Shivaratri (literally meaning Shiva's night) is a festival of great significance for Hindus all over the world AND especially for those of Kashmir. It is symbolic of the mystic union of Jiva (soul) with Paramatma (the Supreme God) and it represents the highest state of spirituality
If you ask each and every devotee of Lord Shiva then they will tell you that the Maha Shivaratri Fast or vrat vidhi is the most important of all because if a devotee with a pure and sane heart observes Shivaratri vrat then he/she is blessed with the diving blessings and grace of Lord Shiva. Some of the foods that are religiously followed on the Maha Shivaratri vrat is - Fruits and milk is really very important. The extreme devotees step up it up a notch and do not take in even a drop of water through the day and night.
Here is a compilation of recipes from my blog which I plan to make, HAVE FUN!