This year on the Navratri festival enjoy a healthy meal plan prepared using Navratri recipe collection and take a break with routine traditional food for a few days.
This year Navratri begins from 17 October and ends on 26 October 2020. Read more about this beautiful Festival which is also known as Navdurga Festival.
Each day is devoted to different forms of Goddess Durga and consider a different color for each day.
Navratri festival is celebrated by keeping fast for one day or all nine days. Vrat ka khana or falahari khana is served during fasting.
There is a limitation of food items, only a few grains, flours, vegetables and spices are allowed to eat. Check my previous post "Navratri Fasting Recipe Collection" to know more about what are the foods allowed during fasting days.
Some people follow a very strict diet which is called "farali food" or "phalahari food" in terms of eating. They prefer to eat only one time a day.
The term "Phalahari" means 'phal'= fruits & veggies and 'hari' means food. Only certain fruits & veggies are allowed during Navratri fasting days.
All vrat ka khana is cooked without onion & garlic. Upvas recipes are cooked with just a few ingredients yet they are most delicious.
I prefer to eat a five-course meal during Navratri to keep myself energetic. Please understand that not all food ingredients are perfect for all families.
Just skip any ingredients which is not allowed at your household and follow the rest of the recipe.
However, if you are working or having kids to take care of, then small meals are great to consume every 3-4 hours to keep you energetic.
I am here with the five-course menu which is very easy to prepare, filling, and make you energetic for the whole time.
Please consult with your elders while preparing a meal. I have already mentioned allowed food and some are customized based on family preferences.
Navratri Meal Plan | Vrat Ka Khana
|D1||Kuttu Ki Tikki
|shikanji||vrat ki sabudana khichdi||1 Apple||Vrat Ki Chat/Shakarkand ki chat|
|D2||strawberry milkshake||tea with vrat ki namkeen||farali kothimbir vadi||masala chaas||kuttu ka cheela|
|D3||vrat ki chat||makhana kheer||vrat ka dosa||orange||farali french fries with vrat ki chutney|
|D4||samo kheer||peanut laddu||vrat ki papdi chat||cut fruits bowl||farali paratha with curd|
|D5||sabudana vada||watermelon juice||sama rice paratha
|coconut ladoo||Kuttu ki poori with vrat wale aloo|
|D6||sweet lassi||date burfi||plain rajgira paratha with vrat ki dahi aloo sabji||one bowl grapes||Kuttu ka dahi vada|
Happy Navratri friends. I will be adding more recipes to the list. Also sharing one recipe from the menu every day for 7 days.
Feel free to pick or shuffle as per your convenience. Do check out Navratri vrat ka khana.
Frequently Asked Question regarding meal planning
During Navratri fasting one can consume all delicious vrat ka khana which includes snacks, milkshakes, smoothies, parathas, crepe, raita, yogurt and much more.
We must be careful that we eat only allowed food items as per our household tradition.
Loosing weight is always simple, calories expenditure must be more then calories taken. All vrat ka khana is low calorie as we cook in less ghee and with just few ingredients.
You will loose weight in nine days during Navratri considering having proper Navratri meal plan and small workout session.
In general certain fruits & vegetables are allowed in fasting days. It all depends what is the tradition followed at one's house. Some believe that coffee is fine to drink in fasting days along with tea.
This is totally depends as per tradition being followed at one's place. I do drink coffee, tea, green tea, masala chaas and lassi during fasting days.
Milk products like paneer, chenna, condensed milk, buttermilk, lassi are allowed in vrat days. In case of any confusion please consult with your elders.