Navratri recipes are specially prepared to mark the nine day worship of ‘Devi’ (Indian goddess). ‘Navratri’ is a term that can break into two words ‘nava’ means nine in Sanskrit language and ‘ratri’ means night. In these nine days special Navratri foods that have religious values attached to them are prepared. Navratri is a festival of feasting as well as fasting. Many people keep fast as a custom of worshipping. Navratri recipes for fasting days include some special ingredients and foodstuffs including fruits, milk, curd, kuttu ka atta and sago. Potato is also a widely used vegetable in Navratri foods.
Traditional Navratri Recipes
• Kuttu ki poori – Kuttu is special flour, somewhat similar to buckwheat flour. Special flat breads are made with this flour that are significantly eaten in Navratri fast.
Significance of Navratri Recipes