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 2021, Gokulashtami is to be celebrated on August 30th.

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.

Read more about Gokulashtami - Janmashtami festival

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

How to make Besan burfi - Indian dessert

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

How to make Basundi - Indian milk dessert

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.


How to make Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Quick and easy to make. Keeps for long.

Carrot halwa - Gajar ka halwaCarrot halwa - Gajar ka halwa

Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week.


Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

How to make 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.


Shankarpale - Shakkarpare

Shankarpale or shakkar pare is a favorite sweet or a tea time snack. Can make and keep for a month.

Gulkand semiya payasam / kheerGulkand semiya payasam / kheer

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

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

How to make Shrikhand - Srikhand - Hung curd dessert

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


Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut.

Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time. It is a favorite to make on Gokulashtami-Janmashtami festival.


Dumrote - doodhi - lauki - bottle gourd halwa

Popular Indian Sweet / dessert made with bottle gourd and milk.

Gajar ki kheer - carrot kheer

 - Indian carrot and milk based sweet. Easy to make.

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

Nippattu - Nippit - Thattai - Rice crackers

Nippattu is a Karnataka tea time snack recipe. Made for Gokulashtami, Deepavali, Ganesh festival too.

How to make fried poha chivda

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

Tea time snack recipe

Diwali festival recipe


How to make Thin poha chivda - Rice flakes - aval

made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. Diwali festival snack. 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 made with boiled potatoes and besan / chickpea flour.

Batate vada is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make Mumbai vada pav.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

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

Namkeen Shankarpale

Namkeen - salty - spicy shankarpale is a tea time snack.

Gopalkala - Dahi pohe - Sri Krishna's favorite

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.