Collection of Navratri Vrat ka Khana Recipes

A Collection of Navratri Vrat ka Khana Recipes

Vrat ka Khana is a term that describes dishes that one can eat on days of religious fasts, such as Ekadashi, Navratri, etc.

Each region of India follows its own customs and traditions. For example, many in North India and West India fast during the nine days of Navratri. During these 9 days, many do not eat during the day, and abstain from all grains as well. As a result, millets, starchy root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, colocasia) and Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls or Sago) play a very important role in the Vrat ka Khana. There is a similar fast for Ekadashi, when all grains but rice are allowed.

So here is a collection of Vrat ka Khana recipes that you could try this Navratri and on Ekadashi days.

Don’t in anyway think that these recipes are bland or tasteless. They are chockful of taste and downright delicious. 🙂 In fact, in Maharashtra there is a saying “Ekadashi Duppat Khashi” (One Ekadashi you will twice as much :)); that’s how great these Vrat ka Khana recipes are!

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichadi

Sabudana Vada: Low Oil Version

Low Oil Version of Sabudana Vada - Appe Paniyaram Pan

Sabudana Thalipeeth

Sabudana Thalipeeth is a pancake made with Sabudana and Potato

Sabudana Kheer

Saggubiyyam Payasam, Sabudana Kheer or Sago Pudding

Rajgira Halwa

Rajgira no Sheero | Rajgira no Halvo

Singhare ke Atte ka Halwa

Shinghare ke Atte ka Halwa - Navratri Vrat or Upwas ka Khana - Navratri Vrat ka Khana Recipe

Singhare ki Puri

Shingare ki Puri

Dahiwale Aloo

Dahi Wale Aloo or Dahi ke Alu - Navratri Vrat Recipe

Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup

Sweet Potatoes in Jaggery - Vrat ka Khana


Shrikhand with Kesar and Pista

Mango Lassi or Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi or Mango Smoothie

Mango Milkshake

Mango Milkshake

Farali Misal

Farali Misal - Vrat ka Khana - Fasting Recipes - Upwas ka Khana

Kaju Anjeer Milkshake)

Kaju Anjeer Milkshake - Cashew Fig Milkshake

Varyache Tandul – Samo Rice – Bhagar

Varyache Tandul, Samo Rice, Samai is a popular Upwas ka khana or Vrat ka Khana in Maharashtra, especially on Ekadashi

Danyachi Amti | Shengdanyachi Amti 

Danyachi Amti



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