Festivals are a blessed time to enjoy quality time with family and lots of sweets. Every year, Golukashtami, also known as Krishna Janmashtami, is observed with great enthusiasm. As we all know lord Krishna loved his Makhan, Makhan, or hand-churned butter, is one of the main offerings to the deity.
Sweets are a perfect way to celebrate this festival. We present some delectable dishes for you to prepare in honour of Krishna Janmashtami.
Every Indian youngster has grown up hearing the legend of Lord Krishna and his propensity for stealing Makkhan from the homes of the Gokul people. He was given the pet name 'Makkhan Chor' as a result. Because Makkhan was his favourite, it comes first on the list of treats made for him on his birthday. This straightforward dessert is created with fresh white butter, mishri, and a tulsi leaf on top.
Panchamrit, which means 'five nectar' has five components, each of which has a specific meaning. Milk is for the blessing of purity, curd is for wealth and offspring, honey is for sweet speech, ghee is for success, and sugar is for joy. It is a crucial component of every pooja and offering presented to God.
Meva ka Ladoo
Another popular dessert prepared on Janmashtami is meva ka laddoo, which is made of wheat flour (atta), ghee, jaggery, and dry fruits. Meva ka Ladoo is served to Krishna Ji's mother to provide warmth and vigour after childbirth.
Another significant dessert served on Janmashtami is kheer. Dry fruits, milk, sugar, and jaggery are frequently used ingredients in this delicacy. You can add rice, vermicelli (seviyan), or lauki to the kheer. Are you already missing your home?
The sweets take on a new flavour and taste thanks to the milk. Milk is used in several recipes, including kheer, sevai, halwa, and peda. This dessert is easy to prepare and lovely to taste.
This is a popular dessert cooked in Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine. It is made with sugar, strained yoghurt (dahi), and is topped with saffron and cardamom powder. Aamrakhand, a new variation of Shrikhand that includes mango pulp, is served in Maharashtra. So this Janmashtami, you can also try aamrakhand.
This delicate dessert dish, which is made with full-cream milk, sugar, and dry fruits, has a limited shelf life. This recipe calls for thickening and reducing the milk, adding sugar, and dry fruits. Finally, it is left to dry before cutting into thin squares.