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Top 10 Traditional Navratri Dishes

Team BetterButter | April 12, 2019

The festive season of Navratri is here, and it is time for both: revelry and fasting. During the nine days, people observe a strict fast. During the fast, devotees avoid non-vegetarian food and other ingredients like onion, garlic etc. Devotees switch to satvik diets and the permissible ingredients like sabudana, sendha namak, kuttu ka atta, singhare ka atta and certain vegetables. To make your Navratri more amazing with delicious foods ,we bring to you the 10 special Traditional Navratri dishes.

Sabudana Khichdi :

Prepared using sago (sabudana), potatoes, peanuts, ghee and mild spices this dish gives a much needed instant energy boost while fasting as, Sabudana is full of starch or carbohydrates

Vrat Aloo Chaat :
The tangy flavors of this delicious homemade chaat is made with light spices and potatoes will make you lick your fingers.

Vrat Millet Samak Rice Kichidi :
Made with barnyard millet or samak chawal, cashews, almonds, coriander leaves, this is a special dish for navratri. This wholesome pulao tastes best with aloo kadhi, kaddu ki sabzi or lauki ki sabzi.

Navratri Special Kheer :

Prepared with samvak chawal or barnyard rice, cashews, almonds, milk, this Navratri special dish is an absolute treat!

Kuttu ki Puri :

Crispy and tasty delicacy made with Kuttu or buckwheat flour. Served with Aloo Rasedar, this makes for a hearty meal.

Vrat Special Aloo Sabzi :

Made with rock salt or sendha namak to match with the customs of the fasting season of Navratri, this aloo ki sabzi has the goodness of spices and yogurt, making it a popular traditional meal option.

Aloo Halwa 

Made with potato, sugar and jaggery, this delicious halwa when topped with cardamom powder and nuts is for all those who love to consume sweet delicacy!

Rajgira Paratha :

Made of a dough of rajgira flour and potatoes, which gives it a unique texture that is beautifully soft yet crisp, this is a very appealing Navratri Dish.

Mixed Fruit Salad:

Mixed fruit salad with apples, berries, apricot, avocado, cherries is the best fruity dish to include in the Navaratri.

Sweet Lassi :

Traditional beverage of water, yogurt and sugar. It is the best beverage one can enjoy during vrats, and is even light on the stomach. You can also add fruits and walnuts to this drink to make it healthier.

Let’s celebrate this festival and spread the joy and cheer, by enjoying each and every bite of the  fasting food items.


Image Sources: Wikimedia Commons, NDTV Food, India TV,, Food Network, Zodiac Lassi

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