Vrat ka Khana is a term that describes dishes that one can eat on days of religious fasts, such as Ekadashi, Navratri, etc.
Each region of India follows its own customs and traditions. For example, many in North India and West India fast during the nine days of Navratri. During these 9 days, many do not eat during the day, and abstain from all grains as well. As a result, millets, starchy root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, colocasia) and Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls or Sago) play a very important role in the Vrat ka Khana. There is a similar fast for Ekadashi, when all grains but rice are allowed.
So here is a collection of Vrat ka Khana recipes that you could try this Navratri and on Ekadashi days.
Don’t in anyway think that these recipes are bland or tasteless. They are chockful of taste and downright delicious. 🙂 In fact, in Maharashtra there is a saying “Ekadashi Duppat Khashi” (One Ekadashi you will twice as much :)); that’s how great these Vrat ka Khana recipes are!
|Sabudana Vada: Low Oil Version|
|Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup|