Rakhi is one of the most awaited festivals. Merrymaking, exchanging gifts as well as feasting is the core essence of this festival. If you are wondering how to make the most of your Rakhi celebration despite the distance, you can send gifts of love. If you are fortunate enough to spend the occasion with your sibling, you can prepare these delectable treats to surprise him. This article has some recipes for delicious dishes that you can cook on the occasion of Rakhi. The list includes methi pulao, paneer korma, vegetable biryani, and more. Read to know more.
Rakhi is undoubtedly one of the most famous festivals celebrated in different parts of India. Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to commemorate the eternal love bond between brothers and sisters. Rakhi is a promise to protect this sacred bond throughout their life. Apart from various rituals and feasting, exchanging gifts also plays a very important role here. You can choose gifts from our website and send them online Rakhi send to India. This Rakhi you can make your memories sweet by cooking mouth-watering dishes. As cakes are widely accepted gifts on any occasion, you can also send cakes coupled with Rakhi available on the website. Here are a few recipes you can easily prepare at home.
1. Methi Pulao
Basmati Rice 2 to 3 cups Green peas 1 cup Deep-fried small cubes of paneer 50gms Small bunch of chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves Tomatoes 2 sliced Garlic paste Green chilies 2-3 chopped Turmeric powder 1/4th tablespoon Red chili powder Salt Oil or butter 1tablespoon
Wash methi properly and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add garlic paste and fry until they turn light brown.
Add tomatoes, peas, methi, green chilies, salt, chili powder, and turmeric powder and fry for 8-10 minutes.
Add rice and cook for 5 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a pressure cooker and heat on a low flame for 5 minutes.
Bell Pepper 5-6 Boiled potatoes 2 Boiled green peas 2 tablespoons Chopped Onion 1 Turmeric powder 1/4th tablespoon Red chili powder to taste Garam masala 1/4th tablespoon Dry mango powder 1/4th tablespoon Salt To Taste Oil or ghee
Wash the bell peppers and boil them until they become soft, drain water, and keep them aside to cool.
Mash the boiled potatoes.
In a pan, heat 2-tbsp oil/ghee and add chopped onion, and fry till it turns golden brown.
Add all spices, mashed potatoes, and peas, and cook for a few moments.
With a knife cut the stem of the capsicum and remove the seeds and add the stuffing to it.
Now take oil/ghee in a container and cook the stuffed capsicums.
Garnish the fried capsicum with grated paneer, chopped coriander leaves, and sliced tomato. Serve it hot.
3. Badam Shake
Milk 2 glass Almonds 10 Kesar 2-3 Green cardamom 2 Sugar 4 teaspoon Ice as required
Soak badam for 6-7 hours.
Dip saffron leaves in warm milk.
Now blend badam, Kesar, sugar, and milk in a mixer.
Grind green cardamom to a fine powder.
Pour it into the glass along with some crushed ice.
Serve the drink chilled.
4. Paneer Kulcha
Kulcha 2 Onion 1 Green Chili 1 Tomato 1 Coriander Leaves 1 tsp Paneer 100 gm Oil 3 tsp Red Pepper Salt Coriander Powder Garam Masala
Take a saucepan and put 2 tsp oil in it. When the oil becomes hot, put onions in the pan and dry it.
When the onions start to turn pink, put masalas (coriander powder, salt, red pepper, and garam masala) in it and sauté again.
Put green chili and tomatoes in it and saute again, till the tomatoes get tender.
Put grated paneer and coriander leaves in it and turn off the knob.
Spread this masala on the kulcha and cover it with other kulcha.
Take a tawa, heat it and put 1 tsp on it.
Fry this masala kulcha in the pan and cut it in half.
5. Vegetable Biryani
Ghee 3 tbsp Onion chopped 1 Tomatoes chopped 2 Cinnamon stick 1 Mixed vegetables, diced 225g Long-grain rice, soaked 1 cup Vegetable stock 600ml Paneer, cubed and lightly fried 50g Nuts chopped 1 cup Bay leaves 2 Black peppercorns 6 Cloves 5 Cardamom pods 5 Salt
Heat the ghee and fry the onion until golden.
Remove and reserve half the onion. Add the tomato to the pan, stir in the spices and cook for about 5 minutes until the ghee appears on the surface.
Add the vegetables and salt, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the rice and stock, bring to a boil then simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Add the paneer and nuts and mix well. Cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until all the moisture has gone.
Serve hot, sprinkled with fried onion.
6. Paneer Korma
Paneer 50 gms Tomato 4 Onion 3 Ginger 1 Green Chilly 2 Mava 1 cup Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1/4 tsp Garam Masala 1/2 tsp Ghee 1/2 tbsp
Cut paneer into square pieces.
Grind onion, ginger, and green chili.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add onion, and tomato paste.
Continue cooking it on medium flame till ghee/oil begins to separate.
Add mava, and cream (malai).
Simmer for 2 minutes.
Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric, and garam masala.
Add paneer piece with 1/2 cup of water
When the gravy thickens, put off the flame.
Serve it hot.
7. Khasta Dal Kachori
Skinless dried black beans (urad) ¾ cup Flour 4 cups Green chili 1 Salt ½ tsp Oil for deep frying Anise seeds 1 tsp Coriander seeds 1tsp White cumin seeds 1tsp Red chili powder ½ tsp Asafoetida powder ¼ tsp
Rinse and drain the overnight soaked beans. Add water to the flour and make a soft dough.
Leave for ½ hr after covering the dough with a damp cloth.
Grind the beans along with chili powder, salt, and spices to prepare the stuffing.
Divide into 16 equal portions after mixing it well. Divide the dough also into 16 portions, smearing them with little oil.
Make them flat and roll out like rotis but 2inch in diameter. Wrap the stuffing into each round and roll it into smooth balls.
Heat oil and slip the rolled kachori into the hot oil. Flicker hot oil over the top of the kachori.
Turn the kachori and cook until it turns golden brown. Serve hot with chutney.
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