Okay, guys. In the wise words of that kid who goes viral the same time each year: Ramazan aya, roza rakho jee. But to keep these rozas, we need the right kinda fuel. Now, we’ve all heard of totkas to get us through the day without feeling hungry, thirsty or tired. Here are a few desi totkas that might help you out:
(Disclaimer: We haven’t tried most of them, but we think we might as well give these a shot given the task at hand.)
1. Heard of trying lehsan?
According to our this totka, eating two or three garlic cloves is going to keep us strong and not make us feel thirsty. Now, we just need to figure out how to consume lehsan in this form. Also – genuine concern – is this healthy?
2. Cardamom seeds ki madad lo
Eating seeds of three cardamoms right after Sehri will help you quench your thirst and also not make your mouth dry.
3. Have cardamom tea
This one seems far easier than eating the seeds raw. Might just give this a whirl, tbh. Seems promising.
4. Honey in water will do the trick
Two tablespoons of honey in water and you’re good to go without water all day. Almost sounds too good to be true.
5. Use some tukhum malanga to help you out
Swallow some basil seeds with a glass of water and wait for the miracle to happen.
6. This one’s easy: fill up on some good ol’ lassi
Apparently, it keeps you super full. And we kinda get why. Plus this one is easy since we LOVE lassi.
7. Have some khajoor – but in odd numbers
Sounds ~odd~ I know. Lol. But apparently, eating those dates in odd numbers is bound to relieve you of hunger and thirst throughout the day.
8. Load up on the kishmish
Tossing those three to four kishmish in your tummy at Sehri will help you get rid of the thirst all day. Matlab, keh rahe hain toh must be worth a try.
9. Apparently, rose petal jam will also do the trick
Hmm. Not totally liking this one but oh well, who can question the dadis and nanis?
10. Yogurt should probably be your new best friend
Take out that thanda thanda yogurt jar from your fridge and just gobble it up. It helps keep thirst at bay.
11. Coconut water is as good as gold
This one we can do. We already know how good coconut is for literally everything.
12. Bid all the masala good-bye
Good-bye spicy chips, salty olives, spicy biryanis, quormas, and literally anything with the slightest semblance of masala. We’ll meet again after Ramazan.
13. Water should be a priority, in general
Heatwave + summertime + rozas = pakka dehydration. Have a sufficient amount of water during Sehri. It’s the simplest and easiest thing to do.
Have you heard of any desi totkas that you think might help? Let us know in the comments below.
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