8 Navratri Special Dishes To Enjoy This Navratri

Published on 01st Oct 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Delicious Navratri Dishes You Can Enjoy During Your Fast

The Navratri festivities are upon us and devotees are excited and are looking forward to celebrating the nine avatars of Goddess Durga. A common ritual observed during these days is fasting. Taking a break from grains and processed food, and returning to healthy, nutritious meals is a welcome change for the health of the body as well.

Here, we bring you 9 delicious Navratri special dishes to brighten up your fast-

Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet Potato Chaat

Tangy and sweet, Sweet Potato Chaat is one of the most delicious Navratri vrat recipes. Not only is it a delicious Navratri dish, but it is also nutritious for the body. Follow the recipe of Sweet Potato Chaat given below and give it a try this Navratri-


  • Sweet Potatoes / Shakarkandi - ½ kg, boiled, peeled and cubed
  • Chaat Masala - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp, roasted and powdered
  • Rock Salt / Sendha Namak - As required
  • Lemon Juice - As required
  • Green Chillies - 2 to 3, finely chopped
  • Cucumber - 1, cubed
  • Apple - 1, cubed
  • Coriander - For garnishing


  1. To make Sweet Potato Chaat, firstly, boil the sweet potatoes for about 3 to 4 whistles. Once done, peel and cut them into cubes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop all the ingredients to add to the chaat.
  3. Now, add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. One of the most tasteful Navratri special dishes, Sweet Potato Chaat, is now ready! Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve.

Sabudane Ki Kheer

Sabudane Ki Kheer

A meal is incomplete without a sweet dish and if the sweet dish is kheer, then it’s a must-have! Sabudane Ki Kheer is one of the most delicious Navratri special dishes that people enjoy during fasting. Flavourful and rich in dry fruits, it is a great Navratri dish to add to your Navratri menu. Follow the below-given recipe of Sabudane Ki Kheer-


  • Sabudana or Sago - 250 gm
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Almonds - Handful, chopped
  • Saffron - 7 strands
  • Milk - 1 litre
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Raisins - ¼ cup
  • Green Cardamom - 4


  1. To make Sabudane Ki Kheer, firstly, wash the sabudana (sago) pearls thoroughly in running water to separate the starch from. Now, take a bowl and soak the sabudana pearls in it with some water for 3-4 hours. Drain the water.
  2. Heat a pan over a medium flame and add in the milk. Keep stirring it till the quantity is reduced to half. Next, add in the sugar and keep stirring, add in the washed sabudana, and cardamom and saffron strands. Boil the kheer and cover the lid.
  3. Let the kheer simmer for 20 minutes. Keep stirring in between. Once ready, garnish with chopped dried fruits.
  4. Your Navratri vrat recipe, Sabudane Ki Kheer, is now ready!

Samak Rice Dosa

Samak Rice Dosa

Crispy and crunchy, Samak Rice Dosa is one of the most delectable Navratri dishes. It is a simple yet tasteful Navratri vrat recipe that you will enjoy during your fast. Follow the Samak Rice Dosa recipe given below to make it this Navratri-


  • Samak Rice - 2 cups
  • Sabudana - 1 cup
  • Hung Curd - 1 cup
  • Rock Salt / Sendha Namak - As required
  • Oil - As required


  1. To make Samak Rice Dosa, firstly, wash the samak rice and sabudana thoroughly and soak them in water for about 4 hours.
  2. Once done, blend the two along with hung curd till you get a smooth paste. Add rock salt as required to it.
  3. Next, on a thick pan, add a spoonful of oil and pour a ladle of batter over it. Spread it evenly till you get a thin dosa.
  4. Cook until crisp and golden brown from the outside.
  5. Your Navratri special dish, Samak Rice Dosa, is now ready! 

Mixed Fruit Salad

Mixed Fruit Salad

Mixed Fruit Salad is a go-to Navratri dish for many devotees on a fast. It is one of the easiest Navratri vrat recipes that makes for a filling meal. Below-given is the recipe of Mixed Fruit Salad-


  • Banana - 1, peeled and sliced
  • Apple - 1, peeled and cut into cubes
  • Orange - 1, deseeded and segmented
  • Grapes - 1 small bunch, washed and separated
  • Pomegranate Seeds - ¼ cup
  • Rock Salt / Sendha Namak - As required
  • Lemon Juice - As required


  1. To make Mixed Fruit Salad, firstly, add all the fruits to a large bowl.
  2. Toss them with lemon juice and rock salt thoroughly. Add a pinch of chaat masala to spice it up a bit.
  3. One of the most delicious Navratri special dishes, Mixed Fruit Salad, is now ready!

