Celebrated to mark the annual birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth Avatar of Lord Vishnu, Janmashtami is a popular festival amongst Hindus, The day is celebrated by keeping a vrat and decorating the mandir. People set up a mandir with jhula (swing) to welcome baby Krishna. At midnight after people swing Krishna, the people break their fast.
But observing the vrat throughout the day can be difficult. You don’t know what all you can eat and what you can’t.
Here’s a list of food items that you can eat during your vrat –
A typical Maharashtrian dessert, Shrikhand is made from hung curd, powdered sugar, saffron, elaichi, and some milk. It is also popular in Gujarat, where it’s eaten with puris. You can eat delicious Shrikhand during Janmashtami vrat and enjoy it.
2. Farali Pattice
A famous Gujarati dish, Farali Pattice is consumed during vrat days. This interesting snack can be gulped with some mint chutney or sweetened curd.
3. Sabudana Khichdi
Another vrat food, Sabudana Khichdi is made with peanuts, and potatoes. This is the perfect vrat food that is made during breakfasts. The chewy flavour and starchy taste of the sabudana, is complemented by the crunchy flavour of peanuts. Add some lemon juice and enjoy the tempting flavour of Sabudana.
4. Layered Handva
A nice dish to eat during your vrat, layered Handva is a baked dish made from paneer, green chutney, purple yam, and boiled potato. It is made in layers, giving it a multi-coloured look.