Karwa Chauth 2021: Try These Easy and Quick Food Recipes This Festive Season

The festive season is the onset of good food. Try these dishes to make your festive season even more marvellous.


One of the most popular festivals in India, Karwa Chauth, is celebrated with much fanfare and enthusiasm across North India. Mostly observed by the Hindu married women, this year, the festival will be celebrated on October 24. On this day, married women from different parts of the country observe nirjala vrat that requires women to observe fast throughout the day and they are not allowed to eat or drink anything including water. This fast is observed for the whole day for their partner's long and healthy life. Karwa Chauth is touted as one of the most difficult fasts to keep.


Simrun Chopra, a certified Deep Health Coach and the Founder of Nourish with Sim uses evidence-based methods to help in achieving a health goals. She shares interesting recipes to engage this Karwa Chauth. Check out the recipes here:

Chana Dal Barfi


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  1. Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours and drain the water.
  2. In a pan add soaked chana dal, milk and cook both the ingredients. Once the milk is soaked add 50ml water and cook till the water is completely absorbed.
  3. Turn of the flame and allow the chana dal to cool down.
  4. Transfer chana dal to a blending jar and make a coarse paste.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp water in a pan and then add sugar and make thick sugar syrup.
  6. To this add the chana dal, pinch of cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Grease oil in a plate and transfer cooked chana dal to it and allow it to set for 1 hour.
  8. Then cut them into pieces and garnish with almonds and serve.

Jaggery Vermicelli



  1. Measure the water and add to a deep bottomed pan and bring to a boil
  2. Once the water starts boiling, add in the jaggery and cook on low flame till it melts completely
  3. Remove and keep aside
  4. In a kadhai add the ghee and warm it on low flame
  5. Add in the vermicelli in the kadhai and stir continuously to roast it to a lovely brown colour.
  6. Add the jaggery liquid in small batches stirring continuously to ensure it mixes well.
  7. Once the liquid jaggery starts bubbling, lower the flame, cover and cook stirring occasionally.
  8. Once the liquid is incorporated, taste for sweetness and add more if required.
  9. Once all the liquid has been absorbed add in the cardamom powder and 3/4 of the sliced almonds
  10. Mix well to incorporate the cardamon powder
  11. Garnish with remaining almonds and serve hot

Shinghara ka Halwa/Barfi



  1. Heat ghee in a pan, add shingara flour and roast it for 1 minute .
  2. Now add jaggery powder and cook it while mixing the ingredients vigorously for 2-3 minutes, when it combines together and forms a lump turn off the flame.
  3. Transfer it to a plate and allow it to cool down.
  4. Once it is at normal temperature cut it into desired shape and top it with almonds and enjoy shingara halwa.

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Published Date:October 22, 2021 4:21 PM IST

Updated Date:October 22, 2021 4:20 PM IST