To make this auspicious day more enjoyable, let’s make some delicious recipes for rakhi to show gratitude to our sister and show her our love and affection with some of the most delightful and pleasing cooking! 

Rakshabandhan is a traditional and very emotional festival in India. Rani Karnavati sent a rakhi to Mughal Emperor Humayun, calling him her brother and asking for help and that etched her name in Indian folklore.

Raksha Bandhan translates to, “the bond of protection, obligation, or care” in Sanskrit. Thus, a sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s wrist to protect them against evil influences and pray for their long life and happiness. 

Delicious Recipes for Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) 

You can celebrate this Raksha Bandhan by preparing these recipes for your sister and give her a sweet present with these Delicious Recipes for Rakhi !

  • Chole Masala  
  • Kulche
  • Masala Buttermilk           
  • Allahabad Ki Tehri
  • Gulab Jamun 

Let’s start our lunch plan and give our beloved sister a pleasing surprise with these tasty Delicious Recipes for Rakhi!

Chole Masala

After eating so many paneer recipes, it is time to say goodbye to the clichéd cottage cheese gravy and try something new this Rakshabandhan! Let’s eat some Delicious Recipes for Rakhi which is deliciously spicy and tasty with flavors infusing in our mouth and herbs running wild in our mouth!  

One of the most popular dishes of India, Chole Masala is one of the tastiest and flavorsome recipes in the country! In north India, festivals are incomplete without having some Chole masala on your plate! This dish is full of flavor and if you love spicy food then this recipe is going to be your star!

Delicious Recipes for Rakhi
Chole Masala

Quick Stats: 

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 5 to 6 serves

Ingredients: 

To pressure cooker:

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoon raw chickpeas 
  • 5 to 6 green cardamom pods
  • 4 to 5 black peppercorn 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tea bags
  • Salt, as per needed
  • 5 cup of water

For the Chole masala:

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • 2 small onion, pureed 
  • 2 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste
  • 4 medium tomatoes, pureed
  • 3 teaspoons of Chole masala
  • ½ teaspoon of red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of cumin powder
  • Salt, as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • ¼ teaspoon of garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon of coriander

Method to Prepare:

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and drain the water in the morning and take a pressure cooker.
  • Add these chickpeas, 2 tea bags, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon stick, salt, and 4 to 5 cups water. 
  • Pressure cook it on high flame until 1 or 2 whistles. After that let the chickpeas cook them for another 10 to 12 minutes on low flame.
  • Take a deep skillet and heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add onion and cloves into it. Fry the onions until the raw smell goes away and they become golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and cook it for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the smell goes away. 
  • Now, let’s make gravy. Add tomato puree and stir and let it cook it for 12 to 15 minutes on a low-medium flame and cover the pan to prevent the splash. 
  • Let’s add the spices and make this Chole delicious and flavorful; add Chole masala, red chili powder, paprika powder, salt, and mix them for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • It is time to add chickpeas now! Add those chickpeas and stir well so they are coated in the spices, for around 2 minutes.
  • Add the water we used for boiling chickpeas, cover the pan, and let them simmer for 30 minutes. Keep check of the water as the gravy will get thick in 30 minutes and add water if you feel so.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan and add the ginger to it.
  • Fry till the ginger turns golden brown but keeps in check that you don’t burn them. Add this mixture in the Chole and turn off the stove.
  • Sprinkle some garam masala if you love spicy food. Throw some chopped coriander as you want your Chole to look beautiful!

This Chole masala is the same as your relation with your sister: flavorful yet spicy! Cook this Chole for your sis and give her a tasteful start at lunch! You will need something to eat with Chole; no worries! Scroll down and make some Kulche for her! Let’s head towards more Delicious Recipes for Rakhi!

Kulche 

Out of all Indian bread that is cooked in tandoor, Kulche is the most sought after and craved bread after naan! Many people believe that making Kulche at home is quite impossible as you need to have a tandoor or gas oven! Well, let’s change this mindset and make Kulche at home!

Don’t try this recipe by yourself as it is tough to do it alone instead, ask mum to help you make Kulche for your sis! Let’s begin the process of making restaurant-style Kulche at home!

Kulche
Kulche

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 2 hours
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 8 serves 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoon of oil
  • ¼ cup of curd
  • ¾ cup of water, to knead the dough
  • 4 teaspoon of black sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup of coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, to brush Kulche

Method to Prepare:

  • Take a large mixing bowl and take 2 cups of maida, 1 teaspoon of sugar and baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of oil. Add the curd and mix it well.
  • Then add ¾ cup of water and start kneading. You can add water as required.
  • Knead a smooth and soft dough and add more water if you think the dough seems dry.
  • It is time to let it rest for 2 hours or more. Cover it with a cloth.
  • After 2 hours, pinch the ball-sized dough and flatten.
  • Add some sesame seeds and coriander to give this Kulche a traditional look.
  • With the help of a rolling pin, give your dough an oval shape and then brush water on your Kulche.
  • Now, slowly flip the Kulche and put it on a hot pat. 
  • After just a minute, turn the pan upside down and cook the Kulche directly on the flame until it becomes golden brown and puffs.
  • Gently and carefully scrap Kulche from the bottom and remove it.
  • Brush some butter and serve this simplistic Kulche along with the Chole you prepared earlier. 

