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35 Navratri Vrat Recipes In Hindi

Navratri Recipes– In this podcast series, we have compiled all 20 popular Navratri recipes or fasting recipes. Navratri is a celebration of 9 days. It is one of the biggest Hindu festivals is celebrated twice a year, at the beginning of spring and during the onset of autumn. Devotees worship the nine different avatars of Goddess Durga and most people observe fasts.

During the Navratris, people only cook vegetarian recipes and avoid having non-vegetarian food, onion, and garlic. Kuttu atta, singhara atta, fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt, rock salt, and makhanas are some favored ingredients during the Navratri season. To make it easy for you, here are some delicious and healthy Navratri Recipes for you.

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1. Makhane Ki Kheer

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Makhane Ki Kheer”, one of the popular fasting recipes. Makhana is also known as foxnuts or puffed lotus seeds. These foxnuts are nutritious and easy to digest. Makhane ki kheer is traditionally made during Indian fastings, such as the Navratri vrat. This is used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Ingredients Required

  • 250 gm Makhana
  • 500 ml full-fat milk
  • 4 Tbps Ghee
  • Almonds
  • Cashew
  • 120 gm sugar
  • 1 pinch Saffron threads
  • 4 cardamom Powdered

Method/ Procedure

  • In a pan,  keep on low flame and add ghee
  •  Add Makhana, almonds, and cashews, roast on low flame till makhana turn crisp and cashews become golden, keep aside
  • When the mixture turns cold, take 1/4th of the mix in a blender and blend into a powder.
  • Add milk to the pan, let it boil, add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron, the powdered mixture, stir and cook for 1 minute
  • Add rest of the mix, cook for 10 minutes, makhanas will turn soft, keep on low flame for 4-5 minutes. Enjoy making this and other easy Navratri vrat recipes today.

2. Sama Ke Pulao

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sama Ka Pulao”, one of the popular fasting recipes. Sama is also referred to as vrat ke chawal. Since we don’t eat cereal grains during fasting, samvat or sama grains are used instead of rice to make rice-based dishes. Barnyard millet is the English name for Sama ke chawal. Vari, varai, sanwa, samwa, are some of the other Indian names for barnyard millet.

Ingredients Required

For Pulao:

  • 1 cup water, sama rice, or barnyard millet (for soaking)
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter/ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin/jeera
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 chilies (slit)
  • 1 potato (cubed) 
  • 1 carrot (cubed)
  • 2 cup of liquid
  • 1 tsp rock salt (sendha namak)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered pepper

Others:

  • ½ tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp peanut
  • 5 almond (halves)
  • 10 cashew (halves)
  • 2 tbsp dry coconut (sliced)
  • ½ cup makhana/fox nuts
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

Method/ Procedure

  • To start, soak 1 cup sama rice for 20 minutes in a wide mixing bowl.
  • 1 tbsp ghee, 1 tsp cumin, 3 cardamom pods, and 12 tsp pepper, heated in a Kadai and slightly saute
  • Now add 1 inch of ginger and 2 chilies to the pan and saute thoroughly. 1/2 potato and 1/2 carrot, sauteed for 3 minutes or until half cooked
  • Toss in the soaked sama rice. Make sure the water is absolutely drained.
  • Pour 2 cup water, 1/2 tsp rock salt or sendha namak, and 1/2 tsp pepper powder, well mixed.
  • Cook, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the sama rice is fully cooked.
  • Heat 12 tbsp ghee in a pan, then add 2 tbsp peanuts, 5 almonds, 10 cashews, 2 tbsp dry coconut, and 1/2 cup makhana, and roast on low heat until crunchy and golden brown.
  • Place the roasted nuts on top of the pulao and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Mix well making sure everything is well combined. Enjoy making this and other easy Navratri vrat recipes today.

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3. Kuttu Ke Pakore

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Kuttu Ke Pakore”, one of the popular fasting recipes. Kuttu ka atta or buckwheat flour and mashed potatoes or aloo are used to make deep-fried pakoras or fritters.  Kuttu Ke Pakore is a crispy vegan and gluten-free Navratri snack recipe.

