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Navratri Specials (Food Eaten During Navratri)

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1. No onion and garlic are used in the food during nine days

2. No chemical salt but only rock salt is used

3. Spices used are red chillies, cumin, black jeera, turmeric, choti elachi, saboot kali mirchi, khuskhus and water melon seeds

4. Fresh coriander, green chillies and ginger are used

5. Fruits, nuts, dry fruits, coconut, sugar, makhanna, and milk products like milk, yoghurt, cream and paneer are used

6. Flours used are -- Sighare ka atta, kottu ka atta, rajgiri ka atta, saboodana and arrowroot

7. Oil and ghee are used to cook food

8. Vegetables used are --











sweet potato




arbi (colocassia)




raw papaya




raw banana




curry patta









water chestnut





suran (yam)



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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Nice collections of navaratri foods!
shantihhh's picture
Maybe translating each item into English would help non-Indians know what the items are. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Sarah's picture
Nice blog Special navaratri foods! Foodlover Sarah
shantihhh's picture
The photo of water chestnuts is very interesting and looks so different from what we buy called waterchestnuts. I wonder if they are the same. and (click for photo on link) I have never seen the water chestnut in your photo. Is it grown in the water? Very interesting! Shanti/Mary-Anne
Snigdha's picture
Yes Shanti, Indian Water Chestnuts/Caltrops (other names include Sringataka, Jalaphala, Trikonaphala) grows in water in tanks, ponds and lakes. The aquatic herb (the fruit kernel is edible) grows throughout India.
veerpradeep's picture
yes shanti snigdha says right... good Information Snigdha Here is many ways to smile!fOODLOVER veerpradeep
Anonymous's picture
Thank you:) this is my first Navaratri celebration, and I want to make sure I do it right.
karan's picture
mooli can be taken during navratri ..please clarify
Sunil Gulia's picture
Can we take the coffee in fast of Navratra
Neeta.Batra.Marwah's picture
Yes u can have coffee!!
Navratri Specials (Food Eaten During Navratri)