Delicious sweet dishes for Rakhi

Sweets with Stew

Rakhi is an important festival of India that manifests the loving and caring relationship shared between brother and sister. Though the festival may differ from place to place, the core essence of the festival that is tying Rakhi on brother's wrist by sister remains common. Every individual celebrates this day with great enthusiasm and excitement. Gifts are the center of attraction. Everyone share exotic gifts to express their love and emotions towards each other. If you want to wish "Happy Rakhi" to your loved ones in India, you can send Rakhi to India along with

Apart from gifts, feasting as well as merrymaking are the integral parts of Rakhi celebration. People prepare special dishes on such grand occasion. In the Indian context, sweets hold a special significance. According to Indian tradition, anything auspicious is welcomed with sweet items. Since Rakhi is a holy day that celebrates the loving bond between brother and sister, both greet each other with delicious sweets. So, if you want to make mouth-watering sweets for your brother and close ones on Rakhi, then here is a list of few sweet dishes.

Delectable Laddu Special

Coconut Barfi

Condensed milk 400 gms
Coconut 300 gms, grated
Sugar 1 cup
100 Gms Full cream milk powder
1/2 cup Milk
Red color few drops


Add coconut(grated), sugar, milk and milk powder in the condensed milk.
In low fame heat the mixture in a big container, until it becomes thick and dense.
Divide the mixture into two equal halves.
On a greased plate, spread one portion of the mixture, smoothly.
To the other portion, add red color drops and mix it properly.
Spread the other portion on white layer and allow it to cool.
At last cut it in square shape and serve it to your dear ones.

Thus send Rakhi to India along with this delicious sweet.


1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Aniseed
1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
1 teaspoon Black cardamom
4 tablespoons Flour
2 tablespoons Ground sugar
ghee (to fry)


Add sugar and milk in the flour and mix all the ingredients well, until the sugar gets dissolve properly.
In the mixture add Aniseed, Poppy seeds and Black cardamom( all 1 table spoon) and mix them well.
In a frying pan, pour ghee for deep frying.
Pour the mixture with a spoon on the hot ghee in the frying pan.
Fry until the Malpuas become golden brown.
Serve them in a plate.

If your dear ones are fond of Malpua, then you can cook palatable Malpua as Rakhi gifts to India.

Gulab Jamun

Chhena 40 gms.
Mawa 200 gms.
Soda bi-carb 1/4 tsp.
Flour 2 tablespoon.
Green cardamom powder 1/2 tsp.
Ghee/Oil for deep frying
Sugar 400 gms.


Grate the Mawa & Chenna.
Mix Mawa, Chenna, edible soda, green cardamom powder and a little water to make it a soft dough.
Divide the soft dough into six balls. (equally)
Stuff these balls with saffron and Green cardamom powder
Prepare the sugar syrup by mixing the sugar & water (both in equal proportions) and heating it.
Add pure ghee or oil in pan, for deep frying the soft balls.
After the balls become golden brown, place the balls in the sugar syrup for 10 to 15 minutes.
Place it in bowl and serve it your close ones on Rakhi.

After reading these recipes, Along with these sweets, you can also express your love to your brother by gifting handmade Rakhi and card. Here are some tips regarding how to make Rakhi and how to make Rakhi Greeting Card. For Rakhi, you can use silk thread and decorate it with beads and stones. For greeting card, you can use chart paper, fold it equally and decorate the front part with images, stones or beads. This will surely make your brother feel special as well as cheerful. So, you make the occasion memorable and joyful with these delicious sweets and gifts.

Madhurima Published: Apr 04, 2011 | Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020
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