Nowadays, fast has become a trend. People like me fast for dieting in the name of a religious belief. However, fasting has many benefits. So today before moving on to the recipes, we are going to look at the benefits of fasting as listed by cleverism first.

  • Reduces weight

Weight increases when you eat too much food. Food works as fuel to the body and if you over eat, the excessive food gets stored in your body and gets converted into fats.

  • Speeds up metabolism

Weak digestive system affects the metabolism. If you are going to over eat, your digestive system will not work properly. Fasting gives time to our digestive system to digest the food.

  • Improves immune system

Fasting triggers the regeneration of old cells within the body. This includes cells that are part of your immune system. This leads to better immune system.

  • Rejuvenates skin and prevents acne

Fasting gives rest to your digestive system. This allows other systems to work better. This also includes skin. Plus fasting is a de-toxifier so it helps to get rid of toxins.

  • Reduces chances of Cancer of heart diseases

Detoxification and a good metabolism helps in reducing the chances of cancer. According to a study, cancer cells inside a test tube showed that exposing cells to intermittent fasting delayed the formation of tumours just like chemotherapy. Also fasting helps to burn the bad cholesterol which ultimate prevents heart diseases.

Hence, whether you believe in religion or not, fasting should be observed for the above benefits.

Falhari Pattice(Serves 4)


  • 50 gm Ginger/Adrak

  • 10 Cashewnuts/Kaaju

  • 5 Green Chillies/Hari Mirch

  • 1 cup Peanuts/Sing

  • 1 cup Chopped Coriander Leaves/Hara Dhanya

  • 2 Teaspoon Crushed Sugar/Cheeni

  • 10 medium sized boiled Potatoes/Aloo

  • 100 gm Water Chestnut Flour/Singhada Aata


  • The first step here is to roast the peanuts.


  • Once you roast the peanuts, you have to crush them in a mixer. Make sure you don't turn it into powder, you simply have to crush them into smaller pieces so that you can have a crunchiness in the stuffing of the Pattice.



  • To prepare the stuffing, you will need to take Cashewnuts, Chillies and Ginger in a jar.

  • Now crush these ingredients in a mixer and make a paste.

  • The next step is to mix the roasted peanuts with this paste.


    Your stuffing is ready…


  • To make the pattice, you need to prepare a dough.

  • This dough will be made using Potatoes and Chestnut Flour. So take all your boiled potatoes and mash them.


  • Mix the flour and make a dough.

  • Now to make the pattice, we will have to stuff the dough with the stuffing that we have made. You can make this in any shapes you like. However, mashed potatoes are bit sticky so its recommended to make round pattice.




  • Final step is to deep fry the pattice. This is the most important step because if not taken proper care your Pattice will absorb oil and will tear apart. So the trick is to heat the oil first and then fry the pattice on lower flame. If you think oil is not as hot as required, turn the flame to medium low but don't go beyond that.


    Pattice is ready to be served.

This dish tastes best when served with Curd/Dahi Chutney. However, you can eat them with Coconut/Nariyal or Green chutney also


  • Always keep crushed peanuts during the days of fast because it can be used in multiple dishes.

  • Avoid making varied shapes because if the pattice wont be tightly stuffed, chances are they may tear apart.


Preparing Dahi Chutney is very easy and simple.


  • 2 cups Dahi/Curd

  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar Powder/Pissi Huyi Cheeni

  • ½ Teaspoon Land Salt(Halite)/Senda Namak

  • ½ Teaspoon Rock Salt/Kaala Namak

  • ¼ Black Pepper Powder/Pisi huyi Kaali Mirch

  • 2 Teaspoon finely chopped Coriander Leaves/Baarik Kata Dhanya


  • Take curd in a bowl and beat it nicely.

  • Add all the remaining ingredients in the curd and mix it nicely.


  • This step is required only if you like thin chutney. All you need is to add some water as per your preference.



  • This pattice has no taste and that is the reason why it is served with Curd Chutney. Because it is swert in taste.

  • If you like to have a taste in Pattice you can add salt.


    Also read Navratri Fast I

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