Janmashtami is being celebrated today (August 30, 2021). It marks the birth of Lord Krishna. Also called Gokul Ashtami, this day is marked by the Hindus across the country, with a lot of fervour and joy. Besides, food also plays a significant role in the celebration. According to mythology, Lord Krishna was very fond of butter and milk-based treats. Therefore, the occasion is incomplete without traditional mithais (made of milk). This year, you don't necessarily have to visit your local halwai to buy sweets to offer to Lord Krishna. Instead, you can make these sweets at home with some amazing recipes. Read on.
Janmashtami 2021 Special: Here're 6 Delicious Milk-Based Recipes You Can Attempt:
Primarily made with rice, sugar and milk, this simple yet tasty dessert can never go out of the festive food diary. And what's easier than making it in the microwave? Add a tinge of saffron, a handful of crunchy nuts and you have a bowl of deliciousness.
This is commonly savoured during Janmashtami. The rich dessert has the goodness of full cream, cardamoms and milk. The addition of pistachios and almonds enhance the flavour. You can also decorate it with silver vark for that professional touch.
3) Mathura Peda
How can we miss the famous sweet dish that originated in Mathura, which is said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna? The pedas are quite easy to make and not time-consuming either. You can make them using milk powder, milk and ghee. Add some elaichi or saffron to give depth to the flavours.
Celebrate Janmashtami by devouring soft and spongy Rasmalai. The popular delicacy is made with chhena discs dipped in malai. This one is just the delectable finish to a festive meal.
5) Mawa Misri
This is a classic Rajasthani sweet dish, which is mainly prepared using condensed milk, yoghurt, milk and nuts. It is refrigerated before serving.
Barfi made with milk and cottage cheese is a hit among those with a sweet tooth. The sugary delight also has cardamom, rose water and almonds, making it a heavenly post-meal treat.
So, which of these delicacies will you be making today? Let us know in the comments below.
Happy Janmashtami, 2021!