Krishna Janmashtami or the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is celebrated every year with a lot of fervour and food across the country. The festivities are incomplete without a selection of traditional sweets.

We’ve all grown up listening to the adorable stories of how Lord Krishna would steal makhan and milk-based sweets. So, on the special occasion of Janmashtami, we’ve compiled a list of five recipes that are easy-to-prepare, less time consuming, and delicious!

Makhan Mishri

Makhan Mishri

It is said that little Krishna was quite fond of white butter. On Janmashtami, many households prepare a simple prasad of makhan mishri, which is basically freshly churned white butter mixed with sugar. Add a handful of nuts and dry fruits to the creamy mix for enhancing the taste.

Lauki Ki Barfi

Lauki Ki Barfi

This lauki ki barfi is all things healthy, delicious, and easy to make. Use ripe lauki, condensed milk, and ghee. Skip the extra sugar and add few drops of honey. Garnish with chopped almonds and refrigerate before serving.

Condensed Milk Laddoo

Condensed milk and coconut laddoo

A very common Indian sweet, condensed milk laddoo is prepared with grated coconut and condensed milk. The thick creamy milk is mixed with grated coconut and then stirred with sugar. Easy-to-make, quick, and tasty!

Badam Phirni

Badam phirni

A milk dessert which is made with rice paste and sugar, you can give it a healthy twist by adding jaggery instead of sugar. The crunch of almonds and pistachios makes this sweet delight an absolute favourite.

Makhana Kheer

Makhana kheer

This is a hit recipe for all the low-fat diet enthusiasts. Cook makhana (foxnut or waterlily seeds) in milk and add almonds, pistachio, raisins, and cardamom powder to it. Garnish it with a handful of cashew flakes and few strands of saffron.

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