Ingredients Required

  • 250 gm kuttu flour
  • 2-3 potatoes
  • 2 green chillis chopped
  • Sendha namak
  • Water

Method/ Procedure

  • Boil, peel, and mash the potatoes in a bowl
  • Add kuttu flour, sendha namak, green chilli
  • Add water getting the consistency of pakoda batter
  • Fry till done. Enjoy making this and other easy Navratri vrat recipes today.
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4. Sama Ke Idli

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sama Ke Idli”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. This is fermented idli prepared with sama, samo, samvat, or vari rice, a type of grain commonly used in India during fasting.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup- Sama Rice
  • 2 tbsp- Sabudana
  • Sendha Namak (as per taste)
  • 1 tsp- Green chili paste
  • 1 tsp- Sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp- Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup- Sour curd
  • ½-1cup  Water

Method/ Procedure

  • Grind sama rice and sabudana in a blender to powder
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and make a pourable consistency
  •  Leave it overnight in a warm place for fermentation
  • Pour the batter into idli maker, steam for 20 minutes
  •  Serve with chutney

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5. Banana Dry Fruits Smoothie

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Banana Dry Fruits Smoothie”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Bananas provide carbohydrates and potassium, milk provides protein and calcium, and dry fruits such as dates provide a variety of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Almonds and cashews have a high protein content, while raisins provide a high dose of antioxidants. Overall, a banana dry fruit smoothie is one of the healthiest beverages that one can have

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup low fat yoghurt
  • ½ banana
  • 3-4 walnuts
  • 3-4 cashews
  • 3-4 Almonds
  • 3-4 Pistachios
  • 1-3 Tsp Honey
  • ½ Cup milk (if required)

Method/ Procedure

  • Pour all ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until it becomes creamy and smooth
  • Add ½ cup milk if consistency is too thick
  • Serve in a glass, after garnishing with dry fruits

 

6. Papaya Halwa

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Papaya Halwa”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. A “halwa” is a must-have for any Indian festival. Papaya Halwa is a delicious dessert that you can make at home with basic ingredients such as milk powder, sugar, green cardamom, ghee, and, of course, papaya. The process of one of the popular Navratri Vrat recipes is mentioned below.

Ingredients Required

  • 5 cup grated papaya
  • 6 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon milk powder
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 4 powdered green cardamom
  • 13 cashews

 

Method/ Procedure

  • In a pan, melt the ghee and add the grated papaya. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Once the papaya has been fried or roasted, add the sugar and cook until the ghee separates.
  • Combine the milk powder and green cardamom powder in a mixing bowl. Continue to stir over medium heat.
  • Serve with halved cashews as a garnish.

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7. Arbi Ke Kebab

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Arbi Ke Kebab”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Arbi is a vegetable that becomes very doughy when cooked and mashed. Mashed arbi, gramme flour, and breadcrumbs are used in this vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients Required

  • 250 gm Arbi
  • 4 Tbsp Kuttu Flour
  • 1 Green Chilli (optional)
  • ½ Inch Ginger Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Ajwain
  • Sendha Salt to taste
  • 3-4 Tsp Oil

 

Method/ Procedure

  • Boil arbi in a cooker or pan till soft, peel when done
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients, mash the arbi and make a uniform mixture
  • Grease palms with oil and make cylindrical shapes of the mixture
  • Pan fry till golden brown
  • Insert a tooth pick in between
  • Serve hot with green mint chutney

 

8. Singhaare Ke Samosa

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Singhaare Ke Samosa”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Samosas are best vegeterian recipes. 

