Dahi Aloo, or fruits and milk seem to be the only food you can consume during Navratri Fast. But it’s hard to survive on this and the craving makes it difficult to take mind off food. Does it sound familiar? If so, then keep reading this article as we have listed 3 fast recipes that will be a simple delight to your palate. Happy Feasting… I mean Fasting!!
1. Arbi Ki Tikki
Arbi Tikki is a delicious yet simple recipe that can be prepared with just a handful of ingredients. In fact, it is so simple that you can prepare it anytime as a starter or an evening snack (of course in that case you may want to replace a few ingredients with the regular ones).
PS: The mixture can be sticky, applying oil on the palms make it easy to give shape to your tikkis. Also make flattened tikkis as they are easier to fry.
2. Singhare ke Atte ka Samosa
This is yet another interesting recipe for those who love to cook. Samosa is one of the most popular snacks across the nation, and when it’s made from singhare ka atta, you can enjoy it even on the Navratri vrat days. Fasting can be so much fun when you can feast on these samosas.
For Samosa Filling:
After removing the husk of chironji, grind it coarsely
Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds
When it splutters, add all the remaining filling ingredients
Sauté for sometime over low flame
Allow it to cool
For the Samosa Dough:
Take water in a pan and add ghee and a spoon of salt
Bring it to boil
As soon as it comes to a boil, add singhare ka atta and arrowroot
Mix well over low flame till it collects together in the centre
Take the dough off the flame and let it cool
Make small balls out of the dough and start rolling each ball into 3 inch diameter rounds using dry flour
Cut the round into half
Take one of the halves and wet the edges nicely
Fold the straight edge at the centre and carefully join the edge to form a cone
Cautiously fill the cone with the filling
Carefully press the edges together and seal the Samosas
Repeat the same procedure for rest of the pieces
Heat oil and deep fry samosas over medium high flame till golden brown
3. Paneer Kheer
This is yet another healthy but not boring sweet dessert for your fasting days. Paneer or cottage cheese is packed with proteins that can help you keep full for a longer time and also provide you with the energy to keep going throughout the day.
Isn’t it better if you can enjoy the goodness of paneer with the sweetness of a kheer? Well, you can definitely have the best of both the world together with this recipe.
750 ml full fat milk
50 gms grated paneer
5 to 6 tbsp sugar
½ tsp green cardamom powder
15 almonds (chopped)
15 pistachios (chopped)
15 cashews (chopped)
5-6 strands of saffron (optional)
1 to 1.5 tsp rose water (optional)
Take the entire milk in a wide bottomed pan and boil it over a low to medium flame
When the milk comes to a boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for 5 minutes or till it gets thick
Keep stirring at regular intervals
Add sugar and continue to cook further for 5 more minutes
Now add crumbled or grated paneer
Simmer for last one more minute till the paneer gets cooked
Finally add rose water and stir well
Garnish it with strands of saffron or chopped dry fruits
This Navratri you must try these fast recipes at home and give your cravings a break!