This article talks about the various north Indian recipes that you can prepare and enjoy the feast on the occasion of Rakhi. It is that time of the year when you can celebrate with your loved ones and show your love to them. Read for more.

Rakhi or “Raksha Bandhan” celebrates the love and emotion shared between brother and sister. On this auspicious day, a sister ties a sacred thread known as Rakhi on her brother’s wrist and respect and shower love on him by performing “aarti”. In return, the brother blesses his sister and promises to protect her from all dangers. Thus, such a grand festival calls for great celebration and merry-making. All family members gather together and enjoy the day in a zestful spirit. Exchanging exotic gifts as well as having delicious dishes are the center of attraction of this festival. So, you can express your thoughts and feelings if you are away from your loved ones on such a grand occasion.

Kashmiri Pulao

North Indian food recipes for Rakhi


500gms Long Grain (Basmati) Rice

100gms Onion sliced vertically

5gms Cinnamon (dalchini)

5gms cardamom (Elaichi)

5gms cloves

a pinch of turmeric powder

1gm saffron (kesar)

10 ml Milk

20gms walnut

20gms cashew nut

1litre water

50gms oil



Wash and soak rice.

Heat oil and fry onions till they turns golden brown.

Fry all the spices along with turmeric powder.

Add rice and sauté.

In luke warm milk add half-saffron and dissolve it properly.

Add hot water and mix well.

Cook for sometime.

Garnish ‘Kashmiri Pulao’ with fried onions, raisins & cashew nuts.


Surprise your loved ones on Rakhi with this mouth-watering dish along with Rakhi To India.

Chilli Paneer

North Indian food recipes for Rakhi



2 tsp Salt

1 Egg

1/2 cup Corn Flour

1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 cups Coarsely Chopped Onions

2 tbsp Sliced Green Chillies

1 tbsp Soya Sauce

2 tbsp Vinegar

1/4 tsp Ajinomoto

Oil for frying

Little Water


Cut the paneer into small pieces

Marinate the paneer pieces with cottage cheese, 1 tsp salt, egg, corn flour, garlic, ginger and water

Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated paneer pieces until they turn golden in color.

In another pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil and fry the onions for half a minute.

Add the green chillies, salt, soya sauce, vinegar, ajinomoto and the fried paneer cubes.

Mixed Fruit Raita

North Indian food recipes for Rakhi

For speedy digestion, you can prepare special Raita for your dear ones on Rakhi.


2 cups of Curd (yogurt)

3 Bananas

1 Pineapple( small)

2 Apples

1 Ripe Mango

1 cup of Pomegranate seeds

Chopped coriander leaves

Sugar to taste

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder


Stir the curd, mix salt and sugar, (if the curd is too thick add little milk or water).

Cut all fruits in small cubes and add to the curd.

Shower black pepper on Raita for taste.

You can have it after the main course of your dinner or lunch.


Along with these mouthwatering dishes, you can also surprise your dear ones by creating handmade Rakhi and greeting cards. For Rakhi, you can use satin ribbon and decorate it with colorful stones or beads, and for a card, you can use white paper, cut it in equal folds, and decorate the front part with pictures and colorful threads. Now when you know how to make Rakhi and how to make Rakhi gifts to India and greeting cards.

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