Ingredients Required

For Dough:

  • 200 gm Singhaare ka aata
  • ½ cup Arrowroot
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 3 Cups Water
  • Sendha Salt to Taste
  • Oil or Ghee for Deep Frying

For filling:

  • 4 Potatoes Boiled
  • ¾ Cup Chilli Powder (Optional)
  • 1Tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Dhaniya Seeds
  • Sendha Namak to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee

Method/ Procedure

Filling:

  • Heat ghee in a pan, when hot add cumin seeds, let them splutter
  • Add boiled mashed potatoes, add coriander seeds, salt to taste, mix well, keep aside

 For Dough: 

  • Boil 3 cups water in a pan
  • Add flour and Arrowroot
  • Let it accumulate in the center, and form a dough
  • Take off from heat, let it cool

 For Samosa:

  • Roll the dough in a circle of the desired size, cut it into two halves
  • Apply water on the flat side and join them to foe a cone
  • Add the filling, apply filling on the free side and stick them together to form Samosa
  • Repeat for the rest of the dough
  • Deep Fry Serve Hot

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9. Kuttu Aur Palak ke Pakode

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Kuttu Aur Palak ke Pakode”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. It is a typical South-Indian vegetarian recipe to accompany your idlis. 

Ingredients Required

  • 100 gm Kuttu Aata
  • 100 gm Spinach/Palak Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp Peanuts (crushed)
  • 1 Green Chilli Chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder (optional)
  • Sendha Salt to Taste
  • Water as required
  • Oil for frying

Method/ Procedure

  • Add Kuttu, spinach, peanuts, green chili, chili powder, and sendha salt in a bowl, and keep aside
  • After 15 minutes, add water to make a uniform mixture of dumpling consistency
  • Fry oil in a wok, deep fry the pakora
  • Serve hot

10. Peanut Coconut Chutney

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Peanut Coconut Chutney”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. It is a vegetarian recipe for those who prefer to have spinach while fasting. 

Ingredients Required

  • ½ Cup Peanuts
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 Green Chilli (optional)
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • Sendha Salt to Taste
  • Water
  • 2 Tsp Oil,
  • 1 Sprig of Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds

Method/ Procedure

  • In a grinder, grind all the ingredients make a course chutney
  • Keep chutney in a bowl
  • Take a tempering pan, add oil to it
  • When the oil is warm, splutter sesame seeds till they are brown
  • Switch off the gas and add curry leaves
  • Spread the chutney, mix well
  • Serve chutney with vrat dosas or other dishes of your choice

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11. Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Ki Sabzi

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Ki Sabzi”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Sweet potato sabzi is a dry vegetable dish made with sweet potato cubes, crunchy peanuts, sesame seeds, and finely grated dry coconut. This sabji’s ingredients are all ideal for Hindu fasting (vrat). This is a delicious and nutritious side dish.

Ingredients Required

  • 2 Shaarkandi (Sweet Potato) – peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Dry Chilli (Optional)
  • ½ Tsp Dhaniya Powder
  • ½ Cup Coriander Leaves
  • Sendha (Rock) Salt to Taste

Method/ Procedure

  • Take a nonstick pan, heat oil in it
  • Add dried chili, when it is done, add sliced shakarkandi
  • Cover, cook for 5 mins
  • Add coriander powder and leaves, salt, and mix well
  • Cover and cook for 10 mins
  • Serve hot

12. Pumpkin Ki Kheer

As part of Navratri Recipes, we bring to you “Pumpkin Ki Kheer”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Pumpkin Ki Kheer or Kaddu Ki Kheer is a sweet dish cooked or prepared during vrats. 

Ingredients Required

  • 4-6 Tsp Ghee
  • ½ Cups Cashew
  • 500 gm Pumpkin – peeled and grated
  • 5 Cups Milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp Sugar
  • Few Saffron strands
  • ½ tsp Green Cardamom Powder
  • 2 Tsp Rose Water

Method/ Procedure

  • Take a pan, heat ghee in it, fry cashews, remove once done
  • Add grated pumpkin, sauté till it softens, remove the pumpkin
  • Add milk to the same pan, let it boil on medium heat for 8-10 minutes
  • Keep stirring, scraping sides, and adding in milk
  • Add Cooked pumpkin and saffron, cook for 5 minutes
  • Add Sugar, Cardamom powder, and Cashews, cook for 5 minutes
  • Switch off the gas, add rose water
  • Serve hot, warm, or cold

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13. Sooji Ka Halwa

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sooji Ka Halwa”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Sooji Ka Halwa is a sweet dish prepared during vrats. 

