Delicious Recipes to Prepare and Enjoy on Raksha Bandhan


Delightful Raksha Bandhan Recipes

The joyful occasion of Raksha Bandhan honours the unique relationship between brothers and sisters. It’s a good moment to appreciate the support, love, and care that siblings provide for one another. Along with the customary rites and gift-exchanging, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated for its mouthwatering cuisine. The festival provides the ideal setting for indulging in scrumptious treats that are made with love and enjoyed with others. We shall look at some delectable meals in this article that you may create and enjoy during Raksha Bandhan. Let’s explore the gastronomic treats!

  1. Saffron Rice
  2. A traditional meal that lends a touch of elegance to any holiday buffet is saffron rice. A variety of curries and gravies go well with this fragrant and savoury rice dish. A pinch of saffron threads should be soaked in warm milk and kept aside before preparing this recipe. Ghee should be heated in a pan before adding entire spices like cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. Saute for a few minutes while adding the rinsed basmati rice. Add salt, then pour in the water and bring to a boil. Till the rice is fluffy and cooked, lower the heat, cover the pan, and let it cook. Finally, add the milk that has been infused with saffron to the rice, stir gently, and serve hot.

  3. Paneer Tikka
  4. People of all ages enjoy the popular vegetarian appetisers called paneer tikka. It is produced by marinating Indian cottage cheese (paneer) cubes in a yoghurt and spice mixture. To make this dish, combine yoghurt with salt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, and garam masala. Bell pepper pieces and paneer cubes should be added to the marinade and left to soak for around 30 minutes. The marinated paneer and vegetables should be threaded onto skewers and grilled until they are mildly charred and golden in colour. For a delicious treat, serve the Paneer Tikka hot with mint chutney.

  5. Gujiya
  6. Raksha Bandhan is traditionally celebrated with gujiya, a sweet delicacy. These crescent-shaped dumplings have khoya (milk solids), almonds, and dry fruits as their delicious filling. Creating the dough with all-purpose flour, ghee, and water is the first step in creating gujiya. Create little circles from the dough and fill the centre with a tablespoon of filling. The circle should be folded in half, then the edges should be sealed by forking. The Gujiyas should be deep-fried until crispy and golden. Before serving, top them with powdered sugar. You may be sure that the rich and delicious Gujiyas will satisfy your sweet craving.

  7. Moong Dal Halwa
  8. A delectable delicacy that is a must-have on Raksha Bandhan is moong dal halwa. This dish is a labour of love made from split yellow lentils, ghee, sugar, and spices like cardamom and saffron. Moong dal must be soaked for a few hours and then ground into a smooth paste to make this delicious treat. Heat ghee in a pan before adding the ground moong dal. It should be cooked on a low burner while being constantly stirred until it gets golden brown and emits a lovely aroma. Cardamom powder, sugar, and milk with saffron added. Cook the mixture more until it thickens and pulls away from the pan’s sides. Serve warm and garnish with chopped nuts.

  9. Aloo Tikki
  10. On Raksha Bandhan, aloo tikki, a delectable street meal, can be savoured as a snack or starter. Shallow-frying mashed potatoes blended with seasonings and herbs is how it is prepared. Potatoes should be boiled and mashed to make Aloo Tikki. Add finely sliced onions, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, and chaat masala along with other seasonings like cumin powder and red chilli powder. Form the mixture into patty shapes after thoroughly mixing. The patties should be fried in hot oil until golden brown and crispy on all sides. For an explosion of flavour, serve the aloo tikki hot with mint and tamarind chutney.

  11. Kesar Pista Lassi
  12. On Raksha Bandhan, sip on some kesar pista lassi, a cool and creamy beverage. Yoghurt, saffron threads, pistachios, sugar, and a trace of cardamom are combined to make it. Saffron threads should be soaked in warm milk and set aside to make this wonderful beverage. Combine yoghurt, saffron milk that has been steeped, pistachios, sugar, and cardamom powder in a blender. Blend until foamy and well combined. Crushed pistachios are used as a garnish after ladling the lassi into glasses. For a tasty and cooling experience, serve cold.

  13. Gajar Halwa
  14. A traditional Indian delicacy called gajar halwa, sometimes referred to as carrot halwa, is frequently made during celebrations like Raksha Bandhan. It is created using grated carrots that have been boiled in ghee, milk, and sugar. Cardamom is added for flavour, and nuts are used as a garnish. Ghee should be heated in a pan before adding grated carrots to make gajar halwa. The carrots should be sautéed until they are tender and fragrant. Cook the carrots with the milk until they have absorbed it and are soft. Add sugar and cardamom powder, then stir and heat the halwa until it thickens. For a rich and decadent dessert, garnish with chopped nuts and serve warm.

  15. Rajma Chawal
  16. On Raksha Bandhan, many people eat the common North Indian cuisine rajma chawal as their main course. It is composed of red kidney beans and steamed basmati rice, and it is cooked in a rich, fragrant tomato-based sauce. Red kidney beans must be soaked the night before being pressure cooked for Rajma Chawal. Heat the ghee in a different pan, then add the cumin seeds, minced onions, and ginger-garlic paste. Onions should be sautéed till golden brown. Cook till the oil separates after adding tomato puree and spices like garam masala, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder. After adding the cooked kidney beans, simmer for a while. For a filling and substantial supper, serve hot with steaming rice.

Enjoy these delectable recipes to help you celebrate Raksha Bandhan and give your celebrations a festive feel. With love, prepare these delectable dishes, then share them with those you care about. Greetings on Raksha Bandhan!

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