Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe (Chocolate Infused Cottage Cheese Dessert)

Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe (Chocolate Infused Cottage Cheese Dessert)

Monday, 19 August 2013 11:49

Chocolate Sandesh Recipe is a fusion Indian sweet, made of homemade Indian cottage cheese, also known as...
Beetroot Carrot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Carrot Halwa Recipe

Friday, 19 July 2013 17:42

Beetroot and Carrot Halwa is a perfect sweet to be served hot or chilled after a perfect Indian meal....
Traditional Bengali Rasgulla Recipe - Cottage Cheese Balls In Sweetened Syrup

Traditional Bengali Rasgulla Recipe - Cottage Cheese Balls In Sweetened Syrup

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:52

Bengali rasgulla recipe is an excellent recipe for this regional classic from the state of West Bengal....
Papaya and Carrot Halwa Recipe

Papaya and Carrot Halwa Recipe

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 18:02

The Papaya & Carrot Halwa Recipe is a simple, quick and delicious sweet dish that is made  from...
Kunukku Recipe - South Indian Spicy Lentil Fritters

Kunukku Recipe - South Indian Spicy Lentil Fritters

Monday, 15 April 2013 21:53

Kunukku recipe is traditional South Indian Style Lentil fritter. The lentils fritters are very similar to...
Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe - Bengali Khichdi Using Electric Pressure Cooker

Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe - Bengali Khichdi Using Electric Pressure Cooker

Monday, 25 March 2013 10:42

“Bengali Bhog Khichuri” is a traditional version of Khichdi which basically is a mixture of rice and pulses...
Puliyodharai / Puliyogare Recipe (Spicy Tamarind Rice) with Pulikachal

Puliyodharai / Puliyogare Recipe (Spicy Tamarind Rice) with Pulikachal

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:01

Puliyodharai/ Puliyogare or Tamarind Rice is a tangy-spicy South Indian Rice variety, which is known...
Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 18:06

Beetroot Halwa is a delicious fudge-like pudding that is made from grated beetroot stewed in milk and spiced...
Sabudana Kheer Recipe - Tapioca Pearl Milk Pudding

Sabudana Kheer Recipe - Tapioca Pearl Milk Pudding

Friday, 30 November 2012 18:38

Sabudana Kheer also known as the Sago Payasam is a very traditional Indian sweet dish made across most...
Badusha/Balushahi Recipe (Sweet Indian Doughnut)

Badusha/Balushahi Recipe (Sweet Indian Doughnut)

Monday, 22 October 2012 15:04

Badusha or Balushahi is a recipe for a crunchy sweetened Indian doughnut-like dessert. A favorite during...
Chickpea Sundal Recipe

Chickpea Sundal Recipe

Thursday, 05 July 2012 22:02

Chickpea Sundal Recipe is a dish that is often served as a prasad or offering in the temples of Southern...
Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe

Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe

Thursday, 05 July 2012 21:46

Flax Seed Ladoo Recipe is a super healthy, high protein recipe of sweetened energy balls that can be packed...
Besan Ladoo Recipe - Chana Dal Ladoo

Besan Ladoo Recipe - Chana Dal Ladoo

Monday, 24 November 2008 14:25

Besan Ladoo Recipe is made with gram flour. It is an all time favorite festival sweet and can also be made...
Dahi Vada Recipe - Lentil Dumplings in a Sweet and Spicy Yogurt

Dahi Vada Recipe - Lentil Dumplings in a Sweet and Spicy Yogurt

Wednesday, 12 March 2008 16:09

Dahi Vada’s are a delicious preparation, lentil dumplings dipped in a sweet and savory yogurt and had along...
Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe - Indian Carrot Pudding

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe - Indian Carrot Pudding

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 14:57

Gajar Ka Halwa is a Quick & Easy Indian Carrot Pudding, a traditional North Indian sweet dish which can...

Navratri, also spelled Navaratri or Navarathri, is a multi-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. Navaratri falls twice or four times a year. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri (September-October) is the most celebrated, and the Vasanta Navaratri (March-April) is next most significant.

Navratri is celebrated differently across India, In the North people fast for 9 days throughout and have a great celebration at the end of the fasting. The festival fall mainly during the month of October and November.People worship 9 different forms of Goddess Durga during the festival thus the name “Navratri” came into existence.

The common ingredients that can be had during the fasting are:

Flours Used:

  • Singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour)
  • Kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour)
  • Rajgira ka atta (amaranth flour) and rajgira (amaranth)
  • Sama ke chawal ka atta (barnyard millet flour)
  • Vrat ke chawal (barnyard millet)
  • Arrowroot flour
  • Sabudana or sago (Tapioca Pearls)

Vegetables Consumed:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Colocasia (Arbi)
  • Pumpkin
  • Raw Banana
  • Tomatoes
  • Coconut

Preferable Spices Used:

  • Cumin whole or powder
  • Black peppercorns  whole or powder
  • Green cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Green Chilies
  • Black Salt/ Rock Salt/Fruit Salt

Preferable herbs used:

  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint leaves
  • Curry leaves

Ingredients to be avoided:

  • No onion and No Garlic
  • No legumes/ lentils

Navratri in the south part of India is a feast for the eyes as well as there are an array of dishes being prepared. Navratri is celebrated in three different states of south India which is Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. In each state the concept remains the same but the customs and tradition varies.

The festival is celebrated for 9 days and traditionally the whole family gather to arrange the brightly colored dolls (Gombe/ Bombai) in a very artistic and presentable way. The house is decorated with colorful flowers and lights. Each house is greeted with a wonderful “kolam” or “Rangoli”. The emphasis is mainly given to Goddess Durga who depicts the evil being washed away by the good.

Different varieties of Sundal are made on each day from Karamani Sundal, Corn Sundal, Peanut Sundal, Kabuli Chana Sundal, Desi Chana Sundal and many more.

Get more than 50 Healthy & Delicious Navratri Festival recipes from both South and North India, from Sundal and Vrat/ Fasting Recipes to satisfy every taste across various regions in India.

     
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