Happy and blessed Krishna Janmashtami. May God bless you with all the happiness.
Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. In India it is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm.
This festival is observed on ashtami tithi, the eighth day of Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight of the month of Bhadra according to the Hindu calendar. This is usually in the months of August and September in the Gregorian calendar. People observe fast the whole day, sing hymns and conduct prayers at midnight to rejoice the birth of Lord Krishna.
Apple coconut fudge or barfi.
A very delicious and flavourful sweet. On the auspicious occasion of Shree Krishna Janmashtami try out this easy to make and yummy fudge or barfi.
Grated apple – 1 & 1/2 cup
Grated fresh coconut – 1&1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Saffron – a pinch optional
Hot milk – 1 tablespoon
Pistachios to garnish
Ghee/clarified butter for greasing the plate
Soak the saffron in 1 tablespoon hot milk. If you don’t have saffron omit it. You can use little food colour too.
Mix grated apple, grated coconut and sugar in a pan. I like less sweet but you can adjust according to your taste.
Cook the mixture on low flame. Keep stirring. Don’t increase the flame. Keep the flame low.
After 15-20 minutes when the mixture dried up add cardamom powder, milk powder and saffron mixed milk. Mix well. Taste and adjust the sugar if require.
Cook again on simmer till the mixture dried up and becomes dough like consistency. It will take 15-20 minutes again. Switch off the flame.
Take a greased plate. Spread the mixture on it. Label with a spoon or your palm. Sprinkle chopped pistachios over it.
Let it cool down. Now keep it in refrigerator for 5-6 hours or overnight.
Cut into square pieces and serve chilled.
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