It is those auspicious nine days of goddess Durga when the temples are decorated and the goddess is adorned with kumkum, bangles, flowers and jewelled attires. Many dishes prepared at this time of the month have the major ingredient called desi ghee that makes this festival aromatic and we are here with our healthy swaps that not only embrace this festival but also make your fasting time more healthy and interesting. So, it’s the time to indulge in festivity in a lot more healthful way than just the usual and monotonous food options.
Check out our 5 must-have’s for Navratri Thali below.
✔ Samak Chawal ka dhokla: A fresh recipe that gives you a break from the usual samak chawal. If you are bored of that tadka Samak chawal with potatoes then it’s time for you to swap to the steamed dhoklas. A healthy way to fast, this dhokla recipe is made with whole red chillies, cumin, ghee and curry leaves and is rich in fibre and micronutrients. Enjoy this Navratri fasting with this special and healthy dish and you could not resist making it on another occasion!
✔ Low-fat makhana kheer: Here's a low-fat kheer recipe made with makhana, nuts and jaggery. You are all set to go on a healthy binge. The makhana will give you proteins, phosphorus and magnesium. Milk will give you proteins and calcium. Nuts are the rich source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. So, indulge in the Navratri festivity without worrying about the weighing scale! This delicious kheer recipe is going to make your fasting worth it!
✔ Kuttu ka dosa: If you are a dosa fan, this Navratri, move on with the usual kuttu puris and makeup something new and different. Kuttu pooris are fried and are not good for health while a crisp dosa made of kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour), less ghee with a potato filling make your fast day more yummy and healthy. Don't forget to serve it with mint and coconut chutney.
✔ Aloo curry: Dig into the soothing flavours of this light and lovely curry made with the versatile potatoes. Move from the boring aloo sabji and choose to eat this healthy aloo kadhi and make your Navratri even more special.
✔ Banana walnut lassi: Although dahi has many nutritional values like it is rich in calcium, vitamins and phosphorus but it also charge you up with while making you refreshed with the benefit of many nutrients. Lassi made with the goodness of yogurt, bananas, honey and walnuts offer a multiple number of health benefits and keep you energized throughout the day.
Over to you
Enjoy your day with these healthy foods and make your Navratri days happy, yummy and healthy. We wish you all a happy and healthy Navratri!