Maha Shivratri Specials !!

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Dear Readers,

Maha Shivratri is celebrated in Febraury/ March depending on the Hindu lunar calender. According to this calender the festival falls in Phalgun month. In English the word "Maha Shivratri " means The great Night of Lord Shiva. It is a holiday in India and celebrated throughout the country with much fanfare.

This year Maha Shivratri is on Monday, March 7th. On this auspicious day many people fast and pray to Lord Shiva. So let's make some delicacies for Maha Shivratri....

Happy Maha Shivratri,
Shuchi


Offering to Lord Shiva !! Thandai (Milk based Indian spicy drink)

Thandai

Thandai-Thandai is a very traditional milk based Indian drink. It is made with select spices grinded with rose petals and almonds. In North India this special drink is made for Holi (the festival of colors). My Gujarati and Rajasthani friends have told me that it is also made for the Maha-Shivratri festival as an offering to Lord Shiva. For both these festivals, Thandai is also sometimes mixed with "Bhanng" (an intoxicant herb) - however here we are detailing the plain Thandai for the auspicious festival of Shivratri!!....


vratkithali


Sabudana_Pulav

Sabudana Pulav-Sabudana or sago is a very good source of carbohydrate, and is also eaten during the days of fasting. There is a variety of dishes made out of Sabudana/ Sago like sabudana papad, sabudana kheer, sabudana vadas etc. Here we are going to make sabudana pulav.......

Aloo_Ka_Halwa

Aloo Ka Halwa-Potato (aloo) ka halwa is a delicious dessert preparation. This is a phalahari dessert and can be eaten in the days of fasting as well. I remember my grandmother used to make this halwa for Ekadashi vrat...

Vrat_Ki_Sabji

Kuttu Aloo ki Sabji-Kuttu is one of the grains that is considered as pure and is eaten during fasting days. There is a variety of delicacies made out of kuttu flour. This is an easy to make potato and kuttu flour curry preparation. You can also replace kuttu with singhara flour if you wish to. …….

Kuttu_Ki_Poori Kuttu Ki Poori-Kuttu (buck wheat) is one of the grains that is considered as pure and is eaten during fasting days. There is a variety of delicacies made out of kuttu ka flour. In India kuttu grain itself is available. Kuttu is very warm in tendency (tasir) and should be eaten with yogurt (dahi). Kutt ki poori is a delicious preparation and can be served with phalahari lauki or dahi ke aloo

Some Other Delicious dishes for Fast

kuttu ki pakaudi phalahari bhel Phalhari Chutney

Kuttu Ke Pakore            Phalahari Bhel          Phalhari Chutney

some photos for party planning and organization!