Gokulashtami Krishna janmashtami festival recipes

Sri Krishna Jayanti - Indian Hindu Festival

As in any other Indian festival, gokulashtami krishna janmashtami festival recipes given below play an important part in the janmashtami festival.

In 2016, Gokulashtami is to be celebrated on August 25th. The fasting ends on August 26th 10.52 am.

This Hindu religious festival celebrates the birth of the Lord Sri Krishna, the revered Hindu god.

Gokulashtami is also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti, Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Ashtami Rohini, Sree Jayanti.

No birthday celebration is complete without delicious food. The preparation for gokulashtami festival begins a few days in advance as many sweets and savories are prepared. As most of the dishes are delicious snacks and sweets, everyone loves this festival.

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There are specific dishes made for janmashtami festival.

Sri krisha loved aval - poha - beaten rice. So many sweet and savory dishes are prepared from poha. Krishna's favorite milk based items are prepared too.

Here are a few special dishes prepared for the gokulashtami festival. Select the ones that your family likes and enjoy these dishes with them.

Gokulashtami Krishna janmashtami festival recipes - Sweets

Besan burfi - Indian dessert

Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.

This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.


Semiya payasam - vermicelli pudding - Sevai kheer

Shavige payasa, Traditional Indian sweet - dessert. Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold

Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Made with cashew nuts, quick and easy to make and keeps for long.

Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week. Even a novice can make carrot halva very easily.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat. Can also serve as a sweet dish.

Use coconut oil or any vegetable oil instead of desi ghee if you want to make it vegan.

Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

Shrikhand - Srikhand

Festival sweet - Curd/ Yogurt based dessert recipe, flavored with saffron and cardamom - Easy and simple.

Festival Salad Recipes

Cool Cucumber Salad

Easy to make as snack or a good accompaniment for any meal.

Moong dal kosambari - Lentil salad recipe - Ramanavami - Navaratri - Gokulashtami festival recipe

Festival Snack Recipes

Fried poha chivda

- This thick rice flakes recipe is made from thick poha / aval.

Keeps for weeks and easy to make and to pack and carry. It is a must for Diwali festival.

Thin poha chivda

- is made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack.

It is a part of festival foods such as Diwali. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.

Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.

Batata vada or aloo bonda

Batata vada is a popular snack item. It is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make vada-pav.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

Gopalkala - Dahi pohe - Sri Krishna's favorite

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