A festival and celebration of feminine power and energy, Navratri is celebrated twice every year. As one of the most auspicious and the biggest festival, Goddess Durga-the deity of the celebration is showered with kumkum, bangles, flowers, and jewelled attires. The 10 days of celebration also brings sumptuous delicacies that are healthy and vrat-friendly too. The worshipers believe that fasting on this day is great for the Body, Mind, and Soul. The believers go on a grain-free diet for almost 10 days. Along with grains, food such as meat, alcohol, onion and garlic are avoided.
While worshippers sanctify themselves with fast, they are also blessed with the honour of having food once a day.
Just because you're fasting these nine days, you don't have to starve yourself. Here are some tempting recipes that you can indulge-in that are vrat-friendly too.
Vratwala Chawal Dhokla Recipe
Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
A light food item made from the fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas, Vratwala Chawal Dhokla is perfect for the Navratri fast. Tempered with whole red chillies, cumin, ghee and curry leaves, this Dhokla Recipe is perfect to shoo away the cravings of temptation for your mid-time snacks.
Ingredients for Vratwala Chawal Dhokla
•3/4 Cup Samwat ke chawal
•1 Cup Sour yogurt
•1 tsp Ginger paste
•To taste Green chillies paste
•1 tsp rock salt
•2 tsp Oil/ghee
•2 Whole dry red peppers
•6-7 Curry leaves
•1 tsp Cumin seeds
•For garnishing Coconut and fresh coriander, grated
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Low fat Makhana Kheer recipe
A constant-dessert loved and prepared in every household regardless of the occasion, low fat Makhana Kheer is also perfect for this Navratri. A low diet dessert, this is the perfect indulge for this festivity. Serve it either as a prasad or post dinner to give the extra welcome to your guests.
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients for Low fat Makhana Kheer recipe
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