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These Sweet Navratri Recipes Are A Must Try!

The festival of 9-day fasting and seeking the blessings of goddess Durga is just around the corner. Whenever we hear the word Navratri, all we can think about is delicious Navratri fast recipes and Navratri food recipes. This year, Navratri will begin on 7th October and will continue till 15th October 2021. The festival is celebrated across India with a lot of zeal with devotees performing rituals to seek the blessings of goddess Durga and her divine forms. Well, if you are planning to keep fast for 9 days in Navratri, you might be thinking about your Navratri diet and also about how will you satisfy your sweet tooth with the limited ingredients that you can have during the fasting period. Well, it’s the beginning of the festival time, officially the season of keeping a check on all those sweet cravings. 

Here are 4 best sweet Navratri recipes that are enough to satisfy your sweet tooth:

Aloo Ka Halwa

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Ghee
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Chopped dry fruits like cashew, almonds, raisins etc.
  • Cardamom powder

Method

  • Take a pot and boil the potatoes.
  • Once boiled, peel off the skin and mash them using your hands.
  • Take a pan, add some ghee and heat it.
  • Add the mashed potatoes in ghee and let it roast for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Add milk, sugar, raisins and mix it all with the mashed potatoes properly.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes over low flame and stir it occasionally.
  • Add cardamom powder and stir it well.
  • Take out the halwa on a plate, add chopped cashews and almonds, serve hot. 

Apple Kheer

Ingredients

  • Apple
  • Milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Ghee
  • Powdered green cardamom
  • Silvered almonds

Method

  • Wash the apples in running water and grate them in a large bowl. Make sure that you are using sweet apples for the apple kheer.
  • Take a pan, add ghee and then add the grated apples.
  • Stir the mixture till all the moisture is gone, leaving the mixture completely dry.
  • After the mixture is dry, turn off the flame and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Take another pan, add milk and let it boil.
  • Let the milk boil for 5-10 minutes over low-flame until the milk is thick in texture.
  • Add condensed milk and stir the mixture occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • After the milk is thickened, add silvered almonds and powdered green cardamom.
  • Turn off the flame and let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator and let it chill for a while.
  • Take it out and add the apple mixture to it, stir and serve cold.
  • You can garnish the apple kheer with apple slices and dry fruits.

Rose Shrikhand

Ingredients

  • Curd
  • Honey
  • Rose syrup
  • Rose essence
  • Dry rose petals

Method

  • Take a large bowl, and take a muslin cloth to spread it around the bowl.
  • Add the curd and squeeze out all the water from the curd.
  • Take a tray and keep the cloth with curd and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Take a bowl and add the chilled curd.
  • Add rose syrup, honey, rose essence, dry rose petals and mix it all together till it becomes a thick creamy texture.
  • Put the rose shrikhand in a bowl, garnish with dry rose petals and dry fruits. Serve cold. 

Paneer Malpua

Ingredients

  • Paneer
  • Khoya
  • Cornflour
  • Milk
  • Powdered cardamom
  • Sugar
  • Saffron
  • Flaked almonds

Method

  • Take a bowl, add grated paneer, khoya, cornflour, powdered cardamom and beat the mixture until smooth.
  • Keep adding milk until you achieve a thick and smooth batter.
  • Take a pan, add water, sugar and stir it all the time over low-flame. Don’t let the sugar mixture come to a boil.
  • Once the sugar is completely dissolved, add saffron and let the syrup cook till you achieve a thick consistency.
  • Take a pan, add ghee and lower the flame.
  • Drop a tablespoon of the batter and cook till brown and crisp on both sides.
  • After making the paneer malpua, drop them in the sugar syrup and coat them. 
  • Garnish with flaked almonds and serve hot. 

Try these fantastic Navratri special recipe, and you won’t regret!

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