Fasting Recipes for Maha Shivratri to try this festivity!

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Many people fast during the holy occasion of Shivratri and only eat non-cereal food. Here are a few fasting recipes if you are observing a fast on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

Maha Shivratri is celebrated in honor of the God Shiva and his devotees observe a fast on this day. While some don’t eat anything the whole day and break the fast the following day. Some people eat non-cereal dishes made of sabudana (tapioca pearls), kuttu ka atta (buckwheat), or ragi during the vrat. If you are observing a fast on this holy day, then you should try these fasting recipes.

1. Sweet Potato Soup


Soup is something that is light and can be had when you are fasting. This sweet potato soup is sweet and starchy with a blend of nuts and spices. The ingredients in it give nutrition and energy to the body during the fast. Here is an easy recipe of the same by Mamta’s Kitchen.

2. Farali Thalipeeth


Thalipeeth is a famous dish of Maharashtra. It is usually made with bajra, jowar, whole wheat flour, and besan. But this recipe by Chetna Patel is a fasting special; hence, it is made with sabudana (sago) and served with farali coconut chutney.

3. Sabudana Rolls


Everyone loves munching crispy nuggets. But if you are fasting and craving some, here is a recipe of the same by Kanak’s Kitchen. These rolls are made of potato, nuts, and sabudana flour and can be your perfect fast-time snack. So, watch the recipe and try making it at home.

4. Upvas Special Idli and Dhokla


Craving for some South Indian food during your fast? This Idli and Dhokla recipe by Smita is what you can try. Usually, Idlis and Dhoklas are made with rice, urad dal, and gram flour but that can’t be consumed during a vrat. So, these dishes are made of moraiyo/samo (barnyard millet) which is a popular ingredient for fasting recipes.

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5. Shivratri Special Vrat Thali


Here’s a recipe for full meal thali that can be made during the fast. This thali made by Maheshwari Rasoi consists of falhari aloo sabzi, kaddu sabzi, bondi raita, stuff aloo kachori, and makhana (fox nut) kheer. Try this thali if you want a fulfilling meal while fasting.

6. Falhari Cutlet


If you are fasting and looking for a healthy evening time snack, then you can prepare this cutlet. It is made with roasted peanuts, Makhana (fox nuts), raw banana, paneer, rajgira aata, and other ingredients and can be had by Jains as well.

7. Dry Fruit Milkshake


Made with milk and dry fruits that both give energy during a fast, this recipe by ‘Cooking Vidhi’ is easy and tasty. Just take a handful of almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios, and milk and blend them. Garnish it with saffron and your healthy and tasty fasting milkshake is ready.

8. No Sugar Makhana Ladoo


Makhana is rich in protein, nutrients, and supplements, and hence it is typically used in dishes made during fasting. This makhana ladoo recipe is made with makhana, nuts, and coconut powder and jaggery. Try this recipe by Hebbars Kitchen if you are looking for some healthy options.

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