- Dhokla can be made with Vrat special rice
- Vrat wale dahi aloo are an all time classic
- Kuttu, or buckwheat, is loaded with good carbohydrates
Mahashivratri or Shviratri is just around the corner and Shiva devotees are preparing for the festival. On this favorable occasion, many devotees of large temples such as Somnath or Mahakaleshwar crowd. On the banks of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Benaras, people also take a holy bath in the Ganges. There are many who like to keep the festivities low-key; They get up early and go to a nearby temple to say their prayers and bathe the shivalingam in milk and water. Mahashivratri vrat is considered one of the most important fasts for the Hindus. There are many different types of vrat, such as nirjala (where devotees don’t even consume a drop of water) and phalahar (where devotees drink milk and eat light fruits). Many people also choose light, sattvik food for their father.
(Also Read: Shivratri 2021: When Is Mahashivratri? Date, Time, Meaning of Fasting)
Going a full day without grains, legumes, and legumes could be difficult. But there are many foods you can still have that can work wonders for your sinking energy. The following recipes are packed with complex carbohydrates that will induce energy and keep you full for a long time too. Let’s have a look:
1. Kuttu Cheela
This simple, healthy, stock-friendly cheela is made from buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta. The superfood is a treasure trove of nutrients and good carbohydrates, making it a fantastic option for a filling breakfast. Click here for the recipe.
2. Vrat wala dhokla
We all love spongy, soft dhoklas. These dhoklas are made from Vrat special samak rice. They are an ideal snack option for those who are fasting. It’s light on your stomach, subdued, and incredible for restoring energy levels. Click here for the recipe.
3. Low-fat Makhana Kheer
How about a dessert that is not only fulfilling, but also not high in calories, as milk is restricted? This light kheer made from foxnuts is ideal for fasting. It’s also very easy to make, which makes it our all-time favorite. Click here for the recipe.
4. Sabudana Khichdi
A light dish made from soaked tapioca pearls, curry leaves and mild spices. Sabudana Khichdi is an embellishing interplay of textures. The chunky pearls are always a joy to tuck into. Although the khichdi is pretty healthy on its own, you can combine it with yogurt if you’d like. Click here for the recipe.
5. Dahi aloo
Everything light and hearty, this classic preparation combines two of our favorites: Quark and potatoes. Get ready for something tasty. You can pair it with Kuttu Ki Roti to make sure you’re getting some good carbohydrates too. Click here for the recipe for Dahi Aloo.
Happy Shivratri to everyone!
About Sushmita SenguptaSushmita has a strong penchant for food and loves all things good, cheesy, and greasy. Her favorite pastimes other than discussing food include reading, watching movies, and watching TV shows.