Janamashtami (Krishna Jayanti)

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Janmashtami Recipes


Janmashtami Recipes

Janmashtami is a festival celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and joy. It creates a euphoric atmosphere all around. Since Lord Krishna was very fond of milk and milk products, so devotees make various dishes of milk to please the Lord.

Devotees observe to mark the day and break it at midnight after the birth of Lord Krishna. Certain people observe the day with waterless fast while others have fruits and milk.

The traditional dishes prepared on Janmashtami are Singhare ki Poori, Shrikhand, Gopalkala, Kheer etc. Recipes of these mouth watering and easy to cook dishes are given below:

Fast Recipes:

  • Shrikhand
  • Singhare ki Poori
  • Pedha
    Lakshmi - one who loves lotus


Lakshmi - one who loves lotus



Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients :
1 kg. Curd (Put in a muslin cloth and hung for 2-3 hours)
1 tbsp warm milk
3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
A few saffron strands
Slivers of pistachios & almonds (optional)

Method of Preparation:
Mix saffron in milk and keep it aside. Take a bowl and put Curd, sugar, saffron mixture and cardamom. Mix all the ingredients well either manually or with the help of a blender. Garnish it with almonds and pistachios.


Lakshmi - one who loves lotus
Singhare ki Poori



Preparation time: 20-25 minutes

Lakshmi - one who loves lotus

1 Cup Singhara Flour
1/4 Cup boiled, mashed Potatoes
1/4 Cup Chopped Spinach
1 tbsp oil
2 chopped green chillies
2 tsp Ajwain Seeds
1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste
Oil For Deep Frying

Method of Preparation :
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Knead the dough and make small pooris with hand or a rolling pin. Add less quantity of water as compared to what used while kneading wheat flour. Add cooking oil in a pan and fry pooris till dark brown and crisp. Serve it with curd and pickle.


Lakshmi - one who loves lotus


Lakshmi - one who loves lotus

Preparation time: 20 minutes

500 gms Khoya, crushed.
300 gms powdered sugar
8 to 10 pistachios sliced
2-3 drops food colour (optional)
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
Cookie moulds


Method of Preparation :
Mix khoya with sugar in a pan. Heat on low flame, stirring continuously. Cook till mixture thickens. Cool for 10 minutes. Add cardamom powder & food colour. Mix well. Take a small handful of mixture and press into the cookie mould. Turn out carefully. Press 2-3 slices of pistachio in the center. Delicious Pedhas are ready to eat.




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