Every child in India is grown up listening to the story of Lord Krishna and his habit of stealing Makkhan from the houses of Gokul. Thus, he was given the name “Makkhan Chor”. Makkhan was his favorite and is therefore, the first in the list of sweets made on his birthday. This is a simple sweet made with fresh white butter, mishri and topped with a tulsi leaf.
Gole ki Barfi is a perfect example of how few things can combine to make something tasty. Desiccated coconut, mawa and sugar is all required to make this easy sweet dish.
Kheer is another important sweet dish served on Janmashtami. Milk, sugar or jaggery, dry fruits are the common ingredients used in this delicacy. Rice, vermicelli (seviyan) and lauki are the three options you can add in kheer. Missing home already, aren’t you?
Meethi Mathri is unsalted mathri made of refined flour (maida) and soaked in sugar syrup. It is not-so-sweet mithai which gets melted in the mouth. So, if you’ve never tried a meethi mathri, make it this Janmashtami.
Shrikhand is common sweet made in Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine. It is made with strained yogurt (dahi), sugar and garnished with cardamom powder and saffron. In Maharashtra, a new version of Shrikhand is served combined with mango pulp which is called Aamrakhand. So, you can also try Aamrakhand this Janmashtami.
Gopalkala is yet another favorite treat of Lord Krishna. It is made with poha (flattened rice), curd, coconut and cucumber. It’s one of the easiest dish to make on Janmashtami.
Gujiya, as we all know is usually made on Holi but, it also has a significant value during the Janmashtami festival. One of the version of gujiya is made by soaking it in sugar syrup and serving when cooled.
MISHTI DOI: This dessert recipe looks very simple but has a rich taste of sweetened yogurt and is prepared with caramelized sugar, warm milk and and plain yogurt. It is rich, creamy and got perfect texture.
KALAKAND: Made with full cream milk, sugar and dry fruits this fragile dessert dish has shorter shelf life. In this recipe milk is reduced and thickened and then sugar and dry fruits are added and allowed to rest and then cut into small square pieces.
COCONUT LADDOO: Who says it belongs to South India? Actually it does, but this simple and lip-smacking dessert recipe is so easy to make that people of all the regions have started experimenting and now it’s part of all the Indian cuisines.