As you cannot enjoy Chole without Kulche and visa-versa; similarly you can’t imagine your life without your sis and tell her that you love your sis more than you love cricket!

Masala Buttermilk 

Well, you need something to wash this Chole Kulche down your throat! What’s better than a glass of masala buttermilk! Simple to make as you just have to add some spices in your buttermilk and boom! Your thirst will be gone in minutes. 

Get your big glasses out because it’s time for buttermilk to flow free on your dining table!

Delicious Recipes for Rakhi
Masala Buttermilk

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • No cooking needed!
  • Servings: as much as you want!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 cups of chilled water
  • 1 green chili
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon of black salt
  • Salt, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of chat masala
  • Mint, for garnishing

Method to Prepare:

  • Get a big jar or jug and add all the ingredients in it.
  • Get a hand-blender or you can use whisk and DIY!
  • Garnish it with mint and give it a fresh and minty flavor!

Get your party glasses ready for this delicious and flavorful masala buttermilk and let your sister know that she adds similar flavors in your life!

Allahabad Ki Tehri

Let’s move on from stereotypical Dal fry and rice and make something delicious and healthy for this Rakshabandhan in the rice section. Let’s make Allahabad Ki Tehri, a vegetable pulao which is not only fantabulous but healthy too. There are so many vegetables involved in this pulao that you will get loads of nutrients after eating it!

Aromatic and filled with a variety of spices and veggies; just enjoy this Allahabadi rice with your family on Rakshabandhan!   

Delicious Recipes for Rakhi
Allahabad Ki Tehri

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 6 serves

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 4 brown cardamoms
  • 8 to 10 black peppercorns
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 50gm garlic and ginger, chopped
  • 3 to 4 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of cumin and coriander seeds, ground
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric and red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of asafetida powder (heeng) 
  • 5 potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 100gms of green beans and cauliflower, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 200gms curd
  • 2 ½ cup of Basmati rice
  • 6 cups of vegetable stock
  • 50 ml of ghee
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 lime

Method to Prepare:

  • Take a heavy-bottom pan and heat oil into it. 
  • Now, add in the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, brown cardamom, green cardamom, peppercorn, cloves, onions, garlic, ginger and green chilly. Stir it for 2-3 minutes.
  • After that, add ground cumin and coriander seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafetida, water, and cook it for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Into this masala base, add potatoes, carrots, green beans, and cauliflower.
  • Add salt as per your taste and cover it with a lid.
  • Let it simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are 70% cooked. 
  • Open the lid and add in the curd and stir well. 
  • The next step is to add the prewashed Basmati rice into it and stir it well until it is perfectly coated with the base.
  • Now, add in the vegetable stock and let it simmer over a low flame until rice is cooked.
  • Get it into a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves, a drizzle of ghee, and a squeeze of lime!
  • Serve hot!

Make this amazing pulao for your sister and let her know that because of her, your life is as colorful and rich as this vegetable pulao!

Gulab Jamun

Rejoice, everyone! The dessert is finally here and it is time to get your mouth ready for a blast of sweetness! Gulab Jamun is the most loved and adored sweet dish in Indian culture and you just can’t get enough of these little devils! 

Forget about your calories and eat as many as you want because it’s Rakshabandhan! Make this mouth-watering sweet within half an hour and enjoy these juicy sweet balls of joy!

Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 15 to 20 Gulab Jamuns

Ingredients:

For Sugar Syrup:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 5 cups of water
  •  1 teaspoon of milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of cardamom seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of saffron
  • ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder

For Gulab Jamun Balls:

  • 1 ½ cup of khoya, grated
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup of maida
  • 1 teaspoon of milk

Method to Prepare:

  • Take a deep pan and add sugar and water into it and stir and bring it to boil on a high flame, so that sugar can dissolve.
  • Add milk and cardamom seeds to the sugar water. Boil further and strain!
  • Now, add saffron and cardamom seeds and bring the mixture to a rolling boil for about 5 to 7 minutes until it becomes sticky.
  • Let it rest and start preparing for Gulab Jamun balls. 
  • Take a medium-sized bowl and get khoya into it and combine maida and baking soda into the khoya with the help of a spoon and do it gently.
  • Add a teaspoon of milk and knead smooth and soft dough out of them. Add more milk if and only if you think it is required.   
  • Divide the dough into equal parts and make smooth surface balls out of it. 
  • Now, take a pan and heat ghee in it. Add these Jamun balls into the boiling ghee and deep-fry them. Cook them until they turn golden brown.
  • Now, drain them and let them cool.
  • Immerse Gulab Jamun in warm sugar syrup for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Your tasty and sweet dish is ready to get served.

Serve this dish to your sister and tell her that she is as sweet as these Gulab Jamuns!

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Conclusion 

Prepare these Delicious Recipes for Rakhi and Make this Rakshabandhan delicious and flavorful with these dishes and give your sister love, affection, and lots of mischiefs!