On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, Hindu devotees  observe Shivratri Vrat or Upvaas or fast...Devotees observe a strict fast on  Mahashivaratri. They do not consume anything other than the diet formulated especially for the occasion.Some devotees observe nirahar vrat( meaning not eating food and  drinking even beverages like tea, milk or even water).
                    While some people who can't keep nirahar vrat eat a diet which is without anything made with rice, pulses or wheat. The devotees may eat fruits and drink tea, milk or coffee during the fast, if they have not observed nirahar vrat (fasting without the consumption of any form of food).

                        Those who fast, diligently follow the set rules as to what can be eaten and what should not be eaten. The food taken during mid-day consists of non-cereal preparations made without using onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder,rai etc. Instead ingredients such as cumin seeds, rock salt and chillies are used.  The sweets can be of milk without the use of lentils .  No meal is taken during the night. After a night long worship of the Lingam, the fast is broken the next morning.

Sendha namak (rock salt) is used to prepare the food for the fast.

 33 Awesome  recipes for Maha Shivaratri  Festival. The collection includes Fasting or vrat snack recipes, desserts, healthy beverages and filling meal recipes. So, celebrate the festival of Maha Shivaratri and enjoy your day of fasting with our special recipes for Maha Shivaratri fasting.

Some families follow a very restricted diet and do not consume red chilli powder ,groundnut powder also .Please leave them out and follow your family vrat guidelines.

Here are some recipes that are suitable for Maha Shivaratri celebrations and which you can prepare easily during the occasion.
 

Click on the names for detailed recipe.....



Vrat Ke Chawal Rajgira Poori Aloo Tikki
Coconut Burfi /Nariyal Burfi Sweet Potato Fries Dahiwale Aloo



Coconut Chutney Sukhi Arbi Vrat wale aloo / Potato Curry


Sweet Potato Halwa Thandai Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Halwa


Sabudana Khichadi Sabudana Vada Sabudana Thalipeeth


Kuttu Ki Puri Jeera Aloo Peanut Curd Chutney


Apple Halwa Guava Halwa / Peru Halwa Papaya Halwa


Sago /Sabudana Ladoo Sago Kheer / Sabudana Kheer Peanut Ladoo


Apple Banana Shake Badam Milk Apricot Almond Delight


Strawberry Lassi Strawberry Smoothie Orange  Sweet Lime Juice


Paneer Kheer Shrikhand Milky Fruit Salad


Fasting Rules may Vary from one family to another.So check before trying any Fasting Recipe from the Website.
Wish You all Happy and Prosperous Maha Shivaratri  !!!

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