Raksha Bandhan is finally here and people are already on a double celebratory mood as this year the festivity coincides with the 73rd Independence day. The city streets have already decked up with colorful rakhis, gifts, balloons, sweets marking a grand celebration.
Rakhi is an annual Hindu ritual celebrating the bond between brother and sister. As a part of the ritual the sister ties a fancy sacred thread on her brothers’ wrists and exchange gifts, the brother promises to keep her safe and protect her. The festival is celebrated on the full moon of Hindu month Shravan, the festival of joy and emotions observing the beautiful bond of siblings.
Since no Indian festival is complete without food, we have compiled a complete Rakhi menu with mouth-watering dishes starting from lip-smacking appetizers to finger-licking desserts. Have a look!
Kalakand is an exotic traditional Indian sweet dessert prepared from solidified or condensed milk and cottage cheese. Kalakand is mostly preferred during special occasions and festivals like Rakhi, Diwali, Navaratri, Ramzan and even on Holi.
Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Tandoori Paneer Tikka is a popular paneer recipe prepared by marinating paneer chunks with spices and yogurt and grilled in a tandoor or Tawa. This recipe will be perfect as a special Rakhi starter. This is an adapted recipe from the popular chicken tikka recipe for non-meat eaters or paneer lovers.
Kashmiri Pulao is one of the most delicious rice preparation where rice is cooked in saffron milk and is loaded with dry fruits and fruits. This recipe is just perfect for those who are crazy about mild and sweet flavours in the pulao.
Veg Kheema Masala
Veg keema masala is the vegetarian version of chicken kheema masala where instead of minced chicken or meat, minced veggies and crumble cottage cheese are used in a royal style. This dish is one dish that makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Veg. Kheema Masala has always been everyone’s favourite.
Malpua With Rabri
This dessert is every sweet tooth’s delight. The fluffy golden Malpuas are served with a topping of the creamy chilled Rabri, coming together to create a Rakhi perfect recipe that’s will make you drool.
Guwahati | Edited by: Vairabi Rajbonshi | First Published: Aug 14, 2019