It’s celebrations galore in India. With barely a day left, the country is gearing up to celebrate Maha Shivratri. It’s a festival that is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is also called as the Great Night of Shiva. Although the history behind the festival varies from region to region, popular legends believe that it was this night centuries ago when Lord Shiva performed his heavenly dance of creation, preservation and destruction. On the other hand, popular folklore suggests that it was the night Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married. With each festival in India comes the sumptuous meals. Here are 4 dishes everyone must indulge in this Shivratri. Maha Shivratri 2018: 5 reasons why Lord Shiva wears a serpent coiled around his neck
1) Sabudana Khichdi
One of the most popular breakfast items in India, Sabudana is one dish that everyone loves to indulge in. But beyond the obvious taste, Sabudana is a meal that will keep you full during the fast. You require a lot of energy to stay awake during the night and sabudana is one of the healthiest options.
2) Pumpkin Potato Patties
Don’t we all love patties? The perfect amalgamation of the sweet pumpkin and the salty potato, the patties are one of the tastiest dishes made on the festival. There’s no better way to celebrate your favourite festival.
3) Kuttu Ka Paratha
Aren’t aloo parathas one of the best desi dishes ever? Quirk up the dish to make it fast friendly by making the parathas with buckwheat flour and stuff the aloo. But ensure to replace salt with sendha namak while preparing for the fast.
An essential ingredient for the festival is the mix of bhang and dry fruits. Ensure to add almonds, fennel seeds and magaztari seeds along with cardamom, saffron and rose petals for that added flavour. Apart from the added flavour, Thandaai is a delicacy that everyone will savour.
We hope these sweet dishes not only leave a lingering taste on your palette but in your life too. Happy Maha Shivratri.