The nine-day long festival of Navratri has begun. People usually observe a fast during these days and are permitted to eat only a few food items which mainly includes fresh fruits and dairy products. Check out this guide to Navratri fasting to know more. Now, eating the usual fasting food can get monotonous after a point which is why we’ve curated a list of restaurants and eateries in Delhi where you can indulge in some Navratri special foods, treat your taste buds without breaking any of the fasting rules. Read on and bookmark your favourites.
Khandani Rajdhani, Connaught Place
Khandani Rajdhani is celebrating the festival of Navratri by serving some delicious vrat special food. Fruit shrikhand, kuttu puri, paneer vatana, kele ki sabzi, farali pattice, and shakarkandi (sweet potato) halwa are few of the many delicacies you’ll get to devour.
Edesia, Crowne Plaza
Don’t let their continental and Japanese menu fool you, Edesia has an exciting Navratri special menu in store for you if you are looking for a lavish Satvik meal. Khatta meetha kadu, paneer makhane ki sabzi, aloo ki sabzi, samak ke chawal and shakarkandi ki chaat are few of the many traditional Indian dishes the restaurant will be serving during Navratri. You can complete your meal with a refreshing lassi, a bowl of sabudana kheer or some freshly-cut fruits.
Band Baja Baraat, Rajouri Garden
Get into the festive spirit by savouring Band Baja Baraat’s special Navratra thali and buffet. Both the menus promise a wide variety of vrat-friendly dishes for you to enjoy. As far as the thali is concerned, it features items such as paneer tikka, pineapple tikka, samak ke chawal, puri, rasmalai, kheer, raite, aloo ki sabzi and paneer kofta. On the other hand, the lavish buffet promises live counters of Navratri special snacks like aloo tikki, papdi chaat and more.
unjab Grill, outlets across the city
Treat your taste buds with Punjab Grill’s specially curated Navratri menu. The popular restaurant chain is serving a sumptuous spread that includes dishes such as ramdana crusted paneer roll, kheer eke pakode ki kadi, kacche kele ki tikki and more. To ensure that you end your Navratri special meal on a sweet (read memorable) note, the culinary masterminds at the restaurant chain have added kesari rasmalai and doodhi (bottegourd) halwa to the menu. Have you bookmarked this place already?
Verandah, Punjabi BaghHead to Veranda at Punjabi Bagh if you’re looking for something more than the usual puri-sabzi during your Navratri fast. Specially curated for the nine-day long festival, Verandah’s hatke Navratri spread includes sabudana bhel which is soaked sabudana with sendha salt, chopped cashews and pomegranate; arbi ke kofte made with chopped cucumber, mint leaves and kuttu flour; and aloo ki kadhi with puri.
Samavar, The AshokAnother place to turn fasting into feasting is Samavar at The Ashok New Delhi. They’ve got the usual pineapple raita, kuttu ki puri, sabudana papad, samak ke chawal and sabudana kheer in their Navratri special menu. But what particularly stole our attention was the sitaphal ki sabzi and saunfia paneer. Can you imagine a dry vegetable curry made using custard apples?
India Grill, Hilton Garden Inn, SaketThe folks at India Grill are all up for serving you a memorable meal this Navratri. So head to this Saket restaurant for a fun and wholesome festive meal. The highlights of its appetising Navratri special menu include arbi ke kebab and kacche kele ke kebab. They also have banana walnut lassi and makhana kheer if you are in the mood for something sweet.
Indus Express, Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka
Vivanta by Taj encourages everyone to celebrate Navratri with a grand feast. To turn your fast into a fun feast, their Navratri special menu offers ajwaini paneer kofta curry, dabi arbi ki tikki, bhune jeere ke aloo and lauki ka raita to name a few. One can end this lavish meal with delectable coconut laddus and badaami sabudana kheer.
Psst… even if you’re not fasting, we’d recommend you visit these places and indulge in their Navratri special menu before the festival ends. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on some good food, right?
Image courtesy: Khandani Rajdhani
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