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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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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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
08 Feb 16
01 Feb 16
Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe 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 ....
28 Mar 16
Potato Wafers, Farali Potato Chips Recipe, Fasting Recipe 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 ....
08 Feb 16
Yam Raita, Farali Suran Raita Recipe 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.
19 Feb 16
Peanut Kadhi, Farali Mungfali Kadhi, Vrat ki Kadhi 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
25 Aug 16
Bhavnagari Chillies ( Faraal Recipe) 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
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 ....
31 Aug 16
20 Feb 14
Rajgira Paneer Paratha ( Faraal Recipe) 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 ....
17 Nov 16
Kand Aloo Pakoda ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Crispy and flavourful pakodas made of yam, potatoes and crushed peanuts, the Kand Aloo Pakoda is good company for a cup of hot masala chai on a cold winter’s day.
The peanuts not only add an exciting flavour to these yam pakodas, they also make the texture more cheery. The best part is that th ....
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