Are you looking for some great Navratri Special Food Recipes that you can easily make at home? If yes, then keep reading this article to learn about all the finger-licking recipes that you can enjoy during this festive season that celebrates the nine Hindu goddesses.
As science also agrees, we should avoid eating heavy-on-stomach foods like meat, onion, garlic, grain, alcohol, and more during the changing season. It is because our immunity is at its weakest around this time of the year so we can fall sick very easily.
So what do we eat?
We can eat multiple other foods which are light on our stomach and hence can be digested easily. It includes food items like fresh vegetables, milk, yoghurt, kuttu atta, singhara atta, and makhanas.
Don’t Worry! Your taste buds wouldn’t have to compromise with the flavours because I will share my recipes with you that you must try.
1. Sabudana Khichdi Recipe
One of my favourite dishes, Sabudana Khichdi, has to be at the top of the lot because there is nothing easier yet tasty than this. Here is how you can make it:
- Wash a cup of sabudana to remove starch and soak it in one and a half cups of water overnight.
- In the morning, dice a skinless potato and boil it in salted water.
- Make a puree of a big tomato and a green chilli.
- Roast some peanuts and set aside.
- Heat a pan and put ghee in it and let it heat up.
- Put a teaspoon of mustard seeds and a few curry leaves.
- Put the tomato and chilli puree in the pan and let it cook for a minute.
- Put salt to taste and a teaspoon of garam masala in it.
- Once cooked, add peanuts and boiled potatoes.
- Finally, add the soaked sabudana and mix it well.
- Cook for about a minute then turn off the heat and put on the lid.
2. Kuttu Ka Dosa Recipe
Kuttu is one of the best ingredients which are used during Navratri and you can make multiple cuisines with it. The one that I like the most is Kuttu ka Dosa. It sounds fascinating and tastes amazing too. Let us see how it can be made:
- Mash 2 Tbsp Arbi in a bowl and add 5 Tbsp Kuttu ka atta with salt to taste.
- Add some water and make a thick paste out of it.
- Add 1/2 tsp ajwain, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp ginger, and 1 tsp green chillies to the batter.
- Stir the batter to turn it into a smooth flowing consistency, add more water if needed.
- Prepare dosa like you would with the regular batter.
- You can also make spicy aloo paste to add to the dosa.
3. Makhana Kheer Recipe
After having some flavourful dosas, it is necessary to have something sweet, at least in my books. Please follow the Navratri Special sweets’ recipe mentioned below and enjoy a great cup of makhana kheer for me.
- Roast 1 cup of makhana and 10-12 cashews in 2-3 Tbsp of ghee till they are crunchy.
- Heat 2 cups of milk in a thick-bottomed pan and let it come to a boil.
- Put ⅓ cup makhana aside and grind the rest of them.
- Add around 3.5 to 4 Tbsp of sugar to the milk.
- Add kesar and elaichi powder to the milk.
- Add the grounded makhana and the whole ones to the milk.
- Let it simmer and you can turn off the heat when desired consistency is reached.
4. Banana Walnut Lassi Recipe
Do you want to know what is the most difficult thing to prepare in the kitchen? It is not the Banana Walnut Lassi and here is how you make it:
- Add 1 cup low-fat yoghurt, 1/2 banana, 3-4 walnuts, 1 tsp seed mix, and 1-2 tsp honey in a blender.
- Blend to make a thick smoothie or you can add some water to correct the consistency according to your liking.
5. Kebab-e-Kela Recipe
Did we talk about starters? I don’t think we did, which is why I am sharing this amazing recipe of Kebab-e-Kela that can be the perfect start for your vrat day. Let us see what the recipe requires us to do:
- Steam 250-gram raw bananas (diced), 1-inch ginger, and 1 black cardamom seed (badi elaichi) till the bananas are soft.
- Mash the boiled bananas and add 1/4 cup kuttu ka atta, 2 tsp white rock salt (sendha namak), 2 tsp coriander seed powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 green chilli, and 2 tbsp chopped coriander.
- Make a dough out of it and prepare small balls out of it.
- Dust it with kuttu ka atta and shallow fry it in a pan using ghee.
6. Aloo Ke Pakode Recipe
To add to the menu of starters, let me reveal a great recipe that you can prepare in minutes, aloo ke pakode:
- Chop a few potatoes, the quantity that you can eat.
- Add rock salt to taste, and some chopped green chillies.
- Finally, add kuttu ka atta and coat all the potatoes in it.
- Fry these babies and serve them hot.
7. Vratwale Paneer Rolls Recipe
Cheers to all the paneer lovers as I bring these amazing Paneer Rolls, that you can eat during this navratris. Here is the simple recipe to complex flavours:
- Mix 2 boiled potatoes, 2 cups mashed paneer, 1 chopped green chilli, 1/2 tsp chopped ginger, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp sendha namak, 7-8 raisins, 1 tsp black powder, 1 tsp cardamom powder, a pinch of nutmeg, and 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves.
- Make a soft dough out of this and create small rolls using the same.
- Fry these rolls until golden brown and serve them hot.
So, this was all about the Navratri Special Food Recipes that you can prepare during this Navratri season. I must say that you should give these recipes a try as there is no match to their taste.
Although I like them all, sabudana khichdi and makhana kheer are my personal favourite. I suggest you try these for sure and come back to this article to share your experience with your fellow readers.
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