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3 Must Try Interesting Recipes for Navratri Fast

October 8, 2015 276 0 0

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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).


arbi tikki ingredients @TheRoyaleIndia
  • 250 gms arbi

  • 3-4 tbsp singhare ka atta

  • Paste of 1 green chili and ½ inch ginger

  • 1 tsp ajwain

  • rock salt

  • Oil for frying

  • Fresh Coriander


  • Boil arbi in a pressure cooker or pan till it becomes soft

  • Peel them once they cool down a bit

  • Mash well in a bowl

  • Except oil add everything to the bowl and mix uniformly

  • Apply some oil on your palms while shaping the tikkis

  • Shallow fry or deep fry till golden brown

  • Serve immediately with coriander chutney

arbi tikki navratri @TheRoyaleIndia


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.

singhare atta samosa vrat @TheRoyaleIndia



  • 120 gm singhare ka atta

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot (arrarot in hindi)

  • 60 gm ghee

  • 2 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tsp rock salt

  • Oil for deep-frying


  • 125 gm chironji (soaked in water for 2 hours)

  • 3/4 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 tsp coriander powder

  • 2 tsp rock salt

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

  • 2 tbsp ghee


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

samosa filling @TheRoyaleIndia


  • 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

samosa singhare aata upwas @TheRoyaleIndia


  • Take them out on a bloating paper and serve hot with coriander chutney

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

paneer kheer sugar @TheRoyaleIndia


  • Add chopped dry fruits, cardamom powder and saffron

  • Simmer for 1 or 2 minutes

paneer kheer vrat @TheRoyaleIndia


  • 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

paneer kheer upwas @TheRoyaleIndia


  • You can serve it hot or chilled

This Navratri you must try these fast recipes at home and give your cravings a break!

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