Maha Shivratri Fasting: Wholesome and Nutritious Food for Spiritual Observance

Posted: 15 Feb, 2024 Contributor: Pallavi Jha

Maha Shivratri, one of the auspicious Hindu festivals, is around the corner. This festival is widely celebrated in many parts of India to honour Lord Shiva by observing fasting. Every devotee has their own way of observing fasting. Some like to follow “Nirjala Fast” where they refrain from drinking water, while some have water and fruits. There are also an array of people who have non-grain food items along with fruits. If you are also one of them, you have come to the right place.

But, before diving into the blog, let’s understand the significance of Maha Shivratri.

What is the Importance of Maha Shivratri?

Millions of devotees across the world come together to honour Lord Shiva and his sacred union with Goddess Parvati. Shiva and Shakti together represent love, power, and unity. Another important aspect of Maha Shivratri is to celebrate Tandava, the heavenly dance of creation, preservation and destruction performed by Lord Shiva.

According to the Isha Sadhguru Foundation, “Maha Shivratri” is very significant for people who are on the spiritual path. It is also very significant for people who are in family situations, and also for the ambitious in the world. People who live in family situations observe Maha Shivratri as Shiva’s wedding anniversary. Those with worldly ambitions see that day as the day Shiva conquered all his enemies.”.
Now let’s take you through a handful of wholesome and nutritious Shivratri special food items that you can have while fasting. Let’s dive into the blog to explore it one by one.

  • Sabudana Khichdi
sabudana khichidi

First thing first, our list of Shivratri special food is incomplete without devouring crunchy and delicious Sabudana Khichdi. Not only does it taste good and curb hunger but it is equipped with immense health benefits. Full of dietary fibre and a great source of energy, Sabudana Khichdi keeps you energised and active as you may look forward to doing your office work or household chores. It is gluten-free and also great for boosting digestion and aids in weight management. Combined with homemade chutney, it is irresistible to stop.

P.S. - You can also try Sabudana Vada or Sabudana Tikki to enjoy the maximum benefits of the magical ingredient - Sabudana.

  • Samak Rice Dhokhla
Samak Rice Dhokhla

A modern and tasty twist to your regular Dhokla is this soft, spongy, and full of flavour Samak Rice Dhokla. It is prepared with simple ingredients without Eno. It is so light yet keeps you full as you observe fast. For those who don’t know, Sama Rice aka Little Millets is a gluten-free grain and is considered a perfect fasting ingredient. This lip-smacking fasting delicacy is exclusively prepared by OMKITCHEN sing absolutely pure, organic, and Vrat-friendly ingredients. Tasty, homely, and healthy, just what you like!

  • Dahi Aloo
Dahi Aloo

Nothing can replace the goodness of having Dahi Aloo during fasting. This is literally one of the top picks when it comes to Fasting food that we have been eating since childhood but still can’t get enough of it. As the name suggests, Dahi Aloo is a combination made with boiled potatoes and cooked with rock salt including other common spices in curd resulting in a luscious curry. Serve it with Kuttu ki Puri or Singhare ki Puri for a heavenly experience.

  • Apple Raita
Apple Raita

Yummy, creamy, and a little crunchy side dish prepared with freshly sourced apples, yoghurt, and a dash of spices, Apple Raita is a big-hit. If you love yoghurt, this is the best dish that you can have with the extra health benefits of apples. It is also a great alternative to include apples in your diet if you struggle to eat otherwise. Also, if you are craving for something sweet to have during Shivratri fasting, this is the recipe that you should definitely consider.

  • Arbi Cutlet:
Arbi Cutlet

Scrumptious crispy golden brown arbi cutlet is a snack made with Arbi, Chestnut flour, Peanuts and some spices which makes it tasty, healthy and perfect to devour during fasting. Arbi is rich in Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium etc., which makes it a perfect dish for the health-conscious people out there. It is also rich in dietary fibre to give you a fuller feeling of stomach for a long time. You can pair these crunchy pakoras or cutlets with mint chutney and enjoy it with your family.

  • Fresh Fruit Juices:
Fresh Fruit Juices

Lastly, one of the major sources of energy and nutrition are fruits. So eat a handful of fresh and seasonal fruits as you observe fasting. And, if you are bored of eating then opt for freshly pressed chemical-fee juices from OMJOOS. Serving a range of 100% natural and fresh cold-pressed juices, OMJOOS has a wide range of options to choose from. Each batch is freshly pressed as per the order so you get the purest form of liquified fruit. Just ensure to consume the juices within 7 hours of proper refrigeration else the colour or taste may vary because the juices are 100% free from any additives, preservatives, colours, and HPP Technique (High Pressure Processing).

Final Thoughts

Maha Shivratri fasting is not just about fasting but it is also a holistic approach to rejuvenate and feel good inside out. Choosing wholesome and nutritious fasting special food by OMKITCHEN ensures that the body is nourished while aligning with the spiritual significance of the festival.

Don’t wait, until it's too late! Pre-book your Fasting food now so that you simply enjoy worshipping Lord Shiva on Maha Shivratri 2024.  Call us at 8882210294 right now!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Maha Shivratri in advance. Om Namah Shivay!

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