Delicious Main Dishes You Can Prepare on Rakhi

Fried Delectable Sweets

Rakhi, one of the main festivals of India, is celebrated with lots of pomp and show while following various customs. On the day of Rakhi, siblings take an early bath to start their day with. Wearing new clothes, sisters tie the sacred thread of Rakhi on the right wrist of their brothers followed by other customs. It is known to all that no occasion is complete without gifts, hence your nearest shops and stores wear the new color of gifts and other articles. To make the festival of Rakhi, you need to plan for the occasion much in advance., one of the most popular e-gifting sites has arranged a wide collection of gifts no matter what the occasion is. You can visit this online portal to have a look at the gifts arranged under different categories. Through this proficient portal, your Rakhi to India will reach the recipient just at the time of the festivity. Not only gifts, this store also has arranged a wide myriad of Rakhi threads ranging from Zardoshi Rakhi, Pearl Rakhi, Bhaiya-Bhabhi Rakhi and so on. Send Rakhi to India to your kid brother from the Kids Rakhi section and make his day momentous.

Since gifts, meeting with relatives and friends, wearing new clothes and grand dining are the indispensable part of Rakhi celebration, apart from sending Rakhi to India, you can try to prepare some delicious dishes at home to give your loved ones a wonderful treat. Let us discuss about the main dishes you can prepare at home on the occasion of Rakhi -

Masala Poori (Main Course)

1 cup wheat flour
water for kneading
Salt to taste
¼ tsp ajwain
1 pinch asafoetida
½ tsp red chili powder
2 cups of oil to fry

Sieve the wheat flour and salt together in a bowl
Add the salt, ajwain, asafoetida and red chili powder into the bowl and knead the dough well using water
Keep the dough a bit firm by regulating the amount of water you use carefully
Keep the kneaded dough aside for half an hour after covering it with a lid.
Heat oil in a kadai that to frying
Take small portions of the dough and make circular balls out of it
Using a rolling pin, roll these balls into small circular pooris.
Once the oil is hot enough, gently slide the rolled dough into the kadai and fry it well
Serve hot with the Shahi Paneer Korma

Shahi Paneer Korma (Main Course)

Orange Paneer Dish

1 medium-sized onion
1 cup of tomato puree
250 grams paneer
2 teaspoons ginger and garlic paste
1 teaspoon of red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder each
2 teaspoons garam masala powder
½ cup of water
½ cup of milk
salt to taste

Shallow fry the cubed paneer till it becomes light brown in color. Remove from heat and keep aside
In a separate pan, heat some oil and add the cumin seeds. After 3 seconds, add the grated onion and cook that till it turns brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and cook for another minute till the paste too gets cooked.
Add the tomato puree next along with the salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder
Allow the spices and tomato puree to cook for a minute while stirring occasionally
Add water and bring to a boil
Pour the milk next along with the fried paneer cubes and reduce the heat to allow the dish to simmer for another 3 minutes.
Serve hot.
These dishes will definitely be relished by your relatives and guests. Thus by sending gifts and giving them wonderful treats, you can make their day truly memorable.

Jhuma Published: Oct 12, 2012 | Last Updated: Dec 30, 2019
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