Navaratri is celebrated all across the country with great zeal and it is believed that the festival attracts prosperity and happiness for the whole year. While the festival is celebrated with a lot of gifts, fireworks, puja, and Garba performances - feasts and food continue to be an integral part of festivities. While some choose to have elaborate feasts, others keep a fast by consuming fruits and milk or restrict themselves to one vegetarian meal a day.
Here are some quick, easy and flavorsome recipes that you can make:
Sama Chawal Khichdi: The perfect blend of healthy and tasty
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
1 cup Sama rice
1 green chili
2 medium-sized potatoes
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cup water
Soak Samachawal for 1 hour. Drain water and keep the rice aside.
Chop the potatoes into medium size cubes.
Take a bowl and add ghee, cumin, and green chili. Put the bowl in microwave for 1 minute.
Add potatoes and microwave for another 2 minutes.
Add ground black pepper, salt, and rice to the bowl and give it a nice mix.
Add water to the mixture and microwave at high heat for 5 minutes.
You can serve it with curd. Take it out and enjoy it with your family.
Sabudana Kheer: The ultimate sweet treat
Duration: 1 hour
1/4 cup sabudana
4 tablespoon sugar
4 pods of green cardamom
1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
10-12 cashew and almonds for garnishing
Soak the sabudana in hot water for 30 minutes.
Take a bowl. Add milk, pods of cardamom and sugar to it.
Heat the milk for 2 minutes in the microwave.
Remove the milk mixture, add the soaked sabudana and ghee. Heat for another 5 minutes in the microwave.
Remove the bowl then add cashews and almonds to the Kheer.
You can serve it hot or else you can let the mixture cool down at room temperature. Keep the Kheer in refrigerator for 1 hour!
Serve chilled sabudana Kheer.
Arbi Kofta: The easiest snack to make at home!
Duration: 1 Hour
300 grams Arbi (Taro Root)
3-4 tablespoons of water chestnut flour
2 green chilies
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ghee
1/2 inch ginger
Take a bowl and add 3 cups of water. Add arbi and water with a pinch of salt. Microwave it.
Take out the arbi and let them cool at room temperature.
Peel and smash them well.
Add cumin, salt, ghee, water chestnut flour and chopped chilies. Mix the arbi and spices.
Shape the mixture into small balls. Place them on a plate and microwave on high for 2 minutes. If you want the arbi kofta to turn out crispy, refrigerate the arbi balls before cooking them in the microwave.
Finally, serve with mint curd.