Two things are most common in India – extravagant festivals and deliciously mouth-watering festival-special delicacies! Indians are known for celebrating festivals with a little extra exuberance, and Navaratri is not different. 

Delicious food will always fill our festivals with flavors, especially when it comes to Vrat Food! In the auspicious festival of Navratri, Hindus observe a fast for nine days and make it tasteful with savory fasting recipes. 

Easy Navratri Vrat Recipes You can Try at Home! 

To make your Navaratri more delicious and amazingly savory, we have compiled a list of delicious Navratri Fasting Recipes that you might not have heard before! 

Treat your loved ones during this festival with these drool-worthy Navratri Recipes, as they are easy-to-make and mouth-wateringly delicious! 

  • Kela and Paneer Balls
  • Sabudana Idli
  • Sabudana Tikki
  • Rajgira Paratha Wrap with Sabudana Tikki
  • Vrat ki Kadhi
  • Kuttu Dosa
  • Kashmiri Mirch Aloo
  • Samak Tikki 
  • Singhare ka Halwa

Kela and Paneer Balls 

This kela and Paneer balls special Navratri Vrat recipe made using cottage cheese and unripened banana. Tender from inside and crispy from outside – try this delicious Navratri recipe and fill your festival with flavors. 

Navratri Recipes

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 min 

Cooking Time: 10 min

Servings: 8 to 9 small balls

Ingredients 

  • Two unripened bananas
  • ½ cup of cottage cheese (paneer), crumbled 
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp ginger chilies paste
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp farali atta or singhara atta (flour)
  • oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Method to Prepare

  • Take unripened bananas and get rid of the stalk and tail part from them. 
  • Microwave these bananas on high for about 4 minutes without removing their skin. 
  • After 3 min, take the bananas out and allow them to cool down. 
  • After they are cooled, get rid of the banana skin with a knife.
  • Using a fork or hands, mash the bananas.
  • Now, add crumbled paneer, freshly chopped coriander leaves, ginger chilies paste, coarsely ground unsalted peanuts, farali atta (flour) & salt to taste.
  • Mix well and prepare a mixture as in Tikki.
  • Make small balls out of the mixture. 
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • Once it is hot, carefully put the paneer and banana balls into the oil and fry them on medium heat. 
  • Keep the balls frying and stirring intermittently till you get a golden color.  
  • Once you achieve the color, remove them from the oil and put them on a paper napkin.
  • Serve hot with green chutney and Enjoy!

Sabudana Idli 

Sabudana idli is a healthy breakfast for busy mornings with no grinding and no hassle. This idli is one of the most common breakfast recipes in South Indian households. Try this one of the best Navratri recipes and serve it with chutney to enjoy a tummy-filling breakfast during the fasting season! 

Navratri Recipes

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes 

Servings: 15 to 20 idlis 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of sabudana 
  • 1 cup idli rava / rice rava
  • 2 cups curd 
  • 1-2 cup water 
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp baking soda 
  • 16 cashews 
  • oil to grease idli molds

Method to Prepare

  • Firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take sabudana. 
  • Furthermore, add 1 cup of idli Rava. Rinse them well if they are not clean.
  • Add 2 cups of sour curd. Add a cup of water into the mixture and mix thoroughly. 
  • Let the batter rest and ferment it for at least 8 hours.
  • Mix the batter well. Make sure you do not mash as the pearls of sabudana may break.
  • Now, add ¼-½ cup water as required to adjust the consistency of the idli batter. Also, add some salt to taste.
  • Add a pinch of baking soda into the batter, give it a good stir till it turns frothy, and instantly slide them for steaming.
  • Grease the plate with oil and put cashew in it. 
  • Now, immediately, pour the batter into the mold. Avoid resting the batter. 
  • Steam it for 8-10 mins on medium flame. Then let the idlis rest in the mold for around 5 minutes and unmold.
  • Serve hot with sambar and enjoy! 

Sabudana Tikki 

Do you have some sabudana left from the previous recipe? If yes, then don’t throw them away! This Tikki made from sabudana Tikki recipe will help you make a savory delight to enjoy during Navratri fast. Try this one of the most delicious Navratri Vrat Recipes and enjoy some crispy snacks! 

Navratri Recipes

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 6 serves 

Ingredients

  • 250 grams sabudana
  • One potato
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup refined oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Two large green chili
  • rock salt as required
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts

Method to Prepare

  • First, soak sabudana in water for around 2 to 3 hours. 
  • When they turn fluffy, get rid of the excess water and transfer sabudana to a bowl.
  • Add boiled potatoes to a big bowl and mash them thoroughly with your hands. 
  • Then, throw in crushed roasted peanuts, chopped green chilies, red chili powder, rock salt, coriander leaves, and drained sabudana. 
  • Make small tikkis with this potato mixture. Make sure that they are soggy. 
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium to moderate heat.  
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully slide the tikkis in it and deep fry them until they are crispy and brown.
  • Serve them with peanut chutney and beaten curd. 

