3 Exotic Navratri Special Recipes You Cannot Miss


Navratri Special Recipe

It’s time to welcome the festival of bright traditional outfits, folk music and lots and lots of mouthwatering delicacies. Even if you’re fasting during this nine-day festival of Navratri, you’re not really missing out on the yummy variety of food prepared during this time. Here are 3 Navratri fast recipes that you can easily recreate in your kitchen –

Farali Dhokla

Farali Dhokla Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of kuttu ka atta
  • ¼ cup of sama flour
  • ½ cup of plain curd
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 tbsp of chopped coriander
  • ¾ tsp Eno fruit salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Pinch of red chill powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine kuttu ka atta, sama flour, plain curd, pepper, red chilli powder and salt as needed. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Now add cooking oil and Eno fruit salt and stir the mixture.
  • Grease the Dhokla plates, pour the batter steam it for 10-12 minutes on high heat. Poke a toothpick in the centre to check if the Dhokla is completely done.
  • Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  • Serve hot with mint-coriander chutney.

Sama Khichdi

Sama Khichdi Recipe
Picture Credits – @archanaskitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sama
  • 1 boiled potato (cubed)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Dry roast sama until it turns slightly brown in colour. Turn the flame off and allow it to cool down, set it aside.
  • Heat some oil in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf, cinnamon stick and chopped green chilli. Give it a good stir.
  • Now add the boiled potatoes, tomatoes and carrots and saute it for a few minutes until it turns partially soft.
  • To this, add two cups of water and roasted sama. Give it a good stir and cover it for 3-4 minutes. Allow the water to boil and then close the pressure cooker lid. Cook for two whistles and allow it to depressurize on its own.
  • Transfer the sama khichdi to a plate, squeeze some lemon juice and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve it immediately.

Sabudana Thaalipeeth

Sabudana Thaalipeeth Recipe
Picture Credits – @archanaskitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sabudana
  • 1 cup of boiled potatoes (mashed)
  • 4 tbsp of roasted peanuts (finely ground)
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup of coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 pinch ginger (grated)
  • Ghee or peanut oil (for frying)
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Soak the sabudana overnight in equal level of water. Drain exess water (if any) next morning.
  • To this, add mashed potatoes, ground peanuts, coriander leaves, cumin powder, lemon juice, ginger, sugar and salt as required. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Heat some peanut oil or ghee in a non-stick frying pan. Divide the sabudana mixture into equal portions.
  • Take one portion onto greased palms, flatten and shape it in the form of a small pancake. Repeat the same step for all sabudana portions.
  • Place each flattened sabudana thalipeeth in the frying pan. Cook both sides till it turns golden-brown and cripsy.
  • Serve hot with mint chutney and raita.

Try these easy Navratri recipes to make fasting more enjoyable and yum. Don’t worry about where to find specific vrat ingredients because you can simply order them to your doorstep using Easyday Club’s instant and fresh grocery delivery service which is absolutely hassle-free. Happy Navratri and happy fasting to all!

Leave a Reply