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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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Kai Murukku, South Indian Handmade Chakli 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 ....
20 Feb 14
Upvaas Thalipeeth ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the Upvaas Thalipeeth is a real treat to your palate too. Remember to season your thalipeeth with rock ....
06 Oct 17
Sanwa Dosa Recipe, Crispy Varai Dosa 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 ....
31 Mar 16
Sabudana Khichdi, Upvas, Faraal, Fasting Sago Khichdi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is a perfect food for those on a fast – but generally wiped off by others in the family who are not on a fast also, because it is so irresistibly tasty!
The chewy texture and starchy taste of sago is so beautifully complemented by the nutty flavour of coarsely powdered peanuts ....
27 Sep 17
Sabudana Thalipeeth, Upvas Vrat Recipe 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 ....
14 Sep 17
Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack 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 ....
28 Oct 17
Rajgira ki Kadhi 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 ....
28 Aug 17
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03 Apr 16
Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe 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 ....
08 Feb 16
20 Feb 14
Khaman Kakdi ( Faraal Recipe) 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.
26 May 16
Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi 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 ....
22 Feb 17
Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe 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 ....
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