The festival of Navratri is approaching and we at The South Asian Buzz wanted to share some of our favorite festive foods. Navratri, translating into nine nights, is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Durga. The nine day festival symbolizes the purity and power of Shakti. Navratri puja combines fasting with a prayers and is accompanied by impressive celebrations for all the nine nights.
The theme associated with these nine holy nights is the victory of good over evil. Navratri is celebrated differently in India’s various regions. For many people it is a time of religious reflection and fasting; for others it is a time for dancing and feasting. Some fasting customs are observing a strict vegetarian diet and abstaining from alcohol and certain spices.
While the celebrations might vary depending on where you are from in India, good food and lots of it is plenty during this festive time. Here are some of our favorite Navratri dishes to enjoy during this time of celebration.
Aloo Poori | Who can resist fried hot pooris with spicy aloo saabzi? This and warm halwa, and we are in heaven.