Navratri comes twice an year.Chaitra or Mar-Apr & Shardiya Navratri in Oct.It is a time to pray, fast and meditate.Most of the year has been lost to quarantine.This 2020 is a time to pray we all survive.Most people go to temples during Navratri and listen to bhajans and chanting.This time let us just pray and chant at home.Here is a list of Top 10 Navratri- Vrat Recipes which you can make with minimal ingredients.
Navratre also comes with its diet restrictions.
What can I cook in Navratri?
Fasting recipes or Vrat ka khana/ vrat food are gluten-free primarily. People eat once a day and consume millets,sabudana/sago. Rice and wheat are not used in fast recipes.
Some only have fruits while others include milk and tubers in their diet.
We stay away from onion,garlic, tomatoes and heavy spicy food.
Veggies like okra,brinjal,beans and legumes are not eaten.
We also avoid meat, fish and eggs.
We use spices like dried mango powder,cumin powder,green chillies,sendha namak and mint.
Actually, this time is the best time to fast too now with quarantine in place.Great way to use minimal spices and veggies too.
Scroll below to see Top 10 Navratri- Vrat Recipes
1. Sabudana Vada : Sago fritters
Soaked sago or sabudana is a vrat staple.These tapioca balls are soaked overnight to make this delightful recipe.Click here to see the recipe.
2. Sabudana Khichdi : Sago Pulao
Light and delicately spiced.Perfect for a light snack or one-time meal.Great for breastfeeding mums too.Click here to see the recipe.
3. Date chutney- khajoor chutney
Sweet and sour chutney and a great source of iron too.Also, a perfect dip when you do not have tamarind at home.Click here to see the recipe.
4. Shakarkandi kheer -Sweet potato pudding
Sweet without adding too much sugar.It is a sweet potato after all! Click here to see the recipe.
5. Falhari dahi papdi chaat
Papdi chat with a difference.Click here to see the recipe.
6. Kaddu halva-Pumpkin halwa
Halwa from a veggie.You may feel will it be sweet enough?
It is and super yum too.Garnish with nuts for extra yum! Click here to see the recipe.
7. Falhari pizza: Gluten-free pizzas
This recipe is for those who miss their pizza takeaways.Healthy and tasty.Click here to see the recipe.
8. Falhari tikka: Easy paneer tikka with root vegetables.
Bake your own,So what if your favorite restaurant is now closed.
9. Tangy pumpkin curry
Pumpkin can be stored at room temperature until cut.Easy curry.
Click here to see the recipe.
10. Baked farali mixture
Potato trail mix with a difference.Click here to see the recipe.