Raksha Bandhan, a celebration of the beautiful bond between siblings, is not only a time for heartfelt emotions but also an occasion to indulge in delectable treats. What better way to celebrate this auspicious day than by preparing a spread of mouthwatering dishes that your entire family can enjoy together?
In this blog post, we present 5 delightful Raksha Bandhan recipes that are not only easy to prepare but also bound to bring joy to your festive celebrations.
So, roll up your sleeves, gather your loved ones, and let’s embark on a culinary journey that perfectly complements the spirit of Raksha Bandhan.
- Mouthwatering Malai Peda:
- 2 cups milk powder
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 1/4 cup milk
- A pinch of saffron strands
- Chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds) for garnishing
- In a non-stick pan, combine the milk powder, condensed milk, and milk.
- Cook the mixture on low heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens and leaves the sides of the pan.
- Add saffron strands soaked in a teaspoon of milk for a beautiful hue and aromatic flavor.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly before shaping it into small peda rounds.
- Garnish with chopped nuts and let them set for a few hours before serving.
- Delectable Dahi Vada:
- 1 cup urad dal (black gram)
- Oil for frying
- 2 cups yogurt
- Tamarind chutney
- Roasted cumin powder
- Red chili powder
- Chopped coriander leaves
- Soak the urad dal for a few hours and then grind it into a smooth paste.
- Heat oil in a pan for frying. Shape the dal paste into small balls and fry them until golden brown.
- Soak the fried vadas in water for a few minutes, then gently squeeze out excess water and arrange them in a serving dish.
- Pour whisked yogurt over the vadas and drizzle tamarind chutney.
- Sprinkle roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, and chopped coriander leaves for added flavor.
- Scrumptious Paneer Tikka Skewers:
- 250g paneer (cottage cheese), cubed
- Bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes (cut into chunks)
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, and pepper in a bowl to create a marinade.
- Add paneer and vegetables to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Thread the marinated paneer and veggies onto skewers.
- Grill or pan-fry until golden and slightly charred.
- Serve with mint chutney and lemon wedges.
4. Divine Coconut Ladoo:
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- Chopped nuts for garnishing
- In a pan, combine desiccated coconut and condensed milk.
- Cook on low heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan.
- Add cardamom powder for a delightful aroma.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then shape it into small ladoos.
- Garnish with chopped nuts and let them set before serving.
5. Heavenly Rasgulla Delights:
- 1-liter milk
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cups water
- A few saffron strands
- Crushed pistachios for garnishing
- Boil milk and add lemon juice to curdle it. Strain the curdled milk using a muslin cloth to obtain chenna (paneer).
- Knead the chenna until smooth and divide it into small, equal-sized balls.
- In a separate pot, mix sugar, water, and saffron strands, and bring to a boil.
- Add the chenna balls to the boiling syrup and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes until they expand and turn spongy.
- Let the rasgullas cool before refrigerating. Garnish with crushed pistachios before serving.
These five Raksha Bandhan recipes are more than just dishes; they are a reflection of the love and bond shared between siblings. As you come together with your family to prepare and enjoy these mouthwatering delights, you’ll not only create cherished memories but also strengthen the special connection that makes Raksha Bandhan truly unique.
So, roll up your sleeves, tie those rakhi threads, and let the aroma of these delicious treats fill your home with warmth and joy. Happy Raksha Bandhan!