Navratri: 10 Places In Delhi NCR Offering Delicious Vrat-Friendly Meals

NDTV Food Desk  |  Updated: April 08, 2019 17:39 IST

Navratri: 10 Places In Delhi NCR Offering Delicious Vrat-Friendly Meals
  • Chaitra Navratri 2019 begins on Saturday, April 6th
  • Navratri meals may be taxing to prepare for those fasting
  • Catch a delicious break with these special menus and thalis

Chaitra Navratri 2019 commenced on April 6th, and the Hindu festival will go on for nine days till April 14th, 2019. Navratri is a celebration of the Hindu Goddess Durga and her avatars and it is celebrated four times in a year. Out of these four Navratris, the most widely celebrated ones are the Sharad and Vasanta or Chaitra Navratri. Sharad Navratri marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is a time when scores of Hindu devotees observe fasts. People refrain from eating meats, drinking alcohol and a number of food grains and grain flours are also omitted from the daily diets of many Hindus during Navratri, including wheat flour and rice, which are both quite popular in the subcontinent. A lot of people prepare various different kinds of foods that are all vrat-friendly.

Some of the foods that are allowed during the fasting days include potato, sabudana or sago, kuttu or buckwheat, rajgira or amaranth etc. A lot of people prepare these fasting-friendly foods three times a day and that may be quite taxing, especially during the fasting days. If you are preparing to fast during Navratri and would like to catch a delicious break, you may choose to visit any of the below restaurants, featuring special Navratri menus with vrat-friendly dishes.

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Navratri 2019: Delhi NCR restaurants you can visit for vrat-friendly meals:

1. Too Indian Navratri at Crowne Plaza

Forget the hassles of cooking while fasting and try the Navratri feast at Edesia - a multi cuisine restaurant at the Crowne Plaza. The restaurant is serving lip smacking satvik flavours that promise to remind you of your mom's cooking.

When: April 6th, 2019 to April 14th, 2019

Where: Edesia, Crowne Plaza, Community Centre, Okhla Phase 1, Delhi

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2. Navratri Special menu at Taj Palace, New Delhi

Savour a traditional thali featuring vegetarian favourites such as Kachche kele aur sabudane ki tikki, Khubani ke kofte, Arbi ka rasa, Singhade ki kadhi, etc., at Masala Art in the Taj Palace, New Delhi. This special thali has been curated exclusively for the holy fasting season by Chef Paramjeet Oberoi. For reservations, call them at 011-26110202.

When: April 6th, 2019 to April 13th, 2019

Where: Masala Art, Lobby Level, Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi


3. Navratri Special French Menu at Brioche Doree

Brioche Doree's new menu specialises in gourmet Navratri food with modern French flavours, which includes offerings like Satvik Continental Platter (Cottage cheese and Pineapple Shaslik, Dry cranberry and Peanut Tapioca, Hung curd Cutlet, Sweet potato and fruit salad along with dips Parsley sauce , Mango Relish and Tzaski) and Satvik Grain Salad (Salad made of Quinoa, Tapioca pearls and Amaranth seeds with sweet potato and English cucumber served with Dip). For reservations, call them up at 9899995222.

When: 6th April to 14th April 2019

Where: Brioche Doree M-48 Connaught Place, New Delhi


4. Navratri Special Menu at Gastronomica

Gastronomica is bringing an exclusive Navratri menu so your taste buds can keep relishing yummy food, even during the nine days of fasting. They have everything from Sago and Quinoa Bhelpuri to Honey Roasted Pumpkin, Water Chestnut Tortellini served with Caramelised Walnuts, Fresh fruit platter, Jimikand Galouti and Beetroot Halwa (Yum!). For reservations, ring them up at 099711 72933.

When: April 6th, 2019 to April 14th, 2019

Where: M-55, Second Floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi


5. Special Navratri Thali at Radisson

There's no reason to not indulge in delicious food while you're fasting and that's why Cafe NH8 at Radisson, Gurgaon, has put together a special Navratri thali for those who are fasting. The thali starts from Rs. 899 and is comprised of lip-smacking delicacies, prepared from fasting-friendly ingredients.

When: April 6th, 2019 to April 14th, 2019

Where: Cafe NH8, Radisson, Udyog Vihar, Gurugram


6. Special Navratri Menu At Punjabi by Nature 2.0 

Navratri is a lavish affair in Punjabi households - the special Navratri menu at Punjabi by Nature packs delicious flavours of North India. The sumptuous spread made with vrat special ingredients includes delicacies like mawe ki seekh, stuffed paneer tikka, aloo ki sabzi, sitafal ki sabzi. For desserts, you can enjoy delicious sabudane ki kheer, a vrat speciality.

When: 6th April to 14th April

Where: Multiple Outlets

7. Navratri Menu at Anardana, Modern Kitchen and Bar

One of the latest entrants in the capital's food scene, Anardana has some sumptuous offerings on account of Navratri. If you are fasting and looking for something yummy and wholesome, step this way. The special Navratri menu package( INR 449 onwards) consists of samak ke chawal, kuttu ki poori, fresh fruit custard, cucumber raita and many more dishes that will leave you spoilt for choice.

When:  6th April to 14th April

Where: 3, Hargovind Enclave, Vikas Marg, Delhi

8. Special Navratri Thali at Danielle's Tavern, The Imperial

Imperial's Pan Indian Restaurant, Danielle's Tavern is offering some delicious vrat-friendly dishes that are sure to make for a satiating dining experience. The satvik fare would be served in a traditional thali and boasts of yummy offerings like sabudana kheer, samak ki khichdi, pethe ki sabzi, jeera aaloo, palak paneer, kuttu ke pakode aur poodi, kaju badaam ki sabzi, paneer tikka, sabudana tikka. The wholesome meal is available throughout Navratri, so make sure you do not miss out on this delicious deal. Each thali is priced at INR 2500 + taxes. 

When: 6th-13th April 2019 

Where: Danielle's Tavern, The Imperial


9. Navratri Thali At Punjab Grill

Punjab Grill's special Navratri thali is all things wholesome, sumptuous and satvik. Their unique interpretations to classic vrat recipe are sure to impress. From Sabudanda bhelpuri, kacche kele ki tikka, dahi wali arbi, khoya paneer, to aloo singhara dahi vada, samak ka pulav, kheer and doodhi ka halwa, Punjab Grill's yummy menu will make you re-look 'fasting food' in a whole new avatar.

When: 6th-13th April 2019

Where: Multiple Outlets


10. Delicious Navratri Menu at Darzi Bar & Kitchen

Darzi Bar and Kitchen is giving a whole new dimension to Navratri fasting with their vrat special Navratri pizza! Yes you heard us, and that's not all. The special menu also has toothsome dishes like like pumpkin ki khatti meethi sabzi, samak rice, pineapple halwa, and creamy paneer tikka. 

Where: Darzi, Bar and Kitchen, H-55, 1st Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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When: From 6-14th April'19


Navratri is a time to give your body and mind a break and consume food that allows your body to detox. At the end of the nine fasting days, the body is rejuvenated and revitalised. But there's no reason to compromise taste while doing it!


Happy Navratri 2019!

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