Janmashtami 2018: Fill your platter with top traditional food recipes

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Janmashtami is celebrated each year with great fervour and millions of Lord Krishna’s devotees observe day-long fast to attain blessings. The Hindu festival, which falls on September 2this year, marks the birth of Lord Krishna who was born at midnight on the eighth day or 'Ashtami' of the holy month, Shravana, accordign to the Hindu calendar. To observe Krishna's birthday, the devotees go on a ritualistic fast for the holy occasion eating only once a day before Janmashtami.On Janmashtami, Hindus believe that Lord Krishna's favourite dishes included cereals, fruits, dry fruits, sweets, drinks, namkeen and pickles in quantities of eight under each category. Lord Krishna is also portrayed as an avid food lover. People growing up with Cartoon network are familiar with the picture of the adorable, mischievous god breaking into the kitchen. 

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On the fasting day, consumption of grains are avoided. Observers take a meal called Phallar which comprises of fruits, milk and water.

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These are some of Lord Krishna's favourite traditional Janmashtami Food recipes you can make at home to make his birthday all the more exciting: 

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