Saturday, October 13, 2012


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Navratri festival is celebrated for nine days worshipping Durga devi in different forms on each day and on the 10th day Vijayadashami is celebrated.This festival is celebrated in most of the states in India in various forms.Dasara is celebrated in a grand manner especially in cities like Mysore and Calcutta.While in North,a fast is observed on those days and also celebrated with garba and dandiya where as in South,many people celebrate the festival by keeping Golu(an array of Idols) and pooja is performed on those 9 days inviting many ladies for haldi-kumkum.Various varieties of sundal and kheer varieties are prepared on those 9 days during Navratri to offer to the people who visit the Golu.We make a traditional sweet like holige or any thing equivalent on the first day and last day of Navratri and a simple sundal and kheer variety during the other days.I am compiling few recipes at one place which are ideally prepared in south Indian homes during Navratri for Pooja.


Sundal varieties:
  1. Chana Dal Sundal
  2. Lobia Sundal/Alasandula Guggillu
  3. Avarekaalu Kadubu/Spiced Steamed Rice flour Dumplings
  4. Kabuli Chana Sundal
  5. Kala Chana Sundal/Black Chickpeas Sundal
  6. Peanut sundal
  7. Sweet corn Sundal 
  8. Mixed Bean Sundal 
  9. Kosambari | Moong dal Salad
Vada/Snack varieties:
  1. Alasandula(Lobia) Vada/Fritters
  2. Masala Vada/Chana dal Vada
  3. Medu Vada
  4. Mixed Dal Ambode(Vada)
  5. Mosaru Ambode/Dahi Dal Vada
  6. Dahi Vada/Perugu Vada/Mosaru Vade
Traditional Sweet Varieties:
  1. Hoornada Holige/Obbattu
  2. Halu Holige | Paal Poori | Paala Obabttu 
  3. Boorelu | Sukkinunde | Suzhiyan
  4. Karida Kadubu | Kari Kudumulu | Fried Sweet Dal Dumplings
  5. Garugu Hollige/ Hollige with rice flour-coconut filling
 Kheer/Payasam Varieties:
  1. Carrot Kheer
  2. Korra biyyam Payasam | Foxtail Millet Kheer 
  3. Moong Dal Kheer / Pesara Pappu Payasam
  4. Phool Makhana Kheer
  5. Poha Kheer/Aval Payasam
  6. Paal Payasam / Rice Milk Pudding
  7. Rava Payasam | Sooji Kheer 
  8. Rasayana | Balehannu Rasayan
  9. Sabudana Kheer | Sago Payasam
Rice Varieties:
  1. Chintapandu Pulihora- Andhra Style
  2. Dabbakaya Pulihora/Indian Grapefruit Rice
  3. Lemon Rice/Chitrannam
  4. Mamidikaya Pulihora/Maavinkay Chitranna
  5. Methi Peas Bath | Menthya Batani Anna
  6. Pulihora/Puliyogre
  7. Raw Mango Rice/Mamidikayi Gojju Annam
  8. Vangi Bath

People in North observe fast during those 9 days of Navratri,only few kinds of flours and vegetables are supposed to be eaten during vrat.Though I do not have many recipes in my blog I would like to share the recipes which comes under that category.

Navratri Vrat Recipes:

  1. Phool Makhana Kheer
  2. Rava Payasam | Sooji Kheer 
  3. Sabudana Kheer | Sago Payasam
  4. Carrot Kheer 
  5. Basundi
  6. Orange Basundi
  7. Coconut Burfi/Koprapak/Kobbari Mithai
  8. Mango Fudge | Mango Burfi
  9. Lauki(Bottlegourd) Halwa
  10. Paneer Modak Peda  
  11. Thati Nungu Payasam-No Cooking 
  12. Tender Coconut Pudding/Elaneer Pudding
  13. Shrikarini/Seekarane..a simple mango delight
  1. Butterfruit(Avocado) Milkshake
  2. Mango Milkshake
  3. Bonda Juice/Tender Coconut-Malai Juice
  4. Neer More/Spiced Buttermilk
  5. Watermelon Cooler
  6. Mango Lassi
  7. Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
  8. Strawberry Lassi
  1. Sabudana Thalipeeth
  2. Spicy Phool Makhana | Roasted Lotus Seeds
  3. Aloo Jeera 
  4. Fruit Cocktail Sticks
  5. Sago Chiwda | Puffed Sago Snack   
  6. Alu Fry | Potato Fry - omit garlic in the recipe
  7. Groundnut Sundal/Peanut Sundal


Indian Khana said...

Nice write and wonderful array of recipes ...great one place collection for Navratri

virunthu unna vaanga said...

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Kanan said...

thats nice round up for navratri recipes. I always wait for 10th day dashara. on that day we eat jalebi and fafda. and jalebi is my fav. I had looked at few of your sundal recipes all look really delicious.

great-secret-of-life said...

Nice and wonderful recipe and options for navaratri

Priya Suresh said...

Lovely array of delicious dishes.

Team Kailash Online said...

Shubh Navratri to all..May this
Navratri will bring lots of happiness to your life..Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

very nice collection of recipes for the festival.

Preeti said...

These are very good recipes... And there are actually many healthy ways to fast during Navratri... Uncover some more scrumptious Navratri Delicacies @

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