Janmashtami

“Gokulashtami” or “Krishna Jayanti” or “Janmashtami” marks the celebration of the birth of Sri Krishna. The midnight birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated in the rainy month of Shravan (July/August). Many people fast till midnight and then offer the newborn an offering of milk, curd, butter and sweets. A small cradle is setup to worship the coming of the lord to the earth to fight evil forces. Here are some dishes made on the occasion.

Rava Kesari
Diwali, Janmashtami, Kesari

Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari is a popular South Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals. Made using rava (semolina), ghee and cashewnuts, it is soft and very easy to make. Served as a breakfast item or as a dessert during festivals, it is a simple dish that can be made in […]

Thattai Saamai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Navratri, Snacks

Saamai Thattai

Thattai is one of the most famous snacks in South India. A crispy and crunchy snack, they are perfect for any occasion whether it is a party, teatime or a festival. This Saamai Thattai variation is made using Saamai flour (Little Millet flour). Ingredients: Saamai Flour – 1 cup Urad […]

Tikha Gathiya (Teekha Gathiya)
Diwali, Holi, Janmashtami, Snacks

Tikha Gathiya

Tikha Gathiya (Teekha Gathiya) is a popular gujarati tea time snack. Gathiya is a spicy and crunchy deep fried savoury. It is an excellent snack for kids lunch box and during travel. Ingredients: Gram flour – 1 cup Ajwain – 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Baking soda […]

Thambittu
Diwali, Janmashtami, Laddu, Navratri

Thambittu

Thambittu (Roasted Gram and Jaggery Laddu) is a popular and traditional Karnataka sweet made during festivals or special occasions. Ingredients: Roasted Gram Powder – 2 cups Ghee – 1 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Sesame Seeds – 3 tsp Gasa Gasa (Khus Khus) – 2 […]

Masala Thattai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Snacks

Masala Thattai

Thattai is a crunchy, deep-fried snack popular across South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Prepared during festivals and special occasions, they are also an ideal teatime/evening snack. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cups Bengal Gram Flour (Besan) – 1/4 cup Bengal Gram – 2 tblsp, soaked in water for 15 […]

Gopalkala
Janmashtami

Gopalkala

Gopalkala is a delicious and easy to make Krishna Janmashtami special recipe made with soaked poha, cucumber, yogurt and spices. Offered to Lord Krishna as a prasadam, this dish gives a refreshing and cooling effect. Ingredients: Poha (Aval/Beaten Rice) – 125 gms Coconut – 1/2, grated Cucumber – 1/4 cup, […]

Thattai
Diwali, Janmashtami, Snacks

Thattai

Thattai is a very popular South Indian crispy and deep fried snack. A delicious anytime snack, there are many variations of this available and is often made during festive/special occasions. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 500 gms Urad Dal – 50 gms Roasted Gram – 1 tsp, powdered Bengal Gram Dal […]