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Ekadashi Recipes, Ekadasi recipes
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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16 May 11
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 condensed milk turns it into a richly textured product like khoya, which when flavoured with cardamom and saffron becomes an intensely aromatic dessert that nobody can resist. Whi ....
22 Feb 17
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.
The Aloo and Kand Rasawali Shaak gets its finger-licking flavour and appetizing aroma from green chilli paste and a tempering of cumin seeds. The best part is that you can have this ....
03 Feb 17
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!
01 Feb 17
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 ....
31 Jan 17
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 ....
20 Aug 10
Microwave Coconut Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Grated coconut is cooked to perfection with sugar, milk and ghee to make this all time favourite barfi. Be very careful whilst cooking this dessert as even a few extra seconds can cause the barfi to harden up.
14 Dec 16
Nuts Khoya Ladoo by Tarla Dalal
Rich and easy are terms that are not easily associated together, but you will be surprised to find that this recipe is absolutely fuss-free yet fascinatingly rich!
This creamy and nutty ladoo, made with mawa, paneer, dry fruits and nuts is very easy to make and involves no cooking. It is more of ....
30 Oct 15
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 ....
15 May 17
Coconut Barfi, Kesar Coconut Mawa Barfi by Tarla Dalal
A mithai that is famous and well-loved all over India, the Coconut Barfi can now be prepared easily in the microwave oven.
No need to sweat over the consistency of the sugar syrup or any such complications. Just follow the simple instructions, and very soon you will have a mouth-watering sweet, ....
20 Feb 14
Kand Wafers by Tarla Dalal
Purple yam has a nice flavour, which makes these Kand Wafers very appealing to the palate.
Tossing these wafers with pepper and black salt makes them tastier than regular run-of-the-mill chips, and also makes them suitable to have on fasting days!
Store this crunchy snack in a jar and en ....
12 Oct 16
Sweet Potato Khichdi, Vrat, Upvas by Tarla Dalal
days, we are always on the lookout for nourishing but simple recipes that sync with upvas rules. Here is a fabulous Sweet Potato Khichdi, which is just perfect for such occasions.
This simple but tasty khichdi is mad ....
03 Apr 16
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 ....
05 Oct 16
05 Oct 16
Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome pulao perfect for fasting
days, the Sama Pulao combines the unique, earthy flavour of the sanwa millet with the aroma and flavour of whole spices and coriander.
Crushed peanuts give the pulao a fabulous texture and ....
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