Celebrate 9 Days of Navratri with these 9 Delicious Snacks
Navratri is around the corner. This nine-day auspicious festival is celebrated twice in a year with great zeal and scrumptious food.
Let’s understand the significance of this holy festival, and together celebrate 9 days of Navratri with 9 delicious snacks.
Nava means “nine,” and Ratri means “night.” Navratri the festival of “nine nights” is revered in honor of Mother Goddess and Her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Though the Goddess is one, she is represented and worshipped in three different forms.
Goddess Durga is worshipped on first three nights. In the next three days, Goddess Lakshmi and in the last three days Goddess Saraswati is revered. The tenth day is called Vijaya Dashami.
The most significant saga associated with Navratri is the battle between the Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura. In which, the Goddess defeated the demon after a prolonged battle of nine days.
Devotees observe a fast on all nine days; while some choose to fast only on the first and the last day of the festive period. Fasting is a way to pay gratitude to the Goddess. During these fasts, people follow a Satvik diet, in which ingredients like garlic and onions that produce heat in the body are avoided to allow the body to detox.
Ingredients like buckwheat flour, tapioca flour, singhara atta, nuts, fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt, and makhanas are preferred as they are light on the stomach and can be digested quickly.
To make your Navratri festivities all the more savory, Qtrove has compiled a list of 9 delicious snacks. These products taste amazing and will you stay fresh and energetic throughout the day.
Nutritious Naturally Dried Mango: Body detoxification is triggered with fruits during fast. Our moist, sweet and utterly delicious, dried mango is a true tropical delight. Packed with Fibre and Vitamins, it is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Organic Cashew and Raisins (Combo Pack): The rich and tasty dry fruit pack brings together the goodness of Cashews and Raisins. Nuts contain healthy fats – polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. These tiny yet power packed snack items provide a sufficient source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, L-arginine, fiber and plant sterols. So, keep your hunger pangs at bay!
Dried Kiwi: Our dried kiwi comes with sweet and slightly tangy taste. Fiber-packed with loads of vitamins and minerals these dried kiwi slices promise to give a nutritional boost and keep you healthy throughout the day.
High in Fibre Buckwheat Flour: Best option as a Fasting food, Buckwheat Flour or Kuttu Atta is a source of fiber, protein, iron, and magnesium. It satiates your hunger and provides salvation to the entire wheat flour craving. You can use it to pasta, pancake, dosas, etc.
Nutritious Naturally Dried Pomelo: A goldmine of Vitamins, Pomelo fruit is the biggest of all citrus fruits. It’s got succulent flesh of somewhat sweet with a few sourish smack tastes. Try it this Navratri!
Gluten Free Singhara Atta: This is undoubtedly all-time favorite fasting flour. Also known as water chestnut, the flour just like its fruit is low in calories, but gives an energy boost. Singhara Atta is gluten-free and can be used in a significant number of ways during the fasting days.
Raw Sunflower Seeds: Acknowledged as a superfood – raw sunflower seeds are a veggie protein. You can snack on this protein-rich food as guilt-free munchies, sprinkle on your salads or fries, stir into yogurt, pasta or add to your dough. They are versatile enough to be incorporated in any of your gourmet healthy fasting recipes.
Dried Oranges: Dried oranges are simply wonderful to snack on or to add to beverages such as tea. High in Vitamin C, they have a unique and pleasing citrus taste.
Hand-Picked Oolong Tea: Fasting can cause lethargy and headache. You can beat it all with our exclusive Oolong Tea. Crafted for a complete tea drinking experience, a single brew of this tea contains potent antioxidants called ‘theaflavins,’ several detoxifying agents and polyphenols.