Ingredients Required

  • 1 Cup Sooji
  • Saffron strands
  • 5 Cups Full Fat Milk
  • ½ Cup Fresh Cream
  • ¾ Cups Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Ghee
  • ½ Tsp Ilaichi Power
  • ½ Cup Cashews Chopped
  • ½ Cup Almonds Chopped
  • ¼ cup Pista crushed

Method/ Procedure

  • Heat ghee in a pan, roast/fry sooji on medium flame
  • Meanwhile, boil milk in a pan, add sugar and cardamom powder
  • add cashews and almonds in sooji and continue to fry
  • Add fresh cream, keep stirring
  • Add milk and sugar solution
  • Let sooji absorb milk, cover, and cook for 2-5 minutes
  • Uncover, sprinkle crushed pista and saffron milk on top, cover again
  • Uncover after 10 minutes, serve hot

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14. Pomgranate Lassi

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Pomgranate Lassi”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. It is a sweet drink prepared during vrats. 

Ingredients Required

  • ½ Cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Cup yoghurt
  • 1 pinch Ilaichi Power
  • 2 tbsp. Honey/Sugar
  • Dry fruits to garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish
  • Water as required.

Method/ Procedure

  • Grind pomegranate seeds in a grinder
  • Add yoghurt, ilichai powder, honey/sugar and water
  • Blend till it becomes a smoothie
  • Pour in a glass
  • Garnish with dry fruits and pomegranate seeds.

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15. Sabudaane ki Tikki

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sabudaane ki Tikki”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Sabudaane ki Tikki is a starter prepared during vrats. 

Ingredients Required

  • 2 Cup Sabudana
  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • ½ Cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 green chillies chopped/1-2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Sendha Namak to taste
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • ½ Cup grated paneer (optional)
  • Oil for shallow frying

Method/ Procedure

  • Wash sabudana and soak it for 6-7 hours
  • Add rinsed sabudana in a bowl, add boiled potato grated
  • Add rest of the ingredients and create a mixture.
  • Shape as Tikki, shallow fry on a non stick pan till golden brown on both sides
  • Serve hot

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16. Kuttu ki Khichdi

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Kuttu Ki Khichdi”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. 

Ingredients Required

  • 1 Cup whole Kuttu
  • 2 diced potatoes
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cumin
  •  2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Sendha Namak to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1.5 cups water

Method/ Procedure

  • Dry roast peanuts, cool them, and grind
  • Meanwhile, wash and soak kuttu
  • In a pan add oil, cumin seeds, green chilli, and ginger
  • Once aroma comes, add potatoes and stir fry till they turn golden
  • Add peanut powder, kuttu, and sendha namak
  • After 1-2 minutes, add kuttu, add water and let it cook
  • Once cooked garnish with lemon juice and coriander

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17. Spinach Raita

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Spinach Raita”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. 

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup Spinach, washed and chopped
  • ½ tsp Ginger chopped
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 pinch Black pepper powder
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 2-3 tsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Sendha Namak to taste

Method/ Procedure

  • Wisk the yogurt by adding water, keep aside
  • Heat oil in a wok, add cumin, let it splutter
  • Add chopped ginger, after the raw smell goes, add spinach
  • Sauté till water evaporates from spinach

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18. Mango Fruit Popsicle

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Mango Fruit Popsicle”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 Cup whole Grapes
  • 1 Cup Mango
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Cup water

Method/ Procedure

  • Add mango, milk, sugar, and water to a mixer and blend it
  • It should be thicker than mango shake
  • Add in the mixture to a Popsicle stand
  • Add whole grapes inside
  • cover and keep in the freezer till ready

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19. Peanut Sundal

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Peanut Sundal”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1/2 Cup unroasted Peanuts
  • Sendha salt to Taste
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 3 tbsp. grated coconut

Method/ Procedure

  • Pressure cook peanuts with salt for up to 2 whistles, rinse and let it cool
  • Heat oil in a wok, add grated ginger, sauté till aroma is gone
  • Add boiled peanuts and salt sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add grated coconut, mix nicely.

