Top 5 Maha Shivaratri Vrat Recipes

Maha Shivratri 

Maha Shivratri is one of the important Hindu religious festivals of India. It is celebrated to venerate Lord Shiva, an important deity of Hinduism. There are many mythological legends related to the festival of Maha Shivaratri.
According to a popular legend, Shivaratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.This is a great time to worship Lord Shiva and seek his blessings. The devotees observe day and night fast on this day and perform puja of Shiva Lingam. They give ritual bath to the Shiva Lingam with milk, curd, honey, sugar, ghee and water and chant prayers. They also offer Bael leaves, Dhatura, and Flowers to Lord Shiva.

There are some recipes which you can eat during the fasting. Sendha namak is used in the food prepared for Maha Shivratri Vrat. There are many people who like to eat only fruits and milk.

Top 5 Maha Shivaratri Vrat Recipes:

1) Sabudana Kheer



Ingredients:
  • 4 cups (1 liter) milk
  • 1/2 cup sabudana (tapioca or sago granules)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4tsp cardamom powder (Elaichi)
  • 3/4 cup water
Method:

  • Wash sabudana in water and drain them. 
  • Soak them in ½ cup water for a couple of hours.
  • Heat water in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add soaked sabudana in the pan and cook over medium flame. Stir continuously.
  • Add milk to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and stir well.
  • Cook sabudana until you find it turning translucent and soft. it will take around 10-15 minutes. Stir continuously.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds and serve hot.
2) Thandai



Ingredients:
  • 1cup (Full cream) milk
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  •  ¼ cup dried rose petals
  •  1 ½ ltr water
  •  1 tbsp almonds
  •  1tbsp watermelon/cantaloupes seeds
  •  1 tsp Peppercorns
  •  ½ tbsp poppy seeds (khuskhus)
  •  ½ tbsp fennel seed (Saunf)
  •  ½ tsp cardamom powder
  •  ½ tsp rose water
Method:

  •   Soak sugar in ½ ltr of water. Keep aside.
  •   Clean all the dry ingredients with water, except cardamom powder.
  •   Soak the dry ingredients in remaining 2 cups of water. keep aside.
  •   Grind all soaked ingredient to a very fine paste in a mixer grinder. Add the remaining water used in soaking dry ingredients.
  •   Add milk, sugar and rose water to the ground paste. mix well
  •   Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  •   Chill for a couple of hours before serving.
3) Roasted Peanut



Ingredients:
  • 2 cups raw peanut
  • ½ tsp sendha namak
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
Method:

  • Heat up a wok. Add peanut in the wok.
  • Dry roast the peanuts on medium heat for around 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the gas stove. Wait till the peanuts cool down completely.
  • Sprinkle sendha namak and black pepper powder.
  • Serve roasted peanut with roasted potato and tea.

4) Aloo Tikki



Ingredients:
  • 4 (big size) potato
  • Sendha namak or rock salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Ghee for frying

Method:

  •  Boil potatoes and mash them.
  • Add salt, finely chopped green chillies, black pepper powder, coriander leaves in the mashed potato. Mix the all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a round flat tikki.
  • Heat a non-stick pan. add 1 tsp ghee in the pan.
  • Fry tikkies over medium heat, till both sides become crisp and golden brown in colour.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper.
  • Aloo tikki for vrat is ready to serve.
  • Serve it hot with coriander chutney.

     5)   Kuttu ki puri

Ingredients:

  • 1Cup kuttu ka aata
  • 1 medium boiled and mashed potato
  • Sendha namak or rock salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Water for kneading the dough
  • Oil for deep frying

    Method:

    • Mix salt, atta, black pepper and mashed potato.knead into tight dough.
    • Cover it and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
    • Now, make small balls of the dough and roll each into small puries.
    • Heat ghee in a pan on medium –high heat for deep frying.
    • Fry each puri in ghee.cook both sides until it turns light brown.
    • Serve them hot with any vegetable curry.
    Happy Maha Shivaratri to you all. Stay tuned with us for more posts.




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