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Complete Food Guide for a Healthy Karwa Chauth Fasting

Karwa Chauth Fasting
Healthy Foods to have a Night before Karwa Chauth
Foods to Eat for Sargi and Break Your Fast with

Karwa Chauth is one of the major hindu festivals where women fast the entire day for the long life, good health, and prosperity of their husbands. It is a nirjala fast (without water and food).
Since the karwa Chauth fast is around the corner, we thought why not share the best dietary tips or foods for karwa chauth, what to eat a night before karwa chauth and after karwa chauth fasting.

Healthy Foods to have a Night before Karwa Chauth

Most people don’t realise that eating a night before karwa chauth fast is pivotal, as it prevents you from feeling dizzy and giddy the next day. Unhealthy dinner before Karwa Chauth can ruin the festive spirit and cause damage to your system. As you won’t be drinking or eating for 12 to 15 hours straight, try the following foods the night before the Karwa Chauth fast. 

  • Idlis 

You can try one of the best-fermented foods, idli. If rice feels heavy for your stomach, then try oats idli. You can easily make this low-calorie dish at home and it will only take 10-12 minutes to prepare. 

  • Vegetable Stew

Vegetable stew is one of the healthiest dinner options for your karwa chauth fasting, apart from being delicious and light. Plus, it keeps the stomach full for a longer period. You can easily make this recipe at home. Add some coconut milk to it to make it more yum. 

  • Dal and Rotis

Dal completes an Indian meal and it is everyone’s comfort food. All dals are a good source of protein and other essential nutrients. For the night before your fast, make dals that are easy on the stomach – such as moong dal, urad dal, toor dal, masoor dal, and bengal gram dal. Enjoy it with whole wheat or jowar roti. Both of these food items have high nutritional value. 

All the recipes mentioned above are not only easy to make, but they’ll also satisfy your taste buds and are great for your gut health

Foods to Eat for Sargi and Break Your Fast with

Sargi is a meal that is supposed to be eaten before sunrise, which means it should contain everything nutritious. If you are looking for the right sargi food and karwa chauth food, then below is the list of some of the best karwa chauth sargi food items that you can try. 

  • Fruits 

Add some fruits like bananas or apples in your sargi thali. A glass of pomegranate juice alongside will help you feel full for the entire day and prevent dehydration.  

  • Coconut Water 

Try avoiding coffee or tea as much as possible to avoid acidity on an empty stomach. Instead of these drinks, try coconut water. Some of the other best options are fresh juices, buttermilk, and green tea. 

  • Dry fruits 

Dry fruits are full of nutrients and are low in calories. You can have a handful of raisins, almonds, cashews, and pistachios. 

  • Home-Cooked Food 

When it comes to karwa chauth special food, nothing can beat a perfect homemade thali. After your fast, have a simple meal of rotis, sabji, dal, and yogurt or raita. Avoid eating stuffed parathas or anything fried. 

  • Homemade Sweets 

Seviyan is one of the best options when it comes to karwa chauth special sweets. In case you want to include more sweets to your thali, opt for homemade sweets in your sargi thali and after a fast meal. It will help you easily carry on the entire day and lift your mood too. 


So, this is the easiest food guide for your karwa chauth food thali to make your karwa chauth healthy and delicious. Remember to keep yourself hydrated before the fast. Making the right food choices will keep you feeling good throughout the fast. 

What are your favorite Karwa chauth dishes, and karwa chauth sweets that keep you going throughout the day? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below. 

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