Gokulashtami Recipes | Krishna Jayanthi Recipes | Janmashtami Special Recipes
Krishna Jayanthi also know as Sree Jayanthi or Gokulashtami or Janmashtami or Krishnashtami is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. During this day kids at home are dressed up as Krishna or Radhe and people make dishes made with milk and butter to serve the little Krishna. The main dishes prepared for Krishna Jayanthi are Thattai, seedai (both salted and sweet version) murukku, aval payasam and other sweet varieties. I have compiled all the important recipes in one place to make festival cooking easier for all the people out there who celebrate the festival. Find a list of easy and delicious recipes below. All the recipes are tried and tested recipes and posted in our cookingmypassion Youtube channel also, so you can try it with confidence and celebrate the festival with you family and loved ones.
My memories of us celebrating Krishna Jayanthi is back when I was 14 or 15 years old. Amma would make the snacks for the day – rava laddoo, unniyappam, seedai, murukku, thattai, payasam and variety rice those are the few I remember – and in the evening we clean the front yard for drawing rangoli, we would draw tiny legs using rice flour mixture all the way from the front gate to the Pooja room. When I was doing my graduation I would make all the recipes for my family. I especially liked Krishna Jayanthi because it seemed more kid-friendly. And also parents would decorate their kids as krishna or Radha based on their wish. Now am 34 years old with 2 daughters first one 6 years old and second daughter 2 years old. Each and every year I would decorate them as krishna and radha and click snaps as this would create a great memories to cherish in their lifetime. And definitely my daughters will tell their kids how their mom celebrate and decorate and dress them up !!!
Lets check Gokulashtami | Krishna Jayanthi | Janmashtami recipes in our blog
Rava ladoo with milk
Rava laddu is a festive sweet of delicious balls made with semolina/ Sooji/ Rava, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), nuts and flavored with ground cardamom. While there are many variations of making this popular Indian sweet, I share an easy Rava Laddu recipe that gets made quickly and tastes awesome. This recipe I used milk to make ladoo.
Rava Ladoo without milk
Rava laddu is a festive sweet of delicious balls made with semolina (cream of wheat), sugar, ghee (clarified butter), nuts and flavored with ground cardamom. It is a very popular Indian sweet made during festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi etc..
Murukku made by my hubby
Murukku is typically made from rice flour and urad dal flour. Can be made in different flavours and moulds. We have thenkuzhal murukku, mullu murukku, Kai murukku etc.
Chapathi Ladoo | Roti ke Laddu
Chapathi laddoo can be made from leftover roti or can be made from fresh roti. You can avoid add oil while cooking chapathi. I have use cane sugar for making this ladoo you can add white sugar also but add lesser than the the given quantity of can sugar.
Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe in Tamil | Diwali Snacks | Krishna jayanthi recipes | Gokulashtami recipes
This murukku is white in color when compared to the other ones which are brown and golden brown. Thenkuzhal or Thenguzhal is one of the varieties of murukku. Murukku is a Tamil word which means twisted. Murukku got this name of because it’s twisted shape.
Salem thattai recipe in tamil | Diwali Snacks | Gokulashtami recipe | How to make crispy thattai
Thattai is a deep-fried crisp cracker made with rice flour, lentil flours, spices and herbs. a basic recipe of thattai has a dough made with mixing rice flour, roasted and ground urad dal flour / powder of roasted bengal gram, soaked chana dal, grated or sliced fresh coconut (optional), curry leaves, asafoetida (hing), either ground green chillies or red chilli powder, salt and butter or ghee.
Besan ladoo are delicious sweet balls made with gram flour, sugar, ghee & cardamoms. It is very simple and easy to make. People make this simple but yummy sweet during Diwali, Gokulashtami etc.
Tirupati Laddu or SriVari Laddu is the laddu sweet offered as Naivedhyam to Venkateswara at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati. The main ingredients being Gram flour, cashew nuts, cardamom, ghee, sugar, sugar candy and raisins.
Carrot ladoo or Gajar ka laddoo is very easy, tasty and healthy recipe you can give it a try and feed your kids.
Wheat almond ladoo
Wheat almond laddoo is my daughter favourite the main ingredient being the wheat flour, almonds and ghee.
A very traditional sweet made with rava or sooji with grated coconuts and ghee. You can also top up with dry nuts of your choice.
Kara sev – A popular evening snacks/ savoury
A popular deep fried snack prepared especially during festival seasons like diwali, Gokulashtami snacks. It is typically thick in texture and is mainly prepared with besan and chilly.
Chana dal vada or Masala vada is a popular South Indian tea time snack made with chana dal, spices, onions, green chilly, ginger and other spices.
Ribbon pakoda also known as ribbon murukku is fried snack made with rice flour, besan, fried gram and spices like chili powder and cumin. It is crispy and tasty and has many variations for preparing the recipe.
It is also known as omapodi in Tamil and karapusa in Telugu. It is eaten for a Evening snack and also added to make mixture/farsan/chivda. It is mainly prepared as a snacks recipe during diwali to distribute family and neighbours.
Paneer Jamun is everyone’s favorite sweet recipe with a pleasing rose essence flavor which is an easy recipe with fabulous results. Kids mainly love this and you can make this prior to the festival and store it.
Rasgulla is a milk based sweet made by curdling milk, draining the whey and kneading the milk solids to make balls. These balls are cooked in a sugary syrup and soaked for 3-4 hours to absorb the sugar syrup so that its juicy and tasty. Rasagulla also can be made the prior day of the festival.
Mysore pak is an Indian sweet prepared in ghee. It originated in the city of Mysuru, one of the major cities in the Indian state of Karnataka. The main ingredients being the gram flour, sugar and ghee/oil. We have traditional mysore pak with lots of pores and also the ghee mysore pak which melts in mouth.
Sweet boondhi an easy and simple Indian sweet recipe made with deep-fried chickpea flour pearls dipped in sugar syrup. it is an ideal dessert recipe after a heavy meal.
Adhirasam or Kajjaya in Kannada or Ariselu in Telugu or Anarsa in Marathi or arisa pitha in Odia
Adhirasam is a traditional sweet dish which will be done for most of the festivals. A Very delicious sweet made with rice flour and jaggery.
The difference between gulab jamun and kala jamun is the color and texture. While gulab jamuns are golden colored balls, kala jamun have a darker color and thick texture. Kala jamun is dry whereas gulab jamun we have with the sugar syrup.
Moong dal halwa
Moong dal halwa is a classic Indian sweet dish made with moong lentils, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. Moong dal halwa tastes not only delicious but its aromatic.
Sweet Somas is a very popular Sweet Variety in many parts of India. Its referred to as Karchikai, karanji and many other names.