Sabudana Khichdi

Navratri Food Items for Fast


Navratri Food Items for Fast


The fast of Navratri is observed from the first day to the ninth day. Many people only eats fruit during the nine days fast while many other devotees take a single meal either complete food with salt or food without salt (food for fast) during the day/night.

Non-vegetarian food and consumption of onion and garlic is avoided for the entire duration of Navaratri.

Sendha namak (Himalayan Rock Salt) -the pure rock salt of India, is used in food during fasting days. Fasting food is prepared with limited spices.

Some Navratri Dishes are:

  • Sabudana vada/Tikki
  • Sabudana Khichadi
  • Makhane Ki Kheer
  • Samvat Rice (Vrat k chawal)
  • Samvat Rice Kheer (Vrat k chawal)
  • Samvat ke aate ki poori
  • Dahi Pudine Wale Aloo
  • Shakarkandi Ki Chaat
  • Sabudana Papad
  • Raita
  • Singhare Ke Pakode
  • Singhare ka halwa
  • Aloo Chips
  • Banana Chips
  • Fruits/Fruit Juices
  • Sabudana Khir
  • Ramdana (rajgira) Ladoo
  • Kuttu ke aate ki poori/kadhi
  • Kaddoo ki sabzi
  • Lauki ki sabzi
  • Lauki ka halwa
  • Gajar ka halwa
  • Fruit chaat
  • Puri Chana and Halwa on Kanya Pujan day ( Ashtami/Navami)
  • Phalahari chutney – a green chutney from fresh coriander leaves
  • Cocunut Chutney



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