Rakhi Raksha bandhan festival recipes

Indian Hindu festival for brother and sister

As in any other Indian festival, rakhi or raksha bandhan festival recipes given below play an important part in the rakhi festival.

No celebration is complete without the delicious festival foods.

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Rakhi festival or raksha bandhan festival is a celebration of the everlasting bond of affection and love between brothers and sisters.

Married or unmarried, a sister invites her brother for a feast and prepares his favorite dishes, especially sweets.

Though there is no specific menu as such for the rakhi festival, brother's and sister's favorite dishes are prepared.

Here are a few special dishes prepared for the raksha bandhan festival. Select the ones that your brother likes and enjoy these dishes with him.

Rakhi - Raksha bandhan Festival Sweets

Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week. Even a novice can make carrot halva very easily.


Semiya payasam - vermicelli pudding - Sevai kheer

Shavige payasa, Traditional Indian sweet - dessert. Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold



This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.

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Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Made with cashew nuts, quick and easy to make and keeps for long.


Besan burfi - Indian dessert

Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat. Can also serve as a sweet dish.

Use coconut oil or any vegetable oil instead of desi ghee if you want to make it vegan.

Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.


Rakhi - Raksha bandhan Festival rice recipes

-  Easy to make rice recipe. Usually made for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.

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- Sweet rice pudding recipe made on narali paurnima day in Maharashtra. Also in North Karnataka.

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Festival Raita - Salad Recipes

Cool Cucumber Salad

Easy to make as snack or a good accompaniment for any meal.

Festival Snack Recipes

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.

Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.

Batata vada or aloo bonda

Batata vada is a popular snack item. It is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make vada-pav.

Poori - Indian Fry bread

Made with whole wheat flour. Serve for breakfast, lunch, dinner. It also be made with maida(plain flour).

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

Vegetable samosa

Vegetable samosa is usually made with potatoes and peas.

Festival Vegetable Recipes

Potato Subji - Aloo Bhaji

Potato masala subji served with Poori - Chapati - dosa


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