The festival of Navratri is full of joy, lights and festivity. It is celebrated throughout India with full zeal and devotion. People across many cultures refrain from eating non-vegetarian food, onion and garlic during the nine days of Navratri. There are many who fast during these nine days and don’t eat grains. Among the several customs followed during this time, one of the most important ones is cooking traditional Navratri-special delicacies. There are many fried delicacies made during this time, which are a hot favourite among several people. If you have an electric fryer at home, making these fried delicacies is absolutely easy.
Here are a few of the traditional Navratri-special recipes that you can try in your electric fryer.
This is an awesome snack for which you need to soak a bowl of sago in water for around 2 hours. Now take 3 boiled potatoes. Peel off the skin and mash them. Add 2 tablespoons of coarsely crushed groundnuts and the soaked sabudana to it. Add rock salt, green chillies as per your taste and half a cup of finely chopped fresh coriander to it. Mix all these together and make equal portions of it. Now take one portion of this mix and flatten it. Meanwhile, add oil to your electric fryer and switch it on. Place these vadas in the deep fryer and fry till they turn golden in colour.
Kuttu (Buckwheat) Pooris
As bread forms an integral part of the Indian diet, flour made of buckwheat, tapioca pearls and water caltrop is used. Add some starchy vegetable to buckwheat flour like boiled, peeled and grated colocasia or potato. Add some rock salt and make a dough of normal consistency using water. Now make small pooris out of this dough and fry them in your electric fryer. You can enjoy these yummy pooris with potato curry and curd.
Take 4 medium sized potatoes and peel and slice them into French fries. Keep them in cold water so they won’t turn brown. Meanwhile, add oil to your fryer and switch it on. Drain the fries once the oil is ready. Sprinkle some ragi flour on the fries and toss them. Now place these fries in the fryer and fry till they turn crisp. Add little rock salt and paprika to it and enjoy with a cup of tea.
These are made from a mixture of Singhare Ka Atta (Water Chestnut Flour) and boiled potatoes. Boil and peel 4-5 potatoes. Mash them coarsely and add 2 finely chopped green chillis and half a cup of fresh coriander. Take a cup of water chestnut flour and add 1/2 a cup of water to it to make a thick batter. Add rock salt, black pepper and green chillies as per your taste to it. Next, add the potato mixture and mix all together. Start putting in small dumplings of this mixture in the electric fryer and fry till golden in colour.
These are four traditional Navratri-special recipes that you can try in your electric fryer. As you would be using an electric fryer, you can be sure that the recipes will turn out crisp and there is almost no probability of either burning the food or self. Celebrate this Navratri with these traditional fried delicacies.