3 Fasting friendly recipes you must cook during Navratri

Here are a few recipes that you must try

Updated on Sep 29, 2022 10:43 AM IST  |  171.9K
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Navratri is an auspicious occasion for Hindu people, where all the devotees worship "Shakti" for nine days. During this holy period, men and women continue fasting to express their devotion and love towards Goddess Durga. When you are fasting, the capacity of your stomach to take excessive food lowers down. Moreover, eating too much than required can make you feel lazy and tired. So it is important that you eat food which is rich in protein and other nutrients, says, Dietitian Ruchhi Parmar. So, here are a few recipes that are enriched in multiple nutrients and can be cooked during this festival.

1. Vrat Ki Kadhi

 Ingredients required:

  • Curd at room temperature- 1 cup
  • Rajgeera flour – ½ katori
  • Jeera seed- pinch
  • Ginger-green chilli paste- 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Sugar- ¼ tsp
  • Oil- ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves- few


  • Mix curd, flour ginger-green chilli paste, salt and water. Boil well.
  • In a pan heat oil, add jeera and add it to the curd mixture. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve

Benefits: It is good for Digestion, Strengthens the digestive system, is a good source of calcium and protein and suppresses cravings. You can have this along with the Sama khichdi or buckwheat Khichdi. 

Vrat Ki Kadhi

2. Buckwheat Khichdi


  • Buckwheat- 1 cup
  • Water- 2 cup
  • Green chilli- 1 
  • Ginger- ½ inch
  • Raw peanut- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- for taste
  • Salt- to taste


  • Soak and drain buckwheat. 
  • Take a pan heat oil and add all ingredients and cook well.
  • Add cooked buckwheat and saute for a few minutes. Serve hot.

Benefits: It has a good amount of protein and fibre in it. It suppresses the appetite and keeps you full for a longer time. It also helps in regulating blood sugar levels.

Buckwheat Khichdi

3. Sama Chawal Uttapam


  • Jeera- 1 tsp
  • Banyard flour- 1 katori
  • Tomato- ½ piece
  • Green chilli- ½ 
  • Coriander leaves- ¼ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


  • Mix all ingredients and make a smooth batter.
  • In a pan pour the batter add the tomatoes to it and cook well.

Benefits: It has a low glycemic index. It is one of the best recipes for diabetic patients who are fasting as its good for diabetes and weight loss. You can enjoy this with green peanut chutney.

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