Navratri witnesses a lot of celebrations and fasts during this period. People observing the fast perform special poojas and havanas to worship Goddess Durga and welcome her into their homes. Fasts are just a way to demonstrate your devotion to Maa Durga and her nine incarnations. During Navratri fasting, it is recommended to avoid all types of fast food and artificial food. Those observing the fast are also advised to avoid lentils, legumes, cornmeal, all-purpose flour, wholemeal flour and semolina (rava/sooji).
Yes, it hurts to know because it’s hard to control the taste buds. However, we have a solution. Here are 5 scrumptious chat recipes to enjoy during Lent!
Who on earth would hate Aloo chaat? He is loved by all. Crispy fried potatoes with a little chutney and spiciness are hard to hate, right? For a quick one, you can make a falahari version of aloo chaat. Just add rock salt, black pepper and imli chutney to the golden fried potatoes. Enjoy aloo chaat this Navratri for your cravings.
Craving papdi chaat? Well, we’ve got it covered for you. You can easily make your own falahari papdi chaat at home. To make it fat friendly, use Rajgeera flour, kuttu flour or Singhaada flour rather than plain flour to make papdi. Garnish these papdis with curd, homemade imli chutney and dhaniya pudina chutney. To add the finishing touch, add rock salt and black pepper and a few pomegranate seeds.
Vrat wala Samosa
Instead of cooking Samosa normally, try using Singhara atta (water chestnut flour) which is used to make this recipe at home. It would be friendlier and tastier.
Fruit and peanut chaat
If you fast, you will not avoid eating fruits and dairy products. Navratri is all about that. It is better to have fruit in another way. Make your own version of fruit chaat using apples. grapes, pomegranate and other fruits. Add some rock salt and black pepper and mix well with the fruit. You can also add peanuts to it.
Can you resist the urge to golgappa? Luckily, we have a plan to appease your cravings. This Navratri, try falahari golgappe at home. Ingredients you need include Samak rice flour and singhara ka atta. For the filling, take some boiled potatoes, rock salt, black pepper and some red chili powder. To add a bit more punch, add curd, imli chutney and dhaniya pudina chutney.