Navratri Vrat Recipes | 12 Navratri Fasting Recipes

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Navratri Vrat Recipes | 12 Navratri Fasting Recipes
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Navratri is one of the biggest and most important festivals celebrated in India among Hindus. It is celebrated with great ardor twice a year for a stretch of nine days throughout the entire country. Navratri refers to the nine auspicious nights during which Goddess Durga is worshiped and has its origin in Hindu mythology, wherein Goddess Durga is believed to have different incarnations with each female deity signifying a distinct power.

During Navratris many people observe vrat or fast. While Traditionally people used to fast for nine days, now most people observe the festival by eating one time meal after sunset. The auspicious festival of Navratri is characterized by a distinct cuisine especially tailored or those who observe some type of fasting or restrictions on which food items to eat during this period.

As a general rule, people don't drink alcohol or eat non-vegetarian dishes during these auspicious days, and many don't even consume onion and garlic. The Navratri dishes don't make use of cereals like wheat flour, rice etc. and instead use flours made from vegetables. Thus ingredients like Kuttu Ka Atta (Buckwheat Flour), Singhare Ka Atta (Water Chestnut Flour), Rajgira Ka Atta (Amaranth Flour), Samvat ke Chawal (Barnyard Millet) and Sabudana (Sago) along with vegetables which vary from region to region, Makkhana (fox nuts or lotus seeds), milk, yoghurt, nuts are used for Navratri dishes. The choice of spices is also limited to the basic ones and instead of common salt, Sendha Namak or Rock salt is used as it is believed to be un-processed. Legumes and lentils are also avoided in these foods. Many see the vrat as a means of detoxifying their bodies.

Eating healthy and nourishing foods becomes really important during festival season marked with fast during day times and it has given rise to a plethora of Navratri dishes which add to the joy of these festivities and also provide a refreshing change along with a balanced and nourishing diet.

Check out this collection of Navratri fasting Recipes which can be easily made at home.

A Collection of easy Navratri Vrat Recipes

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe Step By Step Instructions 12

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe | Sago Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is a popular snack & fasting recipe, made with soaked sabudana cooked with tomatoes, potatoes & crunchy peanuts.
Sabudana Vada Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Sabudana Vada Recipe (Crispy Sago Fritters)

Sabudana Vadas are crispy delicious Maharashtrian snacks made by deep frying spiced Sabudana (Sago / Tapioca) and potato cutlets.
Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe | Potato & Tomato Curry

Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi is a popular, comforting, tangy and easy to make  North Indian dish
Quick Kalakand Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Kalakand Recipe (Quick Indian Milkcake)

Kalakand is a creamy and moist Indian Sweet made of condensed milk and Paneer.
Carrot Cucumber Raita Recipe

Carrot Cucumber Raita (Gajar Kakdi Raita) Recipe

Crunchy and refreshing raita made from carrots & cucumber in a spiced yoghurt base.
Fruit Raita Recipe

Fruit Raita Recipe

Refreshing raita made with fruits dipped in chilled yoghurt flavored with sugar and spices.
Fruit Chaat Recipe

Fruit Chaat Recipe

Chilled juicy delicious fruits with a mild spicy and tangy twist.
Singhare Ke Pakore Recipe

Singhare Ke Pakore Recipe

Deep Fried Dumplings made from Singhade Ka Aata (Water Chestnut Flour) and spiced boiled potatoes.
Carrot Kheer Step By Step Recipe

Carrot Kheer Recipe (Gajar Ki Kheer / Carrot Pudding)

Carrot Kheer or Gajar ki Kheer is a soothing sweet carrot pudding made by cooking grated carrots in milk and sugar.
Aloo Methi Step By Step Recipe

Aloo Methi Recipe | Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves

Aloo Methi is a dry Indian curry which combines the unique flavor & benefits of methi/ fenugreek leaves with the amazing taste of potatoes.
Indian Fruit Cream Recipe

Fruit Cream Recipe | Indian Fruit & Cream Dessert

Fruit Cream is an Indian pudding made with fruits dunked in a delicious sweet and creamy sauce flavored with Saffron.
Gajar Halwa Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Gajar Halwa Recipe | Carrot Halwa

Gajar Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert made by cooking grated carrots in milk. This is easily one of the most popular and favorite sweet dish in India and is loved by everyone.

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