Ekadashi Recipes, Ekadasi Vrat recipes, Ekadashi fasting recipes
Ekadashi: A fast observed by young and old
Ekadashi: The right things to eat
Ekadashi: For the Pious
Ekadashi Recipes, Ekadasi Vrat recipes, Ekadashi fasting recipes. Ekadashi vrat is considered to be one of the most ideal fasts. Occurring twice a month, Ekadashi is considered to be a very auspicious day and fasting on that day is believed to absolve one of sins and helps them to gain some brownie points with God!
The fast is observed all over India by many communities but specifically in Maharashtra. Young and old, and even Indians living elsewhere in the world fast on Ekadashi day. Some elders say it is the ideal fast for 8 to 80 (that is, young and old).
Singhada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat Recipe
That said, fasting does not mean staying hungry all day. There are some rules as to what can be eaten and what cannot, on a fasting day. This may vary from community to community.
Sweet Faraali Pancakes ( Faraal Recipe)
What food is generally not allowed during Ekadashi
1. Rice, Brown Rice
2. Other grains like wheat, jowar, bajra, nachni etc.
3. Pulses and dals.
4. Vegetables like green peas, bhindi, broccoli, cauliflower, french beans, spinach, methi etc.
Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe
Many avoid grains like rice or wheat, some do not even have greens like coriander, while others shun curds. While formulating these recipes, we have kept most of the general guidelines in mind, but depending on the rules followed by your family, you can tweak the recipe slightly or skip some ingredients.
What food is generally preferred during Ekadashi
Peanut Ladoo Recipe
7. Sweet Potatoes
Shakarkand Ka Halwa
Potatoes, kand and sabudana are some of the common ingredients used during fasts because they taste good, make you feel full and also give you loads of energy. Crushed peanuts work wonderfully as a taste-giver for fasting foods.
From paratha and thalipeeth to khichdi and Green Chutney, you can make several dishes that are permitted on fasting days. Snacks like Kand Aloo Pakoda and Kand Sandwich not only boost your energy levels but also add a dash of fun to the fast.
The morning after Ekadashi
The morning after Ekadashi devotees visit Vithal temple and offer tulsi mala, prasad and then they break their fast with Zunka which is eaten with chawal bhakri or jowar bhakri. Also they have varan bhaat and sweet boondi.
Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat
We have got many more fasting recipes on our website, which you can check out to keep yourself satiated not only on Ekadashi but also during other fasts like Navratri.
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