Navratri Recipe Roundup

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Navratri Recipe Roundup

The festival of Navratri is approaching and we at The South Asian Buzz wanted to share some of our favorite festive foods. Navratri, translating into nine nights, is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Durga. The nine day festival symbolizes the purity and power of Shakti. Navratri puja combines fasting with a prayers and is accompanied by impressive celebrations for all the nine nights.

The theme associated with these nine holy nights is the victory of good over evil. Navratri is celebrated differently in India’s various regions. For many people it is a time of religious reflection and fasting; for others it is a time for dancing and feasting. Some fasting customs are observing a strict vegetarian diet and abstaining from alcohol and certain spices.

While the celebrations might vary depending on where you are from in India, good food and lots of it is plenty during this festive time.  Here are some of our favorite Navratri dishes to enjoy during this time of celebration.

Navratri Recipe Roundup
Sikarni | Make this Nepali style whipped yogurt with cardamom with kitchen staples.
Navratri Recipe Roundup
Sabudana Khichdi | Tapioca pearls cooked with spices and potatoes. A quick and easy meal that’s safe for fasting.
Navratri Recipe Roundup
Gulab Jamun | A classic dessert, made with milk powder this recipe makes it family friendly.
Navratri Recipe Roundup

Aloo Poori | Who can resist fried hot pooris with spicy aloo saabzi? This and warm halwa, and we are in heaven.

Navratri Recipe Roundup

Sooji ka Halwa | Sweet semolina pudding that can be made for prashad, breakfast or dessert.
Navratri Recipe Roundup
Sookhe Kaale Channe | Great for Ashtami and if you’re fasting with dietary restrictions, she has a great resource of do’s and don’ts.
Navratri Recipe Roundup
Rustic Indian Peda With Roasted Pistachios | Mithai and celebrations go hand in hand. Impress your family with this homemade peda.
What are your favorite Navratri foods?

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