Popular Navratri Foods: Top 10 Navratri Food to Serve
The Navratri, festival of nine nights is commonly celebrated throughout the country with special Navratri food. Navratri is a festival of fasting, feasting and celebration. Navratri Food items are especially prepared keeping in mind the divinity and feasting routine followed by the Indians during Navratri. Here are the top 10 popular Navratri Foods savored during the fasting season.
Foods for Navaratri
- Khuskhus Aloo: Khuskhus Aloo can be taken as a lunch or dinner dish. Potato is used as a prime ingredient in the preparation of Khuskhus Aloo. Navratri is considered to be the best time for savoring different types of potatoes. Several Navratri Food delicacies are prepared, using different kinds of potatoes. A Khuskhus Aloo, can be prepared with highly spicy ingredients or medium spicy ingredients as per your taste.
- Sukhi Arbi: Sukhi Arbi is made from a type of potato called Arbi, which has lots of starch content. The tasty Sukhi Arbi subji can be easily made by shedding the outer skin of Arbi, and tossing it with the spices of your choice. It’s always recommended to use some sort of greasing on hands to avoid the itching, while shredding the skin of Arbi. This Sukhi Arbi ki subji can be taken with any kind of roti or bread or alone as a dish.
- Spicy Shakarkandi- Spicy Shakarkandi is one of the most savored Navratri Food item; equally loved by all Indians observing fast. Various spicy seasonings can be added to make sweet natured shakarkandi tasty. Shakarkandi is also rich in starch content.
- Aloo Kichdi: Aloo Kichdi is special Navratri Food item, prepared and savored by most of the fast observing Hindus. Aloo Kichdi, also known as Aloo Pulao is prepared using Samwat Rice and Aloo. Rock salt is used for taste instead of regular powdered salt to make the Aloo kichdi during Navratri Season.
- Navratri Raita: Navratri Raita is a spicier Indian version of Cole Slaw, a popular accompaniment dish in Western Cuisine. Navratri Raita is a salty cooling accompaniment dish made of spices and yoghurt. Different types of spices can be used for the preparation of Navratri Raita.
- Sabudana Potato Puri: Sabudana Potato Puri is made from Sago or Sabudana, which serves as a unique ingredient in the preparation of most of the fasting dishes. Sabudana Potato Puri is a crispier version of Sabudana Vada made in Maharashtra. Sabudana Potato Puri can be served with crunchy Coconut Chutney, spicy curd, tamarind jaggery chutney or Chilly Sauce.
- Kottu Ke Pakore: Kottu Ka Pakora or Singhare Ka Pakoda is made using buckwheat flour, and Potato. Buckwheat Flour is considered to be a cereal, and is not related to Wheat in any way. Kottu is used in the preparation of several Navratri Food Items, because it is treated in class of divine cereals offered to God and Goddess during special occasions.
- Kottu Ka Paratha: Kottu Ka Paratha is another Navratri Special Food Item eaten with aloo subji. Kottu Ka Paratha is extremely rich in protein content, and is fried crunchier than normal wheat flour puris.
- Sabudana Kichdi: Sabudana Kichdi is a popular Navratri Food recipe, which is equally savored during other fasts too. Adding crushed peanuts to the kichdi helps in removing the stickiness of the Sabudana and making it tender.
- Navratri Kadi: Navratri Vrat Kadi is prepared using Carrot Koftas, which looks great in Yoghurt. Beet Root Koftas can be used in place of Carrot Koftas to make this kadi.
With these delectable recipe ideas, hope you will be able to bring home the spirit and tradition of Navratri with elan.