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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Navratri Recipes 2015 | South Indian Navaratri Recipes

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Happy Navaratri to all my friends and readers!!
The Navaratri festival has started from today and it will be celebrated upto 21st October and on 22nd october it is Vijayadasami(Dussera). Navratri festival is celebrated for nine days worshiping 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 used to go our grand-mom's place for Dussera and it used to be a big festival with Golu and lots of guests kept coming through out the 9 days to visit our 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.I would have preferred to do a pictorial index but the list was so long that I went with the simple recipe index.I hope it is useful for you.Once again,Happy Navaratri to all !!
sundal recipes


Sundal varieties:
  1. Ammini Kozhukattai | Undrallu Guggillu
  2. Chana Dal Sundal
  3. Lobia Sundal/Alasandula Guggillu
  4. Avarekaalu Kadubu/Spiced Steamed Rice flour Dumplings
  5. Kabuli Chana Sundal
  6. Kala Chana Sundal/Black Chickpeas Sundal
  7. Peanut sundal
  8. Rajma Sundal
  9. Sweet corn Sundal 
  10. Mixed Bean Sundal 
  11. 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
  7. Saggubiyyam Bonda/Sago Bonda(with out onions)
Traditional Sweet Varieties:
  1. Chakkara Rekulu | Crispy Sweet Poli
  2. Hoornada Holige/Obbattu
  3. Halu Holige | Paal Poori | Paala Obabttu 
  4. Boorelu | Sukkinunde | Suzhiyan
  5. Karida Kadubu | Kari Kudumulu | Fried Sweet Dal Dumplings
  6. Garugu Hollige/ Hollige with rice flour-coconut filling
  7. Puran Poli | Pooran Poli | Bobbatlu
  8. Sajjappa | Sojja Poorilu | Halwa Poori
  9. Til Poli | Sesame Holige | Nuvvula Bobbatlu
  10. Groundnut Holige | Shenga Holige
  11. Karida Kayi Kadubu | Coconut Kadubu
 Kheer/Payasam Varieties:
  1. Carrot Kheer
  2. Hayagreeva/Chana dal Sweet
  3. Korra biyyam Payasam | Foxtail Millet Kheer 
  4. Moong Dal Kheer / Pesara Pappu Payasam
  5. Paal Payasam / Rice Milk Pudding
  6. Rava Payasam | Sooji Kheer 
  7. Rasayana | Balehannu Rasayan
  8. Sabudana Kheer | Sago Payasam
  9. Semiya Kesari 
  10. Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Payasam
  11. Mango Sheera
Rice Varieties:
  1. Aava Pettina Chintapandu Pulihora
  2. Chintapandu Pulihora- Andhra Style
  3. Coconut Rice | Kobbari Annam
  4. Cranberry Rice | Cranberry Puliyogre
  5. Dabbakaya Pulihora/Indian Grapefruit Rice
  6. Gongura Pulihora | Sorrel Leaves Rice
  7. Lemon Rice/Chitrannam
  8. Mamidikaya Pulihora/Maavinkay Chitranna
  9. Methi Peas Bath | Menthya Batani Anna
  10. Pulihora/Puliyogre
  11. Raw Mango Rice/Mamidikayi Gojju Annam
  12. Vangi Bath
  13. Rava Pulihora 
  14. Usirikaya Pulihora

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.Instead  of the regular salt, Sendha namak is used on the fasting days.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. Carrot-Beetroot Halwa using Condensed milk
  2. Carrot Phirni
  3. Phool Makhana Kheer
  4. Rava Payasam | Sooji Kheer 
  5. Sabudana Kheer | Sago Payasam
  6. Carrot Kheer 
  7. Basundi
  8. Orange Basundi
  9. Coconut Burfi/Koprapak/Kobbari Mithai
  10. Mango Fudge | Mango Burfi
  11. Lauki(Bottlegourd) Halwa
  12. Paneer Modak Peda  
  13. Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Payasam
  1. Butterfruit(Avocado) Milkshake
  2. Chikoo(Sapota) Milkshake 
  3. Mango Milkshake
  4. Mango Banana Smoothie  
  5. Bonda Juice/Tender Coconut-Malai Juice
  6. Musk Melon Juice
  7. Neer More/Spiced Buttermilk
  8. Watermelon Juice
  9. Mango Lassi
  10. Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
  11. Strawberry Lassi
  12. Sweet Lassi
  1. Sabudana Thalipeeth
  2. Sabudana Tikki | Sabudana Cutlets
  3. Sabudana Khichdi - Maharastrian style
  4. Spicy Phool Makhana | Roasted Lotus Seeds
  5. Aloo Jeera 
  6. Fruit Cocktail Sticks
  7. Fruit Chaat | Cut Fruits | Fruit Salad
  8. Sago Chiwda | Puffed Sago Snack   
  9. Alu Fry | Potato Fry - omit garlic in the recipe
  10. Groundnut Sundal/Peanut Sundal


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