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Fruit Preparations for Navratri #Bloggarba

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This is my turn to hop on the #bloggarba.

Thank you Snehalata Jain of Blogsikka for introducing me.

Navratri has begun and one can feel the magic of festivity, spirituality and positivity everywhere. Ardent devotees of Maa Durga who had been eagerly waiting for her arrival can be seen thronging various Puja pandals, offering prayers and seeking her blessings for happiness and fulfillment of their wishes.

Navratri is celebrated twice a year, in summer and autumn, and it is common for many people to fast during this time. Like with many other rituals we observe there is a scientific reason attached to this too. Our body immunity is weak during this time owing to seasonal changes and fasting can help us maintain better health with the help of a light diet.

While we want to be part of the Navratri revelry and dan(diya)ce our hearts out, sometimes matters like working late or the early closing time of 10pm can make us skip our dinners for lack of time to cook or eat. If we’re fasting, it’s worse and can no way be a healthy option for the entire Navratri. Fasting doesn’t mean going hungry.

With your fast and health in mind, today I’m suggesting some quick fruit recipes which are sumptuous, easy to make, give the perfect sugar kick and will keep your hunger pangs at bay for a long time. Read on to know more! πŸ™‚

Layered fruits in Rabdi

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Cut some of your favourite fruits in small pieces. Layer them in a glass and pour some rabdi (prepared in advance) on the top. This one glass is packed with a whole lot of nutrients and colours and the best thing to have while fasting. Apart from the sweet rabdi, it has only natural sugar. You can adjust the sweetness of rabdi with little or no sugar as per your choice. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. This dish tastes better when served cold.

Custard apple cream dip with Chikki crackers

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We’re all fans of crackers and dips and miss them during fasting. Well, crave no more. This custard apple cream and chikki spread is just what you need. Blend fresh custard apple pulp and fresh cream together till they are light. You can add some milk for a slight flowing consistency. Adding sugar is optional, since custard apple is very sweet. Use this cream as a dip and have it with coconut, sesame, amaranth, groundnut or cashew chikki.

Mango Falooda for all seasons

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This Mango Falooda isn’t for fasting but can be modified by omitting the seviyan and sabja seeds. Soak sabja seeds for around an hour in water, boil the seviyan in a pan till they are soft, strain and keep them aside. Blend a scoop of mango ice-cream, 2-3 tablespoons of mango pulp and half glass of milk together till they form a thick shake. Layer a glass with soaked sabja seeds, boiled seviyan and then pour the mango milkshake into it. Garnish with cream, chopped almonds and pistachios.

These simple recipes have give you some respite, I assume. πŸ™‚ Please make sure you get proper nutrition and have enough fluid intake to keep yourself healthy and fit during fasting. Enjoy Maa Durga’s visit to the fullest and be safe. Happy Navratri! Jai Mata Di! πŸ™‚ <3

Hope you’re well fed and refreshed at this station and ready to go ahead on your journey! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Next up is Monika who blogs at Alubhujia. Stay on and have fun as she keeps you company after this. πŸ™‚

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She is Monika from Panchkula. She is basically a Punjabi girl who is simple but bold. She is a postgraduate in Physics and is working in the field of teaching. She is very enthusiastic about learning new things. She relishes reading n writing and currently blogs about the diverse flavours of life  at www.alubhujia.com. The interesting fact about her blog is that she writes equally well in English as well as Hindi language. Her love for her blog is growing day by day and she soon wants to turn into an author.

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65 thoughts on “Fruit Preparations for Navratri #Bloggarba

  1. Yummy recipes. I’m not fasting this year but last few years I did fast, I dunno why I never thought of custard. I mean it’s my favorite ❀️❀️ food. Dessert is food to me

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