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5 Food recipes for Navratri

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 19, 2012
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  • Navratri refers to the nine auspicious nights during which Goddess Durga is worshiped.
  • For most of us Navratri celebrations is an opportunity to consume sugary foods.
  • However, you  can also derive significant health benefits during this festivity.
  • Embrace the joy of the Navratri celebrations with healthy homemade recipes.

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Navratri celebrations is an opportunity for most of us to consume sugary foods and high calorie preparations. However, one can also derive significant health benefits during this festivity, by choosing healthy food options and trying healthy-recipes. Resist the temptation for your own health, don’t complicate it. Try some easy-to-prepare recipes to make your body mechanism afresh, sound and streamlined.

 

Healthy Foods for Navratri



Mentioned below are 5 easy-to-prepare and healthy recipes that you can try during Navratri festivity:

 

Mixed fruit salad

The low-calorie but an effective energiser can be tried during fast. Wash apple, banana, guava and papaya, thereafter cut these into small pieces. Add grapes and pomegranate later to the bowl. For spice taste, sprinkle chaat masala, black pepper and salt to the salad.

 

Salad recipe

Another common recipe during fasting is salad recipe. In addition to fruits like pineapple and apple, one can also use cheese, chestnuts, peanuts, tomatoes in the preparation. Sprinkle salt or sugar over it to even the taste. Alternatively, some other dressing can be tried with the recipe.

 

Vegetable raita

For preparing vegetable raita, you need boiled, peeled and chopped potatoes and singharas. Among other requirements for raita are roasted peanuts, chopped coriander leaves, cumin powder, curd and sugar or salt. The first step in the recipe preparation is beating curd in a bowl. Thereafter, add cumin powder, salt/sugar and mix it. Add vegetables and peanuts. Sprinkle cumin power and coriander leaves over the preparation.

 

Healthy Fasting recipes

 

Kheer

Soak rice in water for the least of 2 hours. Thereafter, grind the rice into a paste after taking out the water. Turn on the burner for boiling skimmed milk under light flame. The next step in the preparation is addition of rice to milk. Untill consistency is achieved, stir the preparation. Turn the gas off; add cardamom powder and nuts to the preparation. Moreover, you have choice to eat kheer hot or have it after refrigeration.


Apple rabdi

Innumerable benefits of apple are known to all. Apple is considered healthy option for one and all, which serves cancer patients, diabetics and weight loss enthusiasts. For the recipe preparation, all you need is a grated dessert apple, skimmed milk, cardamom powder, sugar, blanched almonds and pistachios.



Embrace the joy of the Navratri celebrations with the best of our fasting recipes.

 

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Navratri celebrations have become an opportunity for most of us to consume sugary foods and high calorie stuffs. One can also derive significant health benefits during this festivity, by choosing healthy food options and trying healthy-recipes. Resist the temptation for your own health. Don’t complicate the condition, but try some easy-to-prepare recipes to make your body mechanism afresh, sound and streamlined.

Mentioned below are 5 easy-to-prepare and healthy recipes that you can try during Navratri:

1. Mixed Fruit Salad: The low-calorie but an effective energiser can be tried during fast. Wash apple, banana, guava and papaya, thereafter cut these into small pieces. Add grapes and pomegranate later to the bowl. For spice taste, sprinkle chaat masala, black pepper and salt to the salad.
2. Salad Recipe: Another common recipe during fasting is salad recipe. In addition to fruits like pineapple and apple, one can also use cheese, chestnuts, peanuts, tomatoes in the preparation. Sprinkle salt or sugar over it to even the taste. Alternatively, some other dressing can be tried with the recipe.
3. Vegetable Raita: For preparing vegetable raita, you need boiled, peeled and chopped potatoes and sigharas. Among other requirements for raita are roasted peanuts, chopped coriander leaves, cumin powder, curd and sugar or salt. The first step in the recipe preparation is beating curd in a bowl. Thereafter, add cumin powder, salt/sugar and mix it. Add vegetables and peanuts. Sprinkle cumin power and coriander leaves over the preparation.
4. Kheer: Soak rice in water for the least of 2 hours. Thereafter, grind the rice into a paste after taking out the water. Turn on the burner for boiling skimmed milk under light flame. The next step in the preparation is addition of rice to milk. Untill consistency is achieved, stir the preparation. Turn the gas off; add cardamom powder and nuts to the preparation. You have choice to either eat kheer hot or cool it in a refrigerator.
5. Apple Rabdi: Innumerable benefits of apple are known to all. Apple is considered healthy option for one and all, which serves cancer patients, diabetics and weight loss enthusiasts. For the recipe preparation, all you need is a grated dessert apple, skimmed milk, cardamom powder, sugar, blanched almonds and pistachios.

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  • sumit21 Oct 2012
    nice recipes....i like it.... i wanna also share some navratri fast recipes... http://www.artoflivingsecrets.com/2012/10/fast-and-feast-this-navaratri-1.html http://www.artoflivingsecrets.com/2012/10/fast-and-feast-this-navaratri-2.html