Read More: Sabudana Kheer Recipe

Rajgira Paratha Wrap with Sabudana Tikki

Do you have some sabudana Tikki left? If yes, then it is time to use them for good! Make a Rajgira paratha and add this leftover tikkis to make one of the most delicious and fantastic Navratri Vrat Recipes!  

Rajgira Paratha

Quick Stats 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes 

Servings: 4 wraps 

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 cup of amaranth flour (rajgira atta)
  • Four small to medium potatoes, mashed 
  • One teaspoon cumin powder 
  • 2 or 4 green chilies, finely chopped 
  • Rock salt, as required
  • Ghee or oil as required

Method to Prepare

  • First, take a bowl and add rajgira atta, salt, ginger paste, chopped chilies, cilantro, and mashed potatoes. Mix them thoroughly.
  • Now, add ghee and yogurt to the bowl and mix it. Knead the dough. 
  • Add two tablespoons of water to knead the dough perfectly. It will help you make a smooth, soft dough. 
  • Keep the dough inside a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rest for about half an hour. 
  • Make five small smooth balls from the dough.
  • Roll each ball very gently as rajgira will make it crumbly. Achieving smooth edges for the paratha will be hard. So, keep rolling and keep sealing edges. 
  • Now, heat a skillet on a medium flame and put the prepared paratha on it. 
  • Once you see the bubbles, flip the paratha and cook it for a few more seconds. 
  • Apply some ghee on it and again flip it. Then, gently press it with a spatula and cook until you see brown spots on the bottom side.
  • Heat the leftover sabudana tikkis and put them inside the prepared paratha. 
  • Now, heat the paratha for a few minutes and put them in a serving dish. 
  • Serve these wraps with your favorite chutney, and enjoy! 

Vrat ki Kadhi

An easy, light and lovely curry made using potatoes, chilies, and singhare ka atta – this kadhi is an excellent recipe for the Navratri fasts. Try this Vrat ki kadhi with potato cubes swimming in them and pack a delicious punch during the Navratri festival.

Vrat Ki Kadhi

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 4 serves 

Ingredients

  • ½ Kg Potatoes (peeled & mashed), boiled
  • 2 tsp Rock salt
  • ¼ tsp Chilli powder
  • ½ cup Singhare ka atta
  • For deep-frying oil
  • ½ cup Sour yogurt
  • One sprig of Curry leaf
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Whole red chilies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • 4 cups water
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing 

Method to Prepare

  • Take a bowl and add potatoes, salt, chili powder, and singhare ka atta to it. 
  • Set aside ¼ of this thick batter and use rest for making pakoras.
  • Now, take a deep skillet and add oil to it. Heat it until it is hot enough for frying. 
  • Carefully slide spoonfuls of batter into the oil and cook it on a lower flame till they are golden. 
  • Now, add yogurt to the remaining mixture and make a smooth paste by adding water. 
  • Take a deep skillet, and reheat around two tablespoons of oil, curry leaves, cumin seeds, and whole red chilies. 
  • Once they are darkened, throw in chopped ginger and sauté for a few seconds.
  • Now, add the yogurt mixture into the cooked spices and also add salt and coriander powder. 
  • Bring them to a boil and simmer over low heat; your kadhi will be thickened a bit. Make sure you stir it frequently to avoid scorching.
  • Now, add the prepared aloo pakoras into the kadhi and simmer it for a few more minutes. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Kuttu Dosa

Eliminate the cliched kuttu puri from this year’s Navratri fasting recipe menu and make a delicious dosa filled with potato. Made from using buckwheat flour and colocasia – kuttu dosa is one of the best alternatives to the deep-fried pooris or pakoras made using kuttu. 

Navratri Recipes

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For Dosa 

  • 1 cup Buckwheat flour | Kuttu Atta
  • 2 Tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil

For Stuffing

  • 2 Boiled Potatoes Medium Size – Mashed
  • 1 Green chili Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Grated
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Rock Salt As Per Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Method to Prepare

  • Add yogurt and buckwheat flour in a mixing bowl and whisk them with ½ cup of water to make a smooth batter. Now, add salt to the batter and mix it again. 
  • Now, take a pan, heat it on a medium flame, and pour one tablespoon of oil. Once it’s warm, add Cumin seeds.
  • Now, add ginger and chopped chili and sauté them for a minute. 
  • Then, sprinkle rock salt, black pepper powder, and add potatoes. 
  • Mix thoroughly and switch off the flame. 
  • Now, take a dosa pan and heat it on a low flame. 
  • Pour one ladle of batter on the pan and spread it in a round shape just like you make dosa. 
  • Cook it for a minute and drizzle some oil over. Cook it for one more minute. 
  • Now, stuff the dosa with the prepared filling in the middle. 
  • Scrap the side parts with a spatula and fold them. 
  • Serve them hot with chutney and enjoy! 