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20. Sama Rice Utthapam

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sama Rice Utthapam”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup Sama Rice
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • Sendha Namak to taste
  • Water as required

Method/ Procedure

  • Wash and soak sama rice for 10-15 mins
  • Rinse and grind to a smooth paste
  • Add cumin seeds and sendha namak
  • Heat a skillet, once hot enough pour a ladle full of batter
  • Add chopped vegetables on upper side of utthpam
  • When base is cooked, flip it over and cook the other side
  • Make more utthpams with rest of the batter.

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21. Sama Rice Dhokla

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sama Rice Dhokla”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup Sama Rice
  • 1 1/4 cup sour yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • Green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp Sendha Namak
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 2-3 whole dry red chilli
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Coconut and Dry Coriander to garnish

Method/ Procedure

  • Dry roast Sama rice lightly.
  • Add sendha salt, chili paste, ginger paste and yoghurt to this rice, keep overnight
  • Fermented batter ready of spongy consistency
  • Grease the dhokla tin with ghee, add batter
  • Peep to steam for 20 minutes
  • Garnish with coconut and coriander when ready.

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22. Banana Chips

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Banana Chips”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 4 Raw bananas
  • 2 tsp Sendha Namak
  • 2.5 tsp Water
  • 2.5 tsp pepper powder

Method/ Procedure

  • Slice half a banana
  • In a bowl mix water and sendha salt
  • Heat oil in a wok, add slices chips one by one
  • Add 1 tsp salty water in the wok alongside banana slices
  • Fry rest of the batches of banana slices 
  • When ready sprinkle salt and pepper
  • Let it cool down and serve.

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23. Singhaara Flour Kadhi

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Singhaara flour Kadhi”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 Bowl Yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Singhaara Flour
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 dry red whole chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Sendha Namak to taste
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp. oil

Method/ Procedure

  • In a bowl add yoghurt, Singhaara flour, chilli powder, sendha salt and whisk it
  • Put oil in a wok and once hot, splutter curry leave and cumin seeds
  • Add the yoghurt mixture, lert it cook for 5-8 minutes
  • Simmer down, cook till done
  • garnish with coriander leaves and cover for 40-50 secs
  • Serve hot with sama rice or kuttu poori

24. Vrat Batata Vada

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Vrat Batata Vada”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 3 Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 2 Green Chilies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Sendha namak to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 12 cup Singhaara Flour
  • Water
  • Oil for deep frying

Method/ Procedure

  • Make Singhaara flour batter by mixing singhara flour, salt, pepper and water
  • Make potatoes mixture by mixing rest of the ingredients
  • Divide the mixture in 10 parts
  • Heat oil in a wok
  • Coat Potato mixture in the batter, and deep fry.
  • Strain and serve warm.

25. Coconut Vrat Dip

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Coconut Vrat Dip”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 3/4 cu grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili
  • Sendha Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • Water

Method/ Procedure

  • Add all the ingredients in a blender
  • Grind it till smooth paste
  • Add water to get desired consistency
  • Serve with snacks

26. Makhana Mix

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Makhana Mix”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 2 cups Makhana
  • 3 tbsp Almonds
  • 3 tbsp Cashews
  • 3 tbsp Raisins
  • 3 tbsp dried coconut slices
  • Sendha Namak to taste
  • 3/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Amchoor
  • 1-2 tbsp Ghee

Method/ Procedure

  • In a wok heat some ghee and roast makhanas evenly till crispy
  • Add more ghee and roast almonds and cashews
  • dry roast coconut slices
  • Once done all them in a bowl
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and amchoor and mix well
  • Let it cool and serve

27. Lauki ki kheer

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Lauki ki kheer”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 3 Cups grated lauki
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 bowl cashews
  • 1.5 L milk
  • 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Method/ Procedure

  • In a pan heat ghee and fry the cashews till they are brown
  • Strain Cashews out and add grated lauki
  • Cook till done while stirring occasionally
  • Take off the flame
  • Boil milk, when it thickens and becomes 1-1.25 liters add cooked lauki
  • Let it cook for sometime till it further thickens
  • Add Cardamom powder and garnish with cashews.
  • Serve warm or cold

