The festive season of Navratri is here, and it is time for both revelry and fasting. The auspicious occasion is characterised by the indigenous cuisine especially fashioned for those who are fasting on all or some of the nine days of the festival, to invoke the energy of mother goddess and purify the body and mind.
Navratri fasting rules vary from community to community; the basic premise is that the food should be healthy and light. The preferred ingredients include kuttu atta, singhara atta, fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt and makhanas. Rock salt or sendha namak is used instead of regular salt since it is unprocessed.
In case you or your family members are fasting, here are some tasty recipes to make during these nine days: