Navratri 2019 Dinner

Today is 5th day of fast and so far so good. I posted this potato banana cutlet recipe long back and forgot abt it . Made yesterday and today again. It is so tasty and you don’t need to fast to enjoy it . Sabudana I feel is the worst thing to eat during fast and so I stay away from it . Deep fried food kills the purpose of fasting. You want to eat simple meal with less ingredients. If you find yourself spending too much time making meals then you are feasting.

I also made Kheer with Samo rice. Kheer would have been better with Amaranth seeds/Rajgira but I forgot to cook it in advance. Rajgira has more protein I think.

Oh and I have to tell this to you readers. In India, they say god takes your test and today I was tested on my fasting. There was a lunch plan for colleague retiring and I wasn’t sure abt going since I can’t eat. But good friend that my colleague is, convinced me to just come and enjoy everyone’s company. So I went and enjoyed and all the food, smell didn’t bother me at all. I was perfectly fine sipping water. God never test you before you are ready I guess.

Alright , enough of drama. Try cutlet fasting or not fasting.

It would be nice to hear if you tried some ideas from justlunchideas .

Here’s the simple cutlet link;

https://justlunchideas.com/2013/04/05/potato-banana-cutlet/

Enjoy!

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Barnyard Millet Pilaf

Barnyard Millet Also Known as Bhaggar , Samo rice in India. It’s generally eaten during fast since it’s easy to digest. Even if you are not fasting , you can eat this and it taste good. Good to take to work for lunch.

I just sauté vegetables , add spices , cashews and added cooked Millet to it . Millet cooks just like rice. Very simple. You can make it like Chinese fried rice too. It’s gluten free, vegan .

Enjoy!

Buckwheat Pilaf

It’s a good idea to give up on rice and wheat, all purpose flour or whatever you eat every single day a miss for a day or week. Buckwheat is easily available.

It cooks like rice. Before a meeting when you are working from home. I started my electric pressure cooker with buckwheat in. Meeting done and chop , chop some veggies , throw some pav bhaji masala and voila done in no time . I sautéd tofu using pav bhaji masala.

Pav bhaji masala is very versatile. If you like spices , invest/waste $2 or $3 to try this masala .

Squeeze some fresh lemon juice, garnish with cilantro.

Enjoy!