One of our all-time favourite festivals Rakhi (or Raksha Bandhan) is just around the corner. This year, Raksha Bandhan would be celebrated on 3rd August 2020. The special day celebrated the bond between a sister and brother and is celebrated with lots of traditional sweets and a grand feast. On this day, sisters tie rakhi on their brother's wrist and get gifts in exchange. People also visit their extended families and relatives to celebrate the festival and feast on traditional delicacies. Due to the lockdown, many families are planning to make Rakhi a close-knit affair this year, but does that mean you cut back on indulging? There's absolutely no need. Yes, you may have to prepare everything on your own, and you may not have much of helping hand too, but you can still put up a great show. How, you ask? With this easy and fully planned vegetarian Rakhi menu! Let's get started.
Do not be basic with the drinks, as they say, the first impression is most important. You can try serving your family this tangy jaljeera, not only is it a crowd favourite but also acts as a palate cleanser. If you are in a mood for something eclectic, try your hands at this Aam Panna. Iced tea lovers would be very impressed with this apple and mint iced tea.
With the appetisers, it is a good idea to not crowd your spread with too many options. These chunky and chilly soya nuggets are a hit among both kids and grown-ups. This easy-peasy chatapata aloo chaat is no less of a show-stealer either.
Moving to mains, an eclectic Punjabi Dal Tadka could be a nice idea, which could be followed by stir-fried chilly paneer. You can pair them both with pulao, or you could keep some naans aside for the dal. This soul-soothing tamatar kadhi is also something exciting that you can try. The Sindhi speciality, made with tomatoes and a host of vegetables, goes best with steaming hot rice. If you are expecting some kids over, there is nothing better than quick pasta in tomato sauce.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.