The monsoon season sees a total of three Teej festivals, Hariyali Teej being the most popular one. After Hariyali Teej and Karjari Teej, today (August 30), Indian women are celebrating Hartalika Teej, which is also devoted to worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for marital bliss. As per the Hindu calendar, Hartalika Teej falls during the Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. Women mark the occasion by fasting and offering prayers to Goddess Parvati. They wear shades of green and red, apply henna on hands and observe fast throughout the day. The Teej festival is mostly observed in the regions of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Delhi.
Hartalika Teej 2022: Fasting Rituals
The festive rituals dictate following a day-long nirjala fast (without food and water); some even fast for 24 hours, breaking it with a serving of soaked black gram and cucumber and following it with a lavish vegetarian spread.
Here we have listed down some traditional vegetarian recipes that offer good taste plus a whole lot of nutrition to break the Hartalika Teej fast with.
Hartalika Teej 2022: 5 Easy Veg Recipes
1. Moong Dal Samosa
What better way to please your growling stomach than a crispy and spicy samosa? But this samosa also comes with proteins to give you the much-needed energy boost after a long period of fasting. Make this samosa stuffed with moong dal with this easy recipe.
2. Amaranth Tikki
Another crispy and crunchy delight that we all love to relish. This amaranth tikki will load you up with nutrition and will fill your mouth with deliciousness. Click here for the recipe.
3. Poori Bhaji
The quintessential festive meal of fried poori and aloo sabzi cannot be missed out on this special occasion. The best part is that this combo meal is also east to prepare. Here’s the recipe.
4. Nariyal Ladoo
This ladoo recipe can do both the jobs of being offered as a mithai in the bhog and for breaking the fast with. This easy-to-make ladoo required only coconut, khoya, condensed milk and sugar to prepare. Here’s the recipe.
If you are already dreading the end of ghevar season, take this as an opportunity to have the Teej-special sweet one last time. This creamy and crunchy sweet topped with dry fruits is available at most of the sweet shops, but you can also try making it at home with this easy recipe.
Happy Hartalika Teej 2022!