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Navaratri 2014 is starting from September 25 and for those keep Golu will be super busy inviting people for home everyday evening. Actually in my hubby's house we don't have the practise of keeping golu, but my mom keeps an elaborate golu. We love to help out our mom in keeping the Golu and make the park. Those are very nice and wonderful memories. We generally go to each other's house and get sundal ,which is generally folded and given in a newspaper. Nobody will give any fancy return gifts and if any elders come they will be given Blouse bits along with the manjal kumkumam. But now a days Navaratri is a huge festival.  Especially  people living in abroad, they make it as a big get together by calling each set of friends on a particular day and almost a mini dinner is served there. I have few of my close friends who do run out of ideas as what to make for their guests on navaratri evenings. I generally call my friends for Varalakshmi Pooja for which i serve a mini dinner too.
  To lessen the job of planning the menu for the guests i have complied 9 combos of recipes from Jeyashri's kitchen and given here. All recipes are no onion no garlic recipes. I wish this will be useful for those plan for a snack menu for Navaratri for their guests.
  You can add or omit any items from the combo and make it either simple or elaborate. Any other request for navaratri, please leave a comment. Few interesting recipes for navaratri sundal and payasam recipes  are coming up soon.
   The above golu pictures are contributed by my friends. The left one with coffee brown background is Aarti's Golu. Aarti is a very artistic person and she does bead jewelry too and she has a facebook page for her Shreyathi creations. If you remember my Butter Murukku  post, the cute jute bag is made by her only.
   The picture on the right is Akila's Golu . She got introduced to me very recently and while talking she casually told that she keeps a big golu. When i asked her the pictures she sent this divine temple Golu picture to me.
   Even my very good friends Shriprada, janani and kirthika also keeps Golu every year elaborately. But the didn't have any picture to fit in my site.
Check out my Collection of  Navaratri Recipes  which i posted last year.
Scroll down till the end of the post to see many more alternate options too.
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                                           NAVARATRI COMBO - 1


     The combo which you can plan out for week one is
                      Mini idlis
                      Urad dal vadai  - Skip onions in the recipe
                      Aval kesari
                      Kalyana Sambar
                      Peanut sundal

                                       NAVARATRI COMBO - 2                       
navaratri-recipes-combo 2

                                     Kanchipuram idli
                                     Aloo bonda - Omit onion in the recipe
                                     Kalyana Gotsu
                                     Kovil Sakkarai pongal
                                     Pasi paruppu sundal
                                                    NAVARATRI COMBO - 3

combo 6

                                        Pidi Kozhukattai
                                        Cabbage pakoda
                                        Kalyana sambar
                                        Rava ladoo
                                        Green Peas Sundal

                                                        NAVARATRI COMBO  4

combo 7

                                               Coriander rice
                                               Ammini kozhukattai
                                               Sago vadai
                                               Dates kheer
                                               Channa dal sundal
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combo 5

                                                    Mysore bonda
                                                    Paal kesari
                                                    Coconut sevai
                                                    Drumstick Sambar
                                                    Vella puttu

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                 NAVARATRI COMBO - 6

navratri-recipe combo

                                          Karuvepillai sevai
                                          Thavala Vadai
                                          Carrot kheer
                                          Kalyana sambar
                                          Karamani vella sundal
                                                  NAVARATRI COMBO - 7
navaratri-recipes -combo 7

                                                      Chole masala - recipe without garlic and onion
                                                      NAVARATRI COMBO  - 8               
navaratri-recipes-combo 8

                                              Puli aval
                                              Arisi vadai
                                              Thayir vadai
                                              Rava payasam
                                              Kondakadalai sundal

navaratri-recipes combo 9

                                                   Rava idli
                                                   Coriander chutney
                                                   Badam kheer
Apart from this there are many more sweet recipes which you can replace in any one of the combos and also if you want to make it very simple you can pick a sweet and a sundal recipe and make that only.

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  1. Burp..burp...Any digestives to go with these.After seeing all the clicks at one place my stomach is full.Struggling to find words to appreciate.Very well done.

  2. Mam, Don't mistake me, some people won't take drumstick during Navaratri. I tried many of yr recipes and was great. Thank u and continue rocking.

    1. thanks sujatha, I know you can replace with ladies finger or capsicum

  3. pmg such yummy ones.. cant take my eyes..

  4. Nice combos.. Thank you for your effort..