Shravani somwar meal

The month of Shravan is one of the most auspicious months in the Hindu calendar. It also kicks off the season for a number of important festivals.

A typical meal on a ‘Shravani somwar’ (i.e. a Monday in Shravan) would comprise:

Shravani somwar menu

Shravani somwar menu

As kids, we used to enjoy these traditional meals served on a banana leaf. The novelty of sitting on low wooden stools and eating a piping hot delicious dinner was matched by the tales our aji told us about the month of Shravan.

This week, we recreate the nostalgia of that meal. Sadly, I have no banana leaf plates or low wooden stools. The magic of the food itself will have to do along with a tale or two.

If you’d like to read up on the month of Shravan, here are some links that may help.


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12 Responses to Shravani somwar meal

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  2. Loved getting a snapshot of your culture and the foodie traditions associated with it. I am just trying to imagine what a banana leaf plate looks like!

  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    This meal is for those who are not fasting right?
    Will check out recipe for Paatvad. Have eaten it, but never made it! 🙂

  4. swathishenoy says:

    Patvad is my favourite <3 I simply love it when mom cooks Patvad 🙂 We call it Patrode 😀

  5. nabanita21 says:

    The meal looks so appealing…I always like eating food during pujas there’s something special in them…

  6. nabanita21 says:

    You know the meal looks so appealing…I wish I can have it right now! I always like eating food during pujas there’s something special in them…

  7. Priya says:

    Looks gorgeous and brings back fond memories. Though this wasn’t a specific somwar lunch. Alu che vadi are some of my favourites and the rest is comfort food……

  8. Thanks for sharing this culinary tradition with us!

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