Vrat, Falahari and No onion No garlic Meal Planner

Vrat, Falahari and No onion No garlic Meal Planner

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, prepared with grains and vegetables that are healthy and easy to prepare. Besides grains and vegetables, nuts, fruits and fruit juices/smoothies can also be consumed.

I follow a very simple diet and refrain from consuming onion and garlic dishes in Navratri. But I do understand that some follow a very restricted diet and avoid eating few spices and veggies that are mentioned in my recipes. Some families do not consume veggies like carrots, peas and beans, feel free to omit them and plan your meal accordingly. Likewise spices like amchur powder, mustard seeds, haldi , chaat masala, kalonji are not consumed, please leave them out and follow your family vrat guidelines.

Cooking a meal is easy but planning that meal can be a daunting task. Meal planning is my routine and I do meal planning every Saturday and shop accordingly. Not only it saves time, it saves some money too. To help you get started I have penned down my this year’s Navratri VRAT MEAL PLANNER. Feel free to make alterations and move around the recipes to suit your taste buds. 


Oct. 13 – Tues Vrat Rajgiria Puri with

Vrat Jeera Aloo

Homemade Curd Sabudana Ladoo/

Coconut Ladoo

Oct. 14 – Wed Sabudana Uttapam Vrat ki Chutney Mango Lassi
Oct. 15 – Thrus Vrat ka Pulao / Aloo chaat Cucumber Raita Paneer Burfi
Oct. 16 – Fri Kuttu and Singhare ke atte ki Roti with

Vrat wale Aloo

Dahi Bhalla Strawberry Smoothie
Oct. 17 – Sat Vrat ki Idli  Coconut Chutney
Fruit Cream
Oct. 18 – Sun Sabudana Khichdi Vrat ki Chutney Milk Peda
Oct. 19 – Mon Sabudana Vrat Dosa Vrat ki Chutney Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Oct. 20 – Tues Sama ki Tikki or Sabudana Vada Vrat ki Chutney Badam Halwa 
Oct. 21 – Wed Ashtami Prasad – Kale Chana, Sooji Halwa and Puri


During Navratri, many Hindu families avoid eating onion-garlic meals. Why avoid onion-garlic meals during Navratri? In Hinduism, food is categorized into three categories – Tamasic, Rajasic, Sattvic.  Follow this link to learn more about No onion no garlic cooking. 

Not all people in the family observe fast. Below is the no onion no garlic dinner meal planner that me and my family will follow during Navratri. Feel free to shuffle around the recipes to suit your busy schedule.


Oct. 13 – Tues Dum Aloo Pethe ki Sabzi Cucumber Raita
Jeera Rice
Oct. 14 – Wed Chana Dal Alu Capsicum Tandoori Roti
Oct. 15 – Thrus Mutter Paneer Veg minced Gobhi Roti
Oct. 16 – Fri Sabut Moong Dal Baghare Baingan Jeera Rice or Kulcha
Oct. 17 – Sat Lobia Kurkuri Bhindi Roti
Oct. 18 – Sun Idli Sambhar


Coconut Chutney
Oct. 19 – Mon Dubki wale aloo   Bedmi Poori and
Boondi Raita
Oct. 20 – Tues Panchmael Dal
Kadai Paneer
Jeera Rice or Roti
Oct. 21 – Wed Ashtami Prasad – Kale Chana, Sooji Halwa and Puri

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10 Responses

  1. Puja says:

    Hi Ruchi , loved your blog. Great collection of recepies

  2. sriranjani says:

    Awesome work. Loved your vrat meal planner and dinner menu.

  3. R.chetna says:


  4. tejalshah says:

    Must appreciate your work.. Waiting for vart recipes.. I never go through this type of recipes ever.. Happy navratri

  5. Deepa Suresh says:

    Loved your navrathra planner..eagerly waiting for your next post..

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