Kashmiri Mirch Aloo

Potatoes are a special ingredient when you are making Navratri Fasting Recipes. This savory and flavorful Kashmiri Mirch Aloo will tantalize your taste buds and keep your tummy full during the fasting period. 

Navratri Recipes

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 3 to 5 serves 

Ingredients

  • Four medium-sized potatoes, sliced 
  • 4 cups water 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • ½ tsp coarsely crushed pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp degi mirch
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) – crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2+2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 tbsp juliennes of ginger
  • some flat pieces of fresh coconut – optional
  • ½ tsp green cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • coriander sprigs or chopped coriander leaves

Method to Prepare

  • Take a large cooker and add 4 cups of water, one teaspoon of each salt, degi mirch, and lemon juice. Then add sliced potatoes to it and boil them for about 5 minutes. 
  • Take a big non-stick pan and saute the boiled potatoes with two tablespoons of ghee until golden. 
  • Now, heat two tablespoons of ghee and add crushed pepper and ginger. Cook them until they are a little crisp. 
  • After a few seconds, add coarsely crushed fennel seeds, half teaspoon degi mirch, and cook it for a minute. 
  • Now, add water and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiled, add potatoes. 
  • Add salt as per your taste and cook the potato for one more minute. 
  • Take spiced potatoes on a serving plate and sprinkle some coconut, green cardamom powder, and coriander. 
  • Serve it, and enjoy! 

Samak Tikki

This Tikki is one of the most savored Navratri Vrat Recipes in the Northern parts of India during the Navratri festival. The reason is simple; you can only eat food that is satvik and free of grains and pulses. Hence, this Samak Tikki has become a household item for people who are fasting. Try this tasty and crispy Sawa ke chawal ki Tikki and make your Navaratri deliciously unforgettable! 

Navratri Recipes

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cooking Time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 10 tikkis 

Ingredients 

  • ⅓ cup Samak chawal (Moraiyo)
  • 1 cup Water
  • One medium or potatoes boiled, peeled, and mashed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ginger paste 
  • Two green chilies finely chopped
  • Two tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • One teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder
  • Two teaspoon lemon juice
  • Rock salt, to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

Method to Prepare

  • Wash and soak samak rice for around 10 minutes. Discard soaking water, take rice to the pan.
  • Now, add one cup of water to the pan and bring it to a boil. 
  • Once it starts to boil, reduce the flame to low, and cover-cook the pan for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the rice to a bowl and let them cool. 
  • Take cooked chawal into a bowl. 
  • Add the rest of the Tikki ingredients into the bowl, except oil. Mix them thoroughly. 
  • Make tikkis using the rice mixture.
  • meanwhile, heat oil in a deep frying pan over a medium flame. 
  • Once the oil is hot, slide a few cutlets at a time.
  • Turn the Tikki once it is brown from one side.  
  • Drain the excess oil using a slotted spoon.
  • Remove it to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve this tikkis with your favorite chutney, and enjoy! 

Singhare ka Halwa 

Singhara flour plays a massive role in Indian festivals, especially if you are looking for Navratri Vrat recipes. Today, we are bringing singhare ka halwa in the easiest way possible! All you will need are just five ingredients, and boom! Your quickfire halwa recipe is ready to enjoy. 

Singhare ka Halwa

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes 

Servings: 4 serves 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup singhara atta (water chestnut flour)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
  • 3 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cup water
  • mixed dry fruits as required

Method to Prepare

  • First, heat three tablespoons of ghee in a frying pan and pour singhare ka atta. Keep the flame medium and cook it for around 5 minutes, till it is brown. 
  • Meanwhile, pour two cups of water into a small deep-bottomed pan and bring it to a boil. 
  • Once it is boiled, pour it into the roasted singhara flour. Stir while you are adding the water to avoid any lumps forming. 
  • Keep stirring it continuously till the mixture has a thick consistency. 
  • Now, add in cardamoms and stir to dissolve the sugar completely and get an even flavor. 
  • Add the rest of the oil when you see the halwa leaving the sides of the pan. 
  • Garnish it with some dry fruits. 
  • Serve it hot or cold, and enjoy!

Read more: Rajgira Halwa Recipe for Fasting

Final Words 

These unique Navratri Recipes are delicious and can be prepared in a jiffy. So, if you are looking for amazing Navratri Vrat Recipes – try these dishes and tantalize your taste buds during the festival of Navratri! 

Janmashtami recipes can be also a great option as fasting recipes for Navaratri. Read here.