Raksha Bandhan 2019: Remember the time your sister had your back for a bully at school or when your brother faced the wrath of your mother for breaking the new cutlery at home? Well, there are times when you absolutely can't tolerate the sight of your sibling but then there are times like these that make you save the last slice of the cake for him/her. And all of this primarily packs the brother-sister bond in a nutshell. With beautiful rakhis and traditional sweets making their way to the markets all around the country already, the festive vibe of raksha bandhan is here to stay for a while. Rakhi or raksha bandhan celebrates the beautiful bond of love between brothers and sisters. Sisters apply tilak on the foreheads of their brothers and tie rakhis around their wrists, feed them with sumptuous sweets or mithais and in return, brothers vow to protect their sisters against all adversities besides showering them with some amazing gifts! It's that time of the year again!
Raksha Bandhan Date 2019
Is there any Indian festival that is complete without food? Of course not and therefore raksha bandhan too is packed with decadent sweets, mouth-watering snacks and a table full of such treats to tantalise your taste buds. This year as raksha bandhan festival is set to fall on 15th August 2019, we bring you some of the best of raksha bandhan recipes to prepare at home and make your sibling feel special. This includes delectable raksha bandhan sweets and special food menu that you can prepare at home.
11 Best Raksha Bandhan Recipes To Prepare At Home:
If you have siblings who love to gorge on street food, this is just the perfect snack for them. Giving a healthy twist to Mumbai's sev puri, here we have a multigrain sev puri packed with a tangy avocado mix, beans sprout and potatoes topped with tantalising tamarind chutney and dried cranberries.
For the health conscious brother or sister, this kofta recipe is packed with almonds, milk, nutmeg and potatoes along with a host of spices and baked to perfection. It is a super easy recipe to prepare at home with just a few ingredients.
These sweet little rolls are all things nutty and incredibly delicious! A true blue festival sweet, anjeer kaju roll is packed with nuts and dry fruits like cashews, figs and pistachio along with cardamom, saffron, sugar and honey cooked with beetroot juice. This rakhi sweet recipe is simply the perfect one to serve this festival.
A summery delight, mango basil colada is a great way to start the raksha bandhan treat with your sibling! The freshness of basil leaves along with luscious mango slices blended with coconut water topped with coconut cream is exactly what you need in these summer months.
Move over the classic aam panna and prepare this utterly refreshing cranberry panna that would simply rejuvenate you for the rest of the day! Packed with the goodness of cranberries, this drink also boasts a host of spices like cumin, elaichi powder, black salt, garam masala, green chillies, mint leaves and ever-so-healthy chia seeds mixed with club soda.
What's better than a spicy dish of tandoori gobhi for a different starter? A vegetarian dish of cauliflower can never go wrong with guests. Here is a tandoori gobhi recipe loaded with an interesting blend of flavours like cumin, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, red chilli, ajwain and methi seeds, marinated and grilled to perfection.
Prepare this quintessential Indian dessert this raksha bandhan. Give sewaiyan a royal twist by adding lotus seeds, almonds, cashews and raisins. Cooked in a mix of roasted sewai, makhana, coconut and milk, kimami sewaiyan is here to rule your dessert table.
8. Handi Paneer
Nothing better than a rich and satisfying paneer curry for main course to celebrate any festivity and here is this recipe of handi paneer to do exactly that. It has paneer cubes cooked in a fiery hot curry of spices, tomato and curd making it a sumptuous, aromatic affair to relish with rice or roti.
Your brother loves Italian but you love everything masala? Celebrate raksha bandhan with a mix of both worlds with this mouth-watering recipe of pasta that comes with a special Maharashtrian touch of homemade goda masala sauce. While this recipe is a non-vegetarian one, you can replace chicken with mushrooms for a vegetarian version to prepare on raksha bandhan.
Rich dry fruits and nuts cooked with rice, rose water, cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, fennel and sugar, pashtooni zarda pulao is a great rice dish to serve on special occasion and festivals like these.
11. Kesari Shrikhand
End the festive treat on a sweet note with this shrikhand! It is one of the most easy yet a delicious Indian dessert to prepare at home, which is also offered as traditional bhog/prasad during various pujas as well. A maximum of half an hour and 5 ingredients is all you need to prepare this delight at home.
With so many tempting delights at the table, we are sure this Raksha Bandhan will truly be special for you and your sibling! Prepare at home and let us know your favourite recipe in the comments section below.
Happy Raksha Bandhan 2019!
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.