10 best recipes for Navratri fast
Navratri is one of an important festival of Hindus and people celebrate the different-different avatars of Goddess Durga in these nine days. Navratri that comes in the month of Chaitra (first month of Hindu calendar) and mostly it comes in the month of March or April. The first day of this Navratri is also known as Gudi Padwa as well as New Year of Hindus. Navratri is referred with the nine days of worshipping goddess Durga. Goddess Durga ornamented with the Kumkum, various jewellery, designer & dazzling attire and flowers. Most of the people keep the fast of nine days and devoted themselves in the feet of goddess Durga while some people only do fast on first day and ninth day of this holy period.
What We Can Eat During Fast?
There are lots of things that we can eat during the fast as well as with those substances you can try different-different recipes. Food items that preferred in fast are fruits, vegetables, yogurt, sabudana, singhara atta, kuttu atta, milk, dry fruits, makhanas and much more. These items are highly preferred by the people who keep fast all the nine days. Regular salt is not used while preparing any dish, instead of regular salt, rock salt is used. So helping our readers, we are sharing some of the Navratri vrat recipes that would definitely add a special flavour to this religious festival. All these recipes are completely homemade and you can easily make at your home.
Here I am sharing some of my personal recipes that I have already tried at my home. Here are the 10 best Navratri vrat recipes, and they are:
Sabudana is full of carbohydrates that give you a lot of energy while fasting. Sabudana Khichdi is made up of peanuts, potatoes, sabudana, mild spices, rock salt and ghee/oil. Khichdi is very popular dish that is prepared in every home during the fast as well as it is very easy to make in the hard time of vrat. Sabudana khichdi is the first choice of the people during the time of upvas and it makes you full plus keep you energetic whole day.
Fruit salad is one of a best choice and nothing would be best than the fruit salad. It is an oil free dish and gives a same amount of energy that you will get through the oil dishes. On the other hand, in upvas, you should have to eat healthy as well as nutritious food. Hence, fruits contained all the nutrition that is essential for body. You can include various fruits in fruit salad and consumed anytime in a day.
Singhare Ka Halwa
Meal is incomplete without delicious sweet dish. You can make different-different kind of sweet dishes and one of them is Singhare ka Halwa. It is a best dish for the people who have a lust to consume the sweet dish. Halwa is prepared by few materials that include singhara atta, water, sugar, chestnut, ghee and jaggery. It can prepare in less time and when you serve then don’t forget to serve it with dry fruits and cardamom powder.
It is another sweet dish which can be easily prepared at home. It is a sweet dish which is desired and loved by everyone. It is a classical mixture of grace and elegance, sabudana khir has its own royal dignity that can be served with huge love. The elements that are required to make sabudana khir are milk, sabudana, sugar and dry fruits.
It is a very common dish that can easily consume with paratha or puri. For making fried aloo, only few things are required and they are small potatoes, oil or ghee, rock salt and mild spices. You should have to fry potatoes in ghee/oil with spices. It is an easiest dish to prepare during the fast, you can prepare it dry or with water. It is simple dish but very tasty as well as it is also considered as mouth-watering dish.
It is a delicious dish and craves by the people. It is a deep fried dish and can be served with chutneys or yogurt. You have to soak sabudana in water and remove water from it then leave it for few hours (around 5-6 hours). Make the mixture of sabudana, powder of peanuts, mild spices and rock salt. Make small rounds of the mixture and then deep fried it. This dish is not suitable for the people who don’t like to eat oily food or doing dieting. Vada are too crunchy and delicious in taste and melt in the mouth easily.
It is another dish made by sabudana. It is similar like sabudana vada but for thalipeeth, less oil required that means it is a dish that can be prepare in less oil. The recipe of sabudana vada and sabudana thalipeeth is almost same but its look different from each other. It is made by very less oil and it prepare on a non-stick pan. Perfect dish for the people who are too health conscious.
It is an amazing beverage, especially in the hot days of summer. It is also a beverage that can drink in fast. It is a great mixture of water, yogurt, sugar and fruits (optional). It is a best refreshment drink that you can enjoy in your vrat. If you want to add flavour in lassi then you can add cream or fruits in it or you can drink normal lassi.
Dry Fruits Milkshake
Milk is a best option for body. Milk contained all the important nutrients that are essential for body. If you are thinking to drink plain milk during fast then you can drink it but it would be good if you make a milkshake with the combination of dry fruits. It can be made with milk, flavours and ice cream; via these things you can enhance the taste of your plain milk. Milk and dry fruits are the unique blend of beverage as well as it is a perfect drink to start a day.
Singhare ki Puri
It is another dish which is made up of singhara atta. For this dish, you just need singhara ke atta, water, few boiled potatoes and rock salt. Mix mixture and make a puri, after that deep fried it. The taste of this is tremendous and liked by people. You can serve puri with aloo fried, chutneys or yogurt.