Come the month of July and Earth turns green… Dark cloudy skies embrace various parts of the country and bright greens make everything look fresh and breezy. Cool winds keep the mind happy and heavy rainfalls let the hearts fly. Monsoons are one of the most favorite season all across and it also marks the start of Shravan or Saawan month.
Saawan is one of the most auspicious month in the Hindu Calendar. During this month, the Nakshatra Shravan is the ruling Star on full Moon day and therefore this month has been named as Shravan. As such, this entire month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshipping him during this month is said to bring most Auspicious results and blessings of Lord Shiva. Many people observe fast for this entire month and make offerings to Lord Shiva everyday. A large number of people get various Pujas for Lord Shiva performed during this period which gives very auspicious results as per our ancient texts and scripts.
In this month, each Monday is celebrated as Shravan Somvar across all temples with the Dharanatra hanging over the Shiva linga, bathing it with holy water and milk, throughout the day into the night. Devotees offer Bael leaves, flowers, holy water and milk, i.e. Falam-Toyam, Pushpam-Patram to lord Shiva on every Shravan Somwar. They fast until the sun goes down and the Nandadeep, the Akhand Diya, burns throughout.
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Since it’s a holy month and most of the people are on fast, recipes are really simply and unique. Crafted out from simplest ingredients, I am presenting Falhauri – An authentic recipe for the fasts. This recipe is dedicated to our 101st Foodie Monday Bloghop wherein the theme for this week is #ShravanVratSpecial recipes.
Presenting my authentic vrat snack Falhauri which is quick to make and delicious to taste. Prepared using simple ingredients, this recipe will be your all time favorite here on! 🙂
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
- 1 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1 cup Mashed Potatoes
- 1 tsp Red chili powder
- 1 tsp Mint powder
- 1 tsp Jeera powder
- 2 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves chopped
- Sendha Namak – As per taste
- Oil to fry
- Mix Buckwheat flour, Mashed potatoes, Spices and Coriander leaves together
- Make small balls out of it, atleast 10-15
- Fry well in hot oil
- Serve it with Mint Coriander Dip
Bon appetit! 🙂