Navratri is that time of the year when idols of goddess Durga are decorated with kumkum, bangles, flowers, and jeweled attires. Morning prayers are offered accompanied by synchronised bells. The aroma of pure butter or desi ghee delicacies fill up the space. Navratri, one of the biggest Hindu festivals is celebrated twice a year with great fervour across the country. Devotees worship the different avatars of Goddess Durga for nine days. Goddess Durga is believed to have nine different incarnations and each female deity signifies a distinct power. The word ‘Navratri‘refers to the nine auspicious nights during which Goddess Durga is worshiped and most people observe fasts. In South India, a Golu is set up at homes and people visit each other bearing gifts and good wishes. A golu is a festive set up wherein dools are arranged on steps, to depict an epic or a part of a story. During Navratri most people give up non-vegetarian food while many others also eliminate onion and garlic from their meals. This being a personal choice, doesn’t necessarily mean your fast has to be a bore. A large variety of delicious delicacies can be made, especially for Navratri Vrat, allowing you to feast healthy while fasting! Using Vidiem’s range of products from mixer grinders, wet grinders, gas cooktops, hobs and a range of gas stoves and new products we have curated a list of amazing Navratri recipes for you!
Sabudana Khichdi – a pilaf/pulao made with sago/tapioca pearls! This vegan and gluten-free dish is extremely popular in India during the fasting season of Navratri. However if you ask me, you don’t really need an occasion to make and devour it. This khichdi is extremely simple and yet so flavorful and is delicious with yogurt!
Vrat Ka Dhokla
Healthy and delicious savory steamed cake made with barnyard millet and tapioca pearls. Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla is light, spongy and full of flavor! A gluten-free delicacy!
Vrat Ki Idly
This fermented idly is made from Samo, sama, samvat or vari rice. It is a perfect healthy delicious dish to accompany your navratri fast, along with a no onion and garlic chutney!
Kuttu Ka Dosa
If you are a dosa fan, this Navratri, move over the usual kuttu puris and rustle up something different. A crisp dosa recipe made of kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) with a potato filling. Don’t forget to serve it with mint and coconut chutney
Singhare ke atta ke Samosa
Your favorite tea time snack made with fasting ingredients like water chestnut flour, sendha namak and a filling of spiced chironji. You could serve this samosa with coriander chutney.
Kesar Shrikhand is a very famous Gujarati sweet recipe which is loved by people of all age groups. The taste and goodness of kesar gives it an unforgettable flavour. This quick shrikhand recipe is prepared in almost all Indian households. It is sure to give your festive feast a perfect end with its extremely refreshing taste. It is an extremely easy-to-make recipe and can be made with readily available ingredients in the kitchen. This festive recipe is best enjoyed when chilled. Garnish it with nuts and raisins and enjoy this sweet recipe with your family and friends.
Enjoy these delicious recipes using Vidiem’s range of Home Appliances from mixer grinders, gas stoves to hobs and more!