Krishna jayanthi recipes. A collection of easy and simple recipes with stepwise pictures that you could make for the festival of krishna jayanthi or gokulashtami.
Krishna jayanthi is a festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna jayanthi is celebrated throughout India.
In south india expecially tamil nadu, we draw beautiful kolams using rice flour. We also draw footprints of Lord Krishna from the house entrance to the pooja room. Some people draw by hand using kolam maavu and others would use rice flour batter. If there are babies or small kids in the house, they would make footprints of Lord Krishna with the feet of the babies or kids. The footprints depict that Lord Krishna has arrived to the house.
My house has both carpet and wooden floors. Before the arrival of sanvi, I used to draw footprint on self stick papers and stick it on the carpet. After having sanvi and shreeya, I would make them walk from entrance to pooja room with their feet drenched in rice flour batter. Sanvi would love it. On the carpet area, I would use self stick notes.
We would also recite bhagavadgita and make butter, seedai, murukku etc. and offer it to Lord Krishna. I would dress up Sanvi as Lord Krishna and shreeya as radhai or even vice versa. Once the pooja is over, I would offer the savories and sweets to my neighbors and friends. What a happiness it is!
For krishna jayanthi, usually food made with butter, ghee, and milk are made more because those are the favorite food of Lord Krishna.
I have compiled some easy and simple recipes for Krishna jayanthi celebration. Please click the title of the recipe to see the recipe with stepwise pictures.
Krishna jayanthi recipes – basics
An aromatic and delicious homemade ghee which smells and tastes better than the store bought ghee.
With just a heavy whipping cream, make your own flavorful butter in an easy and simple way.
Krishna jayanthi recipes – snacks
An authentic and traditional appam made using ghee, rice and jaggery.
A traditional and popular snack made for Krishna Jayanthi.
A traditional neivedhyam dish prepared for Krishna Jayanthi festival.
A tempting and crispy snack made with rice flour usually around Krishna Jayanthi and Diwali.
A simple and tasty snack made during Diwali.
Krishna jayanthi recipes – sweets
Aval payasam/poha kheer
A traditional and easy payasam made with jaggery, rice flakes/aval and milk.
Pal payasam/milk kheer
A drool-worthy pal payasam made with milk, rice and sugar.
Poha kesari/aval kesari
A simple and mouth watering kesari made with aval/poha.
A rich and tasty kesari made with milk, sugar and roasted sooji/rava.
A rich and classic South Indian sweet made with rice, moong dal, jaggery, milk, and ghee.
A popular indian dessert made from strained yogurt, cardamom and saffron.
Poha jaggery/aval jaggery
A simple,easy and delightful snack made with aval/poha and jaggery.