5 Easy Recipes Gokulashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanthi) celebrates with great pomp and show, the birth of Lord Krishna who was born more than 5000 years ago in the 28th year of Dwapur Yug. It is one of the most celebrated festivals for Hindus not only in India but also, all over the world. Janmashtami is about the joy, people all over the world feel for their beloved Lord Krishna. Gokulashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanthi) falls on 8th day after Avani Avittam function. Normally on this auspicious occassion people will fast from the morning and during the sunset, they will do pooja for Lord Krishna by offering lots of sweets and neivedhyams. Butter is favourite for Lord krishna and hence people will offer milk, curd, buter, Aval, fruits and some more sweets to God on this special day. During Krishna’s childhood, he is fond of butter and he will steal the butter from pots which will spill out in the floor and when he walks, it forms a nice palm prints. So keeping this in mind, the devotees will draw small footprints from the entrance of house to the pooja room.
Here is a collection of 5 Easy Recipes Gokulashtami and traditionalionl recipes some recipes are very easy which takes just 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins of cooking time.The collection includes sweets and savoury snacks mostly south indian varieties.
How to prepare 5 Easy Recipes Gokulashtami
1. Coconut Laddus
Ingredients: Condensed milk one tin, desiccated coconut powder 2 cups, cherries half cup.
Method: Mix the condensed milk and one and a half cup of desiccated coconut powder in a bowl and stir on a low flame for about ten minutes. Set aside until the mixture has slightly cooled down and shape into laddus. Roll each laddu in the desiccated coconut powder and decorate with cherries.
2. Bread Murukku
Ingredients: Bengal gram flour 1 cup, rice flour half cup, bread 8 to 10 slices, powdered salt 1 tsp, red chili powder 3/4 tsp, asafetida powder 1/4 tsp, hot oil for the dough 1 1/2 tbsp, oil for frying.
Method: Remove the brown crust from bread slices. Dip one slice at a time in water, remove immediately and squeeze out water. Add rice flour, gram flour, salt, chili powder to the squeezed bread and mix well. Pour hot oil, asafetida powder and then sprinkle water to prepare thick dough. Using a star disc or ribbon disk, fill dough in a well-oiled chakli making device and squeeze directly in hot oil to prepare murukkus. Fry till light brown over medium flame.
3. Chithundai (Sweet balls)
Ingredients: For the filling, coconut gratings 2 cups, jaggery powder 1 cup, cardamom powder 1/4 tsp, a few cashew bits and raisins, oil for deep-frying. For the covering: Urad dal half cup, rice flour half cup, butter 1 tbsp, salt – a pinch.
Method: Soak urad dal for 2-3 hours, drain and grind to a smooth paste until fluffy. Mix salt to butter and rub till fluffy, add rice flour and mix well. Add this to the ground paste and mix thoroughly to make a batter of very thick coating consistency.
Cook coconut gratings with jaggery till well blended and dry. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and mix well. Make into lemon sized balls.
Heat oil, dip each ball into the batter and deep fry till brown and crisp. Drain and store when cool.
4. Salt Seedai
Ingredients: Rice flour 1 cup, urad dal flour 1 tsp, freshly grated coconut 2 tsps, chili powder 1tsp, hing ½ tsp and melted butter ¼ cup.
Method: Roast the urad dal till it is brown, and make a fine powder out of it. Dry roast the rice flour till it becomes light brown evenly.
In a mixer, make a paste of coconut, chili powder by adding some water. To this coconut paste, add rice flour, urad dal flour, besan, a pinch of hing and salt to taste. Mix it well by adding some water. This Seedai dough is now ready to go into the hot oil.
Grease your palms with some oil and make small marble-sized balls by rolling them onto your palm. Make sure the oil is hot enough; you could add a small ball to check if the oil is ready. Gently, toss-in these tiny snow-balls into the kadai and keep stirring till they are evenly cooked. Use a frying ladle to drain-out the excess oil.
5. Groundnut Chikki
Ingredients: Groundnuts one and a half cup, sugar one cup, ghee 2 tbsp.
Method: Roast the groundnuts in a kadai over moderate heat. When cool, brush off the skin. Melt sugar on a low flame in a thick pan without adding water, stirring continuously. When it has melted and turns light brown in colour remove pan from fire and add the nuts stirring briskly. Quickly pour on a greased plate and cut it to required shapes.
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