Chaitra Navratri special: 5 sweet food recipes to try at home

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Sweet Indian desserts are made with milk, ghee, coconut and nuts
Sweet Indian desserts are made with milk, ghee, coconut and nuts

New Delhi : Chaitra Navratri begins from April 6 and will continue till April 14 of this month. As the name suggest, it is a nine days festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. On Navratri, many people keep fast while some refrain from eating non-vegetarian food, drinking alcohol and adopt a satvik diet that is cooked with fresh seasonal ingredients and without onion and garlic.

During Navratri, one ideal food that becomes favorite for everyone is sweet Indian desserts made with milk, ghee, coconut and nuts. If you want to celebrate the festival with sweet tooth, then here are 5 special sweet food recipes you can prepare while you are fasting at the same time.

  • Aloo Halwa

Aloo ka halwa is a special vrat delicacy, hugely popular across Northern households. Made with mashed potatoes, milk and sugar, aloo ka halwa is a super easy and quick recipe you can try this fasting season. 

  • Vratwali Kheer

This special kheer takes care of all your fasting limitations and is made with vrat-friendly ingredients such as parsai, rice like ingredient, milk and sugar. 

  • Nariyal ladoo

Ladoos made with fresh desiccated coconut and oodles of ghee, this delicious ladoo can be offered to Goddess as a prasad and can be enjoyed later with your family. The bite-sized ladoo also has a generous portion of cashews and almonds. 

  • Makhana Kheer

Makhana, or Fox nut, is one vrat superfood you should make part of your kitchen essentials now. The milk-soaked makhanas in a wholesome and fragrant kheer is perfect for those untimely cravings. 

  • Apple Rabdi

Rich, creamy, nutty rabdi comes with goodness of apples, almonds and pistachios. The fragrant dessert also has essence of cardamom on higher note.