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8 Traditional sweet recipes for Janmashtami

Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great gusto around the country.

Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great gusto around the country. Dahi handis are set up, poojas are performed and special delicacies are offered in his name. In the spirit of the same, here are 8 traditional sweet recipes for this special occasion.


Lord Krishna is known to love milky and creamy delicacies. For this very reason, phirni makes an apt choice on this special day. This dessert is made of milk and ground rice, flavoured with cardamom and drizzled with dry fruits for a bit of crunchiness. Perfect to welcome guests and win hearts!

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Malai Peda

Any festival would be incomplete without the distribution of pedas. These soft delights with a grainy texture are an all-time favourite. They are made from full fat milk and garnished with almonds and pistachios for an irresistible taste.

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Til Laddus

Think of traditional sweets and til laddus immediately come to mind. Though a Maharashtrian delicacy, they are enjoyed all over the country. The little round wonders are made from sesame seeds, jaggery and ghee.

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Besan Ka Kheer

Prepared with besan, cream and almonds, not only is this kheer delectable, it comes with wholesome goodness too. Jaggery and dates are used as a sweetener, further adding to the taste.

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Chena Makhana Sangam

A milky treat, this pillowy and spongy dessert is whipped up from cottage cheese and crushed makhana, doused in rose and saffron flavoured milk and garnished with dry fruits. It is savoured by adults and kids alike.

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Suji Ladoo

The good part of Suji ladoo is that it can easily be prepared with ingredients from the kitchen such as rava, coconut, ghee, sugar and milk. Dry fruits such as raisins and cashew further enhance the taste. Share with friends, relatives and neighbours.

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Atta ka Sheera

Atta ka Sheera is another dessert that can be prepared in a jiffy with easily available kitchen ingredients. It is concocted out of whole wheat flour, ghee and sugar, flavoured with cardamom and garnished with almonds. The recipe is also ideal for feeding fussy kids as well.

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Coconut Barfi

A tasty indulgence, this barfi as the name suggests is primarily made out of coconut. Milk powder, ghee, cardamom, sugar and nuts are the other ingredients used. It is easy to prepare and can be stored for later as well.

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