Delhiites, now you know how to jazz up your Navratra celebrations

Henna Rakheja and Ruchika Garg, New Delhi: Navratras are here. But when in Delhi, one doesn’t need to

worry about fasting and abstaining from non-vegetarian… There’s the world of Gujarati and Rajasthani cultures that brings with ii Dandiya and Garba nights to the Capital. And with it comes the opportunity to hang out the desi-way!
As you think of ditching a boring dinner with friends to try and match dance steps at a festive night, we give you all the ideas you need to perfect your look, dress up and head to places which let you celebrate the Gujarati and Rajasthani culture in Delhi itself.
authentic Gujarati cuisine. The appetizers include fafda, khaman dhokla and fried mirch vada. And there is the quintessential Gujarati thali for Rs 140/- which comprises delicacies such as Gujarati dal and Kathod alongwith Chass and achaar.
Where: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Timings: 8am – 10am, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 7.30pm – 10pm
2. Spiced-up stall
From the crisp pyaaz ki kachori to mirchi bada (green chilli pakoda), there’s a lot that’s offered at this small stall. Alongside a Rajasthani Thali, there’s a Missi Roti Thali, Mewadi Thali, Bajra Roti Thali and Bikaner Parantha Thali. To seal these tastes, there’s Matka Kulfi and jalebi, which often see children and adults together making a beeline to the stall. Prices range between Rs 50 to 300.
Where: Dilli Haat, INA
Timings: 11am – 10pm
3. Monday isn’t blue
Every Monday the lunch at Rajasthan House’s canteen is a full-filling treat. Ramesh Sharma, catering incharge, says, “Most of the Rajasthani delicacies are offered during lunch time on Monday. We make dal, baati, churma along with two vegetables including gatte ki sabzi and dahi or raita.” All this costs just Rs 165 per person.
Where: 7, Prithviraj Road
Timings: 12.30 – 2.30pm