Tapioca or sabudana is a non-cereal food source and consists of starchy carbohydrate; hence it is consumed widely during any Hindu fasting ritual. However, sabudana dishes are enjoyed year-round.
Navroz is celebrated in the late July or August in India, according to the Shahenshahi calendar (a calendar that does not include leap year). This year, we are celebrating Navroz today (16th August) in India.
Batashas are autumn confections, when sugar cane in large parts of the country is harvested and a period of religious festivities begins.