Navratri is upon us. For most of us who do not belong to the Northen part of the country, this can be a bad week. Mostly because of the lack of non-vegetarian food in the market. But hold on, it’s not like there aren’t other options available.
Because Navratri also means an abundance of vegetarian delicacies and trust me, once you try them, you won’t mind missing non-veg for a few days.
1. Chawal ka Dhokla
If you are already bored of fried pakodas, this is your go-to food. These steamed dhoklas made up of samwat ke chawal are an ideal way of continuing your fast.
These spicy fried banana kebabs are known to completely melt in your mouth giving you a distinct taste of banana and other herbs added to it.
3. Arbi Kofta
Well, while it is not easy to cook, it tastes a hell lot better than eating everything made up of potatoes during the fast.
4. Banana Walnut Lassi
Is there anything better than Lassi on a hot summer day?
5. Sabudana Thalipeeth
Thes soft and crispy pancakes are made up of tapioca pearls, mashed potatoes, peanuts and other spices. It’s unique, it’s easy and it’s awesome.
6. Kuttu ki puri
These puris are made from buckwheat flour (kuttu ka atta). And it’s better than your damn everyday puris.
7. Paneer Kofta
One of the most easily available dishes on the market, paneer kofta is simply delicious.
8. Dahi Aaloo
Dahi aaloo is a curry made with dahi and aloo. Duh! But here’s the thing. It’s damn easy to cook, even for a noob and it’s pretty damn delicious.
9. Khatta Mitha Kaddu
This a mildly spicy, sweet and sour dry pumpkin curry. It’s easy to cook and one of the tastiest pumpkin dishes.
10. Sabudana Pakoda
These crispy pakodas are made from tapioca pearls, mashed potatoes and roasted peanuts. It makes for an awesome evening snack.
11. Roasted Makhana
Just well-roasted foxnuts. So, if you feel like having a drink in the middle of all this, this is your ideal chakna.
12. Banana Kofta
Prepared with raw bananas, these koftas can work both as a meal or snacks. Very little spices are used in the making of these so as to taste the unique flavour of raw bananas.
13. Farali Pattice
This is a very popular Gujarati snack which is very similar to aloo tikki. But while the aloo tikki is spicy, Farali Pattice is sweet and mild with a similar centre filling.
14. Palak Pakodas
You might have hated palak as a kid, but trust me, those damn pakodas are way too delicious to say no to.
15. Kuttu Ka Dosa
This crispy dosa is made with buckwheat flour and is filled with spicy mashed potatoes.
See, it’s pretty damn impressive, isn’t it?