Maha Shivratri 2020 will be celebrated on Friday, 21st 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.
Recipe by: Niru GuptaSo easy, you can make this blindfolded. The star ingredient of this Mahashivaratri 2020 recipe is sabudana (tapioca) and it's no wonder why! It gives this recipe an amazing depth and flavour.
Recipe by: Kishore d ReddyA popular Indian dessert, Malpua is a thin, pancake like dessert that's pan-fried in ghee and dipped in syrup.
Recipe by: Niru GuptaThis 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.
Recipe by: Niru GuptaRich, creamy, decadent and of course, a must try on Mahashivratri 2020. To take this heavenly recipe to another level altogether, a blend of nuts and grapes is mixed in.
Happy Mahashivratri 2020!