This Raksha Bandhan, serve some mouth-watering dishes to your family. Check out some tempting dishes to prepare and serve this Raksha Bandhan.

Rakhi Recipes

Every festival day is considered as the special day and every one of us plan to do something different to enjoy the day. There are many festivals when the relatives visit our homes to celebrate. Similarly, Raksha Bandhan is the day when relatives, especially sisters visit their brothers' homes to celebrate the festival. There can be various ways to make the day special, and preparing a tempting dish is one of those ways. So, why not prepare delicious food for this special day. It doesn't matter whether you have the required cooking skills or not, what matters the most here is your love for your sister/brother. We all are well aware of the food items liked by our brothers and sisters. Search for some good cooking books, Google the recipes, or go for the best option: browsing this article to get the best and easy recipes for Raksha Bandhan.

Popular Rakhsha Bandhan Recipes

Mal Pua

Malpua is an Indian pancake. It is a Rajasthani dish made from flour, which is easy to prepare.

  • 250 grams sifted plain flour
  • 500 grams sugar
  • Oil for frying
  • ¼ teaspoon green cardamom
  • Rosewater
  • Fresh and sweetened cream
Take a saucepan, put sugar and water in it. Heat the mixture for 8-10 minutes till thick syrup is formed. Now, mix sifted flour, sugar, and water to form a thick batter. Keep it aside for 30 minutes. Heat some oil in a shallow flat bottomed pan. Make small cakes with batter and spread these cakes in the pan; fry them till they get golden brown. Dip the golden brown cakes in the sugar syrup and keep these sweetened pancakes on a serving dish. Garnish with green cardamom, rosewater, and fresh cream. Serve hot.

Badusha is a South Indian dish made from flour and sugar.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup vanaspati ghee
  • 3 pinch of baking soda
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sliced pista and almonds
  • Grated dry coconuts
Take a pan and heat vanaspati ghee in it. Add pista and almonds in the ghee and fry them until light golden colour. Pour this heated mixture in the bowl containing flour. Add baking soda and water to make soft dough. Cover the dough with wet cloth for 15 minutes. Now, add water and sugar in a saucepan and boil it to make thick syrup. When the syrup becomes thick, add water and heat it for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, take the dough and make small balls, flatten slightly and make a hole in between these balls. These small balls with holes are known as badushahs. Pour ghee in a saucepan and fry the badushahs until golden brown colour. Dip them in the thick sweetened syrup. Now is the time to garnish. Keep the badushahs in a serving dish. Garnish them with fried nuts and grated dry coconut. Serve hot.

Besan Ka Chila
A tasty, crispy, and easy dish from the cuisine of Rajasthan.

  • 2 cups besan
  • 1 finely chopped green chilly
  • 1 finely chopped large onion
  • 1 bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1½ cup water
  • Oil
  • Salt
Take a bowl and add all the ingredients in it, except water. Now, mix these ingredients well. Start adding water in small quantities to make a batter. Make sure that there are no lumps in the batter. Take a non-stick tawa, put a spoon of oil on it and evenly spread one serving of batter on the tawa. Pour some more oil over and around the spread. Cook for a minute and then turn it upside down. Follow the same method on the other side of cheela too. Make sure that the cheela is brown and crispy from both the sides. The cheela is ready to serve now. Repeat these steps with the remaining batter too.

Most of us prefer to eat something different from those daily food items on special occasions. So, pen down the recipe of any of these food items and let your brother or sister enjoy the special day with special food item.