Janmashtami Special Recipes 2022: Almond Salad to Kashmiri Naan Bread, Best Food Items to Celebrate Shri Krishna Janm Mahotsav

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India celebrates Krishna Janmashtami in a variety of ways to commemorate Lord Krishna’s birth. While this festival is nothing short of a fiesta for some, it is more about religious rituals for others. So, in order to heighten the festive atmosphere on this special occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, we thought we’d share a few quick and intriguing recipes.  Chef Manish Mehrotra shared some easy to make delicious recipes to enhance your festive mood.

1. Almond And Cauliflower Rice Salad

Almond and Cauliflower Rice Salad


Almond with skin 1 cup
Pulsed cauliflower 2 cups
Sea salt to taste
Black pepper powder ½ tsp
Chopped fresh coriander 1 tbsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Chopped root ginger 1 tsp
Chopped green chilli 1 tsp
Cumin seed ½ tsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp


Roast the almonds with skin in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 4 minutes and cut into slivers, once it is cooled
In a pan, heat olive oil and crackle cumin seed, add chopped ginger, chopped green chilli and saute for 10-15 seconds
Stir-in pulsed cauliflower and cook for a minute or till tender
Take off the pan from flame and finish up with lemon juice, freshly chopped coriander and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper
Add roasted slivered almonds to it and serve fluffy textured pulao

2. Almond And Amarnath Kebab

Almond And Amarnath Kebab


Whole almond ¼ cup
Amaranth flour ½ cup
Almond flour ½ cup
Chopped ginger 2 tsp
Chopped garlic 1 tsp
Chopped green chilli 1 tsp
Chopped red onions 3 tbsp
Boiled potato mashed 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Garam masala powder ¼ tsp
Freshly chopped coriander leaves 1 tbsp.
Oil (for grilling)


Roast almond in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 4 minutes and cut them roughly once cooled.
In a bowl, combine amaranth flour, almond flour, roughly chopped almonds, chopped ginger, chopped onion, chopped green chili, mashed potatoes, salt, red chili powder, garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves. mix thoroughly
Portion the mix in 25 gm size and keep aside in plate
Heat oil in pan on medium flame, pan fry kebabs to golden and crisp
Serve hot kebabs with chutney

3. Almond And Saffron Festive Kashmiri Naan Bread

Almond And Saffron Festive Kashmiri Naan Bread


For Dough

Refined flour 250 gms
Almond powder 50 gms
Desi ghee (clarified butter) 40 gms
Yeast 8 gms
Salt 5 gms
Fine sugar 50 gms
Full fat milk 150 ml
Saffron ½ gm

For topping of bread

Almond flakes 15 gms
Cranberries 5 gms
Tutti frutti 5 gms
Dry rose petals 5 gms


Make the dough

Warm milk and soak saffron in it. make dough by mixing all ingredients with this milk.
Divide the dough in 2 equal parts and leave for 20 minutes to leaven

Baking bread

Take baking sheet and give each dough a round shape by hands. it should be ½ inch in
thickness. Top it with almond flakes, cranberries, tutti fruti and dry rose petals.
Allow it to proof for 5 minutes and then bake it at 180 c for 2-3 minutes or till golden in


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