The auspicious month of Shravan begins. It is a time to fast and pray to Lord Shiva and seek his blessings for well being. Below is the list of shravan fast recipes.
What is Shravan/saavan upvas? How do we celebrate it?
Most Hindus fast on every Monday of Shravan/sawan month as per the Hindu calendar. Generally, this month falls around Jul-Aug. Eat one meal in the evening after prayers.We eat satvik aahar/food.This fasting also helps in detoxification of the body.
It also has scientific reason. It also helps nature. Monsoons is breeding season for many animals and fishes. Fasting ensures breeding. Thus, population does not dwindle.
Foods that we include in Shravan fast:
- Gluten-free flours like amaranth/rajgira, sago/sabudana, buckwheat/kuttu , water chestnut flour/ singhare ka atta, barnyard millet flour/sama ke chawal ka atta.
- Sama ke chawal/barnyard millet/moraiyo rice.
- Fruits and nuts.
- Root vegetables like sweet potato, potato, taro.
- Sendha namak/Rock salt/Himalayan Pink salt.
- Milk and milk products.
- Spices like ginger, cumin, green chillies, black pepper, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, amchur/dried mango powder, dried pomegranates/anardana.
Foods that we avoid in fast:
- Rice, wheat, plain flour.
- Greens & cruciferous vegetable, okra.
- Garlic, Asafoetida/heeng.
- coriander, sea salt.
- onions, eggplants, tomatoes.
- Eggs, meat, fish are prohibited.
Read our top Shravan fast recipes below:
Fasting food recipes for Shravan fasting
Fasting recipes for Shravan fasting
needs no intro,this is a vrat compliant recipe!
Easy mango kalakand
You need no reason or season to make this burfi! Coconuts are plentiful and recipe is easy to make!
If mangoes are not available locally, use the mango pulp can to make this easy sweet.
Easy banana chips are welcome anytime!
Sweet potatoes are great for Vitamin A and low in calories!
After all, peanuts and monsoon (shravan) are perfect for each other.
Raw banana cutlets or kachche kele ki tikki are a great snack.
Easy buckwheat cutlets to have a filling meal.
Enjoy the tikka with lesser spices and root vegetables. You will look forward to making this each time.
Pumpkin can be stored at room temperature until cut.Easy pumpkin sabzi goes well with any poori like kuttu & rajgira.
Easy kheer recipe with less cook time and low sugar .It is a sweet potato after all!
Sama ke chawal make a sweet nutty halwa for the special occasion.
Light and delicately spiced. Perfect for a light snack or one-time meal.
This recipe is for those who miss their pizza takeaways. Healthy and tasty.
Papdi chat with a difference.Healthier papdi makes you a better dahi papdi than the fried maida poori.
Potato trail mix with a difference.Nuts raisins give it a great taste.
Soaked sago or sabudana is a vrat staple.These tapioca balls are soaked overnight to make this delightful recipe.
Sweet made with the gorgeous yellow pumpkins and very little sugar.
Sweet and sour chutney and a great source of iron too.Also, a perfect dip when you do not have tamarind at home.
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