An essential ritual during the Navratri celebrations is fasting. So, most families around India fast for all these nine days. The intention of fasting is to deny your body of the essential pleasures. So, the devotees have to deny themselves from all types of food cravings! Breaking away from the normal food pattern makes the devotees suffer (out of hunger). But, fasting is not all that bad. Our ancient medical texts aka Ayurveda is full of praise for the act of fasting. Ayurveda sees fasting as an essential way of cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and flaring up the digestive fire. The texts also claims that fasting (on intermittent intervals) eliminates gas, gives mental clarity, lightens up the body, refreshes the breath and cleanses the tongue.
Food cravings are evils that haunt our body all year round. They lure us to having more food than needed by the body, and this leads to various health ailments. So, the Navratri is a good occasion to ward off this evil for nine long days. And, after an excruciating day of fasting, there is, of course, much to look forward to. Most families reserve this time of the year to cook some mouthwatering local delicacies at home.
So, keeping in tune with the mood of celebrations, we present before you four great healthy fast-breaking food ideas.
- Makhana Kheer:
After a day-long struggle with your food urges, this is the time to indulge in something sweet. The low-fat Makhana Kheer brings the best of both worlds. This dessert which is made with makhana and nuts, helps you satiate your sweet tooth. Use Niryas’s double toned milk to make the recipe and enjoy the kheer without any worries of weight gain.
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- Banana Walnut Lassi:
Great way to nourish your body, after its deprivation from all those long hours of fasting is to make a glass of this delicious lassi. Use Niryas Diet Dahi along with honey, bananas and walnuts to make a delicious and pure glass of lassi.
- Aloo ki Kadhi:
The delicious taste and aroma of this dish, would make all the wait for food worth it! Make this dish using curry leaves, potato and Niryas Fresh Dahi for best flavours.
- Arbi Kofta with Mint Yoghurt Dip:
These conventional tea time snacks, become a great fast-breaking treat during the Navratri. Made with Arabi and Kuttu ka Ata, these deep fried items taste delicious with Mint Yogurt dips. Make sure you prepare the dip with Niryas Diet Dahi for the richest taste!
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Enjoy the divine experience of Navratri with Niryas!