Tomorrow, one week of Navratri starts in India. I have complied this post to share all delicious treats we made for Navratri Fasts. For those who don't know about Navratri. It is a 7-9 days period in India when people worship Goddess Durga and observe fasts. Everything but meat, eggs, rice, grains, lentils, and potent vegetables are prohibited during this fast. So, essentially gluten free foods, buckwheat (kuttu), yogurt, milk, nuts, potatoes, cucumber, squash, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes are consumed the most.
It may seem a little tough or daunting, but trust me, there are endless preparations made using these ingredients! and all scrumptious! Even those who are not fasting, enjoy feast every day of these fasts.
Growing up, I kept Navratri Fasts always, all 7 of them. These days, I, and Vishal only keep last one or two fasts. But.... this food we crave for almost whole year :)
Here, I'm sharing few of my favorite Navratri recipes. These fasts come twice every year, so this list will grow as long as I'm blogging. Stay tuned and check back for more recipes in coming months. When I will keep fasts this time, I'll try to share what I eat... can't promise... but will try!
I will sign off now and wish you all happy Navratri and a delicious Weekend!