Recipes To Try As You Fast For Janmashtami

By: Debdatta Mazumber

Janmashtami is Lord Krishna's birthday and it is celebrated throughout the country with pomp and vigour. Mothers keep fast for their kids and pray to Lord Krishna for their well-being.

In every household, the puja place is decorated vibrantly to welcome little Krishna. Janmashtami is also a community festival where people of any housing complex participate together. That will be great fun, right?

Now, you need to know about fasting recipes for Janmashtami. If you are planning to keep fast, you need nutritious elements which can keep yourself energetic and you can enjoy every bit of the festival.

What are the simple fasting recipes for Janmashtami? If you keep fast on other occasions, you know what you can have and what not. While fasting for religious reason, you avoid rice and any non-veg objects. Fruits and sweets are the best thing to have while keeping fast.

But, you can't have only those as fruits in empty stomach can cause acidity. Know the simple fasting recipes for Janmashtami and give yourself some unique delicacy which you don't enjoy on usual days.

What are the amazing fasting recipes for Janmashtami? You can use different types of flour (wheat flour, millet flour, arrowroot flour, barnyard millet, etc.). Here are the simple fasting recipes for Janmashtami which include snacks, main course, desserts and some other side dishes. Read on to know more-

1. Sabudana Tikki

While fasting, these tikkis can keep you full for long. These patties are made of tapioca pearls, potato and little spices. Potatoes are source of carbohydrate which can keep you full for long.

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2. Fruit Salad

Why to eat boring fruits? To make fasting recipes for Janmashtami, you can make exciting fruit salad. Cut fruits in small pieces and mix well. Add chaat masala and yummy fruit salad is ready.

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3. Sabudana Thalipeeth

Not only on Janmashtami, you can have this at any fasting occasion. These are pancakes, made of mashed potatoes, tapioca pearls, spices and nuts. This tastes awesome and potatoes and nuts will give you energy.

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4. Samvat Rice Khichdi

Fasting recipes for Janmashtami also include this one. You can have barnyard millet (sama ke chawal) on fasting. Use vegetables like potatoes, pumpkin, beans, etc. to make this khochdi. This tastes yummy too.

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5. Jeera Aloo

You can complete your meal with samvat khichri and jeera aloo. It is a potato curry, simply made with cumin seeds and potatoes. Have it and you will get enough energy to keep fast for the entire day. You can also break your fast with it.

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6. Pudina Chaas

While keeping fast, you need to keep yourself hydrated always. If having water gets boring, you can have pudina chaas to change the taste. The combination of yogurt and pudina (mint) can soothe you.

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7. Cucumber Raita

If you don't want to have heavy meals while breaking fast and want to keep it light, cucumber raita is the best option as fasting recipes for Janmashtami. Mix chopped cucumber into yogurt and add mild spices into it.

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8 Coconut Ladoo

Talking about Janmashtami and not mentioning sweets is not done. Make coconut ladoos or barfis with coconut, sugar, condensed milk and cardamom powder. These will melt in your mouth and give a heavenly taste.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 12:11 [IST]
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