Navratri 2020 is right here and is known to be one of the biggest Hindu festivals. Sharad Navratri begins from 17th October 2020 and would end on 25th October 2020 with Dussehra. The nine-day festival is celebrated across India with much enthusiasm. A lot of people observe fasts during this period as a ritual to mark their devotion towards Goddess Durga and refrain from eating meat, fish, eggs, pulses, cereals, grains and legumes.
There are still many options that one can consume even during fasting in Navratri to keep up the energy levels. Here are 7 snacks that one can try in-between meals that are made with vrat-friendly ingredients and will help you boost energy to go about the day.
Navratri 2020: 7 Mid-Meal Vrat-Friendly Snacks:
Made with kuttu (buckwheat) flour, this aloo ka pakoda is the perfect crunchy snack you would need with your evening cup of tea. Quick, easy and vrat-friendly! Find the full recipe here.
While festive season is all about decadent sweets, one refrains from having a lot of it while fasting. But this treat is all about healthy munching in between the day to keep your energy levels high. Find the recipe here!
Can we ever say no to chaat? Make a vrat-friendly one with boiled potatoes, some chaat masala, sendha namak and lemon! Find the recipe here. While this recipe uses normal salt, you can replace it with sendha namak if you are fasting.
4. Roasted Makhana
Airy, puffy makhanas (or fox nuts) are not just healthy but are permissible to eat during fasts. So if you see yourself all low and down, pick up a pack of makhanas form the market ad dry roast in in the pan. You can sprinkle a pinch of rock salt and you'll have a protein-rich, vrat-friendly snack to yourself. One can get makhana packets in the market, simple take the amount you need, heat a pan and dry roast with a pinch of rock salt!
Here is a snack which is not just vrat-friendly but also kid-friendly to say the least! A pack of chips attracts everyone alike, only in this case it would be made of just boiled potatoes and sendha namak.Find the full recipe here and replace normal salt wit rock salt to make it a vrat-friendly snack. You can store it for long in an airtight jar.
Healthy, wholesome, quick and yummy, fruit chaat is all these things and more! Pick your favourite fruit such as banana, apples or pomegranate, chop and mix, squeeze a dash of lemon, chaat masala and rock salt and treat yourself to a bowl of tantalising goodness! Click here for the recipe. You can choose the fruits acoording to your choice.
Since samvat ke chawal are permissible during Navratri fasting, one can make a host of dishes with the same. This dhokla made with samvat ke chawal is a yummy snack option to try! Made with sour yogurt, rock salt and pepper, dhokla can be a satiating treat to go with your evening cup of chai. Find the full recipe here.
Try these vrat-friendly snacks at home this Navratri and share your experience with us in the comments section below.
Happy Navratri 2020!
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.