Home | Indian Festival Recipes | Submit a Recipe | Advertise | Contact | Tell a Friend | $ WIN $500! $ Follow SoIndianRecipes on Twitter

Indian Recipes
Festival Recipes:

Win $500!
Win $500!
Win $500 Dollars in our Monthly Recipe Drawing!
FREE Entry!

Resources

Online Now
Currently, there are 26 users browsing through our South Indian recipes!

Popular Recipes
Daily:
1. Curd
     (5 Views Today)
2. chicken fry
     (2 Views Today)
3. Fish Curry
     (2 Views Today)
4. Asoka Halwa
     (2 Views Today)
5. Spicy Vegetable Boli
     (2 Views Today)
6. Milagai Pachadi (Green Chilli Pepper Pickle)
     (2 Views Today)
7. mix vegetable gassi
     (2 Views Today)
8. potato crunchies
     (2 Views Today)
9. AGNI RICE
     (2 Views Today)
10. bombay crush
     (2 Views Today)

Monthly:
1. Curd
     (5 Views This Month)
2. chicken fry
     (2 Views This Month)
3. Fish Curry
     (2 Views This Month)
4. Asoka Halwa
     (2 Views This Month)
5. Spicy Vegetable Boli
     (2 Views This Month)
6. Milagai Pachadi (Green Chilli Pepper Pickle)
     (2 Views This Month)
7. mix vegetable gassi
     (2 Views This Month)
8. potato crunchies
     (2 Views This Month)
9. AGNI RICE
     (2 Views This Month)
10. bombay crush
     (2 Views This Month)

Secret Recipes
1. Paneer Pulav
     (388 Views)
2. Military Alwa
     (388 Views)
3. jurdukayalu
     (388 Views)
4. Rice Flake Balls
     (388 Views)
5. Crunchy Munchy Balls
     (388 Views)
6. Onion Chutney
     (388 Views)
7. Gram dal badam kheer
     (388 Views)
8. Paneer Tikka Masala
     (388 Views)
9. rice powder seewt (assan)
     (388 Views)
10. milk choclate
     (388 Views)

South Indian Recipes .NET: Navratri Recipes

Navratri Recipes Navratri, Navaratri, or Navarathri is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped.

Navaratri is celebrated four times a year. They are Basantha Navaratri, Ashada Navaratri, the Sharana Navaratri, and the Poushya/Magha Navaratri. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri of the month of Puratashi and the Vasantha Navaratri of the Vasantha kala are very important.
  1. Vasantha Navaratri - Basantha Navrathri, also known as Vasant Navratras, is the festival of nine dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the spring season(March April). It is also known as Chaitra Navratra. The nine days of festival is also known as Raama Navratri.
  2. Gupta Navaratri - Gupta Navratri, also referred as Ashada or Gayatri or Shakambari Navratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Ashada (June July). Gupta Navaratri is observed during the Ashada Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).
  3. Sharana Navaratri - This is the most important of the Navratris, and is simply called Maha Navratri (the Great Navratri) and is celebrated in the month of aashivina. Also known as Sharad Navaratri, as it is celebrated during Sharad (beginning of winter, Sept-Oct).
  4. Poushya Navaratri - Poushya Navratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Poushya (Dec Jan). Poushya Navaratri is observed during the Poushya Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).
  5. Magha Navaratri - Magha Navratri, also referred as Gupta Navratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Magha (Jan Feb). Magha Navaratri is observed during the Magha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

Navratri Recipes

Perhaps the longest celebrated Indian Festival is Navratri. It is during this holiday that we celebrate the nine forms of Shakti / Devi / Mata for nine consecutive nights. A favorite sweet dish for Navratri is vermicelli payasam. Also, other forms of payasam are made, along with variations of sundal.