This auspicious occasion of Karwa Chauth has finally arrived and all married women are geared up to fast for the long life of their beloved husbands.
It is also a celebration of love, marriage, and the unbreakable bond shared between a husband and wife. This festival brings peace, happiness, and joy to married life.
Did you know how Karva Chauth starts on the day of the festival?
It begins with a small early morning prayer of women and is usually followed by “Sargi” – a pre-dawn meal food platter containing dry fruits, parathas, curry, and coconut water.
After Sargi women then fast throughout the day, until moonrise. Sargi plays a major role in this celebration. It has to be a healthy and energetic meal so that women can keep their fast until moonrise.
It is interesting to know that women during the moonrise see the moon through a sieve and then catch a glimpse of their husbands through the same sieve. It is also believed that when a wife looks at her husband through a sieve, all negative emotions are filtered through it.
Once done, the women can eat something and their fast is completed.
So Karwa Chauth calls for special food that would make your vrat all the more special.
Are you observing Karwa Chauth fast today and do you want to have a special dinner after this fast?
Here are some of the Must-Have Foods that you would probably enjoy with the whole family when the Karwa Chauth feast begins.
This food is made of deep-fried urad dal dumplings served drenched in chilled sweet yogurt and delicious chutneys. A good sprinkling of cumin powder and pomegranate right before serving is a must for an everlasting taste.
It is one of the most popular Indian curries, it is cooked using fresh paneer and green peas. This creamy and spicy curry is made by simmering peas and paneer in an onion-tomato-based gravy.
Shahi Chole Masala
Another gravy-based dish that is high on protein and equally flavourful, is chickpeas cooked in a rich, creamy gravy. This can be served with Indian bread or zeera rice.
These are deep-fried Punjabi fried puris made from refined flour and coated with sugar syrup. These mathris are soft from the inside and crispy from the outside.
Banarsi Dum Aloo
This delicious delicacy is a Vaishnav (without onion and garlic). This is made with whole and ground spices, tomatoes, cashews, and fresh cream. The potatoes are deep fried and then cooked with curry on very low heat (dum) or you can have boiled potatoes either.
Would you like to try this authentic Indian food for this special occasion? You’ll find it all here at Curry Corner.