So, the season of festivals is on the way. This year Navratri starts on October 5th and ends on October 13th. This is a festival full of worship, dance and music. Navratri festival celebrates the worship of Goddess Shakti ( the warrior Goddess), Lakshmi ( Goddess of wealth ) and Saraswati ( the Goddess of knowledge ). Each goddess is worshipped for three days in turn. The festival culminates with Dussehra ( Vijayadashami ), the victory of good over evil, on the tenth day. During this traditional occasion, a range of dishes are prepared. Every region in India celebrates this festival in its own way. In South India, people do worship of deities, keep Golu and make sundals or sweet recipes to offer as prasadam. In North India, nine days fasting or vrat is observed for peace, happiness and harmony. Here is a small collection of Navratri special dishes, which are delicious and delectable. Try them… Happy Cooking !! Sundal Recipes: 1. Chana Dal Sundal 2. Yellow Moong Dal Sundal 3. Peanut Sundal 4. Kabuli Chana Sundal (Chickpeas Sundal ) 5. Kala Chana Sundal / Black Chickpeas Sundal 6. Sweet Corn Sundal 7. Green Moong Dal Sundal (Payar Sundal ) 8. Multigrains Sundal 9. Peas Sundal ( Pattani Sundal) 10. Sprouts Sundal 11. Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal Vada / Snack Varieties: 1. Medhu Vada 2. Masala Vada 3. Dahi Vada 4. Paruppu Vada 5. Sabudana Vada 6. Crispy Onion Vada 7. Beetroot Vada 8. Ulundhu Vadai 9. Chana Dal ( Pottukadalai ) Vadai 10. Cabbage Fritters Payasam / Kheer Varieties 1. Moong Dal Kheer 2. Semiya Payasam 3. Carrot Kheer 4. Paal Payasam / Milk Kheer 5. Aval ( Poha ) Payasam 6. Sabudana ( Javvarisi ) Kheer 7. Chana Dal Payasam 8. Almond Banana Kheer 9. Carrot Payasam 10. Carrot Almond Kheer 11. Papaya Payasam Traditional Sweet Recipes 1. Rava Kesari 2. Pineapple Kesari 3. Badam Halwa 4. Coconut Poli 5. Suzhiyan 6. Appam 7. Milk Halwa 8. Jelabi 9. Coconut Burfi 10. Beetroot Halwa 11. Gajar Ka Halwa 12. Moong dal Halwa 13. Cashew Burfi 14. Dhoodh Peda 15. Badam Peda 16. Puran Poli Ladoo Recipes 1. Besan Ladoo 2. Maa Ladoo 3. Fried Gram Ladoo 4. Sooji Ka Ladoo / Rava Ladoo 5. Moong Dal Ladoo 6. Urad Dal Ladoo 7. Sesame Ladoo 8. Boondhi Ladoo Variety Rice Recipes 1. Pulihora | Tamarind Rice 2. Lemon Rice 3. Raw Mango Rice 4. Peas bath 5. Amla Rice 6. Coconut Rice 7. Jeera Rice 8. Sweet corn Rice Wish a advanced Happy Navratri with blessings of Goddess Durga.. !!