Because Lord Krishna was a gourmand, here are 5 recipes to celebrate Janmashtami with

From a makhana halwa to the iconic panchamrit, our list has it all

Because Lord Krishna was a gourmand, here are 5 recipes to celebrate Janmashtami with

From Mathura to Mumbai, Janmashtami is celebrated with equal enthusiasm and devotion. Lord Krishna, who is worshipped as the eighth incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, is often considered naughty,but he was also a huge gourmand. This explains why a ritual central to the festival—dahi handi—also revolves around his fondness for butter. So, as we celebrate the festival, we need to have the best spread to feast on. Here are some ideas. Let's go!

Makhana halwa

Indian festivals are incomplete without kheer and Janmashtami is the perfect occasion for you to make some. It is rich and packed with nutrients and loaded with the goodness of milk.

Vrat ke aloo

Potatoes cannot be replaced with anything and it is not even surprising that we manage to add them to our diet in some way or the other, just like these vrat ke aloos.You can definitely count on this recipe if you are fasting and even if you aren't, because they're banging good.

Lauki ka halwa

Lauki or bottle gourd isn't a vegetable that too many people enjoy, however, try serving them the veggie in this format and watch them lap it up. It is a one-pot recipe with rich ingredients like ghee, dried fruits, mawa (or khoya), and whole-fat milk. You must try this recipe to change your perspective about lauki.

Rava ladoo

Rava ladoo is perfect for every occasion. Just get the mixture right and shape it into small spheres and dig in.


No auspicious gathering is complete without panchamrit, which comes from the words,panch meaning five, and amrit, which translates to immortal. If you are having a midnight puja this recipe should definitely be on your list.

We hope these are some good recipes for you to choose from. Happy Janmashtami.

Aayushi Vichare

Aayushi Vichare

Aayushi is that friend who won’t let you take a bite without capturing it. For her, the easiest but still thoughtful way of making someone feel special is by cooking or getting them their favourite food. Currently, she’s on an expedition to integrate all her favourites: food, social media and marketing, so that you don't miss the hottest spot in town and you know where to eat those crispy and juicy chicken wings.

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