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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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25 Sep 18
Sabudana Khichdi 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 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 ....
17 Aug 18
24 Jul 18
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 ....
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.
21 Sep 18
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 ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla 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 ....
08 Oct 18
01 Sep 18
Sabudana Chivda Recipe, Jar Snack 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 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 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 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 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 ....
30 Aug 18
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 ....
30 Aug 18
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 Aug 18
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 ....
27 Jun 18
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.
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 ....
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 ....
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
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
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