Gokulashtami, Janmashtami, or Shri Krishna Jayanti commemorates the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated all over India on the eighth day of the dark fortnight of Shravan. Janmashtami is celebrated by Hindus by fasting, singing, praying together and sharing special food.

Along with offering prayers to Lord Krishna, people prepare and decorate their homes for the occasion. Lord Krishna is one of the most sociable and affable deities. His tales of charm and mischief make him human and thus relatable.

On Janmashtami, many people prepare a special festive meal for their beloved god. But as the legend goes, Lord Krishna spent most of his time among the common people. Playing and eating with the shepherd’s children.

Even his favorite food was buttermilk. So why the ruckus about the Janmashtami menu? Our ‘friend’ Lord Krishna upheld the idea of ​​happiness in small things and this is what we should remember and celebrate on his birthday.

We have prepared special and healthy food ideas for you to enjoy this festival to the fullest without worrying about your health.


Gopalkala, a delicious dish, is accompanied by a heartwarming story from the life of Shri Krishna. The Puranas state that Krishna would have lunch with his shepherds after grazing the cattle, during which he would mix all the available food into a mixture known as “kala”.


  • 1/2 cup brown rice flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sliced ​​cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped apple
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp jaggery powder
  • salt to taste


  • Step 1: Soak brown rice flakes in water for five minutes.
  • Step 2: Drain the water and keep the brown rice flakes aside.
  • Step 3: Add salt and jaggery powder to the curd and mix well.
  • Step 4: Add Brown Rice Flakes to the Curd
  • Step 5: Add cucumber, apple, pomegranate and chopped green chillies and mix well.
  • Step 6: Add coriander leaves as garnish and serve immediately.

Sesame and date laddus

Instead of focusing on the very famous Motichoor Laddu, why not try something different this Janmashtami? Nutritious, a little unconventional, and so delicious.

Although it has been a traditional recipe in some parts of India, it is getting lost among yogurt and fruit salads. Let us make Sesame and Date Ladoo and taste this delicious dish.


  • Dates – 2 cups crushed
  • Sesame or Sesame – 1/3 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp


  • Step 1: Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Step 2: Let the roasted sesame seeds cool down.
  • Step 3: Grind the seeds in a blender to a coarse powder.
  • Step 5: Add the dates and cardamom powder at this point and pulse well to mix all the ingredients.
  • Step 6: Make lemon sized balls, then serve.

makhana chivda

Makhana Chivda is a delicious snack that you can enjoy at tea time or at other times of the day such as a side bite during lunch. It is a low fat, healthy and gluten free snack and can be served on festive days as well. Hence, this dish would make an excellent go-to snack for unexpected house guests and your loved ones during this Janmashtami.


  • 2 cups raw makhana/fox nuts
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala powder
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 green chili slit
  • 16 grams peanuts
  • salt to taste


  • Step 1: Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Step 2: Add cumin seeds and watch them splutter.
  • Step 3: Add curry leaves and chillies.
  • Step 4: Add salt, makhana, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  • Step 5: Mix Well.
  • Step 6: Fry the makhana on low flame for 5 to 10 minutes,
  • Step 7: Serve

For a healthy Janmashtami!

There is a deep connection between Janmashtami and food, which can be seen every year on this auspicious day. Therefore, it is important to note that it is very important to continue eating a healthy diet even after a full day of festive food. Well, now with the above healthy recipes in this article, you can make your diet healthier for you and your family.

Celebrate Lord Krishna by celebrating your health!

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