytime within a day.

Sabudana Kheer

Indian oriented dessert recipe “Sabudana Kheer” is the perfect sweet dish which makes everyone crave. Classical blend of elegance and grace; this dish has its own royal dignity which can be served with great love.

Matar Paneer

One of the best recipes one can try out in any given time and day. Matar Paneer can be cooked without onion and garlic just for vrat and it is best when it directly melts in your mouth. It can be served best with Paratha, Chapati, Puri; anything which goes with your taste buds.

Singhare ka Halwa

Navratri vrat dish recipe Singhare ka Halwa is a sweet dish served to people on fast day. It is for all of those who have a sweet tooth and lust to consume sweets. This delicious halwa is made with water chestnut, sugar and jaggery.  Don’t forget to serve it with cardamom powder and nuts.

Sabudana Thalipeeth

One of the most familiar dishes made during fasting mostly in Maharashtra. Preparing the dish requires dough, which must be more or less similar to that of Sabudana vada. But both dishes look different and the best part is, the Sabudana thalipeeth is made with very less oil on a non-stick pan. It is just a brilliant concept for all those who are dieting.

Coconut Laddoo

This delicious recipe is made with desiccated coconut and sugar, and can be prepared very quickly. It doesn’t actually take time to melt in the mouth as well !

Sweet Lassi

This tempting beverage is a traditional drink. It is a great blend of water, fruits, yogurt and sugar. It is the best refreshment one can enjoy during vrats, and is even light on the stomach. Apart from having normal lassi, one can taste it with different flavours and can even add cream to enhance its taste.

Dry Fruits Milkshake

For those of you who have milk during fasting, here is another cold beverage, which is sweet and made up of milk, ice-cream and flavours to enhance its taste. Dry fruits milkshake is a unique blend of milk and dry fruits – an ideal drink to start the Navratri day with.


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