I have shared with you about how we celebrate and observe Navratri in our family, food of course is a big part of which, like sabudana (tapioca pearls) khichdi (recipe here), sooji ka halwa (recipe here), and sookhe kaale chane (recipe here). Lot of people fast during navratre. They eat fruits during the day and end the fast with a feast at night. Hence Feasting while Fasting. Navratri thali normally consists of special rice, rotis made with special flour, potato dishes, fruits etc. There is no use of onion and garlic and certain spices are a no-no as well. And as it is with day to day foods, preparation of fasting dishes and beliefs behind them vary from family to family.
My Guest Post
Have you heard about masalamommas? It is an online magazine run by and for south Asian moms and is a great source of information on a wide range of topics. Experts from fields of parenting, education, health and nutrition, fashion; food bloggers, journalists and many other awesome ladies form a part of their team. I am honored and tickled to death that I was able to contribute my thoughts about navratri and three recipes for food that normally form a part of Navratri fast feast in our family. Please go checkout the post here:
I feel extremely blessed and thankful to have all of you with me on this journey. And I believe that nothing of this would have been possible without you. Thank You.
Love - Vaishali.