Thursday, August 13, 2009

Special Janmashtami Recipes for this special Janmashtami

Lets forget the all the trouble of life and celebrate the birth of lord Krishna . Here are some special janmashtami recipes ,which can be offered to lord Krishna for this janmashtami .


Ingredients :
1/2 kg. curds
300 gms. sugar
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
Few strands saffron
1/2 tbsp. pista & almond crushed

Method :
Tie curd in a clean muslin cloth overnight. (6-7 hours). Take into a bowl, add sugar and mix. Keep aside for 25-30 minutes to allow sugar to dissolve. Rub saffron into 1 tbsp. milk till well broken and dissolved. Keep aside. Beat well till sugar has fully dissolved into curd. Pass through a big holed strong strainer, pressing with hand or spatula. Mix in cardamom powder and dissolved saffron and half nuts. Empty into a glass serving bowl, top with remaining nut crush. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.


Ingredients :
500 gms. khoya (mawa)
300 gms. sugar
3 drops colour as required
8 to 10 pistas sliced
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
cookie mould

Method :
Grate khoya. Powder sugar. Mix together in a skillet. Heat on low flame, stiring continously. Cook till mixture thickens. It should form a very soft lump. Cool for 10 minutes. Add cardamom powder & colour. Mix well. Take a small fistful of mixture. Form a ball. Press into the cookie mould. Turn out carefully. Press 2-3 slices of pista on the centre. Repeat for remaining mixture.

Besan ke Ladoo

Ingredients :
3 cups gram flour
1/2 cup semolina (rava)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar, powdered
1 cup ghee
1 tsp. cardamom powder
2 drops kewra or rose essence (optional)

Method :
Put ghee to warm in a heavy pan. Add flour, rava, stirfry on lowflame, stirring continuously with a spatula. This step takes time, so do not roast on high flame, end result will not be good. When flour is golden brown and aroma exudes, take off fire. Add milk, run in a mixie for a few seconds till well mixed. Cool, add sugar, cardamom, essence, mix well. Shape into laddoos of desired shape. Cool completely, before storing in airtight container

Kheer or Payas

Ingredients :
1 cup rice flakes (poha)
1 litre milk
1/2 cup sugar
10 raisins
10-12 strands saffron
5 pistachios crushed coarsely
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder

Method :
Wash the rice flakes with water and drain the water. Bring to boil the milk. Add rice flakes. Cook till the kheer is semi-solid (or preferred consistency is reached). Add sugar and stir till sugar dissolves. Add remaining ingredients. Serve hot.

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