Fasting is a common practice in India. Fasting is done on some festivals like Navratri or Kali puja, where only fruits, milk and milk products, sabudana, and certain grains like buckwheat and jowar are eaten. Vrat/fasting food is prepared without using any grains.
Navratri translates to "nine nights" and is an Indian festival celebrating nine Goddesses. People celebrating Navratri refrain from eating meat, onion, garlic, and grains during these nine days. 'Vrat ka khana' is commonly prepared and eaten during this time and made with grain-free flours like singhara (water chestnut), kuttu (buckwheat), rajgira (amaranth), sabudana (tapioca pearls), and sama (barnyard millet).
Here are some of the recipes you can cook while fasting.