Janmashtami 2020: Make The Festivities Sweeter With This Sweet Saffron Rice Recipe

Janmashtami is one of the most significant festivals of India. On this day, devotees prepare a variety of prasads to pay their obeisance to the deity.

Sushmita Sengupta  |  Updated: August 11, 2020 17:15 IST

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Highlights
  • The nation is celebrating Janmashtami today (August 11, 2020)
  • Saffron rice could be a delicious prasad option for Laddoo Gopal
  • This dish is made with the goodness of rice, saffron, milk and more

The nation is celebrating Janmashtami today. With idols of Krishna and Radha in beautiful clothes and jewellery, swings laden with flowers and stunning motifs depicting the legendary birth episode of Krishna are truly a sight to behold today. Janmashtami is one of the most significant festivals of India. On this day, devotees prepare a variety of prasad to pay their obeisance to the deity. And there's truly a gamut to experiment with when it comes to Janmashtami prasad since the festival is celebrated around the country with much fervour and enthusiasm.   

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If you are also looking for a delicious prasad for your Ladoo Gopal, this saffron rice could be an option. This fragrant and sweet rice dish is made with the goodness of rice, saffron, milk, whole spices and jaggery. The sweet tones of jaggery are accentuated by milk, saffron and cinnamon. The recipe uses nuts like almonds, raisins and cashews, you can use nuts and dry fruits of your choice in here. They help uplift the texture of the dish. Saffron rice is very easy to prepare, it only takes a few minutes to put it together. All you need is to boil the rice in advance and mix it with the assorted spices. Mix everything up. And serve it with some chunky nuts on top. 

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Try this recipe and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. 

Happy Janmashtami 2020!

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