I have always lived in a joint family. The kitchen being the domain of my grandmother , my Mom and my Aunts. With so many ladies under one roof , from a Brahmin family, it’s hard to recollect a day when no one was fasting . Apart from the weekday fasts there were special days like ekadashi , pradosh , pornima etc.
As a kid I always used to think that these ladies just trick us . Maybe they don’t want to eat or they don’t like what’s on the menu , so they declare that they are fasting . How could they possibly know, when all these auspicious days are going to be? ( I didn’t know anything about a Panchang or the Kalnirnaya back then 🙂 ).
Even today , my MIL lets me know if there are any special fasting days coming up.
Today was one such day , the Ashadi Ekadashi. Almost everyone in my family , fasts today. Fasting actually means , you will not eat on that day ( maybe only fruits and milk ) . But practically , we end up planning an elaborate fasting menu on this day too.
So today was this awesome Sabudana Usal with fresh curd and lemon pickle. Accompanied with some Aloo Sheera , Bhagar ( fasting rice) , dates and savory Aloo mixture and fruits , of course . So you all know , what’s gonna be in my next few posts on the blog 😉 .
Just a little pre-planning , and you can get this ready in minutes. Sharing the recipe here. Enjoy !