Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated all over India with vigor and zeal. Devotees of Lord Krishna observe a fast and offer Puja to the Lord. Most people observe a fast religiously without even drinking a single drop of water while others do the same with various considerations. So, here are a few Healthy Janmashtami Recipes for people who observe the Phalahar kind of fast, while keeping healthy eating in mind.
1. Sago Uttapam
- Soaked Sago (Sabudana) – ½ cup
- Water Chestnut Flour (Singhara Atta) – ½ cup
- Curd – ½ cup
- Boiled Potato, Chopped Tomato – 1 each
- Grated Carrot – ½ cup
- Grated Paneer – ½ cup
- 2 green chilly chopped
- Ginger (grated) – ½ inch
- Chopped Coriander Leaves
- Ghee or Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
- Sea salt to taste
- Grind sago, boiled potato & curd together in a blender.
- Mix Singhara Atta into this & make a smooth batter. You can mix water to adjust consistency of this batter. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Now add salt in the batter & heat a nonstick pan. Pour few drops of oil/ghee on pan & spread Uttapam batter in desired thickness.
- Sprinkle vegetables over Uttapam & let it cook from one side. After few minutes, flip it & let it cook from another side as well.
- Your healthy Uttapam is ready.
2. Creamy Coconut Chutney
- Fresh Grated Coconut – 1 cup
- Roasted Peanuts – ¼ cup
- Sea salt to taste
- 3-4 Green Chillies
- Chopped Coriander Leaves – ¼ cup
- Curry Leaves – 10 to 12
- Hung Curd – 2 to 3 tbsp
- Water as required
- Blend all the ingredients in a mixer until you get a smooth paste
- Add 2-3 tbsp of water at a time.
- Your creamy coconut chutney is ready to have with the Uttapam.
3. Fruity Delight
- Low Fat Hung Curd – 1 cup
- Pomegranate Seeds – ½ cup
- Fruits (Banana, Apple, Pear) – 1 of each
- Pineapple – ½ cup
- 10-12 cashews
- Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
- Honey – 2 tbsp (optional)
- First chop banana, apple, pear & cashews & keep aside.
- Whisk hung curd with cardamom powder & honey in a bowl.
- Add all fruits & chopped cashews.
- Keep in fridge for half an hour before serving.
4. Carrot and Dates Kheer
- Skimmed Milk – 1 glass
- 2-3 Dates (chopped)
- 4-5 chopped Cashew
- Grated Carrot – 2 tbsp
- 1 pinch Cardamom powder
- Boil milk in a deep pan & add dates & carrot.
- In another pan dry roast cashews & keep aside.
- Let the milk simmer at low flame till it reduces to half. Keep stirring in between.
- Let it cool a little & then add cardamom powder & roasted cashew. Serve warm.
5. Paneer Rolls
- 2 Boiled & Grated Potato
- Grated Paneer – 2 cups
- 1 Green Chilly Chopped
- Chopped Ginger – ½ tsp
- Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
- 7-8 Raisins Chopped
- Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
- Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp Ghee
- Take boiled potato & paneer in a bowl. Add green chilly, ginger, black pepper powder, raisins, cardamom powder, coriander leaves & salt.
- Mix all ingredients well and make a dough.
- Make rolls of desired size out of dough & keep aside.
- Heat a nonstick pan & grease it with some ghee. Now place the rolls in pan & fry till they get golden brown.
- Keep turning them a little so they cook evenly. Serve hot.
Highlights of the Healthy Janmashtami Recipes
- All the recipes have a good mix of carbohydrate, protein & healthy fats.
- Fruits, dry fruits or veggies provides vitamins & minerals.
- Preparing all these recipes this Janmashtami can make a complete thali with variety of flavors.
Do try these healthy recipes & enjoy a guilt free feast on Janmashtami in controlled portions. Do tell us which one you liked the most in the comments below! To get these Healthy Recipes directly from your GOQii Coach, subscribe to personalized coaching here: https://goqiiapp.page.link/bsr
Pankaj Rana says