These Indian sweets you must try this Janmashtami!
By Sutikshya Mallick | Aug 22, 2019
Starting from Rakshabandhan, Independence Day to Janmashtami, August can truly be called as the month of festivals. For the uninitiated, Janmashtami is the day commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar, which falls on August 24 this year.
Devotees celebrate Krishna Janmashtami by visiting their nearby Krishna Temples and offering their prayers. Some also observe fasting for the entire day, while Krishna Bhajans and prayers are chanted overnight to celebrate the nocturnal birth of Lord Krishna.
In Maharashtra, this is followed by the tradition of Dahi Handi, where a group of young men, known as Govindas form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot of yoghurt which has been tied at a substantial height, emulating the antics of Lord Krishna from his childhood days.
Janmashtami is celebrated with great enthusiasm all across the country and is incomplete without having some scrumptious sweets and savoury, much to Lord Krishna’s preference. Take a look at some of the traditional must-have desserts:
Makhan Mishri, the most favourite all time liked of Lord Krishna, is one of the main bhog items for Janmashtami. Makhan Mishri is a mixture of unsalted milk cream with sprinkle of coarsely grinded Mishri (crystallised sugar lumps). All you have to do is to collect the cream from full cream milk, churn it in a hand blender with some cold water until the cream turns into a buttery form. Continue the process until the butter and the whey starts to separate. Collect all the butter and allow it to rest for few hours in the refrigerator. Add mishri and mix well and offer it to your adored deity!
Apart from various rituals and customs, all devotees prepare various kinds of sweets and dairy-based preparations to welcome him. One of the most commonly used dairy products on this auspicious day is the kheer. Prepared from fragrant rice and condensed milk, it is not a very difficult recipe and is considered as an extremely delicious dessert item. stove stirring If you are having a rice cooker, then the hassle of standing for long hours will be eliminated. You can check our website for all the relevant products.
Originated from Mathura, Peda or Pera is a sweet dish which is usually prepared of fresh mawa, milk, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. Pedas are slightly brown in colour and best consumed when fresh and soft. Devotees who fast on this day often include Pedas as a part of their post-fast meal. Induction cooktop can be one of the best bet for cooking this sweet savoury!
Touted as one of India’s oldest desserts, the love affair of Malpua and Indian festivals goes back centuries in time. These fried Indian pancakes are made with a flour batter mixed with milk, and is then fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup. For all the fitness frantics, you can bake your Malpuas too! All you have to do is to grease a baking tray, pour the batter and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for about15 minutes. You may also use Bajaj 2310 ETC (23 Litre) Microwave Oven for a better baking experience.
Coconut Laddoo or Coconut Barfi is a quick, easy and delicious Indian sweet. Famous majorly in Eastern India, these laddoos are prepared by cooking fresh coconut meat scrapings in milk and sugar, until the mixture is reduced to a delicious consistency and then flavoured with cardamom and ghee. It is typically prepared during festival seasons and can be made either with fresh or dried coconut. If you are using fresh coconut, you may grate it by using Bajaj Maverick 750-Watt Mixer Grinder with Food Processor Bowl and Coconut Scraper. Click here to check out the whole range of our mixer grinders.
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Here's wishing you all a very happy Krishna Janmashtami 2019!