Navratri fasting can be a tricky affair, since it is not just about refraining from meat and eggs, but also basic kitchen ingredients like salt, atta and dal. Navratri is a nine-day-long Hindu festival dedicated to the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga. The festivities of Navratri are set to begin on September 26, 2022. And for those fasting, we have some yummy breakfast ideas that will definitely help you pull through.  

Chaitra Navratri Breakfast Recipes

1. Sweet Potato Chapati

Sweet potatoes or shakarkandi is a classic vrat ingredient used to make a variety of snacks and chaats. You can also include it in your breakfast spread by making these delicious sweet potato chapatis. All you need to do is boil them, mash them and mix them with millet flour, a pinch of rock salt and hing and roast them on a tawa.  

2. Sabudana Vada

‘Vada Wow Wow Wow!’, that’s what you would scream as well after having these perfectly crunchy vadas made of soaked tapioca balls, boiled potatoes, cumin seeds, pepper and rock salt. Easy to make and a delight to tuck into, this Maharashtrian snack is too delicious to miss. 

 

3. Navratri Special Dosa

Dosa is something that irrespective of whether you have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are bound to be equally satiated. A crepe-like dish, Dosa hails from South India, and is made with a variety of flours and lentils, guess what, you can also make it for your fasts, by preparing a batter of sabudana and samak rice. 

 

4. Navratri Batata Vada

Batata Vada is a popular Maharashtrian snack that is essentially a mashed potato patty covered in a coating of chickpea flour. In this batata vada, the mashed potato stuffing is made with your regular potatoes, cumin seeds, rock salt, green chillies et al, but the crispy coating is that of Rajgira atta and Singhare ka atta. Pair with pudina chutney and enjoy.

5. Vrat Wala Dhokla

The evergreen Gujarati snack can also be given a vrat-friendly spin. Dhokla is a square-shaped steamed cake, often made with a supple gram flour or besan batter. Since you cannot have besan in your vrat, how about making your dhoklas with samak chawal and buttermilk? Here’s the recipe that will change your life. 

 

Try these recipes and let us know which ones you liked the best. Happy Navratri.