mangalorean ashtami meal

Janmashtami meal 2023 – a traditional meal on the occasion of Gokulashtami.

It is that time of the year again when people celebrate Janmashtami with great devotion and enthusiasm. Janmashtami is celebrated over a period of 2 days. On day one, people observe a day-long fast and break the fast at midnight after the birth time of Lord Krishna. On day two, Mangaloreans prepare a traditional vegetarian meal. This meal is elaborate, consisting of variety of vegetable dishes, rice, payasam etc.  The meal is served on  banana /plantain leaf and has its own charm.

My Ashtami meal today consists of rice, pickle, papad, Kadle Manoli Sukka, Mixed Vegetable Sambhar, Beans Upkari, Cabbage Upkari, Beetrrot Carrot salad and Moong Dal Payasam. The recipe for each item is given below. Click on the name of the dish to read the recipe:

Kadle Manoli Sukka (Tendli Chana Sukka)


Mixed Vetable Sambhar

Mixed Vegetable Koddel

Beans Upkari

Cabbage Upkari

Cabbage Sabzi

Beetroot Carrot Salad

Moong Dal Payasam

Moong Dal Kheer


Steamed rice

Tender Mango Pickle

Tender Mango Pickle

mangalorean janmashtami meal

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