Special Recipes for Rakhi

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The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with pomp and gaiety by the siblings on the Hindu month of Shravana. On the day of the festival, sister ties a silk thread known as Rakhi on her brother’s wrist. In return, brother blesses her and promises to be with her throughout his life. After all these traditional customs, both exchange gifts to convey love and happiness.

Often due to professional commitments brothers are unable to participate in this grand occasion. In this case, you can send Rakhi to India to your brother through online stores. Giftstoindia24x7.com is a proficient online store through which you can send Rakhi to India online. In this e-gifting store you will avail wide variety of Rakhi gifts for your brother and sister such as personalized items, Rakhi thalis, chocolates, shagun items, silver gifts, gift hamper and so on. You can send these gifts along with Rakhi to India. Your dear ones will be overwhelmed to receive these gifts.

Along with exchanging gifts, people enjoy the festival by having grand foods. Delicious dishes such as puris, rice, vegetable curries, paneer curries and Rakhi sweets are prepared at homes. Therefore, are you thinking to prepare something special on Rakh, then here are some recipes that you can prepare for your siblings.

Vegetable Fried Rice

1/2 cup of carrots (finely chopped)
1/2 cup of spring onions (finely chopped)
1/4 cabbage (finely chopped)
1/2 cup of french beans (finely chopped)
1/2 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
Finely chopped spring onion green
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
2 cups of cooked basmati rice
1-2 tablespoon of soya-sauce
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1-2 tablespoon of oil for cooking
1 teaspoon of oil salt and pepper to taste.


Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add finely chopped spring onions, carrots & french beans and fry them. Add ginger garlic paste to the above mixture. After few minutes, add red bell pepper and cabbage, vinegar, soya-sauce, salt and pepper. Mix the mixture well. Now add the cooked rice to the vegetable mixture. Mix it well and garnish the fried rice with spring onion greens.

Gajar Halwa

Along with vegetable fried rice you can serve spicy chana masala. The chana masala recipe is as follows:-

Chana Masala

1 cup of soaked Kabuli Chana
2 teaspoon of grated of Ginger
2 teaspoon of grated of Garlic
1 cup of chopped Onion
1 cup of grated Tomato
2 slices of Green Chillies
1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1 tablespoon of Coriander Powder
1 tablespoon Cumin Powder
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
2 tablespoon of Coriander Leaves
2 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil
Salt for taste


Boil the chana in pressure cooker and keep it aside. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and fry onions Add grated ginger and garlic. Fry it for 2 minutes Add grated tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder Fry till the oil separates. Now add chana to the mixture and stir it will. Add 1 to 2 cups of water, half of the coriander leaves and salt. Garnish the mixture with coriander leaves, garam masala and shredded ginger Have it hot with fried rice.

Prepare these special dishes on the festival of Rakhi. Your dear one will definitely enjoy these tasty dishes on Rakhi.

Madhurima Published: Feb 16, 2013 | Last Updated: Apr 03, 2020
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