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Last Updated : Oct 16,2018
Top Raksha Bandhan Recipes
You are your brother’s favourite, no doubt, but you are also the one who knows his other favourites! Who knows better than you about your brother’s childish likes and dislikes and crazy food preferences? Does he still like sticky, fluffy cotton candy? Does he enjoy having his curd rice with a lump of jaggery? Does he like Chocolate Doughnuts with his tea or molten chocolate in his sandwich?
Well, this year for Raksha Bandhan occasion, do not settle for store-bought goodies. Spare a few moments to think up his favourite sweets, make them by yourself, and carry them along with your Rakshan Bandhan Thali. Be prepared to see that characteristic brotherly grin break out on your bhaiya’s face! He will be so happy that his sister has spared to time for his sake, and that you remember all his favourite stuff. It is one of the best ways to show your love.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival that strengthens the bond between siblings – don’t let commercial foods come in between!
Here are some of the all-time favourite Raksha Bandhan sweets. Pick your favourite, and prepare them as per your brother’s preferences.
8 all time favourite Raksha Bandhan sweets.
1. For the chunky chocolate lover, there are Almond Rocks
2. If your brother is fond of desi sweets, try the Dry Fruit Barfi
3. Touch the soft spot in his heart with the Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake
4. The magic of Indian spices unfurls in the Kesar Peda
5. For the nut that all brothers turn out to be in their sister’s presence, gift him some Mixed Nuts Chocolate
6. Everybody loves the Rasmalai, and so will your brother
7. Chocolate Doughnuts are mildly-sweet, chocolaty and filling, perfect for brothers of any age!
8. Though quick and easy, the Kaju Kopra Sheera has a traditional richness that is reminiscent of mom’s cooking…
We hope you found your brother’s favourite recipes in this section – we are sure it’s there!
20 Oct 18
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi
repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it.
Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.
By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
Kashmiri Dum Aloo by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the snow-capped mountains, Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a delicious potato preparation that’s bursting with flavour.
Chilli-coated potatoes are cooked with curds, tomatoes and a flavourful paste of whole spices and sautéed onions.
Dried fenugreek leaves are the ultimate addition to t ....
23 Nov 14
Atta ka Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
I consider this one of the easiest guajarati sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured. While sautéing, keep a lookout for when the ghee separates and the atta becomes lighter, as this is the perfect indic ....
Vatana ni Kachori, Matar Kachori, Green Peas Kachori by Tarla Dalal
Making perfect kachoris is an art, and nothing short of it. The ideal cover, which is crisp and flaky but not too oily, and a soft filling, which is neither dry nor soggy, are all essential elements of the perfect kachori. Here, we present a recipe that is quite easy to follow and guaranteed to give ....
04 Oct 18
Pav Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
A hurried meal for the man in the street. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter.
This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds.
When I am lazy to ....
Badam ka Sheera by Tarla Dalal
How many times have you dismissed the thought of making your favourite Indian desserts at home because they take too long to prepare? Well, where there is a will, there is a way. Next time you feel like relishing some delicious Badam ka Sheera, try this quick and easy recipe, which enables you to ma ....
01 Oct 18
Vegetable Jalfrezi by Tarla Dalal
Jalfrezi is a cooking method known the world-over. It is basically a preparation of vegetables or meat in a saucy base.
Vegetable jalfrezi features veggies in a base of tomato sauce spiked up with sautéed green chillies, ginger, onions, and such flavourful ingredients.
Enjoy this dish piping ....
Spicy Garlic Hummus by Tarla Dalal
Hummus is an ever-popular Mediterranean dip made of chick peas, garlic, olive oil and other ingredients.
This is a spicy variant of the same, spiked up with red chilli paste. Curd gives the Spicy Garlic Hummus a creamy texture and tangy flavour, which complements the other ingredients beautifull ....
Vegetable Kadai by Tarla Dalal
A quick look into the menu of any Indian restaurant across the world, and you are likely to find the Vegetable Kadai or Kadai Vegetable featuring in it.
A melange of veggies in a masaledar gravy, this recipe is an all-time favourite. With colourful and crunchy veggies like coloured capsicums, ca ....
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Quiche by Tarla Dalal
meal is incomplete without a melt-in-the-mouth quiche. Bubbly cheese, crumbly paneer with spinach perked up with green chillies, this quiche combines all this and more in a pastry case, a delightful preparation that is sure to satiate your taste buds and ....
22 Sep 18
Dhokla Sushi with Carrots by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Sushi, but it is not easy to make. Sometimes we don’t have the time, sometimes we don’t get the ingredients, and sometimes we are afraid of whether we can handle the sticky rice properly.
Well, this Dhokla Sushi with Carrots is an opportunity for everybody to make and enjoy a hom ....
Moong Dal Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasthan during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold. It is considered to be auspicious, and is often prepared during Holi, Diwali and weddings too. It takes a long time and lots of patienc ....
15 Sep 18
Kulcha, Plain Kulcha, Butter Kulcha by Tarla Dalal
A delicious Indian
bread that is very popular in North India, and in Indian restaurants all over the world, the Kulcha has a unique texture and taste that make it a special treat for the palate.
It has a neutral taste, with the appetizing aroma and mild flavour ....
Atta Ka Sheera by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-watering Atta Sheera, with a fabulous colour, texture and flavour, ready in just five minutes! If you are wondering how that magic is possible, well, just trust your microwave to do it for you. Flavoured with cardamom and garnished with slivers of almond, this is one irresistible dessert that ....
23 Aug 18
Sweet Boondi by Tarla Dalal
Sweet boondi, a very easy and quick way to make these delicious boondi. Serve them hot to your guest and they will surely relish it!
23 Aug 18
Rose Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Rose, whether as a fragrance or a flavour, emanates a sense of coolness! Naturally, this mouth-melting Rose Barfi is also a chilled dessert, which needs to be refrigerated before serving. This mithai has the power to melt the hardest heart, because it combines the creaminess of paneer and mava with ....
10 Aug 18
Dal Fry by Tarla Dalal
From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry.
A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistib ....
02 Aug 18
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi
dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area.
This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
Mughlai Cauliflower, Potatoes and Green Pea Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A rich subzi of cauliflower, potatoes and green peas, cooked in Mughlai
style. A paste of ginger and spices gives the Mughlai Cauliflower, Potatoes and Green Peas Subzi an awesome flavour, while a mixture of curds and saffron gives it a royal ....
Burmese Samosa Toovar Dal Curry Soup by Tarla Dalal
An ever-popular snack and a spicy soup come together in this marvelous recipe. We begin by making scrumptious samosas by deep-frying samosa pattis packed with a mouth-watering mixture of potatoes, green peas and spices.
Using readymade samosa pattis reduces the time involved and also gives the s ....
Anjeer Basundi by Tarla Dalal
Rich enough to pamper your senses, tinged with the magic of Indian
spices, the Anjeer Basundi is a dessert
you will enjoy thoroughly.
Chopped anjeer gives the well-cooked milk a ....
30 Aug 18
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight.
Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
Mexican Cheese Fajita, Veg Fajita by Tarla Dalal
A snack that is sure to make you drool, the Mexican Cheese Fajita combines the best of everything – wrap, spread and filling!
Here, tortillas are lined with creamy guacamole and juicy green salsa, and stuffed with a mouth-watering paneer mixture. The paneer filling combines cottage cheese with c ....
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