Fasting Feast- 9 Tips for 9 Days of Fasting

Fasting during Navratri requires dedication and stamina. Here are the nine tips for nine days of navratri fasting to keep you going.


Which food should we take during Navratri Fasting?

  1. Instead of eating once a day during fast, you can take at least 4 – 5 falahari small meals so as to maintain your energy level and glucose level.fruit-arc
  2. Fruits make up the largest arc of your food rainbow. Eat plenty of fresh fruits of the season. Fruits will not only provide you energy but also fiber and vitamins. Remember more fiber gives you better digestion.baked-fasting
  3. Most of the recipes of fasting food are deep fried with lots of oil and fats. So instead of frying, you can try baked or roasted recipes. veg
  4. Along with food items rich in carbohydrates, try to include fibrous vegetables such as cabbage, capsicum, etc. Remember to drink water regularly.chaulai
  5. Chaulai (Amaranth) is a good source of protein and you can include it in your fast menu. You can prepare its pudding (kheer) by cooking it in milk or you can also make puris or paranthas with it.


  1. Include kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) in your diet. It contains 70 % to 75 % of carbohydrates and 20 % to 25 % of protein. It maintains cholesterol levels and also manages diabetes as it is low in glucose.


  1. If you are health conscious, try to avoid fasting snacks available in the market. It will be advisable to include roasted makhana (Foxnuts), which is high in fiber and low in calories or roasted moongfali (peanuts) or dry fruits in your snacks menu.


  1. Samak ke Chawal ( fasting rice ) and sabudana is a very good option for food during fasts. It is not a cereal but a fruit It is easily digested. You can cook rice as a pulao or you can also make its kheer with milk.fruit-cream
  2. If you are a sweets lover, save room for dessert. You can eat fruits, fruit cream, sweet curd, dates, apple pudding or samak chawal kheer as a dessert. Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal you will relish during your fasting day.

Wish you a very Happy Navratri and Healthy Fasting!

  • Ashish

    Good … Keep it up ..

    Very useful tips 

  • Shruti

    Useful tip.. thnx divya for sharing this with us !! Happy navratri ??

  • Umesh Gupta

    Good details given Divya ji.

    Also add some receipes of some Farar items to enable people make it.

    Keep going.

    Best of Luck


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  • Sundeep Tayal

    Well,  it is nice to have such kind of useful information and I hope lots of people will have benefits from it.  Apart from that we shall have many more such informative articles. Further,  if possible please add some quantity details also for consumption control……… With My Wish….. Keep it up 

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    • Thank you so much for the appreciation and encouragement.

  • Kavitha kannan

    Fantastic Divya..The write up was very useful and informative ?☺.

    • I am glad you like it…your appreciation  motivates me to write more.. thanx

  • Pratap

    Very interesting…

  • Shweta

    Gr8… very useful information

  • neha