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Raksha Bandhan/ Rakhi !

Aug 12th 2016

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindi word which means the bond of protection. This festival is also known as the Rakhi festival. On this auspicious day sisters tie a sacred thread on their brothers wrist and brothers vow to protect their sisters. This festival is celebrated all over India. As per Indian luner calender the festival is celebrated on Poornima of Saavan month. This year Raksha Bandhan is on Aug 18th.

Sweets are an integral part of any festival. For this special occasion we usually make delicacies as per family's traditions and tastes. I remember when we were all kids, my buaji (father's sister) used to bring Rosogulla for us. My brother loves Rasmalai. My mom used to make her special Dahi Vade for Mamajis ( mom's brother/ maternal uncle). My son loves typical desi mithai (sweets) like Balushahi, Shahi Toasts, Jalebi etc...Along with sweets we can also make snacks, a full meal or whatever the brothers and sisters like...

Here are some delicacies for Raksha Bandhan..

Happy Raksha Bandhan !!!


Phirni Shahi Phirni (Royal Rice Pudding)-Phirni is made with ground rice cooked in milk. This is a very festive sweet made all over India. Phirni is very similar to Kheer(made with whole rice) but much quicker to make. So lets make this traditional sweet on the ocassion of Eid....As always please keep writing your comments..
Moong dal Dahi Vada Moong dal dahi vadas - Moong dal dahi vadas are light and yummy variety of vadas. Vadas are deep fried balls of lentil paste. In dahi (curd/yogurt) vada, fried lentil balls are soaked in the warm water to remove the oil. Then they are soaked in dahi (curd) for......

Our Family's favorite desserts for Rakhi festival

rasmalai gulabjamun balushahi

      Rasmalai              Gulab Jamun            Balushahi

Some Other Delicious Dessert Recipes

some photos for party planning and party organization/ bulk cooking!