Navaratri festival - Navarathri fasting recipes
Upvas recipes - Vrat recipes

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. In south, roasted rice / aval /poha recipes are allowed in some families. Some use green chilies, some use only red chili powder.

Navaratri festival  - Navarathri fasting recipes

Sago - sabudana vada

Sabudana  -  sago vada  for Navaratri fasting - Upvas - Vrat

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 Sweet potato stir fry - Ratalyacha kees

Ratalyacha kees is a Maharashtrian grated sweet potato stir fry recipe.

Made for vrat / upvas or breakfast or a quick snack.

Winter foods recipes

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Stir fried Chickpeas - Kabuli Chana sundal - Ghugri

 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.

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Aloo puri - Potato poori

Alu puri is a Indian breakfast recipe.

You may also serve it as a snack or take it for picnic. Indian snack recipe.

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Fenugreek Methi puri - poori

Indian breakfast - snack - lunch box recipe, made with whole wheat flour and methi - fenugreek leaves.

Bhopla gharge - pumpkin poori

Lal bhopla gharge or pumpkin poori or pumpkin sweet fritters are a recipe from Maharashtra.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

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.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

Baby corn pakoda - Baby corn fritters

Baby corn pakoda - Baby corn fritters - Favorite snack for kids. Served in restaurants too.

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Gujrati Dhokla

- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla.

A steamed snack made with chickpea flour.

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Rava khaman dhokla

Dhokla made with rava - semolina

How to make fried poha chivda

- This thick rice flakes recipe is made from thick poha / aval.

Tea time snack recipe

Diwali festival recipe

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How to make Thin poha chivda - Rice flakes - aval

made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. Diwali festival snack. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.

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vegetable Rava upma - Namkin halwa

vegetable rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe.

Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.

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How to make Basundi - Indian milk dessert

This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.

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Ambe dal - Kairichi dal

Ambe dal or kairichi dal is a Maharashtrian summer recipe, made with green mango and chana dal.

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How to make Green Bean Rice - one dish meal

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How to make Moong dal and rice khichadi - Huggi

Easy to digest rice and mung bean lentil recipe. One Dish Meal.

Cook in pressure cooker or on the stove top.

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Spicy Mango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

- Mango rice made using sour green mango. A recipe from South India.

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How to make Sweet coconut Rice - Maharashtrian Narali bhaat 

Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.

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