24 Raksha Bandhan Dishes To Make At Home

author Mayank Content Writer

With Raksha Bandhan around the corner, are you also looking for the perfect menu for the occasion?

I work far from home, and you know how it is with the holidays and travelling during festivals. Since I have limited time at home, and my little brother loves it when I cook for him, I had to plan before I went home. So, I enlisted all the food items he would like to eat. It ensured that the menu was easy for me to prepare and my brother would love it.

I liked my research so much that I wrote this article mentioning all the Raksha Bandhan Dishes To Make At Home. You will know it after 5 minutes because that’s how long it will take to read the article.

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Raksha Bandhan Dishes To Make At Home

Delicious Raksha Bandhan Dishes To Make At Home

We have listed the Easy and Quick Raksha Bandhan Recipes for the special occasion you can add to your menu and surprise your family with a wholesome meal.

1. Kheer- The sweet love affair

Kheer

Indian Kheer, known as Rice Pudding internationally, is the best love affair one can have with sweets. Any festival without a bowl of delicious mouthwatering Kheer garnished with dry fruits is incomplete. It is one of the top 24 Delicious Raksha Bandhan Dishes To Make At Home this Rakhi to have a sweet time with your family!!

Kheer Variety

The dish is traditional and has a long history, but with time Kheer has evolved with the help of multiple modifications, which are as follows- 

  • Dates Apple