Navratri, the nine-day long festival that is celebrated widely around the regions of North India, sees most fasting fasts during this period. Devotees perform special poojas and havans to welcome Goddess Durga in their homes. Fasts are often observed by devotees as a way of demonstrating their devotion to the deity. Some people keep the fasts for the entire nine days, while others keep them in jodas (couples) - the first two or the last two. All kinds of fast food and canned foods should be avoided during Navratri fasts. Devotees observing Navratri fasts should also avoid consuming lentils, pulses, cornflour, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and semolina (rava/sooji). Well, it is definitely difficult to control the taste bud cravings for that long but we've got everything covered.

 Here's the list of 5 types of falahari chaats that you can enjoy while observing the fasts. 

1. Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat is everyone's favourite. Crispy fried potatoes with a dash of tanginess are hard to resist. You can prepare the falahari version of aloo chaat by adding rock salt, black pepper and imli chutney to the golden fried potatoes. It is an easy recipe that you can enjoy without any worries about breaking the fast. 

2. Vratwali Papdi Chaat

Craving papdi chaat but can't have it because you are fasting? You can prepare your own falahari papdi chaat at home by following this recipe. Instead of using plain flour, use Rajgeera flour, kuttu flour or Singhaada flour to make the papdi. Put some curd, homemade imli chutney and dhaniya pudina chutney on the fried papdi. Add rock salt and black pepper as per your taste. You can garnish it with some pomegranate seeds and enjoy your evening snack. 


3. Samosa Made With Singhara Atta 

The samosa is made the usual way but instead of using plain flour for the dough, the Singhara atta (water chestnut flour) is used to make the outer covering. 

4. Fruits And Peanut Chaat

Navratri fast is all about eating fruits and dairy products. You can prepare your own version of fruit chaat by using apples. grapes, pomegranate and whatever fruit you like. Mix all the fruits with rock salt and black pepper. Add peanuts to it and top it up with half diced lemon. Mix the ingredients well and your chaat is ready.

 5. Falahari Bharve Golgappe

Gol gappe is every Indian's weakness. One cannot resist themselves when it comes to craving golgappe. To soothe your craving during the Navratri fasts, you can make falahari golgappe at home within less time. All you need is Samak rice flour and singhara ka atta for making the golgappe. Fill it with boiled potatoes, rock salt, black pepper and some red chilly powder. Add curd, imli chutney and dhaniya pudina chutney on top of it. You can garnish it with coriander leaves as per your choice.