Each year Hindus all over the Chandigarh religiously fast for nine days twice in a year. This fasting period is recognized as Navratri Vrat by North Indians. During this time many people also fret about their weight loss. Navratri fast are the perfect way of detox in a religious way. We do not need to skip meals/ starve or be on fruits and milk diet that will make us feel weak and tiered as it is a nine days long fast. Instead we can eat a healthy balanced diet & make your metabolism work faster. I call it Navratri Fast Metabolic Diet Plan so here some diet menu which can help you shed weight.

Day 1
Try Kuttu (Buckwheat) ke Stuffed Roti with Curd-Kuttu(Buckwheat) ke atta ka parathais made during navratri fasting or other religious fast. as per the fasting rules, only certain flours and ingredients are allowed during fasting days.
Buckwheat is a gluten free power food! & It’s now available
It is becoming very popular for many good reasons.
It is a highly nourishing, energizing and tasty food that can be eaten instead of rice or the usual porridge.

Health Benefits:
Best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins.
This makes it an excellent meat substitute.
High protein buckwheat flour is being studied for possible use in foods to reduce plasma cholesterol, body fat, and cholesterol gallstones.

 Day 2- 
Baked Sweet Potato-

1. They are high in vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks.

2. They are a good source of vitamin C. While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation.

3. They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year. Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight.

4. Sweet potatoes contain iron. Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy, but iron plays other important roles in our body, including red and white blood cell production,

5. Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag¬nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function.

Day 3 & 4

Paneer Chat-

Dry roast paneer slightly in a frying pan and set aside.

In a bowl, take tomatoes, cucumber.

Add dry roasted paneer, mustard powder and salt.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve
Key Ingredients: Cottage Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber, Lemon Juice, Salt, Coriander Leaves
Happy Navratras !!! 9 Day 9 Diffrent Recipes which will help you to reduce some weight.

Day 5-
Samak rice idlis are very healthy and delicious. Mostly vrat dishes are made with lots of oil. Enjoy this no oil dish for this navaratri. Oil is only used for greasing idli tray’s.

1 cup of samak rice
1 cup of beaten curd
Salt to taste
1 finely chopped green chili
1 tbsp of grated ginger
½ cup of grated carrot
1 tsp Eno Powder (optional)

Wash and soak the samak rice with salt in curd for 2 hrs.

In a blender take chopped green chili and grated ginger and pour half of the batter in it, and blend it till chili and ginger is grinded. Now add the rest of batter to it and blend it again in to the blender.
Take out this samak idli batter in a bowl and ferment it for overnight or at least 6 to 7 hrs.
Now add carrot and mix well. Add Eno and stir it with gentle hand.

Grease the idli mould. I have used the oil in this recipe only for greasing idli mould otherwise it is oil free.
Pour 1 big spoon of batter in each idli mould. This batter is enough to make 12 idlis.

Take one glass of water in rice cooker or any vessel. As the water starts boiling, keep this idli stand in it. And close the lid.

Steam it for 10 minutes.

To check the idlis , insert a tooth pick and take out, if it is clean, it is done.

Let it cool completely.

After getting it cool completely, unmould it with the help of spoon.

Nutrient Value per serving (3 Idli’s)
Calories – 190 kcal
Proteins – 3.2 gm
Carbs – 20 gm
Fat “ 1.8 gm

Day 6-
Makhane ki kheer Ingredients
1 cup lotus seeds (makhanas)
5 cups milk
1 tbs Ghee
3/4 spoon Stevia
1/2 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
3 to 4 saffron (kesar) strands

For The Garnish
1 tbsp pistachio slivers
2 to 3 sliced glace cherries
1 edible silver leaf (vark)

Heat the ghee in a pan, add the makhanas and saute for 3 to 4 minutes till they are crisp.
Remove from the fire and crush them slightly.
Heat the milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the Stevia, mix well, and simmer till the sugar dissolve, while stirring continuously. .
Add the crushed makhanas and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the nutmeg powder and saffron. Mix well.
Remove from the flame.
Garnish with the pistachios, glace cherries and silver leaf.
Serve hot.

Day 7

½ cup amaranth
1½ cups water
¼ cup milk, almond milk or Coconut milk (more to taste)
2 teaspoons Stevia, if available
Pinch of Saindha salt
Dry Nuts for garnishing

Combine the amaranth and water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Stir every once in a while, as the amaranth may stick to the bottom of the pan.
Stir in the milk, Stevia, and a pinch of Saindha salt. Stir vigorously until the porridge is creamy. Remove from the heat.
Garnish it with dry nuts like Almonds and Flex seeds and serve.

DAY 8 AND 9-
I dont think so… that we need to tell Recipe of Puri and halwa … enjoy you day …

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