Monsoon is upon us; meaning it is time to celebrate a range of festivals. One of the most popular festivals during the season is Sawan (or Shravana) festival. Needless to say, the festival is marked annually in the month of Shravana, as per the Hindu calendar; and hence, it is referred to as Sawan. It is a month-long festival that started on July 14, 2022 and will last till August 12, 2022. Hindus from different parts of India dedicate this month to worship Lord Shiva. Several devotees go on 'Kanwar Yatra' and bring back water from Holy rivers and offer it to their beloved deity. Besides, people observe fast throughout the month and only indulge in light sattvik bhojan. They avoid non-veg, alcohol etc during this time of the year.
Considering this, we bring a classic Indian vrat thali option (with recipes) that you can put together for your vrat diet. This special, wholesome thali has been curated by celebrity chef Ajay Chopa. It includes some quintessential desi recipes, with a twist, to make them vrat-friendly. Take a look.
Here're 4 Delicious Recipes To Add To Your Vrat Thali - Recipes By Chef Ajay Chopra:
In this thali, Chef Chopra included kadhi, sabzi, puri and chutney. Let's take you through the recipes.
How To Make Vrat-Special Kadhi:
To make this kadhi, mix rajgira atta with curd and whisk everything together. Add salt and water and bring everything to a boil. Stir continuously. Once boiled, lower the heat and let it simmer. Now, in a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves and let the jeera crackle. Pour the tadka over the kadhi, garnish with coriander and it is ready to be served.
How To Make Vrat-Special Sabzi:
First, heat peanut oil, add jeera and let it splutter. Next, add curry leaves, green chillies, potato, salt, sugar and peanuts and cook everything together. Finish the dish with lemon juice and coriander and serve hot.
How To Make Vrat Wali Poori:
Sieve rajgira atta, add boiled potato, ginger, green chilli paste, black pepper and salt. Knead a tight dough and divide it into small roundels. Roll it flat and deep fry the poori until it turns golden brown in colour.
How To Make Vrat-Special Chutney:
Finally, prepare some chutney to pair with your meal. To do that, mix pounded chillies and ginger with salt and sugar. Add dahi and pounded peanuts to it. Mix everything together and the chutney is ready to be relished.
Click here for the step-by-step recipes to put together a vrat thali.
Prepare these delicious recipes today and enjoy your Sawan ka vrat to the fullest!
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