The nine-day festival of Chaitra Navratri starts on April 13 and every year it is celebrated after the spring-time harvest, which is in either March or April.
Also called Vasanta Navratri, the festival celebrates the nine forms of Goddess Shakti and is usually observed in Northern India. However, in some parts of South India, it is celebrated as Ugadi. The devotees usually observe fasting or follow a simple diet during these nine – days.
So here are the foods that you can enjoy while observing your fast during this time.
Sabudana Khichdi: This food can act as an instant energy booster during fasting time as it is loaded with starch and carbohydrates. This is one of the most relish dishes during fasting and you can simply spruce it up with peanuts, fresh coriander, and mild spices.
Kuttu Atta ki Puri: They are made with Kuttu ka Atta and can be eaten with Aloo Bhaji and chilled curd. Kuttu works as great food to lift up your energy and is one of the favourite vrat ingredients.
Roasted Makhana: Makhanas or fox nuts often the most relished food during Navratri. You can add them to your kheer, or make Makhane ki Sabzi, but the most popularly enjoyed version of these bite-sized seeds are when they are simply roasted with some rock salt and pepper
Vrat Ke Chawal Ka Pulav: As we all know that regular rice is not permitted for consumption during the Vrat so many people opt for vrat ke rice or Samai ke chawal (barnyard millet) for their fast preparations. It works wonder with aloo ki sabji, kaddu ki sabzi or lauki ki sabzi.
Rajgira Roti: Rajgira roti or rajgira paratha is a healthy gluten-free flatbread made with rajgira atta or amaranth flour for fasting.
Singhare ki puri: These pooris made from water chestnut flour and potatoes are perfect savior during fasting.