Aalu Ki Kadhi

Aalu Ki Kadhi

Potato is one such ingredient that is enjoyed and loved in many forms! While you have definitely heard and surely tried a lot of potato recipes, you might be unfamiliar with the Navratri vrat recipe Aalu Ki Kadhi. An amalgamation of different flavours, it is a pleasant Navratri special dish, enjoyed best with steamed rice. Give Aalu Ki Kadhi a try this festive season by following the instructions given below- 


  • Potato - 500 gm
  • Thick Sour Curd - 125 gm
  • Rock Salt / Sendha Namak - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli - 1½ 
  • Refined Oil - 2 cups
  • Water Chestnut Flour - 70 gm
  • Ginger - ½ inch
  • Red Chilli Powder - ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves - Handful
  • Coriander Powder - ½ tsp
  • Water - As required


  1. To make Aalu Ki Kadhi, firstly, heat a deep bottomed pan over medium flame and pour water in it. Add the potatoes and let them boil. When the potatoes are soft (not mushy), peel the skin and lightly mash it.
  2. Now, take a kadhai over a medium flame and heat oil in it. While the oil heats up, in a large bowl, add the mashed potatoes along with ½ tsp sendha namak, water chestnut flour, and chilli powder. Mix them well to form a thick batter. Keep ¼th of it aside.
  3. When the oil is hot enough, turn the flame to low and drop spoonfuls of batter into the kadhai. Fry the pakoras till they turn into a golden colour. Transfer the fried pakoras to a plate lined with absorbent paper and keep them aside.
  4. Now, heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium flame. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix sour curd along with ¼th of the pakora batter and water to form a smooth and consistent paste. When the oil turns hot, add curry leaves, Kashmiri red chillies and cumin seeds and saute them. Then, chop the ginger and add it to the pan and saute again.
  5. Next, add the yoghurt mixture to the pan and season it with salt and coriander powder. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the flame to low. Let it simmer till the mixture turns thick while stirring continuously. When the kadhi thickens, add the pakoras and cook for a couple more minutes.
  6. Transfer the Aalu Ki Kadhi to a serving bowl and serve one of the most delicious Navratri dishes warm with steam rice!

Roasted Makhana

Roasted Makhana

Also known as fox nuts, makhana is a top favourite during Navratri. Roasted Makhana is a great Navratri dish to munch on. Follow the steps below to make this Navratri special dish-


  • Makhana / Fox Nuts - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - As required


  1. To make Roasted Makhana, firstly, warm ghee in a pan on low flame.
  2. Once the ghee is warm, add the makhanas to it. Coat them well with ghee.
  3. Add salt and mix again.
  4. One of the easiest and healthy Navratri vrat recipes, Roasted Makhana, is now ready!

Paneer Malpua

Paneer Malpua

A popular dish from North India, Paneer Malpua is one of the most indulgent Navratri Vrat recipes. Dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with finely chopped dry fruits, it is one of the most delicious Navratri dishes. Follow the instructions given below to make Paneer Malpua this Navratri-


  • Malai Paneer - 100 gms
  • Khoya - 3 tbsp
  • Milk - 8 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp, powdered
  • Cardamom Powder - ½ tsp
  • Maida - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Saffron Strands - ¼ tsp
  • Dry Fruits - As required, finely chopped


  1. To make Paneer Malpua, firstly, make a batter of malai paneer, khoya and milk in a blender. Blend it until you get a thick and smooth batter.
  2. Once done, add it to a bowl and mix powdered sugar ¼ tsp cardamom powder and maida in it. Add more milk if required and mix thoroughly.
  3. Now, heat ghee in a pan on low flame. Once the ghee is hot, drop a spoonful of malpua batter into it.
  4. Cook until lightly brown on both sides.
  5. Next, in another pan heat water and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  6. Add a pinch of saffron, cardamom powder and a spoonful of chopped dry fruits. Mix and boil the mixture for a thick and smooth syrup.
  7. Immerse the prepared malpuas in the sugar syrup for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Your Navratri special dish, Paneer Malpua, is now ready! Garnish it with dry fruits and serve.

Kacche Kele Ki Tikki

Kacche Kele Ki Tikki

Raw banana is another popular ingredient during fasting. Kacche Kele Ki Tikki is one of the most appetising Navratri special dishes enjoyed paired with peanut chutney. Mixed with Indian spices, it makes for a flavoursome and delectable Navratri vrat recipe. Follow the recipe of Kacche Kele Ki Tikki given below-


  • Raw Banana - 12
  • Green Chilli - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder - ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala - ½ tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder - ½ tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1
  • Sesame Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Rock Salt / Sendha Namak - As required
  • Fresh Coriander - 1 sprig
  • Hung Curd - 1 cup
  • Peanuts - 2 tsp, roasted
  • Sesame Paste - 1 tbsp


  1. To make Kacche Kele Ki Tikki, firstly, boil raw bananas in a pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles. Once done, remove the skin and mash well after it is cooled down.
  2. Add the mashed bananas in a bowl along with red chilli powder, lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix all the ingredients well. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  3. Now, apply oil to your palm and take a portion of the prepared mixture on your palm and flatten it gently.
  4. Roll it first in chestnut flour, then sprinkle some sesame seeds on it, press gently and keep it aside
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, place the tikki on it and spread some more oil around the tikkis. Cook them on medium flame until golden brown in colour.
  6. Next, roast peanuts and crush them coarsely. Once done, keep them aside.
  7. Make a smooth paste of roasted sesame and blend it with hung curd to form a smooth consistency. Add the crushed peanuts and salt to it. Mix well.
  8. One of the tastiest Navratri dishes, Kacche Kele Ki Tikki is now ready! Serve it with fresh peanut chutney.

Let us know in the comments below which of the above-mentioned Navratri dishes you are eager to try this festive season!

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