Healthy twist: Fasting foods to consume during Navaratri
By Sutikshya Mallick | Oct 03, 2019
The Hindu festival of Navaratri, which celebrates the victory of good over evil has just begun! During the auspicious festival, devotees observe fast and perform puja. While fasting can be a good way to shape up and cleanse your body, it is equally important to eat the right kind of food. This Navaratri, we take a look at some of the fast-friendly food items, but with a healthy twist:
Sabudana Vada is a deep-fried Maharashtrian appetizer which makes for a perfect evening snack or breakfast. Since it is made using gluten free ingredients, it is a perfect snack to serve during fasting days. This tea-time recipe is easy-to-make and can be made in just 20 minutes. To make these delights, all you have to do is to add sabudana , peanuts, mashed potatoes and green chillies and deep-fry in a kadhai. To give it a healthy twist, use Nirlep’s Appapatra that uses very little oil to fry these munchies. Pair it with some green peanut chutney and relish its tantalizing flavors.
Kuttu Ke Pakores
Made with buckwheat flour and potatoes, Navaratris are incomplete without Kuttu Ke Pakore. Easy to make at home, these delicious fritters can be made in less than 20 minutes. Unlike the fritters made from gram flour, these flavourful delights have a soft and melt in mouth texture from inside. You can add some green chillies and coriander leaves to add some extra taste. If you are observing fast on Navaratri, then use Rock Salt or Sendha Namak instead of regular salt. For a healthy twist, instead of deep-frying the fritters, you can use Nirlep’s Appapatra as it consumes very little oil to fry them to a golden brown.
Upwas Ki Kachori
Upwas Aloo Kachori or Vrat Ki Kachori is a fasting snack and is made with potatoes stuffed with coconut and peanut mixture. For all the devotees who observe fast on Navaratris, instead of deep-frying, you can opt Nirlep’s Appapatra and consume these delights in a healthy way.
Upwas Ke Appe
Appe are traditionally pan-fried balls of fermented batter made from rice and urad dal (split black gram). Instead of using sabudana and mashed potato, you can also use boiled and mashed sweet potato or yam instead of potatoes and consume it in a healthy way.
Straight from the Indian streets into the kitchen, Aloo Tikki is a crisp mix of peas, potatoes and spices and can be consumed with various accompaniments such as chutneys, chickpeas, etc. If you are a fitness freak and prefer to eat the healthy way, then instead of using potatoes, you can use sweet potatoes and yam to make the tikkis. Also, to consume less oil, try Nirlep’s Appapatra.
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Enjoy Navaratri in a healthy way!