Navratri has begun, and with it, start the customary rituals. Many of us have kept the nine-day Navratri fast, and thus, are struggling to put a pin on our cravings. With a raging appetite and solid self-control, we're hoping for the fasting period to pass smoothly. However, these fasts are more of a feast now, and for all the right reasons. And, not just those fasting, other foodies also gorge on these treats.
Well, what if we made Navratri fasts a bit easier? What if there was a hearty feast waiting for you? With these festive meals, you get to treat yourself without compromising on your religious pledge. If you're in Delhi, here’s a list of the 8 mouthwatering Navratri thalis and special menus you can savour!
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This Navratri, this place has something exciting for all the fasting foodies. AnnaMaya is serving a special Navratri thali that's nothing short of awe-inspiring. Made exclusively with ingredients grown naturally and sourced locally, the thali will feature nine delectable dishes like Kuttu Puri, Sago Wada and Samak Rice, infused with the taste and quality synonymous only with AnnaMaya.
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Known for some of the most delicious South Indian preparations in town, Sada-Di-Ge is geared up to celebrate Navratri with its special thali this year. It is packed with an assortment of authentic dishes including a wide variety of starters and main course preparations, Samak rice, Sabudana Khichdi, Kuttu Puri and a toothsome dessert.
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Looking for an authentic yet affordable thali to feast on during Navratri? Punjab Grill is the answer to your search! You can get the flavours of their unique sattvik preparations such as Sabudana Aloo Tikki, Fresh Fruit Chaat with Nagpur Orange Dressing, Rajgiri Puri, and Kesari Rasmalai, to name a few. In the true Punjab Grill fashion, their spread is brimming with scrumptious street food, while also being careful of all religious dietary restrictions. You can enjoy this thali across all their Delhi NCR outlets!
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Exceptional taste and impressive variety, these are the two things you can expect from the Navratri special menu, dished out at Imly this year. Especially, if you're in the mood to try something out of the ordinary, we'd recommend the Palak Paneer Kofta and Khatta Meetha Kaddu coupled with the Kuttu Atta Puri at this crowd-favourite restaurant. You can either opt for the whole Navratri thali, or choose from their range of à la carte special dishes!
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If you're looking for hygienic and mouth-watering meals around Dwarka, Pavillion 75 at Welcome Hotel has some delightful options. They're offering a specially curated Navratri thali replete with five authentic delicacies, prepped with careful safety protocols. It is available from the 13th to the 21st of April for lunch and dinner.
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A crowd-favourite South Indian restaurant in Delhi, Padmanabham is recognised for their traditional flavours and unparalleled culinary quality. Never shying away from furnishing their guest needs, Padmanabham is offering a special Navratri Thali. This thali boasts three delectable vegetable preparations, Sabudana Aloo Tikki Chaat, Samak rice, Kuttu Puri, fresh fruit salad, Papad, Raita and dessert.
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The special Navratri menu at Gulati offers around 49 options to pick from. It consists of fast-friendly kebabs and chaat, preparations like Paneer Malai Tikka and Sanwak ki Papdi Chaat, Navratri platters like Vrat Ka Khazana and Chaat platter, yummy Sattvik main course options, Navratri special bread, rice and beverages. But if you'd prefer to feast on a fixed menu featuring an assortment of mouth-watering delights, their Navratra Khas Thali is something to dream of!
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The festive menu at our beloved neighbourhood snack station Bikanervala can give the fine-dining spots in the city a serious run for their money. There's a hoard of variety in the Navratri special thalis and platters, coupled with smaller meals to cure your cravings. Everything is wallet-friendly, so for unexpected whimsies of your appetite, look no further. Also, if your sweet tooth has been hyperactive lately, don't forget to try their special Falahari Gulab Jamun made of fresh Navratri-special atta!
Happy Navratri fasting and feasting!