Easy and Simple Navratri Special Recipes to Boost Energy While Fasting
Navratri is one of the biggest Hindu festivals which is celebrated twice a year with great enthusiasm in India. Believers/Devotees worship all the different avatars of Goddess Durga for nine days. This festival gives you a chance to get back to the roots with traditional ingredients like kuttu atta, fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt, and makhanas are consumed as they are light and easily digestible. Garlic and Onions produce heat in the body thus, are avoided to allow your body to detox. There are some navrati special recipes that can be consumed while fasting:
1/2 cup sabudana
1/4 cup peanuts
4–5 green chilies chopped finely
I medium potato
3 tbsp. desi ghee or peanut oil
1–2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp. cumin seeds
Rock salt to taste
1 tsp. lemon juice
and coriander leaves, chopped
Soak sabudana in one-cup water overnight.
Roast peanuts on a hot skillet and peel off the skin.
Cut potatoes into cubes.
Heat ghee or peanut oil in a pan, add curry leaves, cumin seeds & chopped green chilies as well.
When cumin seeds start crackling, add potato.
Cook till the potatoes become soft.
Add sabudana, and grounded peanuts
sauté for four to five minutes
Sprinkle a little water, add salt and lime juice. Mix well.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
Kuttu Ka Dosa
For the Potato Filling:
3 potatoes — boiled
Ghee — for frying
Rock Salt — to taste
1/2 tsp. red chili powder
1/2 tsp. chopped ginger
For the Dosa:
5 Tbsp. kuttu flour ( buckwheat flour)
2 tbsps. boiled colocasia
Rock Salt — to taste
1/2 tsp. carom seeds
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
1 tsp. chopped ginger
1 tsp. chopped green chillies
Ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tsp. chopped green chillies
Heat ghee in a pan, crush the potatoes into it and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
Toss the potato mixture around for a few minutes till it becomes light brown in color.
Take it out and keep aside.
In a bowl, mash the colocasia and mix it with the flour and salt.
Add some water and mix well.
Add the ajwain, red chili powder, ginger and green chilies and mix again.
Keep adding water till you would get a smooth batter
Now heat a flat pan, put ghee on it, pour the batter and spread it.
Cook for a few minutes and put some more ghee around the edges
Then flip it over and cook the other side.
Now put some filling on top and fold the dosa
Serve hot with mint chutney and coconut chutney as well.
Banana Dry Fruit Lassi
1 cup low-fat yogurt
3–4 dry fruits ( walnut, almond, cashew nuts or pine nuts)
1 tsp mix of flax seeds and sesame seeds
1–2 tsp honey
In a food processor pour all the ingredients
Blend it well till smooth and creamy.
Transfer into a glass and garnish with chopped dry fruits before serving.
Low-fat makhana kheer
1 cup makhanas ( lotus seeds)
1 tsp ghee
4 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 tbsp sugar substitute
a few saffron (kesar)
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder (jaiphal)
1 tsp pistachio for garnish
Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan; add the lotus seeds and sauté on a slow flame till they turn crisp.
Remove from the flame and blend the lotus seeds in a mixer to a make a mixture and Keep it aside.
Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan, add the sugar substitute
Now add crushed lotus seeds (makhana) and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes
Add the saffron and nutmeg powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes
Serve immediately and garnished with pistachios
So enjoy your navratri with these easy and delicious recipes. Stay positive and cheerful always.