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Vrat-approved recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi!

The most zealous and pious time of the year is here! It’s our favourite, Bappa’s birthday and the month of magnificent celebrations! Ganesh Chathurthi in India is celebrated in a vigorously grand manner with a lot of rituals and traditions. This festival takes place for more than a week where people keep Sankashti Vrat in the name of Lord Ganesha. People all over India fast on this auspicious time and it’s believed that people who fast will be provided with health, wealth and prosperity by Lord Ganesha. During this pious fasting, there are only certain foods that people can eat and they keep themselves strictly away from non-vegetarian foods, alcohol, and many other things. Here are a few recipes to make your vrat time a little more delicious, exciting and healthy! 

  1. Vrat ki Kadhi

Kadhi is a famous curry during vrat because it does not involve lentils or beans which are prohibited during vrat in some parts of India. So, this is an ideal meal idea for your fasting and you can also feast your taste buds with its tangy flavour! 

  1. Rajgira and Banana Puri 

Rajgira just as the name suggests it's a royal grain filled with nutritional values. This protein-rich grain is the only grain that has Vitamin C and has an abundance of nutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. On the other hand, this world's most popular fruit banana contains potassium, fiber, and other essential nutrients for your body which helps you during your fast. Fry these crisp hot puris and enjoy them garma garam.

  1. Kuttu Khichdi

 This buckwheat Khichdi is the most famous vrat recipe during Navratri upwas, as they are healthy and easy to digest! This Khichdi is cooked with masalas, potatoes, peanuts and garnished with lemon juice and coriander, and is just so satiating with kadhi! 

  1. Mini Sabudana Thalipeeth

Sabunadas are just super perfect for any kind of vrat day! This simple Thalipeeth made with Sabudana, potatoes, peanuts, bhajani flour and accompanied with some spicy green chutney or coconut chutney is just an ideal breakfast to boost up your energy instantly! 

  1. Vrat wale Aloo 

If you think you can only eat boring, repetitive and bland foods during fasts, then let me tell you that you are totally wrong. Try this fast-approved aloo ki sabzi and satiate your hunger with deliciousness even during your vrat time. Vrat or no vrat, once you try this, you're gonna make this quite often!

  1. Sweet Potato Chips 

Isn’t potato chips our favourite snack to munch on, be it fast or not? Potato chips are such a satisfying, crunchy and simple snack that can be made in minutes. Here is the perfect vrat snack prepared with sweet potatoes to snack on when hunger pangs start drumming away!

  1. Makhane ki Kheer

If you think that you might miss desserts during fast then it’s a big NO! Try out this healthy Makhane ki kheer with the aroma of cardamom and strands of saffron which makes it more yummy and delicious! 


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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.