Chaitra Navratri 2023; Delicious Dessert Recipes For Your Fast
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Chaitra Navratri 2023 has begun in full swing. Devotees observe a nine-day fast during this festival. Not only do they avoid meat and alcohol, but they also abstain from particular spices, vegetables, and other ingredients. Fasting during this time has a connection to seasonal change in addition to its religious significance. Devotees like to choose recipes that are easy to digest and full of energy-boosting ingredients. If you're keeping a vrat this year, you must have already started preparing your meals according to the rules. We all know how to make vrat-friendly snacks and meals, but desserts can be a little tricky. But worry not! Here are some vrat-friendly desserts for our sweet tooth fans!

Samak Kheer

Samak chawal, also known as samvat chawal or barnyard millet, is a component that is frequently used in place of rice during Navratri and is used to make this vratwali kheer. Dried fruits are used for flavouring this easy-to-make dish. Your energy will be renewed, and you'll feel fuller for longer. You can serve it hot or chilled.

Sabudana Kheer

Want to make kheer but don't have samak rice at home? Don't worry, you can use sabudana and make a vrat wali kheer with it. Sabudana is also known as sago pearls, and it is one of the most versatile ingredients. You all must have tried sabudana khichdi and tikkis, so why not experiment with something sweet? All you need to prepare a kheer are sabudana pearls, cardamom powder, saffron, milk, and sugar. This kheer is an absolute delight when served chilled. Since sabudana is rich in carbohydrates, it will keep you full for a long time.

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Singhare ka atta is also known as water chestnut flour and is an important ingredient during navratri fasts. It replaces regular atta and maida because both the ingredients are not supposed to be consumed during the fast. You can use it for sweet dishes in addition to the usual puris, parathas, kadhis, and tikkis recipes. This halwa is a delicious blend of dry fruits and water chestnut flour. You can serve this halwa with singhare atte ki pooris at home to make your own vrat-friendly halwa poori.

Lauki Halwa

Bottle gourd is a staple summertime vegetable. Do you know that you can make delectable halwa with this veggie? You only need milk, ghee, sugar, and dry fruits to prepare this dish. This halwa can be made with a leftover piece of lauki and is a treat for the taste buds. It has a soft, melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow-like texture and a pleasant green colour.

Coconut Laddoo 

Coconut laddoo is a simple vrat dessert. This halwa is an excellent choice for Chaitra Navratri because coconut is considered a Sattvic food in Hinduism, and is believed to have a cooling effect on the body, which can be beneficial during the hot and humid weather conditions that often accompany this festival in India. These laddoos have a strong flavour of coconut and dry fruits. If you want, you can skip the sugar in this recipe as the coconuts are naturally sweet.