Monday, October 15, 2012

Fasting For Navratris.


Navratris are upon us once again.....and with it, comes the added onus of fasting and observing. Whether you are a stickler for the festival season and fast for all 9 days; or a token 1-2 days; you need a special plan to get you through your day.  Traditionally, where I come from, you're supposed to give up all grains, legumes and lentils. An ideal fasting diet is largely fruit-based. Some people also restrict the spices to basic minimum. Dairy products are not restricted, and make up for protein deficit in the rest of the diet. Here's a short compilation of recipes off of this blog that you can have while you're fasting. This list is by no means complete, and I will update it a couple more recipes as I embark upon my fasts this week. Till then, Happy Navratris.


Thali....
1) Buckwheat vegetable pancakes
2) Sabudana khichdi: Linked to Celebrating Navratri/ Diwali event started by Jagruti and hosted by Nayna.
3) Masala Aloo
4) Singhade ke pakorae
5) Yakhni Lauki


Dahi...
6) Lauki-ka- raita
7) Cucumber and tomato raita

Mithai...
8) Badam ka Halwa Linked to Navratri 2012 event
9)Til-gur ke ladoo
10)Gajar Ka Halwa

Naashta...
11) Nishasta
12) Chai

And not so traditional....
13) Hasselback Potatoes Linked to Navratri 2012 event
14) Mixed Vegetable Soup