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7 Vrat Recipes this Shivratri

In a land of festivals, fairs, celebrations and plenty of camaraderie, the Indian calendar is choc-a-bloc with birthdays of various gods and prophets, seasonal and harvest festivals and celebrations and invariably food. The good part is that even for days of fasts there is a permissible list of eats. Shivratri is one such festival with the most austere of fasts.

We show you how to be able to have a feast even while fasting, this Mahashivratri with some recipes which will without doubt help you attain food nirvana.

Vrat Ki Kadhi This kadhi is made with yogurt and water chestnut flour – two ingredients that are most suited for fasts. Waterchestnut flour adds a nutty taste and is much lighter than  gram flour, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself making this one on non-fasting days as well. 

Kootoo ke aate ki PuriKootu ka atta is nothing but buckwheat flour and you can use it in a bunch of lovely recipes this mahashivratri. Try this puri made with koota ka atta, boiled potatoes, green chillies and black salt for a perfect vrat recipe. You could also omit the potatoes and make a thin batter with the flour for some yummilicious gluten free buckwheat pancakes!

Vratwale AlooAloo ki sabzi is an all-time favourite and goes well with just about everything. This one is custom made for fasting days. Replace the potatoes with sweet potatoes if you’d like, but we think this one is just perfect!

Sago potato rollsWhoever said vrat ka khaana can’t be stylish. Try these glammed up versions of the humble sabudana vada –shaped into perfect cylinders and deep fried. A simple coconut and peanut chutney is a great accompaniment to go with it!

Sabudana LaddooSabudana is clearly the hero in a fasting menu and we bring you this ingredient in a brand new avatar. Slow roasted sabudana pearls, ground and mixed with dessicated coconut and sugar shaped into laddu’s, studded with wholesome dried fruits. Make a bunch of these and store in your kitchen cabinets, because people are going to be asking for them long after the fast is over!

Rajgira aur Kele ki PuriThese puris made with amaranth flour and ripe bananas are delicious. Serve them hot with some chilled homemade shrikhand and you will thank us for such deliciousness during a fast. 

Sweet Potato Kheer You don’t need to eat drab boiled sweet potatoes this mahashivratri. We used this super food to make a dessert that is perfect for fasts. A bowlful of this sweet potato kheer is going to give you the much needed energy during fasting days. It also makes for a great prasad option.

For more such interesting recipes that put a spin on otherwise dull vrat ka khaana continue to browse through sanjeevkapoor.com.

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