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Navratri 2017: Dishes You Must Try While Fasting

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| September 19 , 2017 , 17:43 IST

Navratri is around the corner and a lot of devotees are planning to fast for the entire period of 9 days to express their devotion to goddess Durga. Fasting has certain rules which if followed properly, then only are counted by the holy spirits as the spiritual practice.

This Sharad Navratri which is commencing from September 21 while concludes on September 29, let us not keep ourselves restrained to the traditional vrat recipes and explore some easy to make yet interesting and tasty delicacies. 

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The main ingredients to be used in the vrat feast are considered to be kuttu atta, singhara atta, fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt, makhanas and rock salt instead of regular salt. Meat, garlic and onions are to be avoided at all costs if the devotee is planning to complete the fasts properly.

Let us bring a little twist to our age-old recipes and embrace the festivities in a true sense while savouring the taste of these delicious dishes:

Sabudana Khichdi

The light dish with ingredients sabudana, peanuts and mild spices are full of carbs and provides the much-needed energy required for fasting the whole day.

Kuttu Ka Dosa

Kuttu flour is generally good for making puris and paranthas but people seldom trying making dosa with it. A crispy dosa of kuttu flour with the spicy potato filling will make you forget the taste of real dosa.

Makhana Kheer

In the times when people are running on treadmill most for hours to stay fit, they hardly go for desserts but no festival is complete without sweets. Low-fat Makhana kheer with lots of nuts is what you need to complete your celebrations.

Kebab-e-Kela

Move over the same old pakodas because the spicy banana kebabs sound more appealing and taste worthy. Procedure to make the dish is not much complicated, so try the dish and get lost in the heavenly smack.

Singhare ke Atte ka Samosa

Everybody loves samosa so why not try the healthy version. Delicious samosas made from chestnut flour, sendha namak and a filling of spiced chironji is what all you need to make your fasting days heavenly.