5 Best Karwachauth recipes for after the fast | 98Fit

5 Best Karwachauth recipes for after the fast

When it comes to the meal post the tough and draining Karwachauth fast, what one really looks forward to is a filling, energy giving, delicious spread that not only is appropriate for the festivities but is also delicious.

Most families make traditional dishes to break the fast. However, it is important to choose the ingredients wisely to avoid issues such as acidity and heartburn due to prolonged fasting.

Here are some of the best karwachaut recipes that are healthy and ideal for breaking the fast. For more tips and information you can read about it here

1. Gujarati Aloo Subzi

This is a traditional vegetable preparation that consists of a mix of spicy, sweet and tangy flavors.

Why this dish: The primary ingredient is potato which is rich in starch. It gives the body an instant boost of energy. In addition to that, it contains very little oil which is ideal for a post-fast dish. It is served with yoghurt which is soothing and also rich in proteins.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes, cubed- 500 g
  • Ginger paste- 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree- 2 tbsp
  • Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder- 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Sugar- ½ tsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt as per your taste

Directions:

  • Heat the oil in a pan and add sugar and hing.
  • When the sugar caramelizes, add the ginger paste and let it turn brown.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except potato and yoghurt and stir for two minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and let the spices mix well. Then pour the yoghurt in and stir.
  • Reduce the flame, add water and salt and cover the pan.
  • When the potatoes are done, your dish is ready to serve. 

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2. Methi Paratha  

This delicious parantha with a filling of methi or fenugreek leaves is very satiating and can be served with a side of yoghurt and some pickle if you prefer.

Why this dish: Wheat is used in the preparation. It is a rich source of slow digesting carbohydrates which will fill you up after the long fast. Methi is cooling by nature and is also a great source of fiber. When served with yoghurt, you also get a good amount of protein.

Ingredients:

  • Methi – 2 bunches
  • Wheat flour- 2 cups
  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee or butter to roast
  • Onions – 2
  • Garlic – 3-4 pos
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Green Chillies – 3-4
  • Dry Mango powder – 1 teaspoon

Directions:

  • Chop the methi leaves
  • Grind remaining ingredients in a mixer to make a paste
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the paste
  • Mix in the methi and add salt to taste
  • Make dough by mixing the cooked methi and wheat flour. Add water slowly as you knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough and roll it out into thick paranthas.
  • On a frying pan, roast both sides until done.
  • Serve with yoghurt on the side.

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3. Paneer and Chana Masala

This dish brings the best of both worlds together. It is extremely delightful, healthy, and filling. 

Why this dish: Both chana and paneer are great sources of proteins. They help the body recover from the fast. Mostly boiled it also contains contains very little oil.

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas- 1 cup
  • Paneer- 250 gms
  • Finely chopped onions- 2
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Finely chopped tomatoes- 2
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala- ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Dry mango powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Directions:

  • Soak chickpeas overnight in water and pressure cook them next day with water and some salt
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds, onions, and ginger garlic paste
  • Cook till golden brown and then add tomatoes
  • Now add the dry masalas and allow to cook
  • Add the boiled chickpeas. Stir well.
  • Cube the paneer and add it to the mixture.
  • After cooking for about 5 minutes on a low flame, the dish is ready to serve.
  • Add some coriander for garnishing.

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4. Desserts 

While sweets are not recommended immediately after the fast, you can enjoy them after your meal. Here are the best karwachaut recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth:

1. Kaju halwa

This is a very simple preparation. It is quite healthy and is a rich and tasty desert, perfect to complete any meal.

Why this dish: Kaju or cashew and milk, the main ingredients are sources of carbs and proteins respectively. The recipe also contains very little fat which makes it even better.

Ingredients:

  • Chopped kaju- 250g
  • Milk- 1 litre
  • Sugar- 2-3 tbsp
  • Clarified butter or ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Few strands of saffron

Directions:

  • In a pan, heat the ghee and fry the cashews till they are brown
  • Remove from flame and cool
  • Grind to paste in a blender
  • Boil milk and add the sugar
  • Slowly stir the kaju paste in
  • Allow the milk to reduce to half and your dessert is ready

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2. Moong Dal Halwa

This is one of the most traditional preparations for the Karwachauth fast. It does take some time to cook but is extremely tasty.

Why this dish: This dish is yet another source of fiber that is much needed during your fast. Moong dal is also a good source of protein. Mawa or khoya is heavy and helps in keeping you satiated.

Ingredients

  • Moong dal- 1 cup
  • Khoya or mawa- 1 cup
  • Sugar syrup- 2-3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  • Chopped dry fruits
  • Saffron
  • Ghee- 6-7spoons

Directions:

  • Soak the moong dal overnight. Grind to make a thick paste.
  • In a pan, heat some ghee and add the paste. Allow it to cook on low flame. The ghee should leave the sides and the paste must not stick to the pan.
  • Then add the mawa slowly. Stir for 20 seconds between each portion you add.
  • In a small cup, soak saffron strands in milk.
  • To the mawa and moong mixture, add the sugar syrup and saffron concoction.
  • Mix it well and allow it to cool.
  • Add the chopped dry fruits and some cardamom powder when you serve.

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