Delicacies for Janmashtami Fasting
Delicacies for Janmashtami Fasting

Janmashtami, the fiesta of fun, frolic, prayers, and fasting is almost here. Janmashtami fasting is an immense tradition in India. Janamashtami is also a festival to relish with several customary Indian desserts and other delicacies while keeping fast to cure the cravings & providing energy to celebrate. 

Krishna Janmashtami rejoices in the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of the Hindu deity, Vishnu. This festivity includes community prayer, distributing prasad (ceremonial offerings), fasting, and of course folk music. Krishna Janmashtami is also celebrated as Dahi Handi in some parts of India. On this day, young boys and girls gather around a pot of sugared Dahi (yogurt) hung and form a human pyramid to reach and break it. It is a fun ritual that has been passed down through generations.

On Janmashtami, Hindus fast all day until the birth time of Lord Krishna, which is 12:00 in the night (Midnight). If you are fasting this Janmashtami, here are some enchanting delicacies that you can enjoy during your fast:

Sabudana Khichdi

Fasting is really tough for a Foodie! If you are one, then you should get ready for a long day but with authentic delicacies to enjoy, like Sabudana Khichdi indulged in an exotic flavor is one such dish that will keep you fulfilled even while fasting this Janmashtami.

Black Pepper Cashew

The day you are on fast, becomes the day you get the most mouth-watering food cravings & can’t really stop thinking about food! There is a solution to that as well while being on a fast snack on some tasty black pepper-flavored cashews. There are many more snacks like this to be consumed and also can be distributed as “PRASAD” in temples or to your lovely guests. 

Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli – or we can say “King of all Indian sweets” makes its way to the list of delicacies of Janamashtami in an honored way, as it can be the best choice to consume to have energy to be awake & stay on fast till 12 in the night to celebrate Nandlala’s Birth anniversary. 

Sweet Rolls

There is nothing so extravagant than sweets to be chosen on the day of fasting to make you feel energetic & full! One of the dishes could be Sweet rolls to cure your sweet cravings. Find a good sweet shop nearby your place & grab some delicious sweet rolls that you can devour. 


An Indian dessert that is so creamy and delicious that it instantly melts in your mouth is “BURFI”.  There is a huge range of Burfis like Milk Cake Burfi, Mango Burfi, Coconut Burfi, Three Color Burfi, Rajbhog (Mix Nut) Burfi, Badam Burfi, Pista Burfi, and more present in the market to satisfy your hunger. 


Lose yourself in a twirl of some divine Shrikhand this Janmashtami. Shrikhand is a dessert made from strained yogurt, an impeccable accolade to the Makhanchor, Lord Krishna. Relish it in mouthwatering flavors like Tutti Frutti Shrikhand, Mango Shrikhand, Kesar Shrikhand, Elaichi Shrikhand, and Fruit Shrikhand.


Basundi is rich and velvety sweetened milk topped with fruits and nuts to give it that extra taste. Include the dish in your list so that you can satisfy your hunger on the Janamashtami fast! 


Indian sweets are imperfect without the worldwide favorite “Halwa''. Serve it at your imposing celebration of Krishna Janamashtami this year to make your taste buds dance & feel like heavens.  


Make this Gokulashtami a sweet and memorable one with incredibly delicious delicacies of Janamashtami listed by Swastik Pooja in the above blog. And also, get some good Prasad for your guests & family members as well to enjoy the celebration to the fullest.