With Janmanstami/Krisha Jayanti just a week away, Bawarchi perfectly understands what you are thinking!
How can I make this Janmashtami a sumptuous affair? Oh our rescue squad heard you right and Bawarchi brings you the six not-to-miss favourite food of Lord Krishna from across the northern and southern realms of India.
Get unrestrained this Janmashtami and do your bit to please him for he knows and Bawarchi knows, pleasing his stomach is the way to his heart!
Now what, think all your wishes are attended by him!
Text: Poornima Hariharan
One of the most popular and widely loved snack across South India, Kai (hand) murukku is my personal favourite on any given occasion. As an earnest cook, all you need is some patience (which good chef doesn't have?) to do this. This delicious and mouth watering snack requires rice flour, urad dal, butter, cumin seeds, hing and little water.
When Janmashtami, or popularly called as Krishna Jayanti down in South India arrives, Murukku is the first dish our mummies and grannies prepare. Its crispiness and toothsomeness is such that your heart would just say "promise, this will be my last!". Kick start your Janmashtami week with this mouth watering snack and let us know how many kilos you have gained over the week!Kai Murukku
Tell Krishna Jayanti who can forget these little wonders that just crackles magically inside our mouth? Seedai otherwise called as Uppu Seedai is yet another special snack that's made extra specially for Janmashtami.
In fact, this is one of the easiest snack to make and doesn't even require much effort to eat! Take one, pop it in your mouth and your transported straight to 7th Heaven! Well, I'm sure our dear Krishna can never feel fulfilled without his share of Seedais. Conjure up these cutie pie in no time and go on to impress him!Rava Seedai
Now ladies and gentleman (who love their kitchen more than television), do you know how many yummilicious recipes could be made using the simple and easily findable rice and urad dal flour?
Thattai is again another one of a kind Janmashtami recipe that neither requires tough cooking nor rare ingredients. Just go into the kitchen, there you will find all the required ingredients and what next, bring out the master chef in you!
Following Seedai, Thattai is one of the recipes that could be prepared very easily.Thattai
Uffff, enough of being "snacky"… now it is time to divulge into the sweeter side of Janmashtami.
Whenever the auspicious day of Janmashtami comes, the aroma of Shrikhand wafting in the air is guaranteed and trust me, not one Janmashtami has passed without this amazing food. Coming from the regions of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Shrikhand is not just popular for its yumminess but this recipe does not require any cooking! Now how amazing is that!
Shrikhand is primarily made using hung curd or rather popularly known as ‘chakka’. If you haven't tried this recipe yet, hurry up and lay your hands on the fattiest of curd (C'mon.. this is Janmashtami and its perfectly fine) and start making the best of desserts! Time to impress both lord Krishna and your family members!Mango Shrikhand
If you want to make an unforgettable sweet this Janmashtami in a matter of half an hour, don't think twice, Kalakhand is your best choice!
Just like Shrikhand, Kalakand has won our heart in just a bite. To make this recipe, the main ingredient you will require is condensed milk (not to worry about that when there is Amul and Milkmaid) and crumbled Paneer (that's easy too).
Let these two main ingredient cook for until it thickens nicely and then take it off the stove. For the flavour, add some saffron and cardamom powder and transfer it to a greased pan. Finally garnish with shredded nuts like pista, almonds and cashews. Let it cool in the room temperature and later you can refrigerate it.
Yummm… amazing Kalakand is ready! Enjoy this dessert either by dividing it as square cakes or can just eat like halwa. Indeed this is the best Janmastami treat your taste buds could ever ask for!Yummy Kalakand
Ah… Janmashtami and Gopalkala… the two inseparable things! I'm even wondering if this simply and tantalising recipe was named after the Load (Gopala) himself!
As a matter of fact, it is even widely believed that Lord Krishna loves Gopalkala and it is indeed our duty to please him with this amazing food on his birthday, Janmashtami.
Well, Gopalkala is a very important recipe on Janmanstami, but voila, preparing it seems to be just matter of minutes. The base of this recipe - beaten and soaked rice (10 minutes) followed by cucumber, green chillies, curd, coconut, salt, taste, jeera and ghee. In the ghee, splutter green chillies, jeera and ginger. Now add it to the rice along with the rest of ingredients. Mix well and mouth watering Gopalkala is ready!
See, that's how easy it is!