India is a land of festivals and each community has its share of festivals lined up throughout the year. September till December is the time when a lot of the festivals of different communities are lined up one after the other, making it the festive season, loaded with celebration, sharing joy and happiness, lots of special food, and family get-togethers.
Rakshabandhan, the festival of bonding between brothers and sisters is here. Sisters get Rakhies to be tied around brother’s wrists and brothers make promise to take care of their sisters in difficult times. There are many stories linked to rakhi and each community has their preferred ones. One thing that is common is the special food and sweets which are made to enjoy the day. I have compiled a list of sweets which can be made for Rakshabandhan at home and give a personal touch to the celebration of love and bonding.
Rice Kheer – This usual Kheer made with rice is a delicious and easy recipe to please everyone. Make it this rakhi and impress your sibling with your culinary skills.
Mava Malpua – These fried pancakes dunked in sugar syrup and served along with a creamy Rabdi is perfect for the festive treat.
Moong Dal Halwa – Loaded with ghee and dryfruits, this Moong dal halwa will only make the festival a little more richer.
Homemade Rabdi – A regular Rabdi will win you accolades from everyone in the family
Malai Ghevar – Ghevar is synonymous to Rakshabandhan. Make it at home this time for your dear ones.
Lauki Ki Barfi – Quick and super easy to make, this Lauki ki Barfi recipe is not be missed.
Kesar Phirni – This traditional Indian sweet need no introduction. Make it this Rakshabandhan and celebrate the decadence.
Nariyal Ke Ladoo – These super easy to make coconut ladoos can be made by your young kids for their siblings as a Rakhi treat.
Kalakand – Looking for something off beat to make this Rakhi. This Kalakand is the answer.
Makhane ki Kheer – One of my latest Indian sweet recipe, this Makhane Ki kheer is a hot favorite with my friends and family. Do try it this Rakshabandhan.
Everything looks really good,
but why the Nazi symbol on the plate in the 1st picture?!
This is Swastik symbol which is an ancient auspicious symbol in Hinduism depicting peace and prosperity. We use it in every auspicious ceremonies which we celebrate. Unfortunately the two are same :(.