Fasting is one of the most common practices in our country — almost all communities here, fast for religious reasons. People here believe that fasting ill help them bring closer to their believed lord. On various occasions, festivals, religious celebrations, people in India fast. But what’s next? It is obvious to feel hungry during the fasts. Your body is not used to fasts and thus requires enough food during certain intervals. But that is not possible because when one observes fasts, it is not allowed to have proper meal. So what can be done here? Let me ask, on the occasion of Janmashtami today, have you kept a fast? Oh there you are, another religious fellow. Isn’t your stomach drooling already? What will you do? Oh no, don’t panic like that because we have a solution. Yes, we like that smile on your face. So, what if we say we have a list of some absolutely delicious food items that you can easily have without even ruining your fast? Won’t that be so cool?
Here are some best snacks to beat the hunger during fasts:
You can easily have fruit salad during any fast. Fruit salad is easy to make. All you need to do is cut the fruits and layer them like this, pineapple, strawberries, kiwifruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries (or according to your choice of fruit). Refrigerate for a couple of hours and enjoy the cool joy.
This is a popular Gujarati and Maharashtrian sweet dish that is made of strained yoghurt (dhai). The curd is strained and sugar, cardamom and saffron are added for the delicious flavour.
Sabudane ki Khichadi:
Also known as Sabudana Usal, it is a popular dish made in several parts of the country and is not only enjoyed during fasts but throughout the year. It is made with soaked sabudana which is fried with cumin seeds, salt, red chili powder, green chillies, peanuts etc.
Fried Potato Chips:
Easy to make and delicious to eat, aalu chips are everyone’s favourite. All you need to do is chop the potatoes in the required shape, let them soak in salty water for about 30 mins, fry them later in heated oil.
Fruit juices can be enjoyed during fasts. They are the best hunger beaters and are equally healthy and nutritious. All you need to do is extract juice of your favourite fruit (Orange, Pineapple, Carrot, Apple, Kiwi etc) and without adding salt or any masala, you can enjoy them any time of the day during your fasts.
Go grab a bite you hungry people.