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Janmashtami recipes


Last Updated : Sep 25,2018



जन्माष्टमी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें
જન્માષ્ટમી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો
Lord Krishna’s birth is observed across India with fasting, bhajans, poojas and other rituals. It is a day of great joy for Krishna bhakts. Lots of Indians celebrate the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami with great enthusiasm.Many believers in the Lord spend a lot of time on visits to Mathura or Nathdwara paying homage to Krishna Bhagwan. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna where where Janmashtami celebrations are done with great enthusiasm. The main celebrations are performed at the Dwarkadhish temple. On Janmashtami day followers of Krishna Bhagwan dresses Him in colourful clothes and matching jewellery, and painstakingly ensures that every detail is just right. Most families keep a fast on Janmashtami, but one meal is allowed.

Worshippers play soulful kirtans / bhajans at home. Like everything else, the prasad is also made with great care, and suit the occasion completely. Here is a selection of her favourite sweets – they are surprisingly easy-to-make, and you can offer them as prasad as well. Try Rasgulla, Badam Barfi and Quick Rice Kheer, Singhada Sheera, Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Sevaiyan ki Kheer

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Sabudana Khichdi
Recipe# 39657
25 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is a perfect food for those on a fast or vrat – but generally wiped off by others in the family who are not on a fast also, because it is so irresistibly tasty! Its also well known as a faraal food. The chewy texture and starchy taste of sabudana is so beautifully complemented b ....
Dahiwale Aloo Ki Subzi with Rajgira Puris
Recipe# 33299
03 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes cooked with curds and spices is a great combination for Rajgira Puris. The recipe uses ingredients that are acceptable on faraal days too. The simple flavour of the subzi is very soothing to the palate, and just right to nourish yourself on a fasting day. The Dahiwale Aloo ki Subzi ....
Peanut Curd Chutney, Faral Chutney
Recipe# 33300
17 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
When peanuts and fresh curds do a tango on stage, what you get is a spicy, crunchy and tangy accompaniment that goes well with Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Vada ,
Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi
Recipe# 40883
24 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A satiating and tasty khichdi made without any cereals or pulses – can you believe it? Well, here is a unique khichdi made with potato as the base. Perked up with crushed peanuts, green chillies and lemon juice, this lip-smacking Potato Khichdi has a pleasing combination of spiciness and tanginess t ....
Yam Raita, Farali Suran Raita Recipe
Recipe# 33294
29 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think beyond the traditional cucumber when making raita. How about using boiled and mashed yam? you are sure to love this unconventional accompaniment.
Rajgira Paneer Paratha (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32558
21 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous recipe that is sure to satiate you even on a fasting day! Here, wholesome rajgira parathas are stuffed with a succulent mixture of grated paneer perked up with green chillies, lemon juice and coriander. What makes this Rajgira Paneer Paratha very appealing is that the rotis are made of a ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla
Recipe# 3547
21 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Buckwheat Dhokla combines taste and nutrition in an easy-to-cook form. A batter of buckwheat is perked up with curds, ginger and green chillies to make soft and tasty dhoklas. Though the buckwheat needs to be soaked for two hours, the batter does not require any fermentation afterwards, so y ....
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
Recipe# 33292
08 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
There are several forgotten gems from South Indian cuisine, which people are vehemently attempting to bring back to the fore now. This delicious Farali Dosa is an example. While people commonly make regular dosa or quick-fix ones out of wheat flour or semoli ....
Sabudana Chivda Recipe, Jar Snack
Recipe# 42295
01 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Jar snacks can come in handy on fasting days too. If they are made with permissible ingredients and following the general guidelines of the fast, jar snacks can be quite handy in maintaining your energy levels and good spirits on a fasting day! The Sabudana Chivda is one such recipe that can be ....
Potato Wafers,  Farali Potato Chips Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 32571
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This faraali version of Potato Wafers is much, much tastier than regular wafers, because it is perked up with rock salt and black pepper. These two ingredients add a lot of zest to the Potato Wafers, making it a real treat to the palate. The irresistible crunch of Potato Wafers now comes toget ....
Kai Murukku, South Indian Handmade Chakli
Recipe# 42235
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kai Murukku is one of the most famous South Indian jar snacks, and is like an endorsement of one’s cooking skills! Made with a dough of rice and urad, this chakli like snack is shaped entirely by hand, which requires a bit of practice to master. However, it is completely worth the effort because ....
Sanwa Dosa Recipe, Crispy Varai Dosa
Recipe# 42138
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sanwa Dosa is a crispy, flavour-packed dosa just like the Rava Dosa, one of South India’s most famous snacks. Once cooked, it is difficult to differentiate between Sanwa Dosa and Rava Dosa! This is good because you get the same taste with a better grain, and also it can be had on fasting days. A ....
Sabudana Khichdi in Microwave
Recipe# 2749
30 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day. It always helps to know ....
Sabudana Thalipeeth, Upvas Vrat Recipe
Recipe# 42112
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Thalipeeth, a sumptuous, traditional Maharashtrian snack, is made in a faraal-friendly way in this recipe. We have used a dough of sabudana and mashed potatoes perked up with peanuts, green chillies and other flavour-givers. When flattened and cooked on ....
Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack
Recipe# 42091
30 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Misal is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack that is tasty, energising and nutritious. Here, we have created a faraali version of this popular snack, so you can top up your energy reserves on fasting days too. Mashed potatoes are cooked with an ou ....
Rajgira ki Kadhi
Recipe# 40696
28 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful accompaniment for khichdis, the Rajgira ki Kadhi is quite similar to usual kadhi recipes but uses rajgira flour instead of besan. This mouth-watering faraali kadhi uses r ....
Seedai, South Indian Deep Fried Jar Snack
Recipe# 42036
28 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious jar snack made with common everyday ingredients, Seedai is an all-time favourite in South Indian . The dainty ball shape makes this deep-fried jar snack very popular among kids, and ....
Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe
Recipe# 32553
27 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Piyush tastes like nectar, and nothing short of it, especially on a hot summer’s day when you are on a fast. This faraal recipe keeps you full for quite some time, as it is made with sumptuous ingredients like shrikhand and fresh buttermilk. The assortment of spices used, especially kesar, giv ....
Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe, Vrat Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 33302
08 Feb 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this recipe and you know that faaral foods can be more sumptuous and often more flavourful than everyday meals! The garnish of sesame seeds and coriander is to this khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flav ....
Khaman Kakdi ( Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 33301
20 Feb 14

