Each festival brings in a different vibe and with it different customs and celebration. One such festival of food and a festival of colours is Navratri.
Navratri is celebrated in the name of Goddess Durga and her nine incarnations. People worship Goddess Durga by seeking prayers and making several offerings , fasting either for all the nine days or the initial two days or the last two days, play garba – the traditional dance form seen through these nine days and meet and greet each other.
So, when it comes to fasting, it becomes equally important to keep yourself hydrated and turn to satvik delights which detox your mind and body and rejuvenates you.
These nine dishes/foods you must try during this Navratri. Why? Let’s check it out.
The dishes making entry to this list are sabudana vada, sabudana kheer, sabudana khichdi, and also sabudana papad . It’s rich in antioxidants and minerals like calcium, iron and vitamin K and filled with healthy carbs and fibre.
This is a mouth watering recipe that you can try during Navratri. You can make its curry using potatoes, chillies and singhare ka atta. A simple and easy recipe which takes very less time to prepare.
Rajgira Puri is not only healthy and tasty but also a filling dish . An addition of flavour, you can add parsley or ajwain to the dough of the pooris.
Protein rich,Paneer is a staple food during Navratri, which opens your space of creativity to play with navratri recipes which includes paneer ki tikki, boiled paneer or simply stirred and consumed.
An age old ingredient making navratri special, its added to kheer, or Sabzi or simply roasted and rubbed with some rock salt and pepper.
Arbi or ‘Colocasia’ – A nice change from the usual leafy vegetables that we make for lunch! It a good to go combination with your puris and rotis and is made with mild spices.
7.)Shakarkand or sweet potato
Boiled and peeled sweet potatoes and topped with rock salt, lemon and chaat masala, a healthy chaat to savour on.
8.)Kuttu or buckwheat
Kuttu flour is used to make vrat puris and vegetables. Since it contains good amount of fibre, a decent serving of kuttu can help you feel full for a long time and keep hunger at bay.
Drinking juice is the best way to stay hydrated during a fast and get the necessary nutrients.
What includes in a ‘No-No’ thing!
✓Avoid lethargic onion and garlic foods!
✓Certainly a break from non-veg.
✓Avoid a bit of packaged munchies and welcome the freshly cooked meals.
✓Don’t say no to meditation and introspection.
✓Take a break from daily schedules and celebrate navratri with the utmost positivity.
Celebrate this navratri by shedding off the toxicity of your body as well as of your mind, try out new recipes, give yourself a gift of satvik touch and offer prayers to Goddess to help us all get through this pandemic.
Team IndoreHD wishes everyone, A very Happy and flavourful Navratri!