The festivity of Dance and devoting to our Female Deities is reaching it’s end, and many have engaged themselves in fasting through the nine days event which is a common part of the festivity. The fasting includes limiting your food intake to fruits and Saathvik food. Mumbai restaurants are trying to encourage this part of the festival and encouraging people to fast by challenging themselves to come up with recipes that suffice the terms of the fasting and also make it exciting and delicious at the same time. Here are four such eateries that have specially Navratri curated menu.
1. Farzi Cafe:-
Modern Indian restaurant Farzi Cafe, is embracing its Indian roots and has a special Navratri menu for you to savour. Give the usual Saathvik food a break and try out variety of dishes like Sabudana pearls with Tamarind glaze, fried raw bananas tossed in tamarind sauce, Spiced pumpkin buckwheat kachori and Sago khichdi along with Amarnath crisps, a light and creamy sago mash, Aloo reduction with Chestnut poori. For dessert they have a Papaya Halwa with Nut Crumble and Makhane ki Kheer, which is a lotus seed kheer.
When: September 21 to September 30; Noon to 1 am
Where: Farzi Cafe, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Lower Parel
Meal for two: Rs 1,500
2. Hello Guppy:-
Head to Hello Guppy in BKC if you’re looking for non-Indian food options during Navratri. You can choose from a range of delicious vegetarian dishes like Mushroom Suimono, a clear shiitake mushroom soup; Mushroom Takikomi Rice, Japanese no-cream-no-cheese risotto or even their Exotic Mushroom Udon Noodles served in a tonkatsu and black pepper sauce.
When: September 21 to September 30; Noon to 12.30 am
Where: Hello Guppy, Ground Floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block, BKC, Bandra (East)
Meal for two: Rs 1,500
While regular flours and spices are off-limits during Navratri, buckwheat, potatoes, sweet potatoes and tapioca pearls make for some delicious options to devour. Foodhall’ offerings such as Shakarkandi Anaar Chaat, Sabudana Paneer Vada, Kuttu Khichdi, and Salt Free Makhana are perfectly in-keeping with the dietary restrictions of the period.
When: September 21 to September 30; 10.30 am to 9 pm
Where: Foodhall, Level 3, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Meal for two: Rs 1,000
4. NRI- Not Really Indian:-
Not Really Indian in BKC has curated a special Navratri thali with mouth-watering delicacies for Rs 699. The thali will include dishes like Shakarkandhi Tikki – a Spiced Sweet potato galette, Sabudana Vada – deep fried Sago Fritters, Sengdana Aamti – boiled peanuts cooked in coconut, Puneri Aloo – cumin flavoured potato curry, Vari Ka Bhaat – jungle rice cooked with ghee and Rajgira Roti. And for dessert is Singade Ka Halwa, which is a halwa made of chestnut flour.
When: September 21 to September 30; Noon to 11.30 pm
Where: Not Really Indian, Maker Maxity, North Avenue 2, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
Meal for two: Rs 2,000