Janmashtami 2021 Special: After Teej, Eid and Raksha Bandhan, people are all set to celebrate Janmashtami on 30th August, 2021. One of the most popular Hindu festivals, Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu as per scriptures. The festival is celebrated with a much fervour by Hindus around the world. According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that Krishna would kill his uncle Kansa and save people from his cruelties. It is also widely known that Lord Krishna was fundamental to the win of Pandavas in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and food, especially the ones that Lord Krishna loved.
On Janmashtami, people wake up early and prepare many sweet and savoury dishes for Prasad that they offer to Lord Krishna. We all know how Lord Krishna loved gorging on everything sweet. The stories about him stealing maakhan misri from all around Vrindavan are narrated every year on the festival through songs and plays (drama). And that is why a host of traditional Indian desserts are made on his birth anniversary.
Kheer is one of the most popular Indian desserts made on almost every special occasion or festival in India. The combination of rice with milk and sugar is just heavenly. Isn't kheer one of the reasons why we love Janmashtami? And if you too are a fan of kheer like us, here is a quick, easy and absolutely delicious kheer recipe you can try at home, in a microwave!
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All you need for this kheer recipe is some cooked rice, combined with milk and sugar and cooked in a microwave for about 10 minutes. Mixed with cardamom powder and saffron strands, you can serve this quick kheer with a generous garnishing of some chopped nuts.
Find the full recipe of microwave kheer here.
Try this simple, quick and delightful kheer recipe at home this festive season and share your experience in the comments section below.
Happy Janmashtami 2021, everyone!
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.