Sargi / सरगी
What is Sargi ?
Sargi or Sargahi traditionally referred to the breakfast that women observing Karva Chauth had before sunrise.
It originally was the name of a kheer (rice pudding) made by the mother-in-law as a gift to her daughter-in-law.
However, as the rituals of Karva Chauth have evolved over time, Sargi has come to refer to the entire set of gifts (including food, clothes and cosmetics) used by women on the day of Karva Chauth before sunrise.
The only restriction is that sargi should not contain any non-vegetarian items and similarly onion and garlic should not be used as ingredients in any of its food preparations. Consumption of the Sargi is the first step in Karva Chauth Vrat Vidhi.
Having nutritious food as part of the Sargi will make it easy for you to complete the strict fast.
Karva Chauth Thali Items: What Foods Does Sargi Include?
Sargi is basically a collection of delightful foods. Here's what a thali of Sargi consists of-
Juicy and fibrous fruits are given in order to stay full for longer and stay hydrated, considering it is a nirjala vrat that women have to keep.
Ideally, married women observing the Karwa Chauth fast should start the day with something sweet. So, generally the mother-in-law makes halwa, pheni or rice kheer so that the daughter-in-law starts the day on a sweet and positive note.
Dry fruits are considered healthy and full of important nutrients. A handful of these dry fruits help them keep going through the day. Generally, dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts and kishmish are added in the platter.
Light food is prepared, which may include chapatti, cooked vegetables, halwa, etc. This helps to fill her tummy and keep active through the day.
- Fresh Fruits
- Dry Fruits
- Cooked Food