Interesting tricks to try out this Navratri

Interesting tricks to try out this Navratri thumbnail
The nine days of festivity and fasting make Navratri a special affair. Be it house parties or your daily meal, Indoreans are making sure to eat smartly to maintain the energy required for ecstatic rounds of garba.

Though the festival is known for its fasting, Indoreans, being hardcore foodies, are finding alternative fariyali food to make the experience better. The alternative to fasting Being the food capital of the country, Indore never disappoints when it comes to catering savoury dishes. Navratri brings food joints and a plethora of options rich in taste and fitting aptly in the fasting rules. Ankit Sachdev, owner of a food joint catering a vivid variety of fariyali food, said, “It becomes irresistible for Indoreans to totally refrain from gourmet delight for nine long days. So, going by the demand, we are serving a huge variety of fariyali food like samosa, kachori, cookies and cream rolls.”

Nishi Shastri, a banker, added, “My entire family fasts during Navratri as it is a tradition being followed over the years. But it becomes very difficult to find time to prepare separate meals due to our hectic schedules. Hence, I prefer the options that fariyali food centres offer. There’s a lot of variety and the best part is that they serve different items everyday.” Make a simple platter Keeping in mind that Navratri is more about celebration and dance than food, the house party menus in the city are being kept simple. Rashmi Jain, a housewife, said, “My trick is to switch to a simple menu of selected range of appetizers, finger foods, energy beverages and desserts. No one wants to indulge in heavy food and I think this is the best menu for the season as it won’t affect your garba performance either.”

Keeping food and drinks handy

The night-long garba events attract the attention of revellers in the city but it is important to stay energised throughout. Here, some interesting tricks by Indori youngsters like keeping packed food and drinks with them, can come in handy. Aashay Sharma, working for a pharmaceutical company, makes sure that he rushes to the garba event right after his work but skipping dinner everyday is not a healthy option. He informed, “Both me and my wife are working professionals and garba enthusiasts too. We participate in the festival but by the time we come back home, there’s no energy to prepare food. That’s why we choose to grab quick bites like mini pizzas and parathas and eat them between events.”



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