Navaratri sundal, sweet, snack plan:
Some sundal recipes like chana dal, moong dal, peanuts required no overnight soaking. Even green mung needs just 3 hrs minimum soaking time. All other sundals need overnight soaking.
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As I am a south Indian, I have given some menu that will work for my home, if this helps some of you too, I will be more happy. You can just keep this as a guidance and change according to your family preferences. Keep your menu simple and quick ones, as there will be extra work as well as food from prasadam after offerings.
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Navaratri menu plan:
Make sure to shop for all the ingredients, as per the recipes you have planned to prepare during Navratri. Like enough legumes and dals for sundal, Jaggery, sugar, butter or ghee, dry fruits, nuts, tetra pack UHT milk, condensed milk, rice flour, besan, wheat flour, fruits, coconut, flattened rice, instant sevai, oils. Other items like disposable plates, cups, serving containers, carry bags, goodie bags and return gifts, pooja items like incense sticks, lamp oil, wick, camphor etc.
Here are 9 simple kolam for 9 days of Navaratri from my parent’s blog.