Maha Shivaratri 2018: 5 Quick and Easy Desserts

NDTV Cooks  |  Updated: February 03, 2018 12:23 IST

Maha Shivaratri 2018: 5 Quick and Easy Desserts
Maha Shivratri 2018 will be celebrated on 14-15 February this year and if you're a Shiva devotee, you might be preparing to observe a day long fast in the honour of Lord Shiva. There can be different types of fasts - many choose to go through the whole day without eating anything at all and even forgo water, while others go on a falahaar diet that includes fruits, nuts and milk. Some prefer special 'fasting food' that includes flour made of kuttu and singadha, potatoes, sabudana, aloo ki sabzi and dumplings made of sabudana and potatoes. Generally, ghee, not oil is used and spices like cumin, pepper and green chillies are allowed. All preparations are devoid of the usual salt and it's place, sendha namak is used.

Sweet, sweet Indian desserts play a big role on this day as well. We bring you five fuss-free, spectacular desserts that anyone can make!

Gur Aur Atte Ka Halwa
Recipe by: Meraj Ul Haque

An easy recipe with just five steps! Made with atta, jaggery and semolina, this dessert hits the spot like no other.

Sabudana Kheer
Recipe by: Niru GuptaSo easy, you can make this blindfolded. The star ingredient of this Mahashivaratri 2018 recipe is sabudana (tapioca) and it's no wonder why! It gives this recipe an amazing depth and flavour.


Recipe by: Kishore d Reddy

A popular Indian dessert, Malpua is a thin, pancake like dessert that's pan-fried in ghee and dipped in syrup.
Kaju ki Barfee
Recipe by: Niru Gupta

This diamond-shaped barfi is an all time favourite! You just need three ingredients to create this dessert and the result will be a delicious, edible work of art.

Angoor Rabri
Recipe by: Niru Gupta

CommentsRich, creamy, decadent and of course, a must try on Mahashivratri 2018. To take this heavenly recipe to another level altogether, a blend of nuts and grapes is mixed in.


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