What can we eat in Navratras Fast

What can we eat in Navratras Fast


What can you eat in Navratras Fast
It’s a myth I feel that during fast we starve ourselves! In fact the opposite is true for the Navratras fasting period of 7-8 days. There are some who eat only fruits and some who eat proper meal once a day during the fast. If you’re keeping it for 1-2 days, usually for the first and last day fast, you can easily have a few options to choose from. But the ones who keep it for the whole week many a time get too bored with monotony of eating fruit every day. There are several options of food to choose from what you can eat during the navratri fasts. Care must be taken to use only Swaang ke chawal (special small rice variety for this fast), Saenda namak (uniodized salt for fast) and Kuttu or Singhade ka atta (flour for the fast as wheat or rice cannot be consumed).

Foods you can consume without worry during the Navratras fast ( or any fast where you cannot consume regular grains and vegetables) :
·        Dishes make with Swaang ke Chawal
·        Food made with Sabudana or Tapioca
·        Dishes made with Kuttu or Singhade ka atta
·        Dishes made with potato (without using any other vegetable)
·        Fruit salads with only lime juice or saenda namak (Do not add the regular chaat Masala)

Now the list of foods and dishes you can make and eat during fast.

·        Jeera aloo (dry, not in gravy)
·        Potato chips
·        Aloo ka Halwa (sweet mashed potato with milk and sugar)

·        Mashed potato savory, with only salt and cumin powder
·        Sabudana Chips

·        Sabudana Khichdi
·        Sabudana Wada
·        Sabudana Kheer
·        Swaan ke chawal ki kheer
·        Kuttu ki tikki ( fried Kuttu cutlets)
·        Aloo tikki (potato cutlets)
·        Kuttu ki roti
·        Usual meal during fast – Kuttu ki roti, alu jeera sabji and curd

The common foods you can consume:
·        Tea
·        Coffee
·        Curd, plain or flavored
·        Milk
·        Soft drinks
·        Fresh fruit juices (packaged ones have salt and other flavorings)
·        Homemade ice-creams / fruit shakes
·        Nuts and raisins
·     For the ones with sweet tooth, you can make frozen fruit yogurts as well!

So enjoy this Navratri with so many great options to choose from. The fasts are kept for the peace of mind not merely for the sake of the rituals. So be happy this Navratri season and make it more Festive than Fastive!

70 comments:

  1. what not to eat man?

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    1. anything which is not mentioned here :)

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  2. It depends on how religiously you keep it. If you keep all 7-8 fasts, then you're not supposed to any root vegetables or grains. But in almost all instances, you should not have non vegetarian food, eggs, garlic, onions and alcohol.

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    1. donno why potato is considered fine , though that grew inside earth.

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    2. I believe maybe because it's a modified stem, not a root. Infact during fast, we are not allowed to eat what grows above. That's why no grains.

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    3. To all religious goons here .its perfectly ok to have roots in fast #if any body is Jain then the view may differ upon there convince.

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  3. I love this Chawal Ki Kheer recipe. Chawal Ki Kheer are my favorite

    and I love to try different Chawal Ki Kheer. This Chawal Ki Kheer is

    refreshingly new. I am going to try this.Can't wait to try

    it.thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Chawal Ki Kheer

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  4. is it possible to eat dairy milk in navratri fasting

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    1. Hi Deepesh, Sorry for a late reply, but I hope it can help during other fasting periods as well. You can eat dairy milk if you dont keep a very orthodox fast. Else you're not allowed to consume common salt.( which is present in chocolates) . You can only eat fast salt ( saenda namak)

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    2. If we take fast for a week in Navratra, than we can eat a normal meal(without onion & garlic) in our dinner or not

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  5. If we fast for a week in navratra than we can eat a normal food (without onion & garlic)in our dinner or not

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  6. Can we eat cauliflower, please tell

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    1. No you can not eat cauliflower

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  7. Can we eat sweet corn

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  8. Can we eat clove, fennel seeds, cardamom ( black n green)

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    1. yes you can eat tomatoes :)

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  10. can we eat Hing during Navratras or any other fast

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  11. Can we consume flax seeds, fennel and vanilla while fasting.??

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    1. did u get the answer ...if yes then pls reply me ....i want to ask about flax seeds

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  12. Sweet are allowed or not

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  13. Can we eat ginger and palak during navratra

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  14. Can we eat ginger and palak during navratra

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  15. Can we eat ginger and palak during navratra

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    1. yes you can. we drink ginger tea all the time. I'm not sure about palak..

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  16. Can we consume soft drinks? Coca cola or pepsi

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  17. Can we eat sweets. Like rasgulla, barfi, cham cham, kajy katli, chhena, etc.

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  18. Can we eat food that has corn syrup?

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  19. Can we eat Amul vanila ice cream in na ratri fast of 9 days

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  20. Can we eat cheddar cheese?

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  21. Hi Readers. I have been away for while but am back now :)
    To answer your queries for future references -
    You can eat any sort of sweets.
    Any spices are fine - except onions or garlic powders
    Soft drinks, cheese and ice cream and any flavoring agents are fine.
    All veggies are ok which grow under the surface of earth.
    Also, if you keep a very strict fast where you don't eat salt or only saenda salt, then please avoid cheese and icecreams or anything commercial which has salt.

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  22. Very nice detailed post. Visiting first time here, you have such a nice space to read. Good work. If you have time please visit my blog too. Thanks

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  23. Can we eat Baking Soda and Baking powder?

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  24. Hi any one can tell we can eat milk product like curd (dahi) there is 75mg sodium mentiion there

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    1. Make curd at your home and eat

      Dont eat from market

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  25. Can we eat mother dairy milk cake.

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  26. Can we eat mother dairy milk cake ??

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  27. Can you please confirm if we can eat brinjals during navratri???

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  28. Can you please confirm if we can eat brinjals during navratri???

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  29. Can we consume coffee I read somewhere that it is not allowed

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  30. Hello
    Can we eat flaxseeds in fasts

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  31. yes v can eat brinjals, but not amul butter it has salt in it

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  32. only sendha namak is allowed

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  33. Can We add dhaniya Powder IN Navatari Fast Food

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  34. Can we drink coffe in Navratri fast

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  35. Can v use sunflower oil for cooking or only ghee n peanut oil is allowed..

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  36. Can i use arrowroot to make potato tikki during navratri

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  37. Can I drink coffee. .?

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  38. is this real fasting cause we are allowed to take lots of things during navratri ?
    i guess fasting is like what people do in karwa chauth .

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  39. If you are doing a strict fast and not consuming amy salt and only black salt and no onion or garlic so don't consume the followings :

    Amul butter
    Amul lassi
    Chesse
    Soda drink ( apple juice is fine)
    Chips
    Chocolates
    Flour chips
    Maida
    Cake
    Etc.

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  40. Can we eat Dalia in fast

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  41. Can we eat chunkundar

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  42. CAN I DRINK PEPSI OR COKE IN NAVRATRA FAST?

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  43. CAN I DRINK PEPSI OR COKE IN NAVRATRI FAST?

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  44. Can we consume flax seed during the fast?

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  45. Can we eat Supari Elaichi

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  46. Can we eat Supari Elaichi

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  47. can we eat arbi in fast

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  48. Can we rabdi ice cream

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  49. Can we eat baking soda in Navratri?

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  50. can we eat white rasgulla

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