Navratri Fast Recipes, Vrat Recipes, Fasting Food
Navaratri is considered to be one of the most important festivals of India. It is celebrated through out the country but each region has its own specialty. Different varieties and special cuisine are made during Navratri celebration. Since in most of the communities, people observe fast during Navratri and eat only one meal a day at sunset, the Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian. Even onion and garlic are not allowed in some cases. Special ingredients and vegetables are used for the dishes, which vary from region to region. Spices too are very restricted only red chilies; turmeric and cumin seeds and only rock salt can be used. However, one can eat milk, curd, fruits and nuts as much as they can. But with limited spices and vegetables too you can try some lovely dishes, which are easy to cook and tasty to eat.
Spices are restricted to red chillies, turmeric and cumin seeds and only rock salt can be used. However, one can eat milk, curd, fruits and nuts throughout the day.
Here are some of the recipes that you can use during Navratri. Great care has to be taken to ensure that the ingredients being specified here are in consistency with the allowed spices for the fasts. Yet as this also varies from region to region special care should be taken.
Navratri Food and Recipes Special
Navaratri Food and Sweets in South IndiaNavarathri recipes of the South mainly consists of Sundal
Read more about other Region recipes:
Bengal - Durga Puja Recipes
Karnataka & South India - Dussehra Recipes
The Indian cuisines are famous for their variety and special Navratri cuisine are a part of the multitude of culinary delights. Since in most of the communities, people observe fast during Navratri and eat only one meal a day at sunset, the Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian. Even onion and garlic may not be allowed due to their foul smell. Specific ingredients and vegetables are used that may vary from region to region. It is believed that Navratri Vrat (fasting) cleans one's body and soul.
Our Navratri recipes section contains a variety of traditional Navratri recipes. Navratri is celebrated popularly in Gujarat with traditional food and dance. In Bengal it is called Durga Pooja, and in South India it is celebrated as Dussehra or Saraswati Pooja, Ayudha Pooja and Vijaya Dasami. Celebrate Navratri Vrat along with some delicious food. Try our easy recipes for Navratri Vrat or Navratri Fasting recipes.