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Vrat Recipes | Indian Fasting Recipes | Upvas Food List

This post is all about the collection of best, simple, and easy vrat recipes also known as vrat ka khana in Hindi, Indian fasting food recipes, Prasadam or prasad, and upvas recipes that you can make during the nine days of Navratri, Shivratri, Ekadashi, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Karwa Chauth, Varalakshmi vratam (varamahalakshmi pooja), Shravan (Sawan) month, Sankashti Chaturthi, Panchami, Gauri Vrat, Adhika Masa, Sai Guruvar Vrat.
Overall you can make these during any auspicious pooja or Indian festivals where fasting is celebrated. I have shared quick and healthy vrat recipes that will keep you full for a long time during your fasting day.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Snack, sweets
Cuisine: north indian, South Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Kushi


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Healthy and Easy Vrat Fruit Salad Recipe

  • 2 Bananas, sliced
  • 1 Apple, chopped
  • 1 cup Pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup Watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup Grapes
  • 1 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup Orange, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar or Honey

Rajgira Paratha or Roti

  • 1 cup Rajgira atta (Amaranth flour)
  • 2 Potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • Rock salt or sendha namak to taste
  • Homemade ghee, for cooking


Fasting or Upvas Fruit Salad

  • Combine all the fruits in a bowl. To this, add dressing and toss until combined. Lemon juice gives a tangy flavor and prevents your fruit from browning.
  • Cover this bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes so that the flavors meld together.
  • Stir ones so that the juices at the bottom are distributed before serving.
  • You can serve it as it is or with any homemade ice cream.

Vrat Paratha or Roti

  • Mix the ingredients, sprinkle water as need and knead to form a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into balls.
  • Roll out each ball into round-shaped paratha.
  • Heat tawa or griddle. Cook the paratha on medium flame on both sides until golden; apply ghee during cooking on both sides.
  • Serve hot with any chutney or raita, and enjoy.


  • Adjust the amount of salad dressing to your liking. 
  • This fruit salad or chaat is the best recipe for fasting, vrat, upvas during Hindu festivals, auspicious occasions, and pooja. 
  • Vary the amount of fruit or combination of fruits to your liking. Just make sure you add only those fruits that are allowed in your tradition during fasting. 
  • You can use kuttu ka atta, also called buckwheat flour, instead of rajgira flour to make paratha or roti. The steps remain the same. 
  • Some other popular Indian fasting, upvas, and vrat recipes include popular Maharashtrian sabudana khichdi crispy sabudana vada, apple halwa without any flour, sama chawal upma, or pulao, mango lassi. You can check the entire food list above. 


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 3mg