Navratri 2020: Planning To Fast? Here's An Immunity-Boosting Navratri Vrat Menu With Recipes

Navratri Vrat Recipes: If you too are planning to fast this Navratri, and you think options are too limited to focus on building immunity, then you may be underestimating the power of the ingredients around you.

Sushmita Sengupta  |  Updated: October 17, 2020 11:00 IST

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Navratri 2020: Planning To Fast? Here's An Immunity-Boosting Navratri Vrat Menu With Recipes

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Highlights
  • Immunity is built up with time
  • Immunity can be bolstered with natural foods too
  • Many people fast during Navratri

Navratri 2020: The festive season is here but it doesn't feel quite the same. While the excitement levels are on a rise, the fear of stepping out refuses to leave our mind. And somewhere, it is right to be a little cautious. Perhaps this year, the best way to celebrate is to stay indoors, as much as possible and work towards building your immunity. The nine-day long festival Navratri is here, and a lot of people are planning to observe the ritualistic fasts or Navratri vrat. If you too are planning to fast this Navratri, and you think options are too limited to focus on building immunity, then you may be underestimating the power of the ingredients around you.

Vrat superfoods like sabudana, makhana and kuttu are a treasure of antioxidants that help fight free radical activity and strengthen immunity while ensuring a steady inflow of nutrients.

Another vrat staple dahi or curd is a probiotic, which helps strengthen the gut microbiome. A healthy gut can do wonders for immunity studies claim.

Fresh fruits of all kinds are also permissible and we all know for how long fruits have been our closest aides in fighting risk of infection.

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So without further ado, here's a fully planned immunity-boosting Navratri vrat menu.

Here's An Immunity-Boosting Navratri Vrat Menu With Recipes:

Drinks:
It is very important to stay hydrated throughout this phase to avoid risk of dehydration and indigestion. You can load up on ever so healthy and yummy masala chaas, or this fresh orange Juice. This banana-walnut lassi is also a thick and luscious treat that could keep infections at bay.

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Masala chaas

Orange Juice

Banana-walnut lassi

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Navratri 2020: One must keep hydrating oneself during fasts.

Snacks:
A nutty trail-mix should be your go-to snacking option this time, nuts are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants that help provide energy and keep your strong. Other interesting, non-fat and gut-friendly options you can try are chawal ka upma and  vratwala chawal dhokla. Roasted makhana is also a popular vrat snack you can try.

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Chawal ka upma

Vratwala chawal dhokla

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Mains:
Think Navratri and we begin to gearing up for the sabudana khichdi, the chunky khichdi goes very well with a soothing bowl of curd or kheere ka raita. Other delicious and immunity-boosting recipes you must try this time is this kuttu ka dosa and chironji ki dal. These are a treasure of antioxidants.

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sabudana khichdi

kheere ka raita

kuttu ka dosa

chironji ki dal

sabudana khichdi

Navratri 2020: Sabudana khichdi is loved by everyone.

Desserts:
Now, to our most favourite part- the desserts.  Did you know desserts can be fun and healthy too! Just try to cut back on sugar and artificial sweeteners, and you are good to go. Of course, you need to be very mindful of your portion size too. These dates and nuts ladoo, apple crumble with singhara atta are perfect vrat delicacies where the dessert derives its sweetness primarily from natural sources like dates and apple.

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Dates and nuts ladoo

Apple crumble with singhara atta

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Navratri 2020:  Dates are a good substitute for sugar.

Here's wishing you all a very Happy Navratri 2020!
 

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