Navratri comes twice an year. Chaitra or Mar-Apr & Shardiya Navratri in Oct.It is a time to pray, fast and meditate.Most of the year has been lost to quarantine. This 2020 is a time to pray we all survive.Most people go to temples during Navratri and listen to bhajans and chanting. This time let us just pray and chant at home.Here is a list of Top 10 Navratri- Vrat Recipes which you can make with minimal ingredients.
Navratre also comes with its diet restrictions.
What can I cook in Navratri?
Fasting recipes or Vrat ka khana/ vrat food are gluten-free primarily. People eat once a day and consume millets,sabudana/sago. Rice and wheat are not used in food recipes for fasting. Some only have fruits while others include milk and tubers in their diet. We stay away from onion,garlic, tomatoes and heavy spicy food. Veggies like okra,brinjal,beans and legumes are not eaten. We also avoid meat, fish and eggs. We use spices like dried mango powder,cumin powder,green chillies,sendha namak and mint. Recipes for Navratri helps you detox.Most of them are gluten-free. You can also make them vegan as per your choice.Most of the tempering is in ghee, but you may use oil for curries and appetizers.
Actually, this time is the best time to fast too now with quarantine in place. Great way to use minimal spices and veggies too.
These days you can also find Navratri fast food.Navratri recipes are very tasty much to our surprise.If you stick to your 1 meal a day, and stick to the ingredients, you will realize fast food can be made healthy too.