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Havishya - means
fit for oblation - consists of things that are
considered very pure and fit to be taken during certain period of fast.
It consists of Un-boiled rice from white paddy, Moong Daal, barley (Jau
or Yab), Til (sesame seeds), brown pea (Kerao), Oeree, Bathuaa and
Sarhanchee Saag, Gamharee, Shataavaree, Aaru, Khamharu, Rock salt (Sendhaa
salt), Sea salt (ordinary salt), Cow milk, Dahee (Yogurt), Ghee, Mango, Jack
fruit (Katahal), Harad, Peepal, Jeeraa (cumin seeds), Sonth (dried ginger powder),
Dhaniyaa (coriander powder), Ariconch, Taataree (Tartric Acid) or Imalee (tamarind), banana ripe
and green, Harpha, Dhatri, Sugar, Crystallized sugar (Mishree), Paayas (Kheer)
of cow's milk. Though wheat is not in the list, it is very much used in Havishya.
The following are ingredients that can be used in making Havishya, which is like a Khichadee made with these items.
The following ingredients though part of Havishya need to be avoided in the month of Kaarttik:
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 06/09/11