Karva Chauth (करवा चौथ) Delicacies
Karva Chauth marks the celebration by married women across India. The festival is observed in great religious fervor and involves a tradition where married women keep a day long fast for long life and good fortune of her life partner. The festival adheres to stick religious guidelines and any deceive may endanger the life of one’s partner. Married women begin their fast from the morning of Karva Chauth and stay without food and water throughout the day. They break their fast after seeing the moon and then taking the first bite of food and water from their husbands. This festival signifies the dedications of a wife towards their husband. To make this moment more festive, a variety of special dishes are prepared and consumed by everyone. Some of the special delicacies being prepared on this celebration includes the following:
- Aloo Dahi Wale
Aloo Dahi Wale has a tongue tickling taste and this chaat item can be prepared with ingredients available at home. Aloo Dahi wale prepared with potato, curd and a mixture of various spices, becomes an ideal dish after a fast of any kind.
- Aloo Chana Chat
The preparation of this delicacy varies amongst places. It again depends on an individual’s taste and likings. Aloo Chana Chat prepared with potato and other chat items are mostly served as a starter as it is simple and easy to make.
- Methi Puri
Methi Puri is also another popular item prepared on the festival of Karva Chauth. The main ingredient of this nutritious and delicious recipe is fresh methi leaves. A mixture of methi leaves and various other spices are stuffed in wheat flour ball and then fried to prepare delicious puris that are relished by all on this festival.
- Ragada patties
Ragada patties can form a complete meal. This recipe requires very less time if all the ingredients are arranged in advance. Ragada patty is a nutritious dish, especially when garnished with chopped coriander, onions, and chutney on top, you will find it irresistible.
- Tamarind Sauce
Tamarind Sauce is another delicacy prepared on the occasion of Karva Chauth. However, the sauce can be prepared at any time and can be used as a spice in any kind of dishes. It can be served with snacks, chaats, samosas, Dahi vada and pakoras.
- Papri Chaat
Papri Chaat is a mouth watering North Indian fast food. It is made from crispy wafers, to which a delicious mixture of potatoes, seasoned yogurt, chilies and chutneys are added.
Golgappe is another popular spicy snack item that can set the mood of your celebration. It is always a better alternative option if you are bored with sweets. This delicacy is known by different names in different regions.
- Poori Bhaji
Poori Bhaji is a popular dish that finds its place in almost every Indian festival. Very easy to prepare, Poori Bhaji is a popular Indian meal served with spicy potato and vegetables.