Friday, February 12, 2010

Vrat(Fast) Special

I would like to wish all my friends a very Happy Maha Shivratri. It is basically a hindu festival celebrated every year to please lord Shiva by fasting all day.So today's post is dedicated to the recipes that we can take during fasts.



Mixture of Lotus Seeds and Peanuts
Ingredients
Lotus Seeds 1 cup
Peanuts 1 cup
Ghee/Clarified butter 1 tbsp
Sendha Namak(Salt used for fasting)


Method
1. Heat ghee in a pan/kadhayi and roast the lotus seeds and peanuts in it till golden in colour.
2. Take out and sprinkle salt over it.




Vrat Ke Aloo
Ingredients
Aloo/Potato 1 pound
Ghee/Clarified butter 1 tbsp
Sendha Namak(Salt used for fasting)
Green Coriander Leaves
Green Chili 1-2
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp


Method
1. Wash and boil potatoes till done.Peel off the skin and cut in small pieces.
2. Heat ghee in a pan/kadhayi and add chopped green chillies.Fry them for a few seconds.
3. Now add potatoes,salt.chopped green corriander leaves and toss them gently.Let them golden fry for 5-10 minutes from both sides.
4. Take out and pour lemon juice over it.




Sabudane(Sago) Ki Kichdi
Ingredients
Sabudana/Sago 1 cup
Potato(boiled and peeled) 1 Medium
Tomato 1
Green Chili 1-2
Ghee/Clarified butter 2 tbsp
Sendha Namak(Salt used for fasting)
Green Corriander Leaves
Method
1. Wash and soak sabudana in water (just enough to cover the sabudana) for 3-4 hours.Drain the water.
2. Heat ghee in a pan/kadhayi and add chopped green chillies in it.Fry them for a few seconds.
3. Now add chopped tomatoes in it and cook till they are done.
4. at this point add mashed potatoes ,sabudana,salt.Mix the ingredients together and cook for 5-10 minuthes till the sabudana is crispy.
5. Garnish with chopped green corriander leaves.

Other Fasting recipes that I posted earlier are Kuttu(buckwheat) ki poori and pakode,
Happy Fasting!!!

6 comments:

  1. Happy shivrathri and thanks for sharing the fasting dishes.

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  2. Hey vrat dishes are tempting...thanks for visiting...hope 2 c u again...following you..

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  3. Tempting vrat dishes and awesome post

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  4. Never tasted this lotus seeds' sounds nice. Fasting is a nice way to calm the body as well.

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  6. First time here...
    Lotus seed recipe sounds very interesting....

    Aruna Manikandan
    http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

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