Wishing everyone a very happy Janmashtami… a festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

This was our offering to Krishna with tulasi and love:

Jeera Rice – basmati rice cooked with ghee, cumin seeds and green peas

Homemade butter – or makhan. Lord Krishna’s favourite

Chickpea Spinach curry – simple and healthy no onion-no garlic curry made with chickpeas and spinach

Paneer masala – paneer and potatoes in a tomato gravy, without onion and garlic

Moong dal halwa – moong dal slow-cooked with ghee and sweetened with sugar

Shrikhand – hung yogurt sweetened with sugar and flavoured with saffron and cardamom

Malpua – Indian pancakes flavoured with fennel seeds

Fresh in-season strawberries