No Pizza Or Burger For Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims! Here’s An Entire List Of Banned Food Items.

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by Shreya Rathod

Located in Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir, the Amarnath Temple is an ancient Hindu temple. Every year, thousands of devotees go on the Amarnath Yatra. It is one of the most significant spiritual journeys and takes you on an adventure. However, this year, the authorities released a health advisory for the pilgrims. Here is the list of food items that are banned during the Amarnath Yatra. 

These Food Items Are Banned For Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims!

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The Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board has now issued health advice outlining food items that are prohibited and those that pilgrims are permitted to carry as the yearly pilgrimage to the hill shrine of Amarnath in the Anantnag region of Jammu and Kashmir is scheduled to begin on July 1. 

The prohibited food item list includes pulav, fried rice, poori, bhatura, pizza, burger, stuffed paratha, dosa, fried roti, bread with butter, cream-based food, pickle, chutney and fried papad. Additionally, chowmein (noodles) or any fried food items are also prohibited. 

As for sweets and desserts, halwa, jalebi, gulab jamun, laddu, khoya burfi, rasgulla and all other dessert items are not allowed, according to the advisory. You are not allowed to consume alcohol, tobacco, gutka, pan masala, smoking and any other intoxicants. Besides this, non-veg food, snacks with high amounts of fat and sodium and deep-fried items should not be consumed by any pilgrim. 

Also Read: Amarnath Yatra Stands Suspended Temporarily Due To Incessant Rainfall

Pilgrims Can Consume These Food Items

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Besides the prohibited food items, the authorities have released a list of food items that are allowed during the yatra, and it includes: 

  • cereals
  • Pulses
  • potato
  • saag
  • Nutrela soya chunks
  • besan curry
  • plain dal
  • green vegetables
  • green salad
  • fruits and sprouts
  • plain rice
  • jeera rice
  • missi roti
  • khichri 
  • Nutrela rice
  • roti / phulka
  • dal roti
  • Makki ki roti (unfried, without oil/butter)
  • tandoori roti
  • bread/kulcha / double roti
  • rusk
  • chocolate
  • biscuits
  • roasted chana and jaggery
  • sambar
  • idli
  • uttapam
  • poha
  • vegetable sandwich (without cream/butter/cheese)
  • bread jam
  • Kashmiri naan (girda)
  • steamed dumplings (vegetable momos)
  • herbal tea
  • coffee
  • low-fat curd
  • sharbat
  • lemon squash/water
  • low-fat milk
  • fruit juice
  • vegetable soup
  • mineral water
  • glucose (in standard packet form)
  • kheer (rice/sabudana)
  • white oats (daliya)
  • figs
  • raisins
  • apricots
  • other dry fruits (only roasted/raw)
  • low-fat milk seviyan
  • honey
  • boiled sweets (candy)
  • roasted papad
  • khakra
  • til ka laddoo
  • dhokla
  • Chikki (guchak)
  • Rewari
  • Makhane
  • murmura
  • dry petha
  • amla murabba
  • fruit murabba
  • green coconut

Also Read: Amarnath Yatra Temporarily Suspended Between Panchtarni And Cave Due To Rains

So, if you are planning to go on the Amarnath Yatra, be sure to check the food list. 

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