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Ekadashi Recipes, Ekadasi recipes
Last Updated : Nov 01,2018
Ekadashi: A fast observed by young and old
Ekadashi: The right things to eat
Ekadashi: For the Pious
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. 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).
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. 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.
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.
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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Sabudana Khichdi in Microwave by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian
snack, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day.
It always helps to know ....
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Kand Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!
Peach Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Rich, milky and fruity too, the Peach Halwa is a dessert that is sure to please the palates of people with varied tastes. The strong scent of fresh peaches sautéed in ghee, together with the lingering aroma of khoya cooked with sugar, and the unmistakable aroma of cardamom, make this halwa a winner. ....
Dahiwale Aloo Ki Subzi with Rajgira Puris by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes cooked with curds and spices is a great combination for Rajgira Puris. The recipe uses ingredients that are acceptable on faraal days too.
The simple flavour of the subzi is very soothing to the palate, and just right to nourish yourself on a fasting day. The Dahiwale Aloo ki Subzi ....
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Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
A satiating and tasty khichdi made without any cereals or pulses – can you believe it? Well, here is a unique khichdi made with potato as the base. Perked up with crushed peanuts, green chillies and lemon juice, this lip-smacking Potato Khichdi has a pleasing combination of spiciness and tanginess t ....
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Quick Kalakand by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world.
Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
Kalakand, Microwave Kalakand Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The milky taste and moderate sweetness of Kalakand makes it everybody's favourite. It is a brilliant choice for any occasion.
Unlike the traditional process that takes a lot of time, this microwave recipe is quite easy to make. With crumbled cottage cheese, milk powder and fresh cream, it has th ....
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Malai Peda by Tarla Dalal
One of the most well-known of Indian
mithai, the Malai Peda is as rich as a sweet can get. A special process of curdling full-fat milk turns it into a richly textured product like khoya, which when flavoured with cardamom and saffron becomes an intensely aromatic d ....
Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Evening Snack by Tarla Dalal
Here is an off-beat treat that will make this evening very special! Baked Sweet Potato Fries is crisp and spicy enough to suit a winter’s evening, yet light enough to fit into a summer’s day too, which makes it truly an all-weather treat.
It’s as easy as tossing together cut sweet potatoes, oliv ....
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Sabudana Kheer, Indian Dessert for Fasting by Tarla Dalal
The Sabudana Kheer is a tasty and satiating dessert
, ideal to have on fasting days.
Made of sabudana cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar, this kheer has a very rich taste and interesting mouth-feel. As it kee ....
Rajgira Chikki, Amaranth Chikki by Tarla Dalal
Crispy and sweet Rajgira Chikki, made with dainty little amaranth seeds and jaggery, is an awesome treat for the taste buds.
It has a rich taste and pleasing texture, combining the sweetness of jaggery, the rustic taste and texture of amaranth and the nutty crunch of cashew nuts.
A pinch of ....
Sanwa Dosa Recipe, Crispy Varai Dosa by Tarla Dalal
Sanwa Dosa is a crispy, flavour-packed dosa just like the Rava Dosa, one of South India’s most famous snacks. Once cooked, it is difficult to differentiate between Sanwa Dosa and Rava Dosa!
This is good because you get the same taste with a better grain, and also it can be had on fasting days. A ....
Potatoes and Buckwheat Pakora, Kuttu ki Vrat Pakodi by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, when vrats coincide with festivals, there is a lot of work to do and there are lots of visitors too, so you cannot go on a total fast. You need something tasty to serve your guests and also to keep you energised.
Recipes like the Potatoes and Buckwheat Pakora, which are absolutely exc ....
14 Feb 19
Sabudana Thalipeeth, Upvas Vrat Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Thalipeeth, a sumptuous, traditional Maharashtrian
snack, is made in a faraal-friendly way in this recipe. We have used a dough of sabudana and mashed potatoes perked up with peanuts, green chillies and other flavour-givers.
When flattened and cooked on ....
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Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack by Tarla Dalal
Misal is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian
snack that is tasty, energising and nutritious.
Here, we have created a faraali version of this popular snack, so you can top up your energy reserves on fasting days too. Mashed potatoes are cooked with an ou ....
09 Mar 19
Peanut Ladoo, Quick Peanut Laddoo by Tarla Dalal
This is a wonderfully quick and tasty version of Peanut Ladoo, which you can make in a jiffy without requiring you to make a syrup or any such complex step.
You just need to roast and powder the peanuts, mix it with powdered sugar and spices and shape the ladoos laced with aromatic ghee. A super ....
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Rajgira ki Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful accompaniment for khichdis, the Rajgira ki Kadhi is quite similar to usual kadhi recipes but uses rajgira flour
instead of besan.
This mouth-watering faraali
kadhi uses r ....
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Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Piyush tastes like nectar, and nothing short of it, especially on a hot summer’s day when you are on a fast. This faraal recipe keeps you full for quite some time, as it is made with sumptuous ingredients like shrikhand and fresh buttermilk.
The assortment of spices used, especially kesar, giv ....
Kalakand ( Pregnancy Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
If made in the traditional way, kalakand is a very time consuming and intricate mithai to make. I found a much easier way to make kalakand in a few minutes and believe me, it tastes just as good.
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Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a mouth-watering preparation of kand and potatoes in a base of curds, thickened with rajgira flour.
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Sweet Kand Puri, Maharashtrian Upwas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Sweet Kand Puri is a quick and easy recipe that will keep your tummy happy on a fasting day without breaking any rules!
Kand or purple yam is a winter root veggie, which arrives conveniently during the Maharashtrian month of Margashis, when fasting for five Thursdays is said to please Goddess Pa ....
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