Traditional food like wheat, rice, pulses and most vegetables are not eaten during Navratri Fasting. So then what are the food eaten during Navratri fasting? Below is a list of food that that can be eaten during Navratri fasting:
Special rice for fasting (samak chawal)
Water chestnut (singhara)
Poppy seeds (khus khus)
Popped lotus seeds (makhana)
Avoid frying and eating many of the above said items as it causes health troubles. Best option is to prepare these in less oil. Try to include more salads, juices, nuts, fruits, and water in your fasting diet.