Janmashtami Recipes

 

 

Janmashtami recipes rounds the celebration. The performance of puja finds end in the offering of 'bhog' or delicious food items to the God. Since, 'Banke Bihari' loved preparations of milk and milk products, hence all the recipes are made from milk, khoya.So, what are you waiting for? Make the tasty and delectable sweet recipes at home and enjoy the Janmashtami recipe with all family members, friends and relatives.


Here's the list of famous Janamashtami recipes :

Shrikhand

Ingredients Required 
  • Curd 
  • Warm milk
  • Powdered sugar 
  • Elaichi powder
  • A few saffron strands
  • Dry Fruit for garnishing (Slivers of pistachios & almonds)

    Procedure  Before you begin the actual process, you need to hang curd for hors. For making shrikhand, hung curd is required. So, take curd in a muslin cloth and hah it for say about four to five hours. Then take this curd for making shrikhand. In a bowl, take curd, sugar and cardamom mixture. Mix well. In another pan, put strands of saffron in two teaspoon of water. Let it leave its color. Add this water into the curd mixture. When the granules of sugar have dissolved in curd, pour into small serving bowls and refrigerate it. The delicious shrikhand is ready to be served for puja as well as for your guests.
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    Kheer

    Ingredients Required 
  • Vermicelli
  • Milk
  • Cardamom
  • Dry Fruits like almonds, cashews and 'kishmish'.

    Procedure  Take milk in a pan and pour the vermicelli in it. Allow the vermicelli to get properly cooked and thicken in milk for quite sometime for say about 30-45 minutes. Then add crushed cardamom to it. You can also add dry fruits to it.

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    Rice Kheer

    Ingredients Required 
  • Plain Boiled Rice
  • Vanilla or Cardamom flavor
  • Dry fruits
  • Milk
  • Fresh Milk cream
  • Vanilla essence for serving chilled

    Procedure  In a pan mix the boiled rice, milk and vanilla or cardamom flavor and bring it to a boil. Simmer the flame and let it boil for ten minutes. Allow the milk to get thick. Now, mash the rice and mix well. After sometime add dry fruits and cream to it and again let it boil for sometime. After couple of minutes, remove the kheer from the flame. Add the vanilla essence to the kheer and it is ready to be served.
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    Besan Laddu

    Ingredients Required 
  • Gram flour or Besan
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pure ghee
  • Cardamom powder
  • Kewra or rose essence
  • Dry Fruits like cashews, raisins and almonds. 

    Procedure  Take the ghee in a pan and let it warm. Add besan to this ghee. And stir fry the besan until it turns golden brown. You should not try to fry the gram flour on a high flame as it might burn it. Actually, frying of the besan is a tedious process and takes time. So, you should sauté it on low flame but continuously stirring. As the besan is browned, you will get a beautiful aroma of cooked flour. Remove the pan and allow it to cool. Then add powdered cardamom and sugar to it. Also add few drops of rose essence to it. Finely chop the dry fruits and add. Finally, give the shape of round balls to the besan. The sweet dish is ready to be served.
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    Pedha

    Ingredients Required 
  • Milk
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Corn flour
  • Citric acid
  • Cardamoms powder
  • Ghee or butter
  • Edible Yellow color 

    Procedure  Take the ghee in a pan and let it get warm. Add milk, condensed milk to it. In a little water add citric acid and then add this too in the milk. Let it heat for sometime and allow it to curdle for sometime. In another wok, make a paste of corn flour and water and keep it aside. When the milk mixture has curdled, then add the corn flour to the milk mixture. Keep stirring the mixture on slow or medium flame and keep cooking until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. To this add edible yellow color. Now, put off the flame and remove the pan. Pour the mixture onto a dish and give the shape of pedhas. You can garnish these yummy and milky pedhas with chopped or sliced almonds, pistachios and crushed cardamon
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    Murukku for Janmashtami celebrations: 

    Ingredients Required 
  • Raw rice or Powdered Rice
  • White gram
  • White sesame seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafoetida or Hing in Hindi
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Oil 

    Procedure  Firstly, take the rice and clean it and wash it. Leave it to dry. After it has fully dried, grind it. Then sieve it. After this roast the powder for sometime until light brown and keep it aside. In another pan, fry the gram and then grind it. Now mix the gram powder as well as the rice powder with sesame seeds, cumin seeds, pinch of 'hing' or asafoetida, butter and salt to taste. Mix well. Do not add water to mix. After the dough is ready, give it round shape. Now heat the oil in the pan and deep fry these murukkus.
    Tip: After preparing murukkus, keep it in the airtight containers in order to avoid getting it soggy.
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    Gopalkala

    Ingredients Required 
  • Beaten Rice
  • Cucumber
  • Green chilies
  • Fresh Coconut
  • Curd
  • Ghee
  • Ginger
  • Jeera
  • Sugar
  • Salt to taste

    Procedure: In a pan, soak the beaten rice for say about ten to fifteen minutes. In the meanwhile, cut the cucumber, finely chop the chilies and ginger. Keep it aside. Now, in another wok, melt the ghee and put the jeera. Let it crackle and then add chilies and ginger. Then pour the rice and salt to taste. Remove it from flame, add little sugar and garnish it with grated coconut .
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    Kalakand for Janmashtami Celebrations 

    Ingredients Required 
  • Paneer
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Cardamoms powder
  • Full cream milk powder
  • Silver leaf 

    Procedure  In a wok, take paneer and full cream milk powder. Add condensed milk to it and mix well. Now, take this mixture in a thick-bottomed pan and cook on a medium flame. Make sure that you are continuously stirring the mixture. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes thick. Remove from the pan and spread the mixture on a greased plate. Sprinkle the cardamom powder and put the silver foil on it. Then allow it to cool for sometime and cut into the desired shape. Generally it is rectangle or diamond shaped kalakand. And the magnetic kalakand is ready to be served.
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    Aloo/Arwi chaat

    Ingredients Required
  • Potatoes or Arwi
  • Tamarind (Imli in Hindi)
  • Curd
  • Cumin seeds
  • Red dry chillies
  • Dry ginger powder
  • Jaggery or sugar
  • Salt
  • Chaat masala,
  • Chilli powder 

    Procedure  Firstly, you need to soak imli or tamarind in water overnight. Next day remove the seeds and mash properly. In order to make the sweet and sour sauce, take this pulp and add sugar or jaggery to it. Besides, ginger and pinch of salt should be added too. And the tamarind pulp is ready to be used. If you want to keep this sauce for a week, you should boil it for until one thread consistency is reached and keep it in airtight jar. Keep it aside.
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