Chivda, Poha chivda or poha namkeen is easy mixture made with thin poha variety is popular snack for Diwali and also for tea time. The one snack I make the most is chivda as DH loves this and normally I always make fresh since it like it when it's hot. Only for Diwali I make in large batch and store, and poha chivda also stays good for almost a month so it makes a great healthy snack for time time or snack for Diwali If you look for healthy snack for diwali then you should try this.
Rasmalai , Rossomalai as also it's known as is easy, healthy and delicious Indian sweet where Ras means juice and Malai means cream. Popular Bengal sweet which is normally one step ahead of rasgulla (roshogolla). Bengali sweets are very famous whether its rasgulla, rasmalai, sandesh, kalakand and it's all favourite for most of the people. Since Diwali is approaching fast I am post yet another easy recipe Rasmalai which have option of either preparing everything at home or if in hurry we can use canned rasgulla.
Besan Ladoo , Besan Ke Laddu is easy, healthy laddu made with minimal ingredients and taste delicious. Popular during Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali but besan ladoo has to be the most popular ladoo for any occasion, celebration. Made with bengal gram flour or besan as it's known, sugar and ghee melt-in mouth laddos are delicious, we just need to make sure we roast the besan well to get delicious laddoo.
Konda Kadalai Sundal, Black Chickpeas Sundal is this healthy, easy sundal recipe perfect for Navratri Naivedyam and snack. Sundal is made with multiple legumes but chickpeas is one of most famous beans used in Sundal and it's very easy too. I made this sundal during Ganesha Chaturthi and couldn't post it that time so now during Navratri I am sharing this super easy sundal recipe which is perfect as snack too.
Samvat Chawal Khichdiis quick fasting (vrat/upwas/navratri) recipe which makes excellent dish for vrat (navratri) ka khana and goes well with aloo tamatar sabzi, dahiwale kaddu or even simple raita. We can make this khichdi in no time in pressure cooker and I like to jazz up the khichdi little with spices to make it more delicious, so I added whole garam masala you can skip that too.
Jeera Chaas or Cumin Flavoured Buttermilk is easy and quick beverage during (vrat/upwas/navratri) and completes the meal aka vrat (navratri) ka khana or even normal any meal, buttermilk is must during summer but since we are battling haze here so I am making cumin buttermilk almost every day to serve with lunch and we like cumin flavored butter milk very much and it's very easy to prepare
As Navratri is starting from 13th Oct 2015 to 21st Oct 2015 this year, Navratri festival celebrated across India in different forms and Durga pooja, dandiya & garba and kolu/golu (array of Idols) is famous among navratri customs. Nav means nine so it's 9 days of celebration and worship of Durga (Shaki/Devi) in different avatars and the 10th day is celebrated as Vijayadashami/Dussehra. I am compiling here for easy access of vrat or fasting recipes and general rules. Navratri Fasting (Vrat/Upwas) recipes or Navratri fasting food (vrat ka khana) and fasting rules or guidelines (Navratri Vrat Vidhi),
Vrat Wale Aloo Tamatar Sabzi is quick fasting (vrat/upwas/navratri) recipe which makes excellent side dish with vrat (navratri) ka khana like kuttu cheela, singhara cheela, singhara poori, samvat pulao or khichdi. This is my go recipe whether it's fasting day or not, I follow same procedure to make this aloo tamatar sabzi during non-fasting days too just add normal table salt instead of sendha namak, as this sabzi goes well with roti, poori, pulav too.
Kuttu atta cheelais quick fasting (vrat/upwas/navratri) recipe, kuttu cheela/dosa is ideal vrat (navratri) ka khana and taste yum if you like kuttu atta. This cheela is real treasure recipe which is of course very simple since most of us won't prefer to have every day during fasting. Not only during fasting we can make kuttu atta (buckwheat flour) cheela any day for breakfast as it’s quite filling, healthy, vegan and gluten-free.