List Of Navratri Food Menu To Keep You Well-Fed For 9 Days
Navratri is upon us and well, non-veg food is out of the question for 9 days. And with that, onion and garlic are out too. So how do we look for some delicious menu of Navratri vrat recipes without going into a depression because of being away from our personal favourites? Ever wondered why is Navratri celebrated?
Worry not, our cutsies, we’ve got you guys covered as always. We bring you a list of delicious Navratri food that you can lip-smackingly enjoy. Not just that, you’ll be glad you tried these delicacies. So, now we’ll shut our blabbermouths and dive right into it.
1. SABUDANA KHICHDI- The most popular of all Navratri vrat recipes. We know you all have tried this and most you didn’t like it but how about cooking it with potatoes and peanuts along with some spicy masalas?
2. SAMVAT RICE KHICHDI- Next on the list is this delicious salty and spicy porridge made with barnyard millet (sama ke chawal) and potatoes. Come on, you can’t stay away from some spicy hot food!
3. KUTTU KI KHICHDI- Yes, guys, another khichdi! But come on it Navratri, and not all khichdis are boring; don’t remember Khichdi on Star Plus? Okay, that was a very bad joke. Getting back to kuttu ki khichdi, this one cooked with buckwheat groats (sabut kuttu), potatoes and peanuts are just a perfect combination.
4. SABUDANA THALIPEETH- Sabudana and Navratri go hand in hand. So, here’s another sabudana special. These crispy, soft pancakes made from tapioca pearls and mashed potatoes, ground peanuts and spices. Try it with some tomato sauce.
5. VRAT WALE ALOO- Crushed potatoes made without onion and garlic. This potato sabzi is simple yet delicious. And this dish is something that you don’t have to just eat during Navratri, you can it round the year with chappatis or some puffy pooris! Yummy Navratri food!
6. SINGHARE KI POORI- Well, some pooris to accompany your vrat wale aloo! These are made with water chestnut flour and potatoes. Now, you’ll taste the flavour of singhara but accompanied by vrat wale aloo, it’s a perfect combo.
7. KUTTU KI POORI- Another poori! See, we are taking care of your hunger needs, making sure there is no stone unturned in keeping you well-fed. So, buckwheat flour is a tad-bit tough to find in India. What you can do is buy buckwheat groats and ground them in a mixer and voila, you have buckwheat flour!
8. ALOO PANEER KA KOFTA- Ah! Finally, we have some serious attention. These mouth-watering soft textured koftas with crispy exterior are a must-have. You can substitute the cornflour with singhare ka atta or buckwheat flour or arrowroot flour.
9. VRAT KE DAHI ALOO- A light, yet spicy (if you like it that way) will go amazingly with the purris or anything else that you may have in your thalli. It’s a quick dish and easy to make, you won’t have to stay hungry for long to enjoy this.
10. VRAT KI DAHI ARBI- All you have to do is replace potatoes with arbi in this one. Simple, isn’t it? Rest you know how to make curry. And your lunch is served.
11. VRAT KI KADHI- After we gave you three types of khichdi, we present to you a row of curries or kadhi. This quick recipe will take you just 15 minutes to prepare. Oh! And this kadhi is made with amaranth flour (rajgira atta). All you have to do is add amaranth flour instead of regular besan.
12. KADDU KI SABJI- Just like vrat wale aloo, this easy-to-make and delicious pumpkin Navratri recipes can be had all around the year, plus obviously, during Navratri.
13. VRAT KE JEERA ALOO- A quick dish of sautéed boiled potatoes with cumin seeds and green chillies. You can either have it by itself or you have purris already with it. Quite simple and tasty!
14. SAMVAT RICE PULAO- No hassle and simple recipe of pulao you can make with vrat ke chawal/samvat or barnyard millet. These sama rice are extremely healthy and be among the best option during the fasting days. Plus they make amazing gluten-free grain.
15. VRAT KE UTTAPAM- Yes, there are vrat ke uttapams too. All you have to do is make them with sama ke chawal or vrat ke chawal flour (barnyard millet flour). You can serve these uttapams either with plain yoghurt or green chutney or coconut chutney.