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Navratri 2022: Make and enjoy these unique sweet and savoury recipes during the next nine days

Updated on: 26 September,2022 11:52 AM IST  |  New Delhi

If you are fasting during this Navratri, then making dishes that you can eat while keeping the restrictions in my mind can be a task. Here are some recipes to get you started

Navratri 2022: Make and enjoy these unique sweet and savoury recipes during the next nine days

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Navratri begins today and over the next nine days, many different Indian communities will be fasting and feasting but only food that can be eaten during this time due to various restrictions during the period. If you have been wanting to try out something new, there are a lot of dishes that can be made and enjoyed by replacing the usual ingredients with their alternatives. 

Singhade ke ate ki kadhi & Rajgira ki Poori recipe by Chef Rajeev Kumar, Executive Sous Chef, The Westin Goa

Singhade ke ate ki kadhi

Plain yoghurt 1/2 cup
Singhare ka atta 1 tbsp
Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
Sugar one pinch
Water 1 cup 
Cilantro or coriander leaves, chopped finely 1 tbspn 

For tempering
Oil or ghee 1 tbspn
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Dried red chilies 1 no
Curry leaves 6-7 no

1. Take yogurt, singhade ka atta, rock salt, red chili powder and sugar in a bowl. Whisk it really well until yogurt is smooth.
2. Now add water and whisk again to mix.
3. Take this mixture into a saucepan and turn the heat on medium. Keep stirring very frequently until it comes to a simmer to avoid curdling. And let it simmer for 5-8 minutes or until thickens.
4. At the end of the simmering process, heat the oil/ghee in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle a bit.
5. Then add dried red chili and curry leaves, fry for 30-40 seconds.
6. Immediately add this tempering to the simmering kadhi and mix well.
7. Lastly, garnish with chopped cilantro.

Rajgira flour 1 cup
Potatoes boiled and peeled 2-3 medium
Ginger-green chilli paste 3 teaspoons
Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
Ghee 2 tablespoons + to deep fry

1. Grate potatoes into a bowl. Add ginger-green chilli paste, coriander leaves and rock salt and mix well. Add rajgira flour, little by little, mix and knead into a stiff dough. Add ghee and knead again. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.
2. Divide the dough into small equal portions and roll into balls. Place each ball on a greased plastic sheet and gently pat into a puri.
3. Deep-fry puris in hot oil, one by one, till puffed up and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Navratra Special Recipes by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, head chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

Navratra Jeera Cookies

Kuttu Atta
Salt (Sendha)
Cumin seeds

1. Mix cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
2. Sieve kuttu flour and mix salt.
3. Lightly roast cumin seeds and add salt to the flour and mix.
4. Fold flour mix into creamed butter gradually. Let it stand between 1-4 degree C for 60 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 180 degree centigrade. Roll cookie mix and cut into desired shape.
6. Bake at 180 degree centigrade for 15-20 mins. Enjoy them during your navratras. 

Navratra Pineapple Cookies

Butter (unsalted)
Kuttu atta
Candied pineapple (chopped)

1. Mix cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
2. Sieve kuttu flour.
3. Fold flour into creamed butter gradually, add chopped pineapple. Let it stand at 1-4 degree centigrade for 60 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 180 degree centigrade. Roll cookie mix and cut into desired shape.
5. Bake at 180 degree centigrade for 15-20 mins. Enjoy!

Kiwi ki Barfi


For Kiwi sauce:
Ripened Kiwis peeled, crushed/finely chopped

For barfi
Full cream milk
Milk powder
Cardamom powder
Slivered almonds, pistachios & saffron strand (to garnish)

1. In a heavy bottom pan, combine kiwi and sugar. Cook till it reaches the thick sauce consistency. Take it off the stove and keep it aside.
2. In another pan, combine full cream milk, milk powder, saffron and chenna and cook till it starts thickening, stir intermittently to avoid burning.
3. Add cooked kiwi, cardamom powder and sugar. Cook till thickens and leaves the pan to form soft dough. Take it off the heat.
4. Spread it on a greased thali, tray or cake tin. Allow it to cool completely till set. Refrigerate. Cut in desired shape & garnish!

Lauki ka Halwa

Lauki (Bottle gourd)
Desi Ghee
Khoya danedar (Reduced milk)
Green cardamoms (powder)
Almond, chopped
Cashewnut, chopped

1. Rinse, peel and grate the lauki and remove the center portion. Heat ghee in a heavy pan on medium flame.
2. Add the grated lauki in ghee and mix well. Cook lauki on medium flame. 
3. Continue stirring until the moisture evaporates. Add sugar and saute till lauki halwa turns thick.
4. Add khoya and keep stirring to avoid burning .Check consistency of the halwa as per your taste and switch off the flame. Add nuts and cardamom powder, mix well and serve hot or cold.

Melon and Mint Cold Soup

Sugar Melon
Lemon juice
Sendha Salt

1. Wash and peel melons and remove the seeds and pulp. Cut dices and put in a blender and add mint leaves and blend to a puree.
2. Strain through a coarse strainer and add lemon juice and adjust the seasoning by adding salt. Refrigerate and serve chilled in shot glass and enjoy Navratra special cold soup.

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