28. Sweet Potato Laddu

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sweet Potato Laddu”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 250 gm Sweet Potato
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp cashews chopped
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • Sugar to taste
  • Coconut Powder

Method/ Procedure

  • Boil, peel and mash sweet potato
  • Heat some ghee in a pan and roast cashews till golden, keep aside
  • Heat more ghee in a pan and roast raisins, keep aside
  • In the same pan add rest of the ghee and sauté for 2-3 minutes 
  • Add sugar, after it melts keep stirring till mixture is devoid of all the moisture
  • Once done take off the flame and let it cool
  • Add cashews and raisins and mix well
  • Grease your palms and make laddus of the mixture
  • Roll the laddus in coconut powder and store.

29. Sabudana Vada

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sabudana Vada”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1.5 cup Sabudana
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts Roasted
  • 2 Green Chilies finwly chopped 
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 3 Potatoes boiled and mashed
  • Sendha Namak to taste

Method/ Procedure

  • In a grind the sabudana to a fine powder, keep in a bowl
  • Course ground peanuts, add in sabudana powder
  • Add rest of the ingredients and make a dough
  • Roll it to a thick circle
  • Cut it in rectangles and deep fry till golden in color
  • serve hot with any vrat friendly dip

30. Sonth ki Chutney

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sonth ki Chutney”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1/2 cup Tamarind
  • 1.5 cups Jaggary
  • 4 tsp Sendha Salt
  • 2 tsp Sonth
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Vrat Friendly Chaat Masala to taste

Method/ Procedure

  • Soak tamarind in water till its soft and pulpy
  • Sieve it, add water till its pouring consistency
  • Add rest of the ingredients, keep it on gas and let it boil
  • Keep stirring till its desired consistency
  • Cool it down and store.

31. Vrat ke Momos

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Vrat ke Momos”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1/2 cup Sama Rice Flour 
  • 1/2 cup Rajgira Flour
  • Half bowl Pumpkin chopped
  • Half bowl Spinach chopped
  • Half bowl Cucumber chopped
  • Half bowl Carrots chopped
  • Sendha Salt to taste

Method/ Procedure

  • Knead the Sama rice and Rajgira flours together in a soft dough.
  • Boil or Steam Chopped vegetables.
  • Take Vegetables out and add sendha salt in them.
  • Take a small ball size dough and roll it evenly.
  • Place it in your palms, add the filling and seal it.
  • Once all done, steam them for 10-15 minutes
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32. Sweet Potato Chips

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Sweet Potato Chips”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 2 Sweet Potatos
  • Water for soaking chips
  • Water for blanching chips
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sendha Salt
  • Vrat Friendly Chat Masala

Method/ Procedure

  • Slice the sweet potato and soak them in water.
  • Blanch them
  • Dry them on a cloth piece till they turn hard and translucent.
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the chips.
  • Sprinkle Sendha Salt and Chaat masala on the chips.
  • Serve or store.

33. Raw Banana Chivda

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Raw Banana Chivda”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • Raw Banana
  • 1/3 cup Raw Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Sultana Raisins
  • Cashew nuts
  • Whole Almonds (Badam)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Caster Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for frying
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Method/ Procedure

  • In a kadai, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Bananas should be washed and peeled before being grated into hot oil.
  • Fry until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Set aside after draining on absorbent paper.
  • Peanuts, cashews, and almonds should be fried, as well as green chilies and curry leaves. Fry until they are crispy.
  • Finally, fry the raisins. In a large mixing bowl, combine fried grated banana, peanuts, cashews, almonds, raisins, green chilies, and curry leaves.
  • Salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala, and powdered sugar should all be added to it. Mix thoroughly.
  • Once the chivda has completely cooled, store it in an airtight container.

35. Strawberry Watermelon Juice

As part of Navratri Recipes Special, we bring to you “Strawberry Watermelon Juice”, one of the popular fasting recipes or Navratri Vrat recipes. Give your little ones something interesting on vrat days.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup Strawberry
  • 2 cups watermelon (deseeded)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • mint leaves for garnishing

Method/ Procedure

  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender
  • Adjust sweet and water if required
  • Pour in a glass and serve

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