Top 5 Dessert Recipes for Raksha Bandhan | India Canteen

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:

  1. Semiya Kesari:


    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.

  2. Kaju Katli:


    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.

  3. Malai Rabri Ghevar:


    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.

  4. White Sponge Rasgulla:


    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.

  5. Rashbhari Rasmalai:


    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.

10 Easy Diwali Recipes That Everyone Loves

Diwali is around the corner and it is the time that we can feast fully. India, which is also called the land of festivals is incomplete without its special dishes that are prepared for the occasion. Diwali is close by, and everyone is preparing for the festivities. This festival season can be made more special by preparing delicious recipes at home. These easy and quick recipes for Diwali will surely make you a star of the festival.

  1. Coconut Laddoo 

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    Coconut Laddoos are prepared with shredded coconut, jaggery, peanuts and ragi. These ladoos are healthy and delicious.

  2. Kaju Katli 

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    Diwali is incomplete without Kaju Katli. Here’s an easy recipe for Diwali. This sweet is prepared with cashew nut and milk. It has a topping of silver leaf.

  3. Chakli 

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    This crispy snack is prepared with rice flour. It is round in shape and is prepared in hot oil. This delicious snack is very important for the celebrations of Diwali.

  4. Daal Samosa 

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    If you want to taste your favorite samosas, the Moong Dal samosas can be prepared within an hour. They are best served with chutney and fresh mint.

  5. Bhakarwadi 

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    This is a very sweet and spicy snack of Diwali. Bhakarwadi is prepared with gram flour and is shaped in spiral form. It is stuffed with coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds.

  6. Malpua 

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    Malpua is a pancake like dessert that is soaked in syrup before it is served. This version of the dish is prepared with khoya and paneer.

  7. Shahi Tukda 

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    Shahi Tukda is prepared with a mixture of nuts and milk. This Awadhi delicacy is a hit throughout the year.

  8. Mohanthal 

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    This fudge-like dessert is prepared with gram flour. It is prepared during Diwali in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

  9. Patishapta 

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    This Bengali dessert is prepared using maida, rice flour and sooji. It is filled with coconut jaggery.

  10. Mysore Paak 

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    This is an original recipe of Indian dessert called Mysore Pak. Its originated in the Mysore Palace. It is prepared with a mix of sugar, gram flour and desi ghee.

Guru Nanak Jayanti and Traditional Sweets

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guruparb is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Kartik(October-November). On this auspicious day, Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism was born. The Sikh Guru’s birthday is also known by the name of Guruparb.

On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the Sikh community makes merry and feasts on tasty food. Sikh community around the world including those of Punjab and Haryana celebrate this occasion with great fervor! The whole community immerses in the festive mood. A lot of dishes including sweets are prepared for this occasion. These sweets are shared with the near and dear ones.

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Photo Courtesy: Thinkfeed

On this day, special Langar(or Lunch) is organized by the Gurudwara volunteers. The Sikhs distribute free sweets and lunch while performing seva(service) or bhakti(devotion). People from any religion can participate in a Langar. Special Prasad(pious food) known as Kara Prasad is given to all present in the Gurudwara.

Here we give you some delicious recipes of sweets for Guru Nanak Jayanti:-

  • Atta Ka Seera: Atte Ka Seera or Atte Ka Halwa is a very popular sweet of North India. It is very easy to make and can be made on special occasions like Guruparb.

Atte Ka Halwa

Atte Ka Seera Recipe

 

  • Malai Ladoo: Malai Ladoo is also a very famous sweet. Their taste is very similar to that of Sandesh.
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Photo Courtesy: Youtube

Malai Ladoo Recipe

 

  • Jalebi: Jalebi is the “Queen of Sweets”. It is very popular for special occasions. It is a perfect sweet for Guru Nanak Jayanti.

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Jalebi Recipe

 

  • Kaju Barfi: Kaju Barfi or Kaju Katli is a special sweet that is made of Cashews. It is a perfect for exchanging with friends and family during Guruparb.

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Kaju Barfi Recipe