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by Tarla Dalal
An accompaniment can make or break a meal. A well-planned accompaniment can make even a simple meal glow. Here is something to go with your meals on fasting days.
Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe
Recipe# 41478
22 Feb 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a mouth-watering preparation of kand and potatoes in a base of curds, thickened with rajgira flour. The Aloo and Kand Rasawali Shaak gets its finger-licking flavour and appetizing aroma from green chilli paste and a tempering of cumin seeds. The best part is that you can have this ....
Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 33297
01 Feb 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
An irresistibly sweet dish made from a sweet ingredient! Try this unique halwa made using sweet potatoes, flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron, and enriched with nuts to keep your energy levels high. Make sure you sauté the sweet potatoes for the recommended time, so that the raw smell g ....
Peanut Kadhi, Farali Mungfali Kadhi, Vrat ki Kadhi
Recipe# 32564
19 Feb 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
A kadhi made with roasted peanut powder and fresh curds, thickened with rajgira flour instead of besan. The Peanut Kadhi has been carefully formulated to avoid items that cannot be had on fasting days. This faraal recipe is a tasty treat that you can have on
Bhavnagari Chillies (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32563
22 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This evergreen favourite is made of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Besan is replaced with waterchestnut flour, to make this accompaniment qualify for a fast. Serve Bhavnagari Chillies as an accompaniment to a faraali meal of
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