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’.
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any celebration is incomplete without good food. Food is something that we all enjoy and on an occasion like Raksha Bandhan, we can indulge in samosas and mithai, especially Ghevar. In this article, we have collected recipes for this special occasion.
- Besan Ladoo: Besan Ladoo is a favourite recipe for celebrations like Raksha Bandhan. This recipe will surely make everyone drool. You just need ghee, sugar and besan.
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- Chocolate Crunch Cake: Chocolate Crunch Cake, which is also known as Chocolate Biscuit Cake is easy to prepare. No baking is required to prepare this recipe. It is free of eggs and requires marshmallows to prepare. It also requires shortbread and prunes.
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- Samosas: Everyone loves to consume hot samosas with tea. But too much oil is not good for your health. Baked samosas, which are prepared without deep frying can easily solve the problem.
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- Pinni: Punjabi pinni can be prepared in many ways including flax seeds, dry fruits and wheat flour.
- Tandoori Chaat: A festival like Raksha Bandhan is incomplete without good food. Raksha Bandhan is incomplete without this amazing Tandoori Chaat recipe.
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- Kheer: This is a very traditional Indian/Pakistani dish. Everyone loves this rice pudding.
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- Phirni: This is a very easy almond and saffron phirni recipe. It is very easy to make. You should refrigerate it and enjoy it in dinner.
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- Hara Bhara Kebab: This recipe is perfect for those going to the gym. This dish can be prepared using chane ki daal, which contains high fibre and spinach, which is a super food filled with protein, minerals and iron.
- Kalakand: It is also known as Malai Burfi/Kalakand. This dish is perfect for those who don’t like their dessert to be too sweet.
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- Chocolate Coffee Cake: This chocolate coffee cake is delicious and is very easy to prepare. Make this cake for your brother this Raksha Bandhan.
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