79 Nepali & Indian Recipes | Foods | Dishes Tips You Can Try on MahaShivratri Festival

Get here recipes, foods, diets, tastes tips in Nepali and English language which is used or eaten or drunk in Mahashivratri festival of Hindus. Get here Shivratri recipes in Nepali and English language.

The occasion of mahashivratri is an auspicious one. You are meant to worship Lord Shiva for his divine blessings and for the success of our lives. There are infinite amount of delicacies that are prepared on this special occasion but what if you are fasting? If you are taking a vrat or fasting where you avoid eating onions or garlic but you still can’t resist delicious foods then you need not worry. Here, we provide you 79 best recipes for MahaShivaratri if you are having a vrat during this event. You don’t need to be an expert to try cooking and preparing these delicacies. All the ingredients here are easily available, maybe you already own in your own kitchen or your kitchen garden. Also, these delicacies are really very easy to make also. The procedures are easy to follow up. Have a great time making them and trying them out. Enjoy everyone and of course, have a very happy Maha Shivaratri. Jai Shiva Shankar!

79 Nepali & Indian Recipes | Foods | Dishes Tips You Can Try on MahaShivratri Festival

  1. VRAT RICE PULAO

This is a super simple, easy and nutritious meal for people on vrat this MahaShivratri. It shall sing a song to your taste buds and also fulfill your appetite and surely it wont take much time or your busy schedule. The following ingredients are required-

3/4 cup Sama Rice
1-1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Chopped Green Beans (omit if you don’t eat in vrat)
1/4 cup Chopped Carrots (omit if you don’t eat in vrat)
1/4 cup Fresh or frozen peas (omit if you don’t eat in vrat)
1 small Potato, chopped
1 small Chopped green chili
1 teaspoon Rai (Mustard seeds) (omit if you don’t eat in vrat)
1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
1 teaspoon Coriander powder (omit if you don’t eat in vrat)
5-6 pieces of Cashews
1.5 tablespoon Peanuts
Salt to Taste (rock salt)
tablespoon oil/Ghee

Rice Pulao Indian and Nepali Recipes Dish Foods
Rice Pulao

You can now start making your dish by assembling all the ingredients. Then, heating the oil in a pan and fry cashews until light brown in color. After doing so, carefully remove and set them aside for further use.To the same pan, add mustard seeds and as they start to sputter, mix in chopped potatoes and carrots. The, add chopped beans and 1/4 cup water, cover and cook until veggies are soft and tender. Uncover and mix green peas and green chilies. Leave them out if you don’t eat these veggies in vrat. Now, add spices and mix it well. Then, add sama rice. Pour water and mix. After that, bring it a boil. When water is reduced to half, lower the flame. Cover and let it cook in steam for 2-3 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it sit covered for another 2 minutes. Sama rice is ready. plump it up with fork and add cashews. dish up hot. Enjoy your meal with vrat chutney and homemade curd.

  1. VRAT KADHI:

Kadhi is another delicacy that is perfectly suitable for you during MahaShivratri if you’re on a vrat. First, you shall gather the following ingredients-

Yogurt 1 3/4 cups
Water Chestnut Flour 2 tablespoons
Rock salt 1/4 teaspoon
Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon
Pure ghee 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Dried red chilies broken 3-4
Curry leaves 10-12
Sugar 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste (rock salt)
Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

KADHI Indian and Nepali Recipes Dish Foods
KADHI

This simple and tasty recipe can be made by first adding water chestnut flour, rock salt, red chili powder and cinnamon powder to yogurt and whisk well. Then, add four cups of water and mix well. After that, you will need to heat ghee in a kadai. Then, add cumin seeds, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Sauté until the cumin seeds change color. The next step acquires us to add the yogurt mixture and cook till it thickens slightly. Then, add sugar, salt, and mix. After that, simmer for two minutes. The last step is to garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious kadhi and have a great MahaShivratri! Have a great time with your loved ones!

  1. VRAT ALOO CHAAT

This dish is simply the best and easy to cook. It is a mouth-watering dish that is popular with all and the recipe here is perfect for vrat. It is quite popular among all age groups. Have fun making this yummy delicacy. You shall acquire the following ingredients-

3-4 medium sized Potatoes
2 tablespoon Vratki Green chutney
3 tablespoon Beaten Curd (yogurt)
1 teaspoon Dried mint leaves, crushed
2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
1 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds, crushed
Salt to taste (rock salt)
2 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves – to garnish
2 tablespoon Oil/Ghee

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ALOO CHAAT

The steps to follow are quite simple. First of all, gather all your ingredients then wash the potatoes. After that, combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix it well. Cut the potatoes into chunks and then keep it in the mixture to marinate the potatoes. Let it be for about an hour or so. Heat oil in a pan and then start stir frying the marinated potatoes. Cover it and let it cook over a medium flame heat. Sprinkle water if required. Make sure to properly cook the potatoes till they are soft and tender. Garnish with cilantro leaves, chatni and make it look beautiful. Enjoy your delicious meal!

  1. VRAT IDLI

So healthy and nutritious. This dish has won over millions of hearts and the amazing thing is it is also suitable for your vrat during MahaShivratri. Gather the following ingredients to make this dish-

1 cup Sama Rice
1/2 cup Beaten Curd (yogurt)
1 tablespoon Unsweetened desiccated Coconut
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon Crushed red chili flakes
2 tablespoon finely chopped or shredded Cabbage (omit if you do not eat in vrat)
2 tablespoon finely chopped or shredded Carrots (omit if you do not eat in vrat)
1/2 teaspoon Citric acid
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Eno (fruit Salt) or 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
Salt to Taste (rock salt)
Oil to Grease idli moulds

IDLI Indian and Nepali Recipes Dishes Foods
IDLI

The first step is to measure Sama rice. Then, soak them in water for 2 hours.After the desired time, drain water.After doing so, assemble rest of the ingredients.In a food processor add all the ingredients except eno or baking powder. Ground it to a fine paste.Heat water in a pan. lubricate Idli moulds. Just before pouring idli batter into the moulds, put in ENO or baking powder and whip it well. Pour batter into idli moulds. Place idli moulds in the steaming pot, cover and steam cook for 6-7 minutes. Steam idlis after 7 minutes. Allow it to cool for a while then remove from the moulds. Serve hot with coconut chutney or vrat chutney with your delicious idlis.

  1. SABUDANA VRAT DOSA

This quick and easy sabudana vrat dosa is a healthy diet option for vrat during MahaShivaratri. Just because you are on a vrat, doesn’t mean you cannot have a tasty food on your plate. Enjoy making this dish with the following ingredients-

For making the batter, you will need-

1/2 cup Soaked Sabudana/Sago
1/4 cup Amaranth flour
2 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Kuttu Flour
2 tablespoon Curd
Salt to taste (rock salt)
2 tablespoon Oil (to cook dosas)
For potato filling, you will need-
3 medium Boiled and cubed Potatoes
10-12 pieces of Curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon Each of Mustard seeds (omit if you do not eat in vrat)
1/4 teaspoon Haldi (omit if you do not eat in vrat)
1/4 teaspoon Red chili powder
1 tablespoon Oil
Salt to taste

SABUDANA DOSA Indian and Nepali Recipes Dish Foods
SABUDANA DOSA

The first step is to soak sabudana for 3 hours. Assemble rest of the ingredients and after the desired time, strain soaked pearls through a strainer to get rid of excess water. Then, transfer it to a mixer and add curd. Grind it to a fine paste.Transfer this batter to a bowl.Stir in kuttuflour,salt and red chili powder. Add Amaranth flour. Then, whisk it well. There should be no lumps in the batter and it should be of a thick dropping constancy. To start with add 3/4 cup of water to make the batter thin. Whisk it well and make it smooth and lump-free. Now to prepare the potato filling, first prepare the filling mixture. Boil, peel and chop potatoes. Then, heat oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, mustard seeds and when they start to sputter add all the dry spices and add Vrat salt – Sendhanamak. Then, add in cubed potatoes and mix. After that just allow the mix to cool completely.

Now to make the dosa, just heat, and grease a griddle, pour 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle.Using a ladle spread dosa evenly on the hot tawa. Drop 1-2 drops of oil around the cooking dosa. Cover and cook on low flame. Then, place a teaspoon of potato filling in the center. Unlike other dosas, this batter builds a sticky dosa since there is sabudana starch. After that, carefully roll it around the edges.Fold the other side and press gently so that they stick. Flip it over and serve immediately and enjoy it hot with vratki chutney.

You and all your loved ones will love this recipe. Enjoy and have a great MahaShivaratri!

Author: Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of media house, designer of websites and editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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