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Raksha - Bandhan recipes


Last Updated : Jul 27,2021



रक्षा - बंधन स्वीट - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Raksha - Bandhan recipes in Hindi)
રક્ષાબંધન સ્વીટ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Raksha - Bandhan recipes in Gujarati)

Top Raksha Bandhan Recipes

Raksha Bandhan Sweet recipes | Rakhi 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?

Curd RiceCurd Rice

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?

Malai PedaMalai Peda

Well, this year for Raksha Bandhan occasion, do not settle for store-bought goodies.

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Spare a few moments to think up his favourite sweets, make them by yourself, and carry them along with your Rakshan Bandhan Thali.

Nariyal Vadi, Naralachi Vadi, Maharashtrian Coconut MithaiNariyal Vadi, Naralachi Vadi, Maharashtrian Coconut Mithai

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.

 Coconut Rice, South Indian Coconut Rice Coconut Rice

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Raksha Bandhan is a festival that strengthens the bond between siblings – don’t let commercial foods come in between!

 Motichoor Ke Ladoo
 Motichoor Ke Ladoo

Here are some of the all-time favourite Raksha Bandhan sweets. Pick your favourite, and prepare them as per your brother’s preferences.

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8 all time favourite Raksha Bandhan sweets.

1. For the chunky chocolate lover, there are Almond Rocks

 Almond Rocks Almond Rocks

2. If your brother is fond of desi sweets, try the Dry Fruit Barfi

 Dry Fruit Barfi
Dry Fruit Barfi

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3. Touch the soft spot in his heart with the Chocolate Mousse Cake

 Chocolate Mousse Cake, Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Chocolate Mousse Cake, Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe

4. The magic of Indian spices unfurls in the Kesar Peda

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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

Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai RecipeRasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe

7. Chocolate Doughnuts are mildly-sweet, chocolaty and filling, perfect for brothers of any age!

 Chocolate Doughnuts

 Chocolate Doughnuts

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8. Though quick and easy, the Kaju Kopra Sheera has a traditional richness that is reminiscent of mom’s cooking…

Kaju Kopra SheeraKaju Kopra Sheera

Sweets made for brother made during Raksha bandhan 

While you tie Rakhi to your brother, you need to give him sweets as sign of happiness. Below you have the best option to make the sweets.

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1.      Kesar Peda a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.

 Kesar Peda
 Kesar Peda

2.      Besan Barfi success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them.

 Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with GheeBesan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee

3.      Imarti an amazing mithai from Uttar Pradesh. A smooth batter of urad is piped out of a cloth bag to make nice, ring-shaped tubes, which are cooked in ghee till crisp and then dipped in sugar syrup.

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4.      Date and Nut Slices a mouth-watering combo of dates and condensed milk cooked in butter is further enhanced with a generous dose of mixed dried fruits.

 Date and Nut Slices Date and Nut Slices

Snacks for Raksha bandhan

Snacks for the evening when your brother has come home for a celebration. Choose from the below recipes and enjoy making them. 

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1.      Punjabi Samosa  huge kadhai is a common sight in nearly any part of India. Golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and spicy on the inside.

Punjabi Samosa
Punjabi Samosa

2.      Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers surprise your guests with this innovative snack. We use a base of idli batter cooked in a dhokla thali for the sushi.

 Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers

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3.      Corn Bhel super quick and easy to make, prepare corn bhel for your family as an evening snack or as a side dish with a meal!

 Corn Bhel Corn Bhel

4.      Pizza Paratha Italian pizza twist to our desi Indian paratha and made cheesy pizza paratha even satiating!

 Pizza Paratha Recipe, Cheesy Kids Paratha Pizza Paratha Recipe, Cheesy Kids Paratha

5.      Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Bake interesting snack, boiled baby potatoes are coated with a creamy white sauce, topped with jalapenos, seasoned with herbs, garnished with cheese and baked to perfection.

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6.      Rava Dhokla with Stuffed Schezwan Filling  attractive to behold and yummy to bite into, with the lovely crunch of capsicum and a warm Oriental flavour.

Rava DhoklaRava Dhokla

One meal recipes for Raksha bandhan

Easy one meal recipes. Below are options to make a one meal dish when you do not want to make too many dishes. 

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1.      Burritos Yummy tortillas packed with rice, re-fried beans, salsa, sour cream and cheese, this dish has everything packed into it.

 Burritos, Veg Burrito Burritos, Veg Burrito

2.      Vegetable Hong Kong Style with Steamed Rice a fiery tongue-tickler when combined with pungent sauces, red chillies, ginger and garlic, as you will experience in the dish.

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3.      Matar Pulao rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish of matar pulao a really mouth-watering one.

Matar Pulao, Green Pea PulaoMatar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao

4.      Naanza colourful assortment of toppings gives the Naanza a cheerful touch, while the varied seasonings boost its flavour and aroma. 

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5.      Lemon Rice a popular South Indian rice. lemon rice has a nice sour lemon taste.

 Lemon Rice ( South Indian Recipes )

 Lemon Rice ( South Indian Recipes )

6.      Burmese Samosa Toovar Dal Curry Soup 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.

 Burmese Samosa Toovar Dal Curry SoupBurmese Samosa Toovar Dal Curry Soup

Sabzis and roti for Raksha bandhan

Sabzis has always been confusing to choose from. So we have come up with the best of sabzis pick any one, and it will be a big hit.

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1.      Vegetable Jalfrezi a base of tomato sauce spiked up with sautéed green chillies, ginger, onions, and such flavourful ingredients.

2.      Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses. Kulcha a unique texture and taste that make it a special treat for the palate .

 Kulcha, Plain Kulcha, Butter Kulcha Kulcha, Plain Kulcha, Butter Kulcha

3.      Khoya Makhana dainty appearance and unique texture makes it appealing to even kids. Khoya Makhana is an exotic preparation of makhana, with the captivating flavour of ghee.

 Khoya Makhana Khoya Makhana

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4.      Paneer Kulcha curds add a yummy tanginess to the kulcha. Here the kulcha has been stuffed with a rich and spicy paneer filling.

 Paneer Kulcha, Paneer Kulcha Made with Dahi, Curd Paneer Kulcha, Paneer Kulcha Made with Dahi, Curd

5.      Kashmiri Dum Aloo a delicacy from the snow-capped mountains, Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a delicious potato preparation that’s bursting with flavour.

 Kashmiri Dum Aloo Kashmiri Dum Aloo

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6.      Palak Paneer one of the many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable.

Palak PaneerPalak Paneer

7.      Butter Garlic Naan traditionally prepared in a tandoor, this naan can be comfortably prepared in a tava at home.

 Butter Garlic Naan, Tava Garlic Butter Naan
 Butter Garlic Naan, Tava Garlic Butter Naan

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Desserts for Raksha bandhan 

After a scrumptious meal, here we have come up with variety of desserts which are not that difficult to make. Try the recipe you will enjoy making them. 

1.      Jalebi sugary, spice-tinged mithai is an all-time favourite in West and North India. It is so popular that for many, by default dessert means Jalebi!

 Jalebi

 Jalebi

2.      Candied Orange Chocolate unique about the chocolate and orange combo – it has a peppy taste as well as a very aesthetic appeal, two characteristics that are usually considered as contrasts!

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3.      Kalakand traditional process that takes a lot of time, this microwave recipe is quite easy to make.

 Kalakand, Microwave Kalakand Recipe
Kalakand, Microwave Kalakand Recipe

4.      Chocolate Sheera an awesome creation that combines the rich flavour and texture of sheera with the intensely captivating taste of dark chocolate.

 Chocolate SheeraChocolate Sheera

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5.    Quick Strawberry and Chocolate Sundae undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and favourite desserts !

 Quick Strawberry and Chocolate Sundae

Quick Strawberry and Chocolate Sundae

6.      Sitafal Phirni combination of milky and fruity flavours is extremely soothing in this Sitafal Phirni.

 Sitafal Phirni, Custard Apple Phirni Sitafal Phirni, Custard Apple Phirni

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7.      Kesar Malai Kulfi kulfi has a way of warming your heart, perhaps due to the spicy overtones of saffron and cardamom or the intense richness of freshly condensed milk.

Kesar Malai Kulfi
Kesar Malai Kulfi

We hope you found your brother’s favourite recipes in this section – we are sure it’s there!

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Enjoy our Raksha Bandhan Sweet recipes | Rakhi Recipes | and other Indian festival recipes below. 

Raksha Bandhan recipes


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Lemon Soufflé with Chocolate Boondi and Peaches
Recipe# 41137
22 Sep 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
A creamy, lemony, wobbly soufflé , served with stewed peaches and a unique chocolate boondi, this dessert is so awesome that your guests will be talking about it for days to come. Actually, it is the chocolate boondi that makes it so special, because it ....
Low- Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 4079
07 Jul 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tradition meets innovation in this creative Low-Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce. Sure to earn the praises of all your guests and family members, the visually appealing dessert is very low in fat despite the creamy likeness to authentic kulfi. This is because adding citric acid to low-fat milk ....
Macaroni Hot Pot
Recipe# 2204
02 Jul 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
macaroni hot pot recipe | kids macaroni tiffin box | baked macaroni with baked beans | Indian style macaroni hot pot | with 30 amazing images. macaroni hot pot , ....
Macaroni in Cheesy Carrot Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40371
02 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Carrot purée is a wonderful addition to whole wheat based white sauce, as it makes it creamier and colourful too. Add to it some cheese and a dash of pepper, and you have a perfect base that kids will love. Throw some macaroni, seasonings and herbs into this creamy sauce, and there you have a yummy ....
Malai Barfi
Recipe# 40032
28 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A little smartness is all it takes to make traditional favourites easily at home. Malai Barfi, for instance, can be made quite speedily and easily at home by using readymade mava. While the mithai does require a day to cool, you can eliminate the many back breaking hours of work in the kitchen by us ....
Malai Kofta Curry, Creamy Kofta Curry
Recipe# 255
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Extremely soft koftas that melt in your mouth, dipped in a creamy tomato-flavoured gravy that soothes and cradles your taste buds, that is what the Malai Kofta Curry is! The mouth-melting koftas are made of fresh coconut and potatoes rather than the more common paneer-based koftas, and the gra ....
Malai Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 4086
24 Mar 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Innumerable times you would have ordered Malai Koftas in Makhani Gravy at restaurants, but now it is time to try this hot favourite at home, in the comfort of your own kitchen! Succulent and spicy vegetable dumplings find a flavourful home in this rich tomato gravy, cooked in butter and topped ....
Mango Falooda
Recipe# 41774
13 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
mango falooda recipe | mango faluda ice cream | mango falooda with homemade seviya | homemade mago falooda with mango pulp | with 17 amazing images. mango falooda recipe ....
Recipe# 41097
07 Aug 16

 
 by Debosruti Ghosh
Mango Rasmalai, this is one of the summer delicacies. In India mango is everyone's favorite fruit. So here is a sweet dish made from our very own favourite fruit mango.
Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao
Recipe# 41351
27 Mar 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
matar pulao recipe | green pea pulao | matar pulao in pressure cooker | with 20 amazing images. Quick and easy but enchanting, the matar pulao is a timeless classic of North
Mawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar Roll
Recipe# 2063
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Another variation of mawa peda which resembles a Swiss roll and is attractive to serve for any festive Occasion like Diwali , Di ....
Mawa Peda, Quick Mava Peda, Khoya Peda
Recipe# 2057
03 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
mawa peda recipe | quick mawa peda | khoya peda | with 16 amazing images. Festival or no festival, Indians love sweets! And, with the festival season just around the corner, the search for easy but tasty sweets like ....
Methi Mutter Malai
Recipe# 4241
08 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | fenugreek green peas curry | restaurant style methi malai matar | with 35 amazing images. Think Punjabi main course, and this is one of the ....
Mexican Cheese Fajita, Veg Fajita
Recipe# 1266
16 May 11

 
 
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 ....
Mini Cheese Uttapa
Recipe# 540
03 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
mini cheese uttapa recipe | cheese uttapam | instant cheese uttapa - Indian snack | cheese uttapam with idli dosa batter | with 13 amazing images. mini cheese uttapa re ....
Mint Ice Cream, Creamy Pudina Ice Cream
Recipe# 3999
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a totally awesome Mint Ice-Cream, which is flavoured with fresh mint leaves and not synthetic syrups. This gives the ice-cream a pleasantly minty flavour, which is not overwhelmingly strong or too sweet. The ice-cream itself is too good, thanks to the proper mix of milk, cream and milk ....
Mixed Vegetable Pie
Recipe# 2464
12 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, the very mention of the word pie brings to mind a deliciously sweet dessert! But, pies mean more than that. The pie crusts can be filled with not just sweet somethings but also savoury stuff as in the case of this unforgettable Mixed V ....
Mixed Vegetables in Creamy Sauce
Recipe# 1399
31 May 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
mixed vegetables in creamy sauce recipe | vegetables in white sauce | creamy mixed vegetables | mix veg curry in white sauce | with 15 amazing images. mixed vegetables i ....
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 635
20 Sep 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
Mughlai Paneer Koftas, Rasbhari Motiyan
Recipe# 30951
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Little pearl shaped creamy kofta in mouth watering and rich gravy! The gravy uses one of the most prized ingredients in Indian cooking - saffron. Also adding body to the gravy is cashew nut paste. Using a pestle is a good option in case you have a problem grind ....
Nariyal ki Meethi Roti, Sweet Coconut Roti
Recipe# 4780
08 Mar 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will love the luxuriant texture of this coconut-stuffed sweeet treat ! Chapatis are stuffed with a delectably sweet mixture of roasted coconut delicately flavoured with nutmeg and cardamom. This Nariyal ki Meethi Roti is quite satiatin ....
Nawabi Naan
Recipe# 30962
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think Nawabi, and luxury is the first word that comes to mind! Indeed, what better way to recreate that richness than by using mixed nuts. This scrumptious Nawabi Naan is an amazing creation of traditional tandoori naan studded with nuts. This gives you a lovely texture and mildly sweet flavour as y ....
No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Recipe# 42252
30 Apr 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
no bake oreo cheesecake recipe | easy Indian no bake oreo cheesecake | vanilla oreo cheesecake | simple no bake oreo cheesecake with whipped cream | with 21 amazing images.
Noodles with Vegetables in Curry Sauce
Recipe# 22563
20 Mar 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering Oriental dish, which features noodles and vegetables topped with a luscious coconut milk based curry sauce. The interplay of tamarind, red chilli paste and sugar gives the curry sauce a sweet-and-sour flavour highlighted with spicy notes, while crushed peanuts gives it an exciting m ....
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