Janmashtami: Special Sweets for Lord Krishna’s Birthday

Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravana. Lord Krishna was the son of Devaki and Vasudeva and his birthday is celebrated by Hindus as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami. Hindus celebrate this festival by fasting, worshipping and staying up until midnight to offer prayers to the lord Krishna .

Janmashtami is celebrated all over India in slightly different ways because of this reason it has many names like Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti. In Maharashtra it is called Dahi Handi. People celebrate it by making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with curd that’s tied at a height.

We all know about lord Krishna’s love for milk and milk related products and that’s the reason he is also known as ‘Govinda’.

  1. Dhaniya Panjiri:


    On the festival of Janmashtami a healthy and nutritious Dhaniya Panjiri prepared with coriander powder, sugar and dry nuts as a prasad. A simple prasad, which takes few minutes from start to finish!

  2. Rasmalai:


    Rashmalai is an all-time favourite Bengali delight, soft, spongy soft and spongy cottage cheese patties (chenna) in dry fruit laced saffron floating in sweet milky syrup.

  3. Rabri:


    Rabri or Rabdi is a sweet, condensed-milk-based dish and a popular North Indian dessert made by boiling the milk on low heat for a long time until it becomes thick and changes its colour to yellow.

  4. Kesari Phirni:


     is the easiest dessert 

  5. Peda:


    Mathura is one of the most popular pilgrimage places for the followers of Lord Krishna and this sweet dish is very very special out there. Peda or Milk Peda prepared with condensed milk and milk powder and flavoured with cardamom and pistachios.

  6. Mishti Doi:


    Mishti Doi is a popular Bengali dessert. It is different from regular sweet. Mishti doi is prepared by boiling milk until it is slightly thickened and then sugar is added for sweetening it.

  7. Paneer Kheer:


    Paneer Kheer is a special version of usual Kheer made by using cottage cheese, rice, broken wheat, or vermicelli with milk and sugar. It is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron and cashew nuts.

  8. Kalakand:


    Kalakand is a traditional and delicious dessert, variation of burfi, soft and grainy in texture. Only two ingredients are main in this dessert i.e. milk and sugar. Everything else is just optional.

  9. Cham Cham:


    Cham Cham is traditional Bengali sweet made with fresh chenna and pressure cooked in thick sugar syrup in cylindrical shape. Main ingredients are milk and khoya. Cham Cham is more delicious than normal rasgullas.

  10. Basundi:


    Basundi is a traditional sweet from Maharastra, Gujarat and from Karnataka too. Basundi is prepared by using sweetened and thickened milk with chopped nuts, flavoured with cardamom and saffron.

10 Indian Must Have Recipes for Summers

In this article, you will find many summer recipes that include healthy smoothies.

  • Grape Juice: This post will help you in making homemade grape juice that has many health benefits. It is prepared fresh and immediately consumed. It is very rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals etc. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2pFk4sG

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  • Dahi Vada: Dahi Vada are deep fried balls of lentil immersed in yogurt. They are topped with different chutneys and garnished with spicy powder. Dahi vada is sold as street food throughout India. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/1Smfpnx

Dahi Vada Recipe in Hindi by Sameer Goyal

  • Tomato Cucumber Sandwich: This is a quick sandwich that is prepared in 10 minutes. They are a filling breakfast for those days when cooking is not possible. What we need is tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mayonnaise and hung curd. You can also use your favorite herbs and spices. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2oAFtUI

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  • Rabri: Rabri is a traditional North Indian Sweet dish. It is made by condensing of sugar and full fat milk until the milk forms into 1/3rd of its original quantity. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2oN33zI

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  • Basundi: Basundi is an Indian sweet made by thickening of full fat milk, sugar and garnished with nuts. It is very popular in the state of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. Rabri, made in North India is a dish similar to this. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2ppUV65

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  • Mint Ice cream: This is an egg less ice cream with fresh mint flavor and chocolate. It can be prepared with or without an ice cream maker. Here is the recipe: http://bit.ly/2ppOvUF

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  • Pista Ice Cream: This Pista ice cream can be made without ice cream maker. This is an easy egg less recipe made with pistachios. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2oDrj6U

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  • Chocolate Ice Cream: This is a very easy recipe to make chocolate ice cream. There are many ways ice cream can be made. This recipe does not has a custard base and does not need eggs. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2nRzv4H

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  • Apple Milkshake: This is one of the easiest milkshake recipe that can be made easily. Milkshakes are more favored at home.Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2ppYVDr

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  • Watermelon Juice: This is one of the best thirst quenchers and can be instant remedy to sunstroke or heat. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2og4xz9

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Ganesh Chaturthi & Its Favourite Sweets

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to honor Lord Ganesha. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi starts on 5th September this year and will be celebrated for 10 days.

In some parts of India, the festival is known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’.
In this article, we give you sweets and other dishes that are commonly prepared in Ganesh Chaturthi:-

Modak Recipes:-

The favorite food of Lord Ganesha is Modak. It is of special importance during worships. Most commonly, modak is stuffed with coconut and jaggery. There are many variations of this recipe. Here is a list of some popular Modaks:-

  • Ukadiche Modak: This is a steamed modak. Its outer covering is made of rice flour and the stuffing is of coconut jaggery.
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Photo Courtesy: couponraja

  • Fried Modak: This is a deep fried or shallow fried modak with stuffing of coconut which is sweet and chewy. It’s outside covering is very crispy.
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Photo Courtesy: healthyvegrecipes

  • Chocolate Modak: This is a special modak. It is made of semi-sweet chocolate chips, biscuit crumbs and condensed milk.

Chocolate Modak

  • Mawa Modak: This modak is prepared from khoya/mawa. It is filled with figs, nuts and dry coconut.

Mawa Modak

Ladoo Recipes:
Different types of ladoos are prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. Here is a list of popular Ladoos:-

  • Coconut Ladoo: This is a delicious ladoo recipe that is prepared with dry coconut, powdered sugar and mawa.

Coconut Ladoo

  • Boondi Ladoo: In this ladoo, boondis are soaked in sugar syrup of saffron flavor and then made into the shape of ladoo.

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  • Besan Ladoo: This ladoo recipe is easy to make. It is prepared with powdered sugar, gram flour and ghee.

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Other Sweets:
Besides Modaks and Laddoos, a few more sweets are prepared and given as offering to God. These are given below:-

  • Sooji Halwa: Sooji Halwa is a very famous sweet dish among Indians. It is prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi.

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  • Banana Sheera: This recipe is similar to sooji halwa but banana is added to give flavor. It is a perfect prasad for any pooja.
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Photo Courtesy: vegrecipesofindia

  • Puran Poli: Puran Poli is a stuffed Indian bread. The preparation of Puran Poli is considered to be an art that requires high skills.

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  • Karanji: Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweer. The stuffing is of sweet coconut and its crust is crispy.

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  • Basundi: This is a popular recipe. The milk is sweetened and thickened and chopped nuts are added. It is flavored with saffron and cardamom.

Basundi

  • Shrikhand: Shrikhand is prepared with sugar and plain yogurt. It is flavoured with cardamom and saffron and garnishing is done with nuts.

Shrikhand