Low carb Peanut curry for Mahashivratri, Ekadashi and Navratri !
Peanut curry is a Maharashtrian dish made on fasting days like navratri, mahashivratri and Ekadashi. Since my family fasts on these days, I made this curry low carb for all the people fasting on these days.
So, you don’t fast ? Me neither ! I had it because it was too delicious 😛
Mahashivratri, which literally means The Great Night of Shiva– is a Hindu festival, celebrated in the states of Maharashtra , Punjab, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karanataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana . It is a major festival in Hinduism, and marks a remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance”.
Significance of Mahashivratri-
Maha Shivratri was the day when Shiva drank poisonous negativity to protect the world. It is mentioned in several Puranas. Different mythologies are associated with the festival, but all mention fasting and reverence for icons of Shiva such as the Lingam. Several people perform panchang-abhishek using panchagavya- milk, butter, ghee and sugar, meaning Shiva is proffered with wood-apple leaves, cold water and the panchagavya.
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Maharashtrian eating associated with the festival-
People generally eat sattvik food when it comes to this day. Fruits, yogurt, dry fruits, peanuts, honey, tapioca are some of the food items. Maharasthrians make Peanut curry, Vari cha bhaat, batata sabji on this day. Danyachi amti is a very famous dish in my family. There hasn’t been a single shiv ratri without this curry. It is best taken with vari cha bhaat , but I had it with cauliflower rice 😛