Traditional Sweets For Janmashtami

Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna and is celebrated all across India with great splendour. Apart from the fasting ritual, there is a tradition that is followed every year. This tradition is all about sweets that are made at home or ordered online. This year, Janmashtami is on 30th August and so, here are some of the most delicious traditional sweets that you should relish on this day with your family and friends!

Traditional Sweets for Janmashtami

Makhan Mishri

According to the legends, Lord Krishna was fond of white butter. Hence, on this day, you must try the prasad of Makhan mishri. This delicacy is made by churning white butter along with mishri.

Makhana Paag

Fox nuts or Makhana is a popular vrat staple in India. On Janamashtmi, while you are on a fast, you can make Maakhan Paag and enjoy this sweet that is to die for. Just stir fry the fox nuts in ghee, sugar and coconut powder.

Motichoor Laddoo

Motichoor laddoos are one of the most purchased sweets as it is suitable for all occasions. Though you can't have it while you are on a fast but as soon as the clock strikes 12, you can celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna with these scrumptious laddoos.


Made with milk, coconut and sugar, Peda is one of the most delicious traditional sweets. You can relish this delicacy on the day of the fast.

Lauki Burfi

Lauki Burfi is an interesting sweet which is made with bottle guard, sugar and milk. This sweet is extremely mouth-watering and is perfect for a fast day.

All these traditional sweets for Janmashtmi can be easily found in the market, and you can even order these sweets online. Get ready to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna by savouring these sweets that are to die for!