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30 Best Navratri Recipes | Navratri Fasting Recipes | Vrat Recipes
You will find here Navratri fasting recipes or vrat recipes that you can prepare during the Navratri festival.
It is a celebration of joy, happiness, and victory of good over evil. It is one time in the year when you should rejoice with your family and friends and having a variety of Navratri Recipes to choose from makes the job easier.
During the festivities, we try to eat as many varieties of food as possible. But all that feasting comes at a cost – weight gain!
Here is the collection of the best fasting recipes or Navratri Recipes to help you keep your Navratri vrat on track.
You can also try out these Navratri Recipes for healthy diet plans for weight loss and lose weight easily. Also, check out our articles that list top foods to eat during Navratri and other festivals.
Due to the fact that many spices and herbs aren’t allowed during fasting days, many of the Navratri fasting recipes are quick and easy to make. Moreover, you don’t have to chop onions, garlic, etc. which are generally avoided during fast days.
As a matter of fact, Navratri days vary from region to region. That is why some people also break their fast on the sixth day after Amavasya ends at night while others continue to fast for the seventh day, the eighth day, and the ninth day.
Feel free to skip or alter the ingredients of these Navratri Recipes according to your family’s traditions. A few recipes don’t only include onion and garlic but do include cereal flour but they can be always omitted and still will be as tasty as ever.
If any of the basic recipes have onion/garlic, please omit them in the navratri fasting recipe, and you are good to go. Don’t worry; your dish will still taste awesome without them.
Substitute water chestnut flour (singhare ka atta), buckwheat flour (kuttu ka atta) or arrowroot flour, or potato starch in your Navratri Recipes instead of cornflour or besan (gram flour).
Sendha namak or rock salt should be used in Navratri fasting recipes or any recipe where I have not added them.
In addition to being quick to prepare, fasting food is also easy to digest, making it an excellent opportunity to connect with your inner nature and the supreme force.
In Northern India, only certain ingredients comprising of flours and grains are consumed during the nine days of fasting in thee Navratri Recipes.
- Singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour)
- Kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour)
- Rajgira ka atta (amaranth flour) and rajgira (amaranth)
- Sama ke chawal ka atta (barnyard millet flour) and vrat ke chawal (barnyard millet)
- Arrowroot flour
- Sabudana or sago
- Nuts & Dry fruits
- Rock salt (sendha namak)
Various communities use different spices and herbs. Generally, green chilies, black pepper powder, and ginger are used. You can check my compiled list of Navratri fasting food or ingredients.
Curry, Gravy and Veg Sides
The best part of the Tangy Lauki aloo ki sabji recipe is that it is primarily a summer veggie, but you can always find it in any season, thus rendering it an all-season vegetable.
Not only this you can eat this while you are fasting too. It gives you added nutrition while you fast.