Sri Krishna Janmashtami/ Gokulashtami is the traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Krishna - the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. As per the Hindu calendar, Gokulashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of the Shravana month.
And, today being Krishnashtami, Hindus all over the country immerse in celebrating the festive day with great devotion followed by fasting, praying, propitiating god with special food, playing dahi handi, etc.,
Well! Besides the milk and milk products, we all know that how the little Krishna is fond of atukulu i.e., flattened rice. So we EeYuva are here with 2 yummy flattened rice recipes namely Aval/ Atukula Payasam and Aval/ Atukula Ladoo to offer Lord Krishna. So without any delay, have a look at the recipes and try it out on this Krishnashtami...
Aval Payasam/ Atukula Payasam
Ingredients You Need
Aval/ Atukulu/ Flattened rice - 1 cup
Milk - 4 cups
Powdered jaggery - ¾ cup
Shredded coconut - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
Chopped nuts - 3 tbsp (cashews, almonds)
Raisins - 1 tsp
Heat the ghee in a pan and fry the chopped nuts and raisins and dish them out into a bowl.
To the same pan, add flattened rice and roast them well. Then add the shredded coconut and mix it well. Roast them until golden brown.
Now goes the milk, stir it well and let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Then add the jaggery and mix it well.
Boil it for another few minutes and add the cardamom powder, roasted nuts and give a nice stir and off the flame.
The yummy 'Atukula Payasam' is ready to offer Lord Krishna...
Aval Ladoo/ Atukula Ladoo
Ingredients You Need
Flattened rice - 1 cup
Ghee - ¼ cup
Sugar - ½ cup
Cardamom pods - 2-3
Cashew nuts - 8-10
Raisins - 8-10
Dry roast the poha until nice aroma and blend them into a fine powder.
Blend the sugar along with cardamom pods into a fine powder and set it aside.
Heat 2 tsp of ghee and fry the cashews and raisins and dish them out. Meanwhile melt the remaining ghee.
Now into a bowl add poha powder, sugar powder, nuts, melted ghee and mix them well. Shape into ladoos when it is warm enough. If needed you can add little milk to hold the shape.
The luscious 'Aval Ladoo' is ready to propitiate god now...
So dear devotees, try these delicious recipes on this festive day and double the celebrations.
...Happy Krishna Janmashtami...
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