Raksha Bandhan is the best time for siblings to bond over cooking. But what will you prepare for such a special occasion?
Read this blog to get some ideas!
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, as many people call it in India, is one of the most auspicious occasions in the country. It is a day that celebrates the love and bond between siblings. As per the rituals, the sister ties a Rakhi, a sacred thread representing sibling love, on the brother’s wrist. This Rakhi is a symbol of protection from the sister. In return, the brother showers his sister with Raksha Bandhan gifts and sweets. Both these gestures also symbolize that they will protect and love each other at all costs.
And just like every other Indian occasion, the rituals are followed by a huge spread of mouth-watering food that the whole family shares. These meals are usually filled with sweets, special curries, delicious appetizers, heavenly biryanis, and more.
However, it’s not always easy to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in such an elaborate manner in today’s world. Everyone is busy in their own lives, and it’s challenging to find the time to prepare for this day. And that is why we have come up with a great solution to make this day a lot more fun.
After the siblings finish off the rituals early, they can indulge in a fun activity. Like the ritual of sharing the responsibility of protection, they can also share the kitchen duties for the day. They can work together to prepare a delicious meal for their family. And with the added bit of love they just celebrated, we’re sure they would be able to add some magic to the flavors!
So here it is! All the siblings come together to make some lip-smacking food. But how can you decide what to cook? Well, here are some amazing recipes that we highly recommend you to try:
Kheer is one of the most loved sweet dishes in India. The soulful goodness of a warm serving of Kheer is perfect for a day that celebrates sibling love. While making this heavenly treat may not seem like a tedious task, you still need to have the patience to perfect the recipe.
The list of ingredients in the recipe is milk, Dwaraka Organic Jaggery Powder, rice, Dwaraka Organic Green Cardamom, saffron, chopped almonds & cashews, and golden raisins. One of the siblings should be responsible for stove duty while the other takes care of other tasks. This way, you will make the most soulful serving of Kheer. Follow Gur Ki Kheer Recipe.
Vegetable Biryani is one family-sized meal that everyone would love. This aromatic treasure is perfect for siblings’ day meals. But cooking Vegetable Biryani is as easy as climbing a mountain. However, you have your siblings to help you, so why not make the most of it?
They say too many cooks ruin the recipe. But when it comes to Vegetable Biryani, the more people you have, the better it is. You will need Basmati rice, onion, green chilli, potato, tomato, carrot, green peas, mint leaves, coriander leaves, Dwaraka Organic Ginger Garlic Paste, Dwaraka Organic Green Cardamom, Dwaraka Organic Cinnamon Stick, Dwaraka Organic Clove, Dwaraka Organic Cumin Whole, Bay leaf, Star anise, Dwaraka Organic Chilli Powder Regular, Dwaraka Organic Garam Masala, Dwaraka Organic Sunflower Oil, curd (or yogurt), and salt. The one with the chopping board skills should be assigned for prep duties. One of the siblings should take care of the stove, and the youngest one (sibling rule) should be the one running around gathering ingredients. You can check the step-by-step instructions for Vegetable Biryani recipe.
But if you all are not sure about indulging in such a complicated recipe then we’ve got an alternate solution for you. You can use our blended spice mix called Dwaraka Organic Biryani Masala with the base ingredients of Biryani to prepare the dish. This blended mix will help you all prepare a very flavorful Biryani that everyone in your family would love. What’s more, you can use the Biryani Masala with any combination of rice, and proteins to make different varieties of Biryani.
With the right coordination and quick execution, you all will be able to make the most mouth-watering and flavorful Vegetable Biryani for your family!
Hara Bhara Kabab
Hara Bhara Kabab is one of the most flavorful appetizers you can have for siblings’ day. Every bite of this delicious snack will make your family happy. This is not an easy recipe, but anything is possible when the siblings get together.
All you will need is potato, green chilli, green peas, spinach, coriander leaves, Dwaraka Organic Ginger Paste, Dwaraka Organic Garlic Paste, Dwaraka Organic Garam Masala, Dwaraka Organic Amchur Powder, Dwaraka Organic Chana Besan, breadcrumbs, salt, and Dwaraka Organic Sunflower Oil. This will involve a lot of cleaning and chopping, so one of you should take care of that. One can gather all the ingredients and get everything ready. And the one managing the stove should start par-boiling the vegetables. Mix everything together along with the besan and start frying. Serve them hot with some ketchup and green chutney. Read our detailed guide to make Hara Bhara Kabab.
No traditional Indian celebration is complete without having Jalebi for dessert. While making Jalebi is not that difficult, you still need a lot of patience to make these sweet treats juicy, heavenly, and perfectly circular.
You only need a few ingredients to make Jalebi. These include Dwaraka Organic Maida Flour, Dwaraka Organic Corn Flour, Dwaraka Organic Turmeric, curd (or yogurt), lemon juice, Dwaraka Organic Sunflower Oil, sugar, saffron, Dwaraka Organic Green Cardamom powder, and a squeeze sauce bottle. The cooking process for Jalebi is a bit complicated, so you would need the most experienced sibling in front of the stove for this. Another sibling can work on making the batter and filling up the sauce bottle. Together, you two can make very crispy and delicious Jalebi that your whole family would love for this Raksha Bandhan.
What More Can You Do?
There are many more dishes you can try for Raksha Bandhan in 2021! You can try Besan Ladoo, Kaju Katli, Handi Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, and other delicious dishes. You can find many more recipes here.
Whatever you decide to prepare, make sure you involve all your siblings in it. And may you all have a very flavorful and happy Raksha Bandhan this year! Stay tuned for more exciting tips and guides on how you can make your festive celebrations better. And for the best flavors, choose Dwaraka Organic, the best place to get organic products in the USA!