Navratri Meal Plan

Navratri Meal Plan

Navratri is a very auspicious time of the year and is celebrated over the period of 8-9 days. During this time period, devotees observe fast from the first day to the ninth day. People eat only one meal a day and that too phalahari.

The term phalahari or falahari refers to ‘phal’ that means fruit and ‘aahar’ means diet – meaning diet that contains fruits and veggies. During fasting days, people consume falahari diet that consist of fruits, vegetables, dry nuts and some dairy products. No onion and garlic is consumed in this diet and vrat recipes are prepared with few simple ingredients.

I follow a very simple diet and refrain from consuming onion and garlic meals in Navratri. But I do understand that some families follow a very restricted diet and avoid eating few spices and veggies that are mentioned in my recipes. Please leave them out and plan your meal accordingly. 


Cooking a meal is easy but planning that meal can be a daunting task. To help you get started I have penned down my this year’s Navratri MEAL PLAN. Feel free to make alterations and move around the recipes to suit your taste buds. Click on a recipe and it will open in the same page. Best viewed on Desktop. 🙂   More recipes will be added pretty soon to this meal planner .

January 1
Day 1
January 2
Day 2
January 3
Day 3
January 4
Day 4
January 5
Day 5
January 6
Day 6
January 7
Day 7
Sabudana khichdi (2)
Tawa Aloo Chaat (2)
Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli (16)
Sabudana Namkeen (3)
Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla (4)
Sabudana Vrat Dosa (10)
Sawa Chawal and Sabudana Vrat Uttapam (7)
Sawa ke chawal ki tikki and vada (10)
Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao (2)
Sweet Potato Cutlet (10)
Non Fried Sabudana vada (15)
Kala chana - Ashtami Prasad (4)
Sooji Halwa - Ashtami Prasad (4)
Vrat ki Green Chutney (1)
Phalahari Vrat ki Chutney (1)
Cucumber and Mint Raita (4)
Vrat ki Green Chutney (1)
Vrat Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla (6)
Cucumber and Mint Raita (4)
Coconut Ladoo (14)
Strawberry and Mango Smoothie (2)
Strawberry Banana Smoothie (3)
Almond Halwa or Badam ka Halwa (1)
Sabudana Ladoo (16)
Instant Rabri or Rabdi (2)
Kaju Pista Roll (24)
Tropical Smoothie Recipe (4)
Dhaniya Panjiri (1)
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6 Responses

  1. studentsim says:

    Hi Ruchi: Thank you for another winner recipe. Its on my dinner recipe tonight!
    I have been loving the red spatula seen in some of your recent recipes. Would you add about this and on the key pots/pans you use to your ‘Kitchen Essentials’ list? I am sure it will be very useful to many of your readers esp newbie cooks 🙂

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for your kind words! Will surely add that spatula to the Kitchen essential list. It really comes in handy. 🙂

  2. Pallavi says:

    This looks like feast…. but can we eat baking soda/eno while fasting?

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks Pallavi! From what I know baking soda/Eno is allowed in vrat but please consult your elders before consuming.

  3. Smitha says:

    good job. Planned meal is good in all way. I can see all the hardwork gone in the plan

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