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.
LINK TO – 2015 VRAT MEAL PLANNER
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 .