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Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine - Favorite Foods Of Sri Krishna

Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine by Yamuna Devi is an impressive cookbook with more than 500 recipes and was the winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year Award. The book was first published in 1987 and numerous editions followed.

All recipes are based on readily available ingredients. The recipes are enlivened by the author's anecdotes and personal reminiscences of her years in India, including stories of gathering recipes from royal families and temple cooks, which had been jealously guarded for centuries.

From a review on the Book…

I'm not Indian, and I'm not vegetarian, but the recipes in this book are outstanding! I've cooked out if it for years, and am still tempted by new and wonderful recipes, and I can't remember ever cooking something out of this book that my family didn't love. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.


Favorite Foods Of Sri Krishna

In Hindu tradition, Bhagavan Sri Krishna is often depicted as having a fondness for certain foods, especially dairy products. Some of his favorite foods include:

Butter (Makhan): Krishna is famously known as "Makhan Chor" or "butter thief" because of his love for butter. He would often steal butter from the houses of the villagers.

Yogurt (Curd): Similar to butter, yogurt is also a dairy product that Krishna enjoyed. He is often depicted as a lover of yogurt, and there are many stories of him relishing it.

Milk: Krishna's love for milk, especially fresh cow's milk, is well-documented. He is often portrayed drinking milk or distributing it to his devotees.

Sweets (Mithai): Krishna has a sweet tooth and enjoys various sweets and desserts. His favorites include laddoos (sweet balls), pedas (sweet milk solids), and halwa (a type of sweet pudding). In South India, various types of payasam made of milk, rice and jaggery are severed to Krishna. Another favorite sweet is Unniyappam.

Fruits: As a lover of nature, Krishna is said to enjoy various fruits, including mangoes, bananas, and berries.

Poha: In some regions, poha (flattened rice) is considered a favorite food of Krishna. It is often offered to him during prayers and festivals.