Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Nine forms of Goddesses Maa Durga – Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri are worshiped in these days by devotees.
Most of us have fond memories of mother frying ‘kuttu ki pakoris or pooris’ during navratri as we would sit home and salivate. While nothing can compare to food mother makes, the chefs of the finest restaurants have created new age options including buckwheat dishes, fancy desserts and lip smacking vrat friendly beverages.
Various restaurants across Delhi-NCR revamp their menus and make delicious vegetarian additions to cater to the appetite of food enthusiasts during the nine-day Navratri festival.
The pubs and bars of-course suffer a dip in sales as most customers abstain from alcohol over the nine days. This time around vegetarianism prevails and even at home dishes are made using Sabudana, buckwheat primarily. We have compiled a quick list for our readers to some of the restaurants serving special navratra menu in the capital.
Nine Days of Vegetarianism at Olive Qutub, Mehruali
Olive Qutub presents all vegetarian menu. Feast while you fast as we present Peruvian ground cherry, fresh figs and burrata, Portbello, sunchokes and truffle, toffee banana, passion fruit and salted caramel to name a few dishes by Olive Qutub.
Date: 28th Mar – 5th Apr 2017
Time: 12pm to 3.30pm and 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Price: Meal for two Rs 2000 ++
Bawa goes Green at SodaBottleOpenerWala
3-course vrat ka khana
It’s fasting season again! SodaBottleOpenerWala brings a three course vrat ka khana, where you can choose a starter, main course and dessert from a host of specials in the limited edition menu. You can also order these dishes a-la-carte.
The 9 -day special vegetarian Navratra menu includes Sabudana Papad, Kerana Cutlets, Gwarfali, Khattu Meethu Kaddu, Aloo Sabzi, Kuttu Atta Puri and Vrat ke Chawal. And food for the fasts is never complete without some Sabudana ki Kheer. There’s Vrat ka Falooda too!
Date: 28th March to 5th April 2017 from 12 noon
Price: Cost per Person Rs 450 + taxes
Venue: Gurgaon, New Delhi & Noida
Imly Navratra Pizza
Delhi’s all vegetarian and famous for its fusion food restaurant IMLY has come up with a fusion dish Navratra pizza- Price: 295 plus taxes
Venue: Rajendra place and Rajouri Garden
The Masala Trail – Navratra Thali
Brings to you choicest of dishes to opt from. Handcrafted to suit your convenience, you can order yourself our tasteful Navaratra Thali assorted with sabudana aloo ki tikki chaat, mix fruit salad, sama ke chawal with vegetables, paneer ki subji with kaaju gravy, aloo dahi sabzi, arbi ki subji, kuttu ki poori, carrot & cucumber raitas, sabudana papad and makhane ki kheer.
You can walk in or order The special Navaratra Thali crafted by Osama Jalali and relish your food with authenticity.
Date: 28th March-4th April’17
Price: Rs. 255
Lady Baga presents Flower Leaf and Veggie Power
The Nine day Vegetarian Menu
For 9 days, this Goan shack is all about veggie power. A Vegetarian Specials Menu joins the everyday menu for some fun in the sun.
Venue: Connaught Circus
Date: 28th March – 5th April
Timings: Noon – Midnight
Punjab Grill – Navratra Thali
Punjab Grill’s Navratra Thali includes Vrat wali Lassi, Kacche kele ki tikki for drink and starters with a host of main course items like Dahi wale aloo, sukhi arbi, khatta meetha kaddoo, khoya paneer, Aloo singhara dahi vada, samak pulao and rajgira ki poori. The navratri special desserts include makhane ki kheer and kesari rasmalai. You can also order these dishes a-la-carte.
Price: 525+ Taxes for Navratri Thali
Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla – Navratra Thali
A navratri platter full of traditional Indian dishes cooked specially for Navratri festival
Price: 750 plus taxes