Shravan, a fasting period, is a religious practice observed by the Hindus and interestingly, it has a lot to do good health and the and the search for Vrat recipes begins. However, it is also considered a period where you give a break to your body from the daily routine. During this period, either people gain a lot of weight, eating all the yummy food that is rich and high on calories or they loose weight following the Saatvik diet. But, most of us tend to fast for all the delicious food one can eat during that period. Here are 50 Vrat recipes that are perfect to celebrate the holy month of Shravan that you can indulge in.
1. Sabudana Khichdi
During the fasting season, Sabudana khichdi is one of the favourite Vrat recipes that people love to gorge on. This Marathi Video recipe by Archana Arte is every Sabudana lovers dream come true.
Who says Bengalis don’t make vegetarian food? Ananya's Vrat recipe bursts this myth, bringing you the famous Kolkata street food, Ghugni. Enjoy making it and relishing it later, this Shravan.
3. Sabudana Kheer
The most relished food item during the fasting month of Shravan is the Sabudana Kheer which is one of the super easy Vrat recipes to make! This Gujarati recipe video by Toral's Pakhshala gives you yet another reason to devour sabudana.
4. Nariyal Na Laddu
What's better than coconut? Coconut laddus! This Gujarati video recipe by Toral's Pakhshala teaches you how to make delicious tri-coloured recipe with a twist.
5. Sitaphal Basundi
Basundi is the perfect way to end a meal when you're fasting. During Shravan, it is one of the Vrat recipes that satisfies sweet cravings like no other. Also, this sitaphal or custard apple recipe by Archana Arte takes the dish to another level altogether.
6. Peanut Laddoos
Have you ever had chikki? Now, try this Peanut Vrat recipe by Preetha right at home that has the perfect amount of chewiness and crunchiness, all in one bite.
7. Coconut Laddoo
These toasted and roasted coconut laddoos by Gitika is a Hindi recipe video, packed with dry fruits, which sounds like a good way to start off the day. If you're looking for Vrat recipes that'll keep you full, look no further.
8. Rava No Sheero
If you've grown up eating Sathanarayan no Sheero, you know that this recipe is unbeatable. This Gujarati video brings out the flavour of the sheera along with dried nuts and fruits, which is to die for!
9. Suji Halwa
The next best thing after wheat is semolina or suji or rava to make a delicious halwa. Vrat recipes like suji ka halwa can make the fasting period even better and this recipe by Seema Gadh is a must-try.
10. Banana Podimas
Looking for interesting ways to cook bananas? Preetha teaches you how to make Banana Vrat recipes in a way you haven't had before. Yes! It's a Bharta but only with bananas which makes it perfect for shravan.
11. Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup
Want to have a healthy dessert? Here it is! Try out this Sindhi recipe by Veena Gidhwani and we promise, you'll love it.
12. Raw Banana Fry
Bananas and fasting go hand-in-hand. Now with a raw banana fry recipe, make your sharavan tastier and spicier. This recipe by Smita is ideal when you crave for food that you're not supposed to eat while you're fasting.
Potatoes give us the feeling of satisfaction as well as puts us in a comfort zone while we're not allowed to eat most things. This crispy aloo tikka recipe by Archana Arte along with a curd chutney makes for a yummy dinner recipe.
Chef Pallavi Nigam, cooks a classic Malpua recipe with Upwas Parantha Atta that adds the right amount of sweetness to your fasting period. Now cook this rich and delightful Vrat recipe for your family and friends with this unique fasting-flour.
A traditional south Indian delicacy, Uttapam can now be added to your fasting menu. These vrat ka uttapams are made with Sabudana Atta by Chef Pallavi Nigam and they taste divine when served with coconut chutney.
Who says you can’t enjoy a crispy-crunchy snack during Vrat? Here’s a simple yet delicious Vrat recipe by Chef Pallavi, where she makes kachori with Rajgira Atta. A perfect masaledaar snack for any day of the Vrat season!
Vrat recipes becomes even more special when you're served these delicious cookies! Made with Kuttu ka Atta, their crispy & crunchy yumminess will make your fasting time more exciting and keep cravings for unhealthy snacks at bay.
22. Sabudana Atta Dahi Bhalle
Soaked in sweet and spicy yoghurt, fluffy Dahi Bhalles are guaranteed to perk up your mood during Shravan. Chef Pallavi Nigam shows you how to prepare this amazing recipe with Sabudana Atta, an absolute treat while fasting.
23. Samak Atta Gulab Jamun
Here’s a dish that’s impossible to resist! Gulab Jamun is an evergreen sweet delight and never fails to impress you. Your Shravan fast is incomplete without these soft & spongy jamuns, loaded with malai, by Chef Pallavi made with Samak Atta.
24. Batatchya Kees
This Marathi video by Archana Arte is a typical Maharashtrian recipe usually cooked during Upvas/vrat or fast. Learn how to make this tasty recipe this Shravan at home with Archana.
25. Samak Atte Ki Lapsi
Lapsi is a delicious dessert that needs no introduction! A hot plate of lapsi made with Samak Atta by Chef Pallavi Nigam tastes incredibly flavourful. Try this recipe while fasting this shravan and serve it with hot pooris.
Cheela's are India’s answer to the western pancake and with Kuttu Atta, they become even more irresistible! Try making these soft and nutritious cheelas for Shravan, Vrat recipe by Chef Pallavi Nigam.
27. Singhare Ka Halwa
Here’s a simple recipe by Chef Pallavi, where she cooks Singhara Atta Halwa using Singhara Atta. Cook up some delicious Vrat dishes for your loved ones with flour that’s perfect for your fast!
28. Khamang Kakdi
If you're tired of eating the baked potato snacks this shravan, make this delicious cucumber peanut salad by Roopa Nabar. She tells you how to make Khamag Kakdi at home, one of those Vrat recipes that is super fresh and light on the stomach too.
29. Pidi Kozhukattai
This Shravan, enjoy a delectable millet recipe called Pidi Kozhukattai. Preetha brings us this savoury traditional recipe which is a spice-infused serving of delicious sama millet shaped into circular bites.
30. Kand No Halwo
This bite-sized savoury snack is a perfect Shravan evening treat when kand is in season. This recipe by Asha Khatau, when paired with mildly-spiced mixture of coriander, green peas and coconut along with the steamed purple yams taste heavenly.
31. Sevchyachi Barfi
Shevyachi Burfi is a popular and delicious dessert recipe made with milk, vermicelli and dry fruit For all of you with a sweet tooth, here's a recipe by Archana Arte that guides us how to make vermicelli sweet cakes!
32. Homemade Buttermilk
Shravan is not all about eating but hydrating yourself too. This delicious buttermilk recipe comes to the rescue. A hint of senda namak along with cucumbers and chillies is one of those rejuvenating Vrat recipes which is ideal for fasting.
33. Aloo Paneer Paratha
Who said you couldn't eat paratha while fasting? Pallavi tells you how to make soft, upvas ka parathas along with aloo and paneer! It is made with upvas ka atta so don't fret about this one and relish it as much as you want.
34. Ratalyachi Bhaji
Who would have thought that Vrat recipes could be so tasty? Archana Arte cooks for you another version of this mashed sweet potato bhaji which you can jazz up with dry fruits for a filling portion.
35. Panch Amrit
Panch Amrit is a holy drink, also considered to be the nectar of Gods. It is prepared using five ingredients - milk, ghee, curd, honey and sugar! This traditional Indian drink is the perfect way to hydrate during the month of shravan.
Craving gulab jamuns during the fasting month of Shravan? Look no further, here is a sweet version of the sweet potato jamun that'll leave you craving for more.
37. Sabudana Vada
Apart from sabudana khichdi, the next dish that is dear to us is this easy Aloo Sabudana Vada Vrat recipe by Toral. This Gujarati recipe video teaches you how to prefect the art of making Sabudana Vada.
Yes, dudhi is a vegetable that is favourable to eat during the fast period. So, make this halwa or bottle gourd pudding with a dollop of ghee and sprinkle of almonds and you'll have a lip-smacking Vrat recipe to devour.
39. Panifoler Palo
This Singhara ke Atte ka halwa by Ananya is a Bengali video recipe that is indeed a shravan Vrat recipe that can be enjoyed by kids and adults, alike. If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe is the answer.
40. Special Dry Fruit Barfi
This is one of those Vrat recipes by Archana Arte, a Marathi Video, that can be be prepared well in advance and eaten when your heart wants everything sweet and something nice.
41. Paneer Coconut Laddu
Shravan gives you yet another reason to make these delicious Paneer Coconut Balls at home. Archana Arte tells you how to makes this Vrat recipe that will impress your guests.
42. Kaju Katli
Kuch meetha ho jaye? We've all eyed the kaju Katli in mithai shops but never tried to make it at home but it looked so tedious. This Shravan, try this 3-minute vrat recipe that not only saves time but also tastes divine.
43. Eggless Sooji Cake
Who doesn't love cake and with this eggless Sooji cake, it is possible to enjoy cake while you're fasting too. It is one of those vrat recipes that can make you feel great on a low energy day.
Thandai is a mahashivratri special but this muskmelon seed thandhai is also perfect for shravan. One of the quickest and easiest vrat recipes to make, it saves ample of time when you're in a hurry.
45. Rose Milk
What's not to love about rooh afza? This rose milk recipe by Toral's Pakshala along with basil seeds is a perfect cooler to sip on while you are fasting.
Chef Ajay Chopra prepares the best and easy Watermelon Smoothie with yogurt. Also, learn how to cut Watermelon and make this amazing cooler at your home without watermelon seeds. You can also add strawberry syrup to enhance the flavour to this smoothie.