Ahead of Mahashivratri on March 8, 2024, devotees are looking for healthy fasting foods that can keep them energised throughout the day and curb cravings. Many people like to follow a strict diet and eat before the sun sets on Shivratri. Here are some upwas foods that you can eat on Mahashivratri.


Roasted makhana with salt and black pepper are superfoods with ample benefits for your health. They are perfect snacks to munch on when you are craving treats while fasting.


Millets are perfect for adding to a fasting diet. They are a rich source of dietary fibre and help to keep you satiated for long. You can make upma, dosa, and other such dishes with them.


Sabudana khichdi, vada, and kheer are the best delights to consume when you are fasting. They are gluten-free and improve digestion. Try the deadly combo of vada and green chutney.


Taro root or arbi is among the best root vegetables you can eat while fasting on Mahashivratri. They are rich in fibre, vitamin E, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. 


Pumpkin can also be consumed during Mahashivratri fast. It can be paired with kuttu puri, curry vegetables, and curd. After fasting throughout the day, it makes a complete meal.


Whether you make vrat ke aloo with pink salt and pepper or aloo-tamatar with kuttu ki puri, potatoes cannot be replaced by any other vegetable. It also keeps you satiated.


If you are fasting, you also need to stay hydrated. Among upwas foods, sweet yoghurt or curd are the best choices to pair with dishes for a wholesome meal around sunset.

Mahashivratri 2024: 7 Upwas Foods That Are Nutritious And Curb Cravings

By Krati Purwar

March 5, 2024

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