Feast post fast

Janamashtami is a special day to celebrate and feel love. It is symbolic of the birth of truth, love and beauty within each one of us, represented by Lord Krishna. It is a reminder to experience the connection between our body, mind, spirit and everything else that is around us. So what better day to slow down and relish every moment than the birthday of Krishna… to really enjoy our life, health and the food that nourishes us.

Herb butter crostiniThis festival is celebrated as the day when Lord Vishnu took his eighth avatar as Krishna. He was born to Devki and Vasudev in Mathura on the eight day of the dark half (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Shravana of the Hindu calendar in a prison cell at midnight.
Every year on this day India celebrates his birth by fasting and merry-making until midnight.
So, all of you who are planning to fast on that day can relish these varieties of delectable dishes at midnight when you traditionally break after a visit to the temple.

Café Turtle welcomes you to celebrate this truly wonderful spirit with personal favourites of Lord Krishna – all things sweet and savoury made out of butter and milk, from Herb Butter Crostini to Hot Buttered Cinnamon Toast with Honey, Midnight Kheer to Gokul Fruit Lassi and more.

Priyanka Malhotra, CEO of Café Turtle shares her plans for the festival.
“We have tried to make everything according to the concept of fast and yet keep it tasty. We don’t want to break the rules of the fast. Rice kheer is our specially for Janmashtami.”
One can also indulge in til ki kheer, aloo chaat, kalakand, kanjeevaram idli made from rice, urad dal and chana dal, kuttu ke parathas, singhare ke puri, shrikhand, pedhas, doodhachi kheer, chena murki, sabudana kheer, sabudana khichdi and more.

Another restaurant serving special dishes during the festival is Rang de Basanti Dhaba (RDB). “We provide a thali which includes kaddu ki sabji, sabudane ki sabzi, aloo ki sabji, kuttu aur singhare ke atte ki puri along with some fruits and lassi,” said Vishal Saxena, chef of RDB.

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