Navratri is a festival that brings joy to every home. As we know, India is a land of festivals and home to various cultures and religions living together in peace. One of the beautiful festivals is Navratri, nine days full of dancing, fasting, and celebrating the win of good over evil.
This festival also brings a fantastic opportunity to change our food habits; adding the Navratri food to the diet gives us a break from our regular fare. That’s why we thought of bringing some delicious and different Navratri food items that you can try this year.
- Sama ke chawal ka Uttapam
A perfect fasting recipe that you must try this year is Sama ke chawal ka Uttapam. A uniquely prepared dish that provides lots of nutrients and is easy to digest. The best part about this dish is it is fulfilling, it gives you the energy to work all day and is also famous for its crispy taste.
To make Sama Ke Chawal ka Uttapam you need –
● 1 cup Sama
● 1/2 cup Sabudana
● 1 boiled Potatoes
● 1.5 tbsp Yogurt/Dahi
● Salt to taste
● 3/4 tsp Pepper powder
● 2 tsp Green chili chopped
● 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander
● 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
- Wash and soak sama and sabudana in enough water in a separate container for about 5-6 hours.
- Grind them into a fine paste with little water
- In a bowl, add yogurt, salt, and ground paste and make a batter. Keep in mind that the batter should have a good consistency.
- Add grated or mashed boiled potato and mix.
- Grease a nonstick skillet and pour a ladle full of batter.
- Spread evenly to make the batter evenly distributed in the pan.
- Add pepper powder, cumin seeds, green chilies, and fresh coriander to the pan.
- After that, add some ghee or oil.
- Cook evenly from both sides.
- Remove from the pan as soon as it gets golden.
- Gujarati kadhi
Gujarati food is known for its different tasty dishes and flavor. For Navratri, we can try out the famous Gujarati kadhi, which is different from normal kadhi made with Rajgira Flour and jaggery, the perfect duo of sweet and sour. Paired up with Singhada Dhokla and Gujarati khichdi, it becomes an ideal thali for a person who has kept fast and wants to eat something different and tasty.
To make Gujrati Kadhi, you need –
● 1 cup Curd
● 2 to 2.5 cups water
● 4 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
● ½ tablespoon ginger-green chili paste or crushed ½ inch ginger & 1 to 2 green chilies
● 1 tablespoon sugar or jaggery, add more for more sweetness
● Salt to taste
- Take some besan, add green chili, ginger paste to it. To make it a paste-type consistence, don’t add water rather, add some yogurt.
- Stir well to make it a paste
- Then add a little water according to the paste to make it curry-like.
- Then add this curry to the pan and boil for at least 5 minutes.
- Stir continuously so that there are no lumps; garnish it with coriander and serve hot.
- Everyone’s favorite Kuttu k Atte ki puri with Aloo sabzi
It can sound like the North Indian way of eating, but Kuttu k Atte ki puri and Aloo sabzi is a classic dish of Navratri. It is prepared with Kuttu Atta and is eaten with Aloo ki sabzi, a perfect Sunday meal on Navratri.
To make Kuttu k Atte puri and Aloo Sabzi you need –
● 4-5 Cups of Kuttu ka Atta
● 1-2 boiled Potato
● Salt to taste
● Black pepper,
● 2 Tomatoes
● Sabzi Masala
- Using Kuttu ka Atta and potato, create a dough with spices.
- Leave the dough for at least 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, boil some more potatoes and cut coriander to prepare sauces for the Sabzi.
- After the potatoes are boiled, peel their skin and crush them a little for a perfect potato blend
- Create a puree with Ginger & tomato.
- Let this puree simmer on low flame for 2-3 mins
- Add mashed potato, spices and cumin seeds, and black pepper to the gravy.
- Add salt to taste and water to create consistency.
- Create a circle roti-shaped puri, and fry it in a kadhai.
- Sabudana Vada with spicy Hari chutney
Sabudana is a food material used a lot in Navratri. Recently, many chiefs have started preparing Sabudana vada as a new add-on to Navratri food varieties. It is tasty, perfect for evening snacks if paired up with Hari chutney, making the whole snack time worth it.
To make Sabudana Vadas and Hari Chutney, we need –
● Boiled Sabudana
● Dry Coconut
● kuttu Flour
● Green chilies
● Rock salt
- Wash some cilantro and cop it well for grinding.
- Add all the ingredients except Sabudana to the blender to make Chutney.
- Finally add lime juice to green chutney for that chat patta taste.
- In another bowl add some boiled subdana and some kuttu flour, and mix it well with the help of water to create a vada-type consistency, prepare vada shapes with the batter.
- Take a pan and add some oil; fry the vadas till they get golden brown.
- Serve them hot with chutney.
We hope you will try these interesting fasting food and have a great time with your friends and family this festive season. Follow our blogs to read more interesting blogs and write-ups.