The Navratri of 2021, which started from 7 October, will run till 15 October. During these nine days period, people worship nine forms of Goddess Durga. Many devotees observe ritualistic fasts on these days and avoid eating onions, garlic, some grains among other food items. While rice and flour are prohibited, Samvat rice and water chestnut take the place of these items; Similarly, rock salt is used to flavor curries and only dry spices and ginger are used to add flavor to dishes. That being said, if you’re worried that skipping these everyday ingredients will totally overwhelm your taste buds, you’re totally wrong! Because the ingredients used during the fast are just as versatile as the regular ones, to prove that point here are some regional snacks you can enjoy with fasting approved foods. From tikkis to samosas, this list has almost all our favorite snacks that are allowed for fasts.
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Navratri 2021: 7 Vrat Special Regional Snacks:
1. Singhare Flour Samosa:
We Indians love samosas, and there are no two ways about it. The moment we say chai samosa, every single face in the room is lit up with light, so why leave this crowd even during fasting, try making this Singhara Atta Samosa and enjoy your fast. Click here for the recipe.
Navratri 2021: Make fast-friendly samosas at home
2. Raw Banana Tikki:
Kacha Banana Tikki is a famous Awadhi dish which means it is mainly liked in Lucknow and surrounding areas. These juicy soft tikkis are very tasty and high in taste. Dried spices like coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, rock salt and some fresh green coriander are used in raw banana tikki. Pair it with a creamy and cooling yogurt dip to take the dish to the next level. Here is the recipe for you.
3. Samak Dosa:
Dosa can be enjoyed as any kind of meal, but this quick dosa recipe is especially suitable for those evening snacks. Made from Samvat rice, enjoy it or fill it with some delicious potato filling. Want to try it? Click here for the recipe.
Navratri 2021: Make fast-friendly Samak Dosa at home
4. Peanut Sundal:
Rich in South Indian flavours, this groundnut sundaal refreshes various chaats that you should not eat during fasting. It is easy to make and also time saving. If you keep chewing on plain peanuts during your fast, make it even more delicious with this recipe. Here’s how you can make it at home.
The tangy and soft dhokla is one of our favorite home-cooked Gujarati snacks that we might have to skip during our fasting days. But not anymore, as there is a Vrat special recipe that uses Samvat rice and tastes just like regular Dhokla. You no longer need to give up your go-to healthy snack, make it at home with this easy recipe here.
Navratri 2021: Make fast-friendly Dhokla at home
Commonly famous around North India and Punjab, mathri has recently found takers all over the country. And if, like us, you are craving that crunchy yummy snack with evening tea, don’t worry! Because here is a recipe that lets you enjoy crunchy toothed mathri even during fasting. Click here for the recipe.
7. Makhana Bhel:
Another quick and crunchy street snack, which we usually eat on regular days, was Mumbai’s special delicious bhel. While different chaats are prohibited for fasting, let alone eating delicious bhel, isn’t it? Wrong! Because this Makhana Bhel recipe is fast-approved and just as spicy as regular! Try it for yourself, click here for the recipe.
Navratri 2021: Make fast-friendly Makhana Bhel at home
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We hope you enjoyed enjoying these fasting special regional snacks from across the country. Tell us in the comments below what you’re making first.
Happy Navratri 2021!