Navaratri festival - navaratri fasting recipes. Upvas recipes - Vrat recipes are for those who follow the navaratri upvas. These recipes are useful for other vrat / upvas/ fasting too.
The accepted food ingredients differ from region to region. The family traditions matter too.
Onion, garlic is not allowed on fasting days in most places.
In south, roasted rice / aval /poha recipes are allowed in some families. Some use green chilies, some use only red chili powder.
- Made in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka.
Sabudana - sago vada for Navaratri fasting - Upvas - Vrat
Ratalyacha kees is a Maharashtrian grated sweet potato stir fry recipe.
Made for vrat / upvas or breakfast or a quick snack.
Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a healthy snack.
Alu puri is a Indian breakfast recipe.
You may also serve it as a snack or take it for picnic. Indian snack recipe.
Indian breakfast - snack - lunch box recipe, made with whole wheat flour and methi - fenugreek leaves.
Lal bhopla gharge or pumpkin poori or pumpkin sweet fritters are a recipe from Maharashtra.
- Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.
To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.
A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.
Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.
This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas
Baby corn pakoda - Baby corn fritters - Favorite snack for kids. Served in restaurants too.
- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla.
A steamed snack made with chickpea flour.
Dhokla made with rava - semolina
- This thick rice flakes recipe is made from thick poha / aval.
made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. Diwali festival snack. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.
vegetable rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe. Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.
This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.
Ambe dal or kairichi dal is a Maharashtrian summer recipe, made with green mango and chana dal.
Green bean rice is a lightly spicy rice made with green beans and rice.
you may have it for lunch or dinner. It is also easy to carry for office or school lunch.
French Beans commonly available so it is easily made.
Easy to digest rice and mung bean lentil recipe. One Dish Meal.
Cook in pressure cooker or on the stove top.
Mango rice made using sour green mango. Recipe from South India.
Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.
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