As we are celebrating the Navratri festival from 17th October to 25th October this year, I have compiled 100+ Navratri Vrat recipes / Navratri Recipes / Navratri Fasting Recipes. Please click each picture below to read the full recipe, with step by step photos, useful tips, and some with short video recipes too.
Interesting Facts about Navratri
Navratri festival is celebrated throughout India, though the method and ways of celebrating may vary in each state. The word ‘Navratri’refers to the nine auspicious nights during which Goddess Durga is worshiped and most people observe fasts. It is celebrated twice a year, at the beginning of spring, and during the onset of autumn. Usually, in some parts of the north, west and central India people observe a fast on all nine days. Some people may choose to fast only on the first and the last day of the festival. Fasting is a way to pay your gratitude to the Goddess. It is the time of the year again when idols of goddess Durga are decorated with kumkum, bangles, flowers, jewelry, and morning prayers are offered accompanied by synchronized bells. Navratri festival is the time of the year to get back to the roots and deviate from the day-to-day machine life. During Navratri, most people give up non-vegetarian food while many others also skip onion and garlic from their meals. Vrat recipes such as Sabudana khichdi, fruit chaat, Sabudana kheer, Chivda, and Spicy Makhana are some of the popular dishes prepared during the Navratri season.
Ingredients like singhara atta, kuttu Atta, vegetables, fruits, milk, yogurt, and makhanas are preferred as they are light on the stomach and can be digested easily. Also, instead of regular salt, rock salt or sendha namak is used as it is pure and unprocessed.
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More about Navratri (Source: wiki)
Navratri in Sanskrit literally means 9 nights is a multi-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn every year. The festival is celebrated in the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the month of September and October. In Tamilnadu, Navratri has been a historic tradition with goddess Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Durga on the focus. Another notable Tamil tradition is a celebration of the festival with golu dolls. These dolls include Gods, Goddess, animals, birds and rural life all in a miniature design. People set up their own creative themes in their homes called kolu, invite relatives and friends to their homes to view the kolu design and serve sweets, snacks and sundal as prasad.
Collection of Navratri Fasting Recipes for this year
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