Sawan 2023: 7 Vrat-Friendly Aloo Recipes For The Shravan Month
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Sawan is an auspicious month of the monsoon season that is spent worshipping Lord Shiva and celebrating various festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Hariyali Teej, and Naag Panchami. This festive season is also observed with Shravan Somvar fasts and various vrat-friendly recipes. During Sawan, the devotees avoid non-vegetarian and other tamsik foods like onions and garlic.

Dry fruits, nuts, tapioca pearls, singhara atta, bottle gourd, and dairy products are some common foods that are popularly enjoyed this month. Talking about Sawan, how can we miss the importance of versatile aloo on the menu? Potatoes are easy to cook, very filling, and delicious in taste. The carbs present in this vegetable will also keep you energetic during this month. This crowd-pleaser can be cooked in a variety of ways and never disappoints.

So, if you are looking for some delicious vrat-friendly recipes for Sawan, here are seven aloo recipes you can enjoy: 

Aloo Jeera

This is a very popular fasting recipe that is also enjoyed during other festivals like Navratri and Mahashivratri. Easy to prepare, this simple yet delicious side dish is made with boiled potatoes, cumin, green chillies, lemon, and chopped coriander leaves. Aloo jeera goes well with roti, paratha, and rice for all three meals. But on days of fasting, they pair beautifully with rotis, pooris, and more made of kuttu flour.

Aloo Tikki 

If you are in a mood for some crunchy and flavourful snacks during Sawan, this vrat-friendly aloo tikki is perfect for you. Made with a crispy aloo patty, singhara atta, rock salt, and a few spices like black pepper and coriander, this tikki is fried in ghee and served with a flavourful coriander and tomato chutney. You can also bake the tikki instead of pan-frying or deep-frying it in oil to make it healthier.

Rassedar Aloo 

This simple and delicious gravy dish is perfect for a wholesome lunch and dinner during Sawan. It is made by cooking potatoes in a gravy prepared with a few spices and herbs like jeera, black pepper, ginger, and coriander leaves. It is best served with kuttu pooris, roti, and kuttu pakoras during this fasting month.

Dahi Aloo 

As the name suggests, this aloo recipe is cooked with curd, making it luscious and irresistible. It is prepared by simmering boiled potatoes in a yoghurt gravy flavoured with spices like cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, and peppercorns. This yummy and creamy delight is best served with kuttu ki poori during Sawan.

Aloo Halwa 

Most of the time, potatoes are used in savoury dishes, but they can also become an amazing ingredient for desserts like halwa. This mushy and yummy dessert is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Made with boiled potatoes, ghee, sugar, milk, and cardamom powder, this vrat-friendly recipe is also garnished with various nuts and dry fruits like almonds, raisins, and cashews.

Aloo Chaat 

We are all fond of the classic street food, aloo chaat. Made with various flavourful ingredients, it is enjoyed all over the country. However, due to the addition of onion and garlic, it cannot become a part of your Sawan meals. But how about preparing your own vrat-friendly version at home? Just combine some chopped boiled potatoes with coriander, lemon juice, cumin, mint, and chaat masala, and your Sawan special aloo chaat is ready.

Aloo Kheer 

This is another dessert that can be prepared with potatoes during Sawan. It just takes half an hour, but it can definitely steal your taste buds. It is made with grated potatoes, ghee, cashews, raisins, milk, and sugar. For flavour, you can also use cardamom powder. You can enjoy aloo kheer as you like, but it tastes best when chilled.