Raksha Bandhan is a traditional festival which celebrates the healthy bond of love and care among siblings. It is an ancient festival of strengthening the sibling’s relationship in a beautiful style. Sister perform Pooja and tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brother. They also pray for the well being and good health of each other.
Raksha Bandhan festival is also famous for the sweets and various desserts. All the Hindus prepare some delicious food items to celebrate this memorable day at home. Raksha bandhan celebration is considered incomplete without having some mouthwatering desserts. The sweets are best to spread the joy and happiness to the siblings. Sisters also cook their favorite recipes to impress brothers on the Rakhi.
Here we have few special desserts prepared for the raksha bandhan festival. Select the ones that your brother or sister likes and enjoy these desserts with them:
Semiya Kesari is a delicious kesari recipe made with vermicelli and the best part is, it is very quick to make and needs very little ghee unlike other kesari recipes that are oily in nature. This semiya kesari is perfect to serve for guests and family members. You can keep it in fridge for 3 days and serve hot as well as cold.
These kaju katli are the way they are actually meant to be – thin, smooth, melt in the mouth made with cashew nuts, quick and easy to make and last long. Blend cashews and milk in a blender until it becomes a fine paste. Mix paste and sugar and cook over low heat stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, and becomes a dough like paste.
Ghevar comes under the special category of dessert that can only be found during the festival Rakhsha Bandhan. You can easily make it at home and surprise your family members. It requires a special pan with good density, should be approximately 12 inch deep and 7-8 inch broad.
White Sponge Rasgulla is one of the famous Indian desserts made by curdling milk then separating the chenna. The drained chenna is kneaded and then rolled to balls. These are cooked in sugar syrup till they turn light and sponge.
The all-time favourite Bengali delight soft, spongy chenna cakes floating in sweet milky syrup. These spongy chenna are cooked in sugar syrup first to make them fluffy. No matter which way you are going to prepare, the taste of this Bengali dessert is so much pleasurable. Rasmalai is a melt in the mouth sweet with juice and cream in every bite.
Any celebration is incomplete without good food. Food is something that we all enjoy and on an occasion like Raksha Bandhan, we can indulge in samosas and mithai, especially Ghevar. In this article, we have collected recipes for this special occasion.
- Besan Ladoo: Besan Ladoo is a favourite recipe for celebrations like Raksha Bandhan. This recipe will surely make everyone drool. You just need ghee, sugar and besan.
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- Chocolate Crunch Cake: Chocolate Crunch Cake, which is also known as Chocolate Biscuit Cake is easy to prepare. No baking is required to prepare this recipe. It is free of eggs and requires marshmallows to prepare. It also requires shortbread and prunes.
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- Samosas: Everyone loves to consume hot samosas with tea. But too much oil is not good for your health. Baked samosas, which are prepared without deep frying can easily solve the problem.
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- Pinni: Punjabi pinni can be prepared in many ways including flax seeds, dry fruits and wheat flour.
- Tandoori Chaat: A festival like Raksha Bandhan is incomplete without good food. Raksha Bandhan is incomplete without this amazing Tandoori Chaat recipe.
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- Kheer: This is a very traditional Indian/Pakistani dish. Everyone loves this rice pudding.
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- Phirni: This is a very easy almond and saffron phirni recipe. It is very easy to make. You should refrigerate it and enjoy it in dinner.
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- Hara Bhara Kebab: This recipe is perfect for those going to the gym. This dish can be prepared using chane ki daal, which contains high fibre and spinach, which is a super food filled with protein, minerals and iron.
- Kalakand: It is also known as Malai Burfi/Kalakand. This dish is perfect for those who don’t like their dessert to be too sweet.
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- Chocolate Coffee Cake: This chocolate coffee cake is delicious and is very easy to prepare. Make this cake for your brother this Raksha Bandhan.
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India is a very diverse land. The country has different cultures, traditions, ethnicity and flavours. In this article, we explore one of the most celebrated cuisine of country i.e. Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is the land of majestic forts, golden deserts and rich culture. It has always been thrilling to experience Rajasthan. Food is an essential component of describing any place. Food tells us about the topography and socio-historical culture of the place.
Rajasthan is mainly inhabited by Marawaris who are vegetarians. Pyaaz Kachori is one of the staple dish of this state. Rajasthan is greatly influenced by Rajput culture and thus its cuisine includes delicacies with fiery hot meat curries and desi desserts that are mouthwatering. The food here has a lot of ghee. If you are planning to visit the state, you must try pyaaz Kacori, Dal baati churma, Papad Ki Sabzi, Gatte Ki Sabzi. Those who want to try meat, they must try banjari gosht, safed maas and laal maas.
Sweets are also a very popular part of the cuisine. These include: Ghewar, Malpuas, Rasogullas and Mawa Kachori.
- Rajasthani Laal Maas
This delicious red meat curry is a combination of mutton, hot spices and red chillies. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qZCPZC
- Banjari Gosht
This dish has authentic flavors of coriander, garlic, turmeric and red chilli. These are marinated with juicy mutton. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2rYhM9j
- Gatte Ki Sabzi
This is a delicious Rajput dish. Gattas are prepared with besan. They are dipped in spicy gravy. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2rkFtwm
- Safed Maas
This is a brilliant dish that is very delicious and is cooked perfectly. The dish is prepared with a delicious mix of desi masalas and a good amount of milk, cream, cashew nuts and curd.
- Bhuna Kukda
Chicken marinated in a delicious mix of Rajasthani spices. They are cooked till they are tender and are garnished with coriander leaves that are fresh. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qiU4by
- Kairi Curry
This tangy mango curry can be combined with Rajasthani Khoba roti to give you a perfect taste.
This is a traditional sweet of Rajasthan. It is made of milk, flour and sugar syrup. The sweet is circular in shape. It is very popular during the festive season. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qq7YUq
- Rajasthani Mirchi Vada
This dish is also known as Mirchi vada. Masala aloo filling is mixed with green pepper and then deep fried. It tastes great with tomato chutney. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qiJKQI
- Macchhilli Jaisamandi
This is a tender fish that is deep fried. It is prepared in cream and spicy flavors.
- Aamras Ki Kadhi
This is a flavorful dish in which Mango puree is mixed with besan and buttermilk. It is topped with boondi and a desi spices tadka.
Rajasthan is famous for its culture. The state is popular and distinct because of its cuisine. Rajasthanis love for food is evident in their recipes. Some of the most famous dishes of Rajasthan include Laal Maas and Dal Bati Churma. If you are a food lover, you may have tasted them at least once. If you haven’t tasted these delicious dishes, your trip to Rajasthan is not complete.
In this article, you will find a collection of dishes that you must try:-
- Laal Maas
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Laal Maas is a delicious dish and is a crowd pleaser. The fiery red colour of this spicy dish is due to fiery red chillies. This dish is best served with bajra rotis.
- Ker Sangri
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Ker Sangri is a pickle that is typically found in deserts. This is a tangy side dish that is best served with roti.
- Boondi Raita
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This is a favourite dish of North India and is enjoyed by all. It enhances the flavour of food by balancing taste of spices. When boondi is mixed with sweet and sour yogurt, it makes a mouthwatering combination.
- Rajasthani Kadi
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Although Kadhi is made in different states like Punjab, Maharashtra & Uttarakhand, the Rajasthani version of this dish is great for your taste buds. This is an important dish of the state and is best consumed with rice.
- Gatte Ka Pulao
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The dish, which is also known as Ram Pulao, is a rich combination of spicy gatte and fresh steamed rice. The tender gattas are boiled first and then spices are added to them to increase the taste of pulao.
- Churma Ladoo
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Churma Ladoos are necessary to complete a Rajasthani feast. Best served after dal baati, these desi ghee ladoos are very delicious. You must try these mouthwatering ladoos once.
- Badam Ka Halwa
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If you want to revisit your childhood, then this halwa is perfect for you. This halwa is perfect for winters. It is prepared using suji, dry fruits, ghee and sugar. It melts in your mouth and tastes delicious.
- Mawa Kachori
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- Mawa Kachori is a sweet version of kachori. It is filled with khoya and dry fruits. It is deep fried and dipped in sugar. You must try this dessert after dinner or lunch.
- Pyaaz Kachori
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Pyaaz kachori is prepared with the filling of potatoes, spices and onions. This pastry can be found in every namkeen shop. This snack is best served with tamarind chutney.
- Shahi Gatte
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Shahi Gatte, which is also known as Govind Gatte, is a very popular dish. Besan dumplings are filled with generous amounts of nuts and deep fried. The thick gravy tastes great with roti or rice.
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Gujia is the best sweet for festival of Holi. The sugar syrup that comes out of khoya and dry fruits will be a great treat for your taste buds.
- Kalmi Vada
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This is a perfect snack for tea-time. These garam dal crispies are deep fried and are best enjoyed with chutney.
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This sweet is prepared with flour, paneer, ghee and sugar syrup. It has many flavors including Mava Ghevar, Malai Ghevar & Plain Ghevar.
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An Indian version of doughnut, Balushahi is a Rajasthani traditional sweet dish. Sugary inside and flaky outside, this is a great sweet dish.
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A Rajasthani sweet, Ghevar is traditionally linked with Teej Festival which comes during the monsoon season. Teej represents the union of Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva. Besides Rajasthan, the dessert is very famous in nearby states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Harayana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh etc.
Ghevar is normally made in January for Makar Sankranti festival, in March-April for Gangaur festival and in July-August for the festival of Teej.
This dessert has its origins in the city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. Flour, sugar and oil are mixed with ghee forming thick and tempting batter. The batter is fried into a cake and then cooled, served with almonds, pistachios or cardamom powder.
The Indian cooks use good amount of sugar, oil, flour, milk and ghee to make Ghevar during Teej. Ghevar easily available throughout India in the days close to Teej. This dessert is first fried in a pot, then it is taken out and left to cool. The cakes of Ghevar are put in levels with three different layers cooled, sugar dipped and put on top of each other to give you a delicious dish.
There are many types of Ghevar that include Plain Ghevar, Mewa Ghevar & Malai Ghevar. When a layered Ghevar is made, sometime people add custard cream at the top of each layer. Many people use cardamom powder, pistachios and almonds on the top of these layers when they are wet with sugar. Another recipe for this sweet is made by making a hole in the center and filling the hole with cream or figs.
If you want to know more about Indian sweets, you can go to: South Asian Sweets
Try some Ghevar recipes at home:-
- Recipe 1 : http://bit.ly/1LwtiA7
- Recipe 2 : http://bit.ly/1EfWYPP
- Ghevar With Rabri Recipe : http://bit.ly/1PvsxoR
- Ghevar With Kesar Rabri Recipe: http://bit.ly/1hXh8Uy
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