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!