In this post you will find vrat recipes or fasting recipes, upvas (upwas) recipes, prasad (prasadam) recipes that are prepared during Indian festivals like 9 days of Navratri, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Karwa Chauth, Varalakshmi vratam (varamahalakshmi pooja), Shravan (Sawan) month, Shivratri, Diwali, etc.
There differences in how each of these festivals is celebrated all over India. For example – in parts of South India that I am familiar with, no fasting is kept during Navratri, instead, deities are worshiped, sweets are offered as naivedyam to goddess Lakshmi and then served in form of prasad (prasadam) to all devotees. Whereas, in some parts of North and Western India, fasting (upvas or vrat) is kept on these 9 days of Navratri.
Even the fasting rules vary from one region to another and the same fasting rules will be applied even for Ekadashi, Shravan, Shivratri, Ashtami, or any religious fasting you do on a weekly basis. For example, after I started blogging, I got to know from my fellow bloggers that sabudana is one of the main dish you can eat during vrat but in my hometown, sabudana is not typically consumed on fasting days. Of course, these traditions are changing thanks to food bloggers and social media, and rightly so.
But in general fasting recipes are quick and easy to make. Most of the spices and grains are not used, with no meat, no marination, no onion, and no garlic.
What are the fasting or vrat rules followed in your region? Do comment below. Based on dishes you can eat click on image or link to get the full recipe.
To know more about 9 days of Navratri vrat and fasting and importance of each day visit my blog on Navratri recipes.
Sweet recipes for vrat, fasting, upvas and prasad (prasadam)
Snacks, Breakfast, Main course (Lunch and Dinner) recipes for vrat, fasting, upvas and prasad (prasadam)
60 + vrat or fasting recipes, upvas (upwas) recipes, prasad (prasadam recipes) that are made during Indian festivals like 9 days of Navratri, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Karwa chauth, Varalakshmi vratam (varamahalakshmi pooja), Shravan month, shivratri, Ekadashi, Ram Navami.
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