Navratri recipes 2016 – sundal recipes – vrat recipes

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Navratri is a hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga.  The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’.  Nava means nine and ratri means nights.  During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped.  The tenth day is referred as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.  Navratri is an important festival and is celebrated all over India and Nepal.

In Tamil Nadu people set up steps and place idols on them. This is known as golu.  In the evening women in neighborhood invite each other to visit their homes to view Kolu displays, they exchange gifts and sweets.  In Karnataka, Ayudha Puja, the ninth day of Mysore Dasara, is celebrated with the worship of implements used in daily life such as computers, books, vehicles, or kitchen tools.

I have given below a list of both South Indian and North Indian recipes, prepared during Navratri/fasting period.  Happy Navaratri 2016!!

Sundal recipes

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Black chickpeas/kala chana sundal

Chana dal sundal

Rajma sundal

Green gram sundal

North Indian recipes (snacks and main course recipes) (no onion no garlic recipes)

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Aloo tamatar (potata with tomato) curry – no onion no garlic recipe

Sabudana khicdi

Sabudana vada

Aloo jeera

Banana chips

Cucumber raita

South Indian recipes

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Tamarind rice

Lemon rice

Coconut rice

Curd rice

Medu vada

Sweet appam

Desserts

sagokheer

Rava kesari

Carrot kheer

Sago kheer

Sweet lassi

Sabudana vermicelli kheer

 

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