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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 Comments

  1. Wow Varsh a great read and happy Navratri to you. Great delicious recipes.

    1. Thank you so much Kamal. Happy Navratri to you too. πŸ™‚

      1. Welcome Varsh

  2. besides worship of Maa Durga, Navratri is also a time for beautiful vegan recipes….. that falooda looks beautiful and yummy too…..

    1. It is my favourite. I’m fasting too and the fruit with rabdi thing was my lunch for today.

      1. Fasting for 9 dayssssssssssss……… but with that food one if surely going to put on some extra kilos……. though it is soooooo yummy……

        1. Nope. I lose atleast 3-4 kilos. This food does no harm if you have it once a day.

          1. hmmmmm… that makes some sense….. otherwise I have seen people who love munching on such occasions…..

  3. That’s a nice delicious twist to fasting during navratri πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Sangeeta. πŸ™‚

  4. Lovely delicious fruit recipes for Navratri !

    1. Thank you so much, Megala!:-)

  5. snehalboricha says:

    This looks so yummy! ???????? Wanna try the fruit rabdi!

    1. Sure, try it. Am sure you will love it. πŸ™‚

  6. 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

    1. You can have these now. πŸ˜‰ Glad you liked them.

  7. Wow these look delicious. You have shared some great options.

    1. Thank you Preetjyot.

  8. Wow!! Super delicious and healthy vrat recipes ???? Absolutely love mango Falooda ????

    1. Thank you so much!

  9. worldofmakeupmagique says:

    Wow those are such yummy and easy ideas… very tempting

  10. Awesome fasting food ideas… This is really a helpful post for fasting ladies..

    1. I hope I could add to the existing options. Thanks Snigdha.

  11. The pictures makes me hungry sounds healthy and delicious treat for Navratri

    1. Thank you, Bushra.

  12. Good recipes for festive season. never heard of custard apple cream and chikki combination

    1. Well, hunger pangs make you create combinations. This was one of them. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Hena

  13. Nisha Malik says:

    Looks so yummie. I can observe lifelong fasting for these yummie treats ????

    1. Haha, me too! Good you liked them.

  14. Loved all the dishes.. i am a big fan of rabdi and custard apple! Delicious pics too!

    1. Thank you so much, Mrinal. Custard apple is my favourite too. πŸ™‚

  15. Wow these amazing and delicious recipes for navratrs will adds more flavour and fun to the festival. Very tempting and yummiest dishes. Want to try these

    1. Thank you, Minakshi. Festivals mean a lot of indulgence and pampering anyway. πŸ™‚

  16. allaboutmommying says:

    This looks lip smacking tasty. This is one reason I miss india. You just made me feel home ????

    1. I’m glad I reminded you of home. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  17. such yummy stuff has my mouth watering!! would love to try the Mango Falooda!

    1. Do try out. It is easy to make and you don’t have to wait for summers. πŸ˜‰

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  19. My mouth is already watering! Such a yummy post. Will be helpful to those who are on their fast during navratri.

    1. Thank you, Sanandita

  20. joshitajj says:

    These are some delicious and healthy recipes for Navratri. The pictures itself look so tempting. Festive wishes to you!

    1. Wish you the same! Navratri or any festival isn’t complete with such delicacies, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  21. Wow! This is such an amazing blog post on food. Loved it

    1. Thanks Amreen. Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  22. Amazing and superb pics of delicious food. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much!

  23. These are innovative recipes, feel like having them all right now πŸ™‚

  24. Happy Navratri to you!! I love the mango falooda. It is my favourite.

    1. Thanks Amrit. The falooda is my favourite too!

  25. Wow I loved ur Navratri recipes

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  26. This is my D destination when is comes to having delicious and healthy recipes. I love the preparations are from fruits and dry fruits.

    1. Come over sweetheart, to my blog and to my place. We will share them. πŸ™‚

      1. Absolutely waiting to meet you so much

        1. Same here!!

  27. mango Falooda my fav …lovely and tasty recipes πŸ™‚

    1. Mine too. I love mangoed in any form! Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  28. Awesome post !

    1. Thank you!

  29. sushmitamalakar says:

    These look so tempting. I feel like fasting ????

    1. You can have them even when you aren’t fasting. Eat away. πŸ˜‰

  30. Loved the rabdi recipe… So yummy and delicious

    1. Thanks Jayshree. πŸ™‚

  31. Delicious dishes ❀️

  32. Great list of fruit preparations recipes, the mango falooda looks so delicious, would definitely try this.

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