Navratri marks an Auspicious beginning of festivities in the Hindu Culture & also brings other cultures closer.
This Navratri, be ready to treat your gut & tongue well with easy-to-make traditional dishes & snacks!
While fasting & dreaming about that mouth-watering stress food, Haryali is here to offer you some farm-fresh, handpicked ingredients to make your home-cooked vrat food more scrumptious & healthy.
Haryali adding Purity to your Vrat food
Festive seasons take us all down memory lanes of our childhood, the most common of them being savoring Halwa Poori & Black Gram, served in a delectable fashion. If individually served, these foods won’t be paid much attention to. It’s their oneness that crafts their simplicity to make them the most coveted dish during the festivities of Navratri.
This arrangement of the simplest ingredients is so powerful that it can even make adults crave
For light, calorie-free snacks, you can choose to eat some of these nutritious foods that will keep you active & energetic throughout the day.
Lotus Seeds (Makhana) - Goes without saying, Makhanas is the king of snacks. Lotus Seeds or Makhanas are low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium. Therefore, they are good for the heart too. They are also extremely good sources of magnesium, potassium, manganese, protein, and phosphorus. Their extremely high nutrient content makes them an extremely healthy snacking option.
Tip: Lotus Seeds can be a nice replacement to Popcorn during your Movie Time!!
Fruits - All fruits are nutritional, rendering different health benefits to the person consuming them. Since fasting requires foods that are high in fibre & less in calories, you have to choose the right fruits for you.
- Nashpati - Pear or Nashpati provides maximum nutrition during fasting or starvation by giving the body an appropriate intake of fibre & energy. It contains more Vitamin C than an orange & an Apple combined.
- Bananas - Keeping nutritional qualities aside, Bananas help you fill your tummies for longer periods to prevent starvation & dehydration. Regardless of what you had before, you can always take a banana & go for fasting for long hours without even drinking water. For your convenience, you can also make Banana Milkshake & take some sips for extra energy.
- Pomegranate - As enriching as it looks from its ravishing red colour, Pomegranate or Anar contains antioxidants that prove to be a good energy supply. Thus, before you go for fasting, just take a glass of Pomegranate Juice.
- Blueberries - Blueberries are not only tasty but are among the many low-calorie foods. Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of doctors and nutritionists. Have a glass of Banana Milkshake & top it with Fresh Blueberries.
- Kiwis - Golden or Zespri Kiwis, as well as Green Kiwis, are both beneficial when it comes to fasting. They are an All-in-one Fruit that provides abundant nutrition to the body.
Baby Queen Pineapple - When you have an empty stomach & need something to eat, consider Pineapples. Take 4-5 slices of Pineapple along with other fruits like Kiwis, Pomegranates & Cherry for an awesome start of the day.
Paneer Rolls -
Much better than Kebabs & Tikkis, Paneer Rolls will keep your gut full & your senses happy. A delightful paneer recipe that you can cook and have even during the fasting season of Navratri. Made with grated paneer, potatoes, Sendha Namak and spices, this is a delicious mid-day snack. Pair it with mint or coriander chutney and serve as snacks to your guests during festivals. You can have it any time during the day.
Banana Walnut Lassi -
Forget about thick smoothies & try this refreshing Banana Walnut Lassi. It is made with the goodness of yoghurt (curd), bananas, honey and walnuts. Drink up this healthy lassi and keep yourself energized through the day.
Just blend all the ingredients in a mixer then top the lassi with walnuts.
So, here were some of the very simple yet exciting recipes that you can try this Navratri.
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