Janmashtami Recipes



Janmashtami calls for the grand reception of Lord Krishna. The god is welcomed with bright decoration, embellishments and a variety of delectable Janmashtami special dishes. A variety of Janmashtami recipes are made from Lord Krishna’s favorite milk and curd. Most families observe a fast on Janmashtami and take only one meal in a day.This is known as phalhar, which consists of fruits, sweets and curd. As a ritual, the scrumptious items prepared on Janmashtami are offered to Lord Krishna. This is referred as the ritual of ‘bhog’. Later these yummy food items are distributed among the devotees as ‘Prasada’.

Herein is quick reference to the yummy delights that can be prepared for the Janmashtami.

Murukku Recipe

  • 4 cups raw rice (Powdered)
  • Half cup white gram (Powdered)
  • 25g white sesame seeds
  • 25g cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon asafetida powder
  • 100g butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Mix the powdered rice, powdered gram, white sesame seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida powder, butter and salt together, without adding water. Then add water and knead into soft dough.
  • Heat the oil in a wok.
  • Take the dough in a murukku mould, and twist it into circular shapes of the murukku (chakli).
  • Drop in the murukku dough gently into the hot oil and fry golden brown. Keep flipping the sides until the rice chakli is done.
  • Store the murukkus in an air tight container.


Pedhas Recipe
  • 500g crushed khoya
  • 300g powdered sugar
  • 8 to 10 pistachios sliced
  • 2-3 drops food color (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Mix khoya with sugar in a pan
  • Heat on low flame and stir continuously
  • Cook till mixture thickens.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder and food color and mix well.
  • Take a small handful of mixture and press into the cookie mould.
  • Delicious Pedhas are ready to eat.
  • Dal Vada


Dal Vada Recipe
  • 1/4 cup toovar dal
  • 1/4 cup urad dal
  • 1/2 cup channa dal
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • 2 red chili
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Wash and soak all dals for three hours.
  • Grind them into fine paste with green chilies, red chilies and curry leaves
  • Add grated coconut, turmeric powder, coriander leaves, hing and salt
  • Make small vadas of the mixture and flatten it slightly with hands
  • Deep fry the vadas until golden brown
  • Dal vada are ready to be served hot
  • Janmashtami is a festival celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and joy. Appease your favorite lord with delightful Janmashtami dishes. They are easy to prepare and extremely mouth watering.

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