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21 Navratri Vrat special recipes / Fasting, Vrat Recipes for Navratri


21 Navratri Vrat Special Recipes

Fasting, vrat recipes for Navratri | Best Navratri Vrat Recipes | Popular Fast Recipes | Easy Vrat Recipes



21 Mouth-watering recipes for you


The festive season of Navratri is here, and it is time for both revelry and fasting. The auspicious occasion is characterised by the indigenous cuisine especially fashioned for those who are fasting on all or some of the nine days of the festival, to invoke the energy of mother goddess and purify the body and mind.

Navratri fasting rules vary from community to community; the basic premise is that the food should be healthy and light. The preferred ingredients include kuttu atta, singhara atta, fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt and makhanas. Rock salt or sendha namak is used instead of regular salt since it is unprocessed.

In case you or your family members are fasting, here are 21 tasty recipes to make during these nine days

To spend the day with your loved ones and to treat them with some amazing snacks, there is a list of some quick and easy delights that will end your confusion of what and how to cook for Navratri ! You can try these easy snack recipes at home that too without putting in much efforts.

Here I’ve a collation of some lip-smacking and quick Navratri snacks recipes, which are a perfect amalgamation of taste, flavours and crunch! You can make in the season. They are not only popular but healthy too. These popular vrat recipes include a varied list of sweets, snacks and drinks. This blog has curated a collection of healthy and wholesome namkeens, curries, dry snacks, quick and healthy beverages and sweets recipes, which will certainly illuminate up your Navratri celebrations.S

Lauki ki Burfi   

Lauki ki burfi is a very delicious and nutritious recipe ideal for vrats and fasts like Navratri. It is very easy to make and requires no special ingredients. Just regular ingredients found in your kitchen. It is an easy 20 mins dessert / mithai. A bite of this lauki burfi and you have this refreshing taste in your mouth. It is very nutritious as it is filled with the goodness of lauki / bottlegourd. This burfi is prefect for Vrat / Fast. Once you try it you will realise how easy it is to make it. If you add dry fruits to this delicious barfi, it will enhance the sweet taste. Even if a person does not like to eat gourd (Lauki), he will not resist the luxurious taste of lauki ki barfi.

Vrat ka Dahi Wala Paneer  

Paneer Mazedaar : Feast lavishly while fasting with this dish. Who says when you are fasting you cannot have tasty delicious and nutritious food. Here is a really very easy 10 mins vrat ki paneer sabji without onion garlic to make your fasting / vrat a delish affair. The creamy gravy is made with curd, melon seeds, cashews and paneer. The drizzled cream on top and coriander leaves for garnish is sure to tantalize your taste buds. You are likely to have tried several variants of paneer sabzi, but mostly with creamy tomato base. Here is a totally unique preparation of paneer in a base of curd pepped up with an aromatic tempering of assorted spices. Prepare this dahi wali paneer sabzi and experience the burst of flavours in every mouthful.

Gajar ka Halwa

One cannot announce the arrival of winters without making the season’s first gajar ka halwa. Grated gajar halwa in a loving embrace with assorted nuts is the most comforting sign of a long awaited winter. This immensely popular and super delicious classic Indian Sweet is pretty much served at every feast in India during winters. Get the easiest and quick recipe.

Aaloo Lachcha Namkeen      

Navratri Special Crispy Aloo Laccha Dry Fruits Namkeen-

Vibrant Navratri Festival is a colourful bouquet of lots of merry-making along with the worship of Goddess Durga and Her innumerable incarnations. This festival involves fasting but that does not mean the absence of food, in fact, the festival is associated with a range of special fasting food. During fasting days, we need some snacks or munchies along with the main course meals. Deep-fried sago pearls or sabudana with peanuts, dry fruits and crispy potato wafers mixture is a perfect snack on, during fasting. It is a quick and easy snack. 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients is all it takes to create this delicious snack.

Palak Paneer

Navratri special Palak Paneer : Ultimate weight-loss food : a complete MealSo, if you are looking for a great fat-cutter and some quick tummy reduction, this dish shall benefit you 100%. Palak paneer is one of the healthiest vegetable dishes, which is rich in nutrition and bursting with flavor. Spinach is replete with vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber, while paneer (cottage cheese) offers you sufficient amount of calcium and proteins. Here are a few healthy reasons why gorging on Palak paneer is good for your overall health. Palak Paneer is high in

  • Protein.
  • Folic Acid.
  • Vitamin B2, B12, C, K, E
  • Calcium.
  • Magnesium.
  • Phosphorous.
  • Zinc.
  • Potassium.

Here is the recipe for the healthiest Palak Paneer

Vrat Special Laddu

Navratri special Protein-Rich Peanut Laddus-

Peanuts are an excellent plant-based source of protein and high in various vitamins, fibre, essential minerals, iron, potassium, magnesium and healthy fats and it’s great to include these in your diet. These nutritious ladoos, loaded with protein and iron, are perfect to satisfy your sweet cravings during vrat/fasting. This is a very easy and quick recipe that gets ready within just 15 minutes.

Musk melon Smoothie

Healthy Musk Melon Smoothie for Quick Weight Loss (No milk- No Sugar) :

Banish your Bloat and Belly Fat with refreshing and ambrosial Muskmelon Smoothie

  1. Arginine in melon enhances the body’s ability to convert food into usable energy, the effect is so powerful that melon sippers can lose 13 pounds in three weeks—without dieting.
  2. Refreshing melon juice has been shown to be twice as effective as plain water at hydrating the body that help balance fluid levels within cells and prompt the release of excess water for an instant slimming effect.
  3. Melons contain more than 120 enzymes that nourish the liver, maximizing the organ’s ability to flush out fat-packing toxins. Researchers discovered that women who added 1 cup of melon to their daily diet shed 33% more weight than those who followed a strict low-calorie eating plan.
  4. Walnuts are high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats that make them great for weight loss. A handful of walnuts every day could help to stimulate fat loss.
  5. Flavourful cinnamon is not only loaded with health benefits but can also help you achieve your weight loss goal as well. This aromatic spice has a number of medicinal properties and fighting stubborn fat tops the list.
  6. Researchers found that replacing sucrose with honey can help prevent weight gain. It further states that honey can activate hormones that suppress the appetite resulting in quick weight loss.

Nariyal ke Laddoo

Coconut Ladoo or Nariyal laddu is one of the tastiest Indian sweets recipes that can easily be made for any festival. Make Halwai style Instant Coconut Laddu only using 3 ingredients.

No Mawa/Khoya

No Condensed Milk

No Milk Powder

5 Min Mein Kalakand

Kalakand is moist, juicy, tastes delicious & has a delicate grainy texture. A dessert loved by all but not many make at home due to its long and tiring process. Now you can enjoy the luscious goodness of milky Kalakand in a few minutes.

Sabudana Cutlets

Crispy and crunchy Sabudana Vada is not only the perfect tea time snack but also eaten as fasting or Upvas/ Vrat food. These fritters are made with sago, potatoes & peanuts!

Mango Mastani

Mango Mastani is a fabulously decadent & gorgeous mango milkshake topped with vanilla ice cream, chopped nuts, and tutti frutti. Get an easy recipe of this amazingly rich, thick, and creamy beverage for the summer season.

Mango Burfi / Mango Kalakand

Summer’s sumptuous sizzling sweet, Mango Kalakand, a Maharashtrian dessert. Fetch easy recipe here.

Paan Modak

Enjoy fasting with unconventional sweet delight, Paan Modak. you will surely Enjoy the flavour of paan in your traditional modaks. Make them for prasad and offer them to Almighty. Paan Modak is a delicious Modak recipe using betel leaves. Modak is a Indian sweet in shape of a dumpling prepared with mawa, coconut & sugar. You can bring variation by using Paan or betel leaves and give it a distinct flavour.

Rasmalai Modak               

Modak, the sweet dumpling, is believed to be one of the most favourite sweets of God which is offered to Him during relogious festival celebration. Let’s Celebrate this year Navratri with homemade delicious and different flavours of Modaks !! . . Offer Lord Ganesha His favourite Rasmalai Modaks. They are super soft, easy to prepare and melt in mouth treat with its unique taste and texture.

Kesar Mawa Modak

Homemade Instant Kesar Mawa Modak : Perfectly easy to make yet it’s always a showstopper at Ganesh Chaturthi bhog. It’s made with 4-ingredients & only in 15 minutes. It is also known as Amrit modak or Khavyache modak. Indescribably delicious and drool-worthy! A sinfully rich and delicious dessert with artistic hints of yellow color, jeweled with pistachios, almonds & raisins wonderfully soft and somewhat grainy in texture “Kesar Mawa Modak”, you just won’t be able to resist.

Til Mawa Roll

Til Mawa Roll is a seasonal delicacy prepared only during winters. It brings the distinctively nutty flavor of til (sesame seeds) blended with Mawa (Khoya) to create a perfectly sweet Indian Mithai. You must try this quick and easy Til Mawa Roll at home and add a twist of taste and health to your celebrations!

Chikoo Milkshake

Chikoo milkshake is a refreshing, healthy and filling milkshake that you can make for breakfast or brunch. Chikoo also known as sapota or sapodilla is a locally available fruit in India. It is a sweet juicy and pulpy fruit and is liked by many people. How about giving your morning routine a healthy and delicious twist? Well, if you too find it difficult to make a lavish breakfast but still crave for something delightful, then try this delicious Chikoo shake at home. Chikoo is rich in essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins A & C and antioxidants, making it a healthy fruit for overall immunity. Chikoo has a high content of dietary fibres. Fibres are good laxative and promote healthy digestion. Chikoo has natural fructose and sucrose. Chikoo has many many health benefits for hair and skin as well.

Grapes Milkshake

A refreshing milkshake is all you need after a long tiring day in the sun. And what’s better than a chilled glass of milkshake. So, we bring you this Grape milkshake recipe which you won’t be able to say no to. Fruit milkshakes are always the best as they are both healthy and tasty. This creamy milkshake is topped with the vanilla ice cream, which gives it a delicious taste. You won’t be able to resist this ambrosial beverage. It is prepared using minimum ingredients like black grapes, milk, sugar and water, which are easily available at home. Black grapes are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that keep your skin and hair healthy. This milkshake can be easily prepared at home without consuming too much of your time. Your kids will love this creamy milkshake and grapes will take care of their health. Serve it at birthdays, game nights and small get- together and earn compliments from your friends and family. So, what are you waiting for? Try this milkshake recipe now and relish it with your loved ones.

Watermelon Milkshake 

Watermelon Milk shake is a refreshing pink drink quite different from the traditional mocktails and juices that you see around. It is simple, quick and super delicious. Children simply love this shake, as it tastes wholesome and refreshing, providing instant energy after playing in the intense summer heat. The addition of rose water or strawberry syrup to the watermelon shake, adds to the taste and flavor. Watermelons have that extremely high water content, are a good source of vitamins C and B, the best way of ensuring a thick and creamy shake is to freeze the fruit beforehand. Refreshing, naturally sweet watermelon shake couldn’t be easier to make in a blender.

Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshake : fresh, creamy & flavourful – It is a refreshing healthy drink to recharge your energy levels. Good for kids as well as a breakfast beverage. It requires just 4 ingredients and gets ready in 5 minutes. Simply heaven with some custom touch…. must try !!!

Musk Melon Milkshake

Naturally refreshing, succulent and delectable Muskmelon milkshake. Loaded with innumerable Health benefits @TastyTadka. Muskmelon milkshake is quick to make, naturally refreshing, healthy, and delectable drink with loads of nutritional benefits and a treat to the eyes. Kids love to have this fresh, succulent, and extremely tasty drink any time, and they are really hooked to it. This milkshake has many health benefits. It aids in weight loss, good for eyesight, treats kidney stones, boosts immunity. They help relieve indigestion and have a soothing effect on the digestive system. They are rich sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber which help prevent constipation.


Most of the fasting recipes are very quick and easy to make. As many spices and herbs are not allowed during fasting days. Moreover you don’t have to chop onions, garlic etc. Fasting food is not only quicker to prepare but it is also easiest to digest. A good time to purify body-mind and get connected to your inner nature and to the Mother Goddess.

These Navratri recipes ranging from meals that can be served for lunch or dinner, snacks and sweets. Some of these snacks can also be made for breakfast. Do eat light if possible and drink lots of water. If possible have fruits or fruit juices.

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