Religious fasts are very common. Coming up with various reasons to avoid regular meals and bring the focus over to taking care of oneself is the whole idea. The rules and regulations of many such fasts call for lighter eats or abstinence from food. For instance, fruits are the most preferred ones during fast.
Think about why fruits are the preferred foods during a fast.
it is a quick and zero fuss option
Caters to detox elements
light on the stomach are fruit fasts
lots of fibre and antioxidants.
Health perspective fasts are the ones that attract me more than religious fast.
Nevertheless, I am not a regular fast to lose weight kind of person. I would rather prefer,6 small meals with lighter choices.
One of the easy Indian inspired ones that love to pack up and feast on a fast is a fruit-based chaat. A mixture of fruits, a tiny bit of tang from the chaat masala (omit if you are doing a religious fast) and the minerals from crushed black salt I love it.
Red fleshed guavas
While visiting India, I grabbed these red and juicy guavas and literally hogged on them. When that was getting a bit boring for the kids, I introduced the amrood anar chaat and they got back on it right away. So here is the simple and easy guava pomegranate salad with Indian spices. The recipe works well with white regular guava also and sits perfectly well in the lunch box. Throw in a base of baby spinach, a handful of pepitas when you are trying to make this a whole lunch rather than aside. All said and done, you can’t get over the lovely hues of reds when you have this chaat. If you have more guavas, don’t forget to try the guava fresca.
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Amrood aur anar fruit chaat
- Cutting board
- Fruit Knife
- mixing bowls and spoons.
- 2 medium guava (red or white fleshed)
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 4 tbsp boiled peanuts
- 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp black salt
- 1/4 tsp chaat masala (omit if fasting for religious reasons)
- 1/8 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1-2 sprig mint leaves for garnish
- In a bowl, mix the roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder,chaat masala and black salt. Set aside
- Wash and slice or dice the guava .
- Peel the pomegranate and collect 1 cup of arils.
- Drain teh boiled peanuts and break the pods to get the soft peanuts.
- In a mixing bowl toss the fruits and peanuts and spinkle the dry mix of spices. Now add lemon juice and toss well.
- Serve garnished with mint leaves.