Mahashivaratri marks the union between Lord Shiva and Parvati. This exuberant festival is celebrated during the month of Maasi (February-March) with enormous zeal and enthusiasm in different parts of the country. On the auspicious day of Shivaratri, the devotees of Lord Shiva perform several rituals and make offerings like bael (wood apple) leaves, milk, and honey to the ‘shiva lingam.’
Devotees of Lord Shiva also observe a fast to show their love to the deity; The ‘viratham‘ is kept during the day and broken at night. During the fast, observers are only allowed to eat satvik food (items that do not contain onion, garlic, and salt). So for those observing a fast this year, here’s a list of dishes that you can try, to break your fast. Let’s start the list with Inippu Poli.
This dish is famous in south Indi and perfect to break your fast with. Make it a point to have it warm and remember to make the poli dough as thin as possible so that the filling becomes visible through the outer layer.