Shitala Satam Vrat & Cold Food Randhan Chhath

Shitala Satam Vrat is observed in the month of Sravana on the seventh day of the dark fortnight. On this day Shitalamata’s puja is performed after taking bath with cold water. One cold meal is eaten during the day.
Mothers perform special pujas and offer prayers to Shitla Mata. There is a popular belief that with the blessings of Goddess Shitala, children and other will be protected from numerous contagious diseases like chicken pox etc. Food cooked on previous day known as Randhan Chhath(all food is cooked on this day and) is eaten on the Shitala Satam day. The Vrat Katha is …..
Shitaladevi is offered cooked food and ghee. On this day cold food is eaten; the food that was cooked the previous day (cooked on chhatthi or sixth day). For the vratdhari (one who observes this vrat), it is forbidden to eat warmed or hot food on this day.
The faith behind this is this will prevent diseases ori and similar. The scientific reason behind this may be by eating previous day food (with bacteria) will increase immunity.

Foods like Masala or plain puris, Vada, Thepla, Dhakla, Handvo, Bhakri, Dry Sabjis like Bhinda, Laddu, Muthiya, Patra or Pateria kind of food is prepared that can stay mostly up to 3 days or more.

Below is the list of video recipes made during Randhan Chhath Shitala Satam.

For detail recipes, browse through the following posts.

Bhakri or Bhakhri – Gujarati Flat Bread

Bhakri is a round flat unleavened bread often used in the cuisine of the state of mainly Maharashtra, but also ...
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Shrikhand – Flavored Yogurt

Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine ...
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Rava Maida Puri for Shrikhand

Grandma style rava poori is a very famous Surti Gujarati semi-sweet, cookie kind fried Puris. These puris are used to ...
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Bafela Cabbage Muthia – Steamed Cabbage Dumplings

Did you know that cabbage was one of two vegetable types (the other type was root vegetables) found to be ...
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How to make Idra | Idada | White Khatta Dhokla

Idra is basically Gujarati white Dhokla which are made from rice and black gram(Urad) are quite healthy and contains right ...
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Kela Methi Thepla – Banana Fenugreek Flat Bread

Awesomeness of Calcium, Protein, Iron and more! I adapted this recipe from fritters that are made using Besan(gram Flour), methi(Fenugreek ...
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Makai Methi Dhebra / Thepla

Dhebra is a gujarati dish which is a type of deep fried poori made of bajra and fenugreek leaves. instead ...
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Bhareli Bhindi Ravaiya – Stuffed Okra

Bhareli Bhindi / Stuffed Okra / Binda Sambhariya / Stuffed Lady's finger Bhinda sambhariya (Stuffed Okra) is an preparation of ...
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Instant Rava Dhokla

Perfect for lunch box, tea time or even anytime! My all time favorite! Khatta Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati snack ...
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Bafela Oat Muthia – Steamed Oat Dumplings

Delicious, healthy, nutritious, steamed and tempered dumplings from Gujarati Cuisine - Vegetable Muthia, can be prepared with variety of veggies ...
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Jowar Vada – Jolad wade – Milo flour fritters

These Jowar or Jolad vadas are made during Shitla satam. Food is prepard day before since on Shitla satam, womens ...
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Farsi Puri

Farhi Puri is crispy flat bread. These puris are kids favorite homemade snack and I love these puris with my ...
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Churma Laddu or Ladoo

Laddu or laddoo are ball-shaped sweets popular in the Indian Subcontinent. Laddus are made of flour, minced dough and sugar ...
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Bateta nu Shaak – Aloo Sabji – Crispy Potatoes

This crispy potato recipe can be used for many purposes. My son takes it to school wrapped in Indian flat ...
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