Now that Navratri is here, dining out can get a little problematic for those observing a fast. Mainly because, during this nine-day festival, whoever is fasting must follow certain dietary rules such as no non-vegetarian foods, regular rice or wheat and salt. Check out this guide to Navratri fasting to know more. But, just like every year, there are several restaurants in Mumbai that are on a mission to woo their guests with some lip-smacking vrat special foods and turn fasting into feasting during the festive season. Scroll through this list to know where you should head out for a Navratri special meal in Mumbai.
Psst… even if you’re not observing a fast, we’d suggest you visit these places during the festival. They’ve got some of the best vegetarian food in the city!
Khandani Rajdhani, Thane West
Treat your taste buds with Khandani Rajdhani’s combination of Gujarati and Rajasthani vrat-friendly dishes, specially curated for Navratri. Some of the highlight delicacies offered by the restaurant are fruit shrikhand, sabudana wada, kuttu puri and shakarkandi (sweet potato) halwa.
Punjab Grill, outlets across the city
Get into the festive spirit by savouring Punjab Grill’s specially curated menu for Navratri. The popular restaurant chain serves toasted makhana chaat with raisins and cucumber, kacche kele ki tikki (raw banana cutlets), ramdana crusted paneer roll, kheere ke pakode (cucumber fritters), chironji (charoli seeds) ki dal among other appetisers and mains. You can end your meal on a sweet note with kesari rasmalai and doodhi (bottlegourd) ka halwa.
Soam, Girgaum Chowpatty
Known for serving its food in copper plates, Soam’s menu has an array of delicious foods for people observing a fast or who love vrat special food in general. Think sabudana pattice, farali pattice, farali sev puri, farali dal dhokli, kesar shrikhand, farali masala dosa, sabudana khichdi, farali handvo and more such fast-friendly dishes. Of this long list of dishes, what particularly grabbed our attention was the farali malpua, Indian pancakes made using singhara atta (waterchestnut flour) and mawa. These are fried in ghee until golden-brown and then dipped in sugar syrup. Mouth-watering, right? Don’t forget to try this dessert if you’re visiting Soam during Navratri.
Golden Star Thali, Marine Lines
A famous name in the city, Golden Star Thali is always ready to give you a memorable treat during the festive season. The restaurant is hosting a Navratri Rasoi Utsav, in which they are serving a wide variety of Gujarati dishes including a plethora of delish farsan, mevadi khichdi and desserts. Golden Star Thali promises a scrumptious spread of Navratri special foods.
Maharaja Bhog, outlets across the city
In case you’re in the mood for a complete home-style thali, we’d suggest you head to any of the five outlets of Maharaja Bhog in Mumbai. The restaurant chain has a host of delectable traditional Indian dishes for Navratri that are also high on nutrition. So be ready to gorge on delicacies such as farali pattice, rajgira puri, sabudana papad, arbi masala, samak pulao and more.
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