Navratri is here and can we be more excited?
Navratri comes with a lot of enthusiasm and festive vibes. And why not, we wait for this the entire year, isn’t it? Since it is Navratri time, it is not possible to not talk about Indian sweets. Every single day is special and thus, we have dedicated one dessert to each day. Let us see nine desserts for nine days that you can try this Navratri.
Day 1: Kalakand
On the first day of Navratri, devotees worship Maa Shailputri and for this auspicious day, you can make one of the most popular Indian sweets i.e., Kalakand at home. Made up of milk, sugar, and cardamom powder, this dessert gives the ultimate festive vibes.
Day 2: Lauki Ki Barfi
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Brahmacharini. On this day, you can make Lauki ki barfi at home. Just like Lauki ka halwa tastes amazing, Lauki ki barfi is also a delight. It is easy to make and is considered healthy as well.
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Day 3: Kuttu Ka Halwa
Navratri’s third day is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta. Kuttu or buckwheat flour is an essential food associated with vrats and this dessert indeed holds great significance. You can make kuttu ka halwa on this day. Its cooking process is similar to sooji ka halwa but is much more aromatic and tasty.
Day 4: Besan Ki Barfi
The fourth day is dedicated to Maa Kushmunda and on this day, let us give besan ki barfi a try. Besan ka ladoo is already famous and its cousin barfi now needs your attention. It is easy to make and its aroma is everything.
Day 5: Kheer
Maa Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri and let’s make kheer on this day. Kheer can never lose its charm no matter what comes. Made with the most basic ingredients, kheer can satisfy your soul anytime.
Day 6: Beetroot Halwa
The sixth day is dedicated to Maa Katyayani and beetroot halwa is perfect for this auspicious day. This halwa is not just unique but very healthy. Just like you make gajar ka halwa, you have to grate beetroot and follow the entire process like you usually do. Don’t forget to try it.
Day 7: Coconut Barfi
Navratri’s seventh day is dedicated to Maa Kaalaratri and coconut barfi seems appropriate for the day. This so simple dessert tastes absolutely delicious. Moreover, its making process is hassle-free and quick.
Day 8: Gulab Jamun
Devotees worship Maa Durga on the eighth day of Navratri. It may take you some time to make it but the day deserves this much hard work, isn’t it? These mawa balls soaked in sugar syrup are a treat that you can make and share with your family and friends on the day.
Day 9: Phirni
Ninth and the last day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri and we think, phirni is the right dessert to celebrate the day. This slow-cooked creamy pudding has rice, milk, sugar, and spices which makes it delicious. One can serve it in clay pots to have the best festive vibes. You are going to try this, aren’t you?