Janmashtami is just around the corner and the festive vibe is hard to miss. One of the most widely celebrated festivals of the country, Janmashtami falls on 11th August this year. It is said the Hindu God was born on this pious day. According to scriptures, Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It was prophesied that Lord Krishna would kill his uncle Kansa and rid Mathura of his cruelties. Krishna also played an instrumental role in the epic battle of Mahabharata and helped Pandavas win the war against their brothers Kauravas. On the special occasion of Janmashtami, people wake up early and prepare many different types of Prasad to please the deity. Kheer is one of the festive staples that is not only offered to Lord Krishna but also enjoyed by everybody in the house later. This Janmashtami, move over the usual rice kheer and try these 5 delicious variants of kheer to take the festive spirit a notch higher.
5 Kheer Recipes For Janmashtami
Makhana or fox nut is prepared in various forms during Janmashtami and also Navratri fasting. Puffy and crunchy, these fox nuts blend oh-so-well with milk and fragrant spices. With this recipe you can make the aromatic milk pudding at home without any fuss. Click here for the recipe.
Sabudana is another vrat staple that is immensely popular in Indian households for its sheer versatility. Also known as tapioca pearls, sabudana has a peculiar globule-like texture. They also taste divine when mixed in a creamy and fragrant concoction of milk and select spices. Click here for the recipe.
Your favourite fruit in your favourite Indian dessert; it does not get yummier than that. We bet the refreshing fruity twist to the dessert is sure to strike a chord with the most fussiest of eaters. Rice cooked in milk, cardamom, sugar, flavoured with oranges and some nuts - a must try. Click here for the recipe.
4. Apple Kheer
Love apples? Can have them anytime, anywhere? How about an apple kheer? This fruity and fragrant pudding is wholesome, delicious and oh-so-refreshing. Click here for the recipe.
Dates and walnuts are a match made in heaven. Don't believe us? Try this delectable kheer made with the goodness of dates, walnuts, almonds, oats and fresh cream. It is easy to make and full of varied textures. Click here for the recipe.
Try these kheer recipes and let us know which ones you liked the best in the comments below. Here's wishing you a very Happy Janmashtami 2020.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.