Sharad Navratri 2017 has kick-started and there’s a lot of excitement in the air. There’s something about this time of the year that makes it more joyful. Durga puja pandals are up and restaurants are trying their best to please their patrons and even those who are fasting during Navratri with interesting menus. In addition to the pujas and offerings made to the deity, devotees also observe the ritualistic Navratri fasts to seek Goddess’ divine blessings. Some devotees fast for all the nine days and while others keep a pair of fasts at the beginning or the end of Navratri. Keeping these fasts may become a tad monotonous when you’re eating the same things day in and day out, but we have some good news for you. These 13 restaurants across Delhi-NCR are offering some delicious and wholesome Navratri Thalis and special fasting delicacies catering to your fasting needs.
1. Farzi Café
The contemporary yet traditional platter that has delectable dishes including Paneer roulade with aloo kadhi and singhara poori, banana nuggets and sabudana pearls with tamarind glaze, Papaya halwa with nut crumble and many more dishes, will leave you spoilt for choices this fasting season.
Date: 21st September- 29th September, 2017
Venue: Farzi Café, Connaught Place: E- 38/39, First Floor, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place | Gurgaon: 7-8, Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram,
Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m
Cost: Rs. 350 onwards
Sabudana khichdi with amarnath crisps
Your favourite Parsi food joint is going all vegetarian this Navratri, and you wouldn’t want to miss their specially designed 3-course Vrat meal. You can choose a starter, main course and dessert from a host of special dishes in the limited edition menu. You can also order these dishes a la carte. From Sabudana Papad, Kera na Cutlets, Gwarfali and Khattu Meethu Kaddu to Aloo Sabzi Kuttu Atta Puri and Vrat ke Chawal. Make sure you save some space for the delectable Sabudana ki Kheer and the heavenly Vrat ka Falooda too in the midst of these plethora of choices.
Date: 21st September to 30th SeptemberVenue: Gurgaon: CyberHub, Shop no. 3, Near Building no. 8, DLF Cyber City, PhaseII, Gurgaon and New Delhi: 73, Khan Market, New Delhi | Noida: F – 454 & 455, 3rd Floor, DLF Mall of India.
Time: 12 pm onwards
Cost Per Person: Rs 450 + taxes
3. Vivanta by Taj- Dwarka
Celebrate the 9 day festive extravaganza with some wholesome and sumptuous traditional delights available at Vivanta by Taj- Dwarka. They have a Navratri special menu at their restaurants curated by master chef Elangovan and his team. The Navratra Special Chef’s Thali offers flavorsome dishes including Ajwaini Paneer Kofta Curry, Seetafal Ki Sabzi, Sabudana Papad, Dahi Wali Lauki, Dabi Arbi Ki Tikki, Kuttu Ki Poori and Anaar Ka Raita. You can also entice your taste buds with desserts like Coconut Ladoo andBadaami Sabudana Kheer.
Dates: 21st to 29th September 2017
Venue: Creo and Indus Express, Vivanta by Taj – Dwarka
Time: Creo – 12:30 to 3:30PM | 7:00 to 10:30PM |Indus Express – 7:00 to 11:30 PM
Cost: INR 1250 plus taxes per person
4. Roseate Hotels & Resorts
The Navratri thali offered at DEL and Kiyan, boasts of an array of scrumptious options such as Kuttu Papadi Chaat, Seetafal ki Subzi, Paneer Zafrani, Petha Ki Subji and Sabudana Kheer among others. The menu has been carefully handcrafted by expert chefs, keeping in mind the preferences and restrictions of the divine nine days.
Date: September 21 to 26, 2017
Venue: Del- Roseate House, Asset 10, Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi| Kian-The Roseate, 21st Milestone, Samalkha, NH 8, Kapashera, New Delhi
Time: Available for Lunch and Dinner
5.The Masala Trail
Don’t feel like cooking at home? Fret not! Masala Trail with its delectable fruit salad, Kachalu ki chaat, Paneer ke pakode, Dahi arbi ki subji, Makhane ka jhol, Samak pulao, Kootu ki poori, chukandar ka raita and lauki ka halwa is making sure you have your fill this Navratri.
Venue: The Masala Trail, 52, Janpath, New Delhi | The Masala Trail, B Block, First Floor, Ansal Plaza Mall, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi.
Cost : Rs. 265 plus taxes
Gastronomica if offering an Asian, European and Chinese touch to the humble sattvik Navratri delights with innovative dishes like Sumac rice risotto, Buckwheat flour tacos filled with grilled raw banana and fresh fruit salsa, Sweet potato gnocchi with blue cheese sauce and Honey roasted pumpkin water chestnuts tortellini with caramelised walnuts. Dessert lovers can rejoice too! Treats like the Sago and coconut pudding served with seasonal fruits and the Banana Toffee are sure to take care of your sugar cravings this season.
Date: 21st-28th September 2017
Venue: M-55, Second Floor, (Above Citibank ATM), M Block Market, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi
Time: 12 Noon to 12:30 AM
Cost : Rs. 1100 plus taxes
Navratri menu at Gastronomica
7. Piali- The Curry Bistro’s
The special Navratra with the likes of Paneer Subji, Aalo Dry, Kuttu ki Poori, Sabudana Papad, Samak Rice, Pineapple Raita, Fruit Salad and a Sweet Dish, is the perfect meal if are looking to have a simple and comforting treat.
Date: 21st-28th September’17
Venue: K 41, Level 1, Opposite PVR Plaza, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Time: 12 Noon to 1 AM
Cost: Rs. 445/- plus taxes
This festive season Kathputli is bringing to you an array of authentic vegetarian delights that are going to take the celebratory vibe to an all-time high. Shikanji, Fresh fruits raita, Saboodana tikki, shakarkandi chat, paneer tamatar Wala,aloo raseela, singhara Puri, kuttu parantha and Saboodana kheer or dudhiya halwa are some of the delicious dishes you wouldn’t want to miss.
Venue: 35, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Time:12:30 PM to 4 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 460 plus taxes
Get ready to savour some pure and authentic Navratri special food, packed with some classic delights at Punjab Grill. The specially curated menu is sure to leave you spoilt for choices. Paneer Kaju Makhana, Jeera Aloo Anardana, Aloo Singhara Dahi Vada, Doodhi Halwa, Samak ke pulao and Shakarkandi chaat – the extensive menu has something for everybody. The guests can also relish the ‘satvik’ Thali with signature vrat ingredients like sweet potato, sago, buckwheat flour, paneer, arbi and fruits for a wholesome experience.
Date: 21st September – 29th September, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Venue: Punjab Grill (Select City Walk and Pacific Mall in Delhi & Ambience Mall in Gurgaon)
Cost for two: Rs 1000 plus taxes
10. Kopper Kadai
This fasting season, make fasting a fun affair with savoury treats, interesting drinks and lip-smacking desserts exclusively curated by Chef Akshay Nayya. The delectable range includes Kuttu Paneer Royale, Khaas E Vratt, Arbi Kafta Kebab, Samosiyan and Hinglish Potato Crisps along with refreshing drinks like Lemon Mint Leaf, Red Moon, Aam Ras, Banana Walnut Lassi, Cocomotion and much more.
Date: 21st to 27th Sept 2017
Timings: 12noon to 11pm
Venue: Kopper Kadai,J2/6B, 1st & 2nd Floor, B.K. Dutta Market,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Cost: Rs. 1400 (Meal for two)
With its incredible array of fusion dishes like raw banana and kuttu nachos, sabudana hash browns and green peas risotto to sweet potato gnocchi and potato sabudana risotto, Café Tesu is turning Navratri fasting into a grand feast. The authentic vrat desserts get a delicious makeover too. You can choose from yogurt parfait, kuttu halwa with white chocolate sauce and thai water chestnuts in sweet coconut milk.
Date: 21st – 29th September
Venue: Café Tesu, Essex Farms, 4 Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016
Time: Lunch 12pm to 3.30pm
12. Lazzeez Affaire CP
An all-vegetarian, sattvik menu at Lazzeez Affaire is every foodie’s dream come true. From delicious sabudana delights to the delectable Kuttu, samak and singhara delicacies, the fine dining experience is curated specially to satisfy your cravings for all 9 days.
Date: 21st September – 29th September
Venue: 6/48, Chanakyapuri Shopping Complex, Malcha Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Time: 12 P.M. to 12 A.M
These special menus and lavish thalis are giving Navratri fasting a delicious edge like none other. Feast as you fast, this season, with these delectable Navratri delicacies. Happy Sharad Navratri 2017.