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Janmashtami Recipes

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Janmashtami is around the corner, and it is the right time to have your snacks game on point. We tell you how.

The festival of Janmashtami marks the birth of the much-loved Lord Krishna who is known for his love for good food. In fact, Chappan Bhog which is typically offered to Krishna includes 56 food preparations prepared with great devotion and immense love. A favourite of course is Kheer that is made with rice, full-cream milk, sugar and loads of dry fruits, flavoured with green cardamom powder, a big favourite in Mathura.

Ragi poori with green moong sprout and Aloo sabzi (courtesy Chef Prasad Metrani, Director of Culinary, Conrad Bengaluru)
Ragi poori with green moong sprout and Aloo sabzi (courtesy Chef Prasad Metrani, Director of Culinary, Conrad Bengaluru)

Dahi Vadas can be prepared with Buckwheat flour or raw bananas, dunked in beaten and flavoured curds with loads of fresh pomegranate pearls sprinkled on it. Kalakand can also be prepared by incorporating natural flavours and colours of local, seasonal and organic fruits and vegetables.

Here are some recipes for you to try.

  • Shakkar Pare (courtesy Pratibha S G, Home Chef/Food Blogger, Scullery Affair)
  • Sweet potato dim sum with peanut and coconut chutney (courtesy Chef Shivansh Bhasin, Head Chef, Street Storyss)
  • Beetroot Kalakand (courtesy Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji, Culinary Expert & Chef Consultant)
  • Ragi poori with green moong sprout and Aloo sabzi (courtesy Chef Prasad Metrani, Director of Culinary, Conrad Bengaluru)
  • Makhana Paag (courtesy Suresh, Corporate Executive Chef, Platform 65)
  • Instant Jowar Paniyaram (courtesy Jyothi Sri Pappu, Founder, Nutreat)

Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated August 12, 2022 here:

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