Navratri 2017 Recipes: Navratri is one of the biggest Hindu festivals, which is celebrated twice a year with great fervour across the country. Navratri refers to the nine auspicious nights during which nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped by Hindus. During the festivities, people throng to various temples of the deity. A long queue of devotees can be seen outside all shrine dedicated to the Goddess. They offer prayers and wish for the prosperity and longevity. Most of the devotees also observe fasts during the festivity period. While many choose to fast only on the first and the last day of Navratri, some observe fasts on all nine days of the festive period. For those who observe fast during Navratri, the list of food items is limited to few dishes. We bring here a list of delicious recipes that will surely help in fasting, but not leave you bored with the fare. Made with the ingredients like kuttu atta (buckwheat flour), singhara atta (water chestnut flour), fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt and makhanas, these dishes are light on the stomach as well as satisfy the taste buds during the fasting period. Take a look:
Aloo Paneer Kofta: What can be better than soft kofta after hours of fasting. Just substitute the gram flour or corn flour with fasting flours like kuttu atta or singhara atta.
Banana Kabab: From vegetarian to non-vegetarian, Kabab is famous among all food lovers. Now the devotees can relish the taste of kabab even while observing fast. Just keep banana as base ingredients and replace salt with rock salt.
Dhokla: A Gujarati dish, Dhokla can be eaten anytime and every time, but not during the fast because of gram flour (besan). But here is a trick. Substitute, besan with samwat rice and your healthy and tasty snack is ready for the Navratri period.
Banana Lassi: Fed up of Lassi, give it a twist and add a banana or two.
Vrat ki Idli: No need to stay away from South Indian dishes, this Navratri. Try idli made with samwat rice and satisfy your cravings for South Indian delicacy during fast.