“There is no love sincerer than the love of food”- George Bernard Shaw
Aptly quoted by Nobel-Prize-winning playwright, passionate socialist and a critic. Food is one true love and it certainly gleams a celebration and it is the main center of attraction for every celebration.
As Navratra is a 9 day long celebration and you might be bored from serving old and stereotypical food again and again to your family we have brought to you some exciting new dishes to add zing to your celebrations. In this blog, I have mentioned some of the most refreshing and mouth watering dishes.
I know you are filled with excitement , so let’s not hold on much and start with the dishes.
1. Tapioca Sago Croquettes
Tapioca Sago Tikki or Croquettes are simply delicious savory food to satiate your fasting appetite this navratra. Served with Pudina Chutney they are best to cater your guest this navratra. Since they are prepare without using Garlic and Onion past, thus can be savored during Navratra fasts.
They are crispy and delicious and relished by all age groups. To eat the best Tapioca Sago Croquettes you can visit: The Hungry Monkey.
2. Samwat Pulao
Samvat pulao also known as vrat (fast) ke pulao is prepared during navratri or ekadashi fasting.
Sama / samvat is deemed to be vrat ke chawal. While fasting we forbear from having cereal grains thus to make dishes based on rice we use samvat / sama grains in lieu of rice.
This species of rice do not belong to the category of rice or even related with rice and they belong to the millet family. In english, sama ke chawal is known as barnyard millet. Barnyard millet is also known as varai, vari, sanwa, swang and samwa . You can savor this exquisite dish at restaurants such as Sagar Ratna in the Delhi/NCR.
3. Paneer Kofta
Paneer kofta is quite a protein rich source for vrat/fasting for navratra season. It is similar to our regular kofta but for fasting you need to replace the corn flour with any of the fasting flours such as arrow root flour, water chestnut flour/ singhare ka atta, buckwheat flour/kuttu ka atta .
You can savor this awesome dish at Masala Art.
4. Rajgara Kadhi
Rajgara Kadhi or vrat ki kadhi recipe spiced yogurt sauce and mildly flavored created for navratra fasting.
It takes hardly 15 minutes to prepare this savory food. amaranth flour is used in lieu of besan/gram flour which is the key ingredient in the regular kadhis. This kadhi is served with sama pulao, sama khichdi, kuttu ki khichdi, rajgira paratha, plain sama rice, rajgira pooris or kuttu ka parathas .
You can savor this awesome dish at Khandani Rajdhani.
5. Makhane ki Kheer
Makhane ki kheer / phool makhana kheer is a dessert that is made specially for navratri fasting or vrat. Makhana is healthier than a ready to eat cereals made of cornflake. To enjoy the best version of this dish you can visit Sattvik restaurant this navratra season.
This navratra explore new creative dishes to make this festive season a memorable one.
Happy fasting! Happy Navratra!
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