All the Lord Shiva devotees are set to celebrate Mahashivratri in just a day (on March 11, 2021). Preparations are on an all-time high to mark the day with grandeur. One of the most popular festivals among the Hindus, devotees across the country offer their prayers to Lord Shiva on this day. Some also throng big Shiva temples like Somnath, Mahakaleshwar etc. Fasting plays a major role in the Mahashivratri puja rituals. Most of the people fast for the whole day, bathe the shiva lingam with milk, water, fruits and flowers and then break their fast with simple sattvik food. Sattvik food majorly includes potatoes, sabudana, milk, nuts, fruits and dry fruits. The idea is to load up on carb or starch-rich food to make up for the lost energy. And as potatoes are a store-house of carbs and fibre, we found some simple recipes that can be a part of your vrat-friendly foods on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri.
Mahashivratri Recipes: 5 Vrat-Friendly Aloo Recipes That You Must Try:
Vrat Wale Aloo:
A simple potato curry made with carom seeds, green chilli, tomatoes, coriander and rock salt, this dish is just soul-soothing after a whole day of fasting. This light and delicious dish is often paired with kuttu ki puri. Click here for the recipe.
As there's no restriction on milk and milk products, we found an aloo recipe that is prepared in flavourful dahi-based gravy. To make it yet more delicious, always use ghee (instead of oil) in the recipe. Click here for the recipe.
Aloo Ki Tikki:
Kebabs and tikkis spruce up every festivity. Here's an aloo tikki recipe that is made using singhare ka atta, rock salt, black pepper, green chillies and coriander. So, if you are in no mood to have anything fulfilling, try this aloo tikki to satiate your hunger. Click here for the recipe.
We love having some crunchy papad by the side of our meal. Don't we? Here's a simple aloo papad recipe that can help you put together a complete vrat meal. Just remember to make it vrat-friendly; use rock salt instead of common table salt. Click here for the recipe.
Aloo Ka Halwa:
If you are in a mood to have something sweet and looking for vrat-friendly options, then we suggest, try out this unique halwa recipe. It is a classic halwa recipe that replaces sooji with boiled aloo. Sounds interesting, right? Click here for the recipe.
Happy Mahashivratri 2021, everyone!
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