Now Feast On These Navratri Special Yummies!

That time of the year is here when we cleanse ourselves and celebrate the festivities for nine long days. Navratri being the festival of deep religious significance, has most of the devotees opt for fast. There are so many foods that people relish during these religious days and the traditional flavours and recipes have been passed on from generations to generations, in every household. Here's a list of delicious vrat food, that will guide you through the religious celebrations.

Sabudana Khichdi

This is one of the most widely accepted vrat food in the country, especially the northern part. Loaded with carbohydrates, sabudana acts as the instant energy booster during these fast days. Made of tapioca pearls, this is the most relished Vrat dish during Navratri fasting. You can pep it up with peanuts, fresh coriander and some mild spices.

Singhare Ki Poori

The famous fluffy deep-fried Indian flour bread – Poori has a different version of it during these nine days. You get to taste the pooris made of water chestnut flour or famously known as ‘singhare ke atta', along with a potato curry. Trust me, when I say these pooris are equally tasty as the regular ones.

Vrat Wale Aloo ki Sabzi

This Potato recipe that is specially prepared for the festive season, is made without onion and garlic. Yet the taste is simple but lingers on your taste buds. This speciality is served with pooris prepared for the fast season. Simple and delicious!

Roasted Makhana

Makhana or fox nut tops the list of Navratri special foods. You can add them to your kheer, or make Makhane ki Sabzi, but the most popularly enjoyed version of these bite-sized seeds is when they have simply roasted makhanas and rubbed with some rock salt and pepper. They make great snack options during these fast days.

Sabudana Kheer

This delicious festive dessert is made with sabudana (tapioca pearls) is a vrat classic. Flavoured with a hint of cardamom and saffron and topped with some chunky nuts, it is an absolute treat. You can end your daily Navratri fast with this healthy and energy packed sweetness.

Fruit Salad

This option is quite a loved one and goes well with not just Navratri fasts but any fasting or non-fasting days as well. A concoction of different seasonal fruits topped with cream or honey or rock salt especially used during the fast days. Different fruits in one plate give out nutritious and healthy options.


So, with all your garba moves and great celebrations, your tummy too needs something special. Here's are some of the options and if we have missed out on the yumminess, do let us know.
Happy Navrati!

WRITTEN BY  - Chitranka Chowdhury jainarthip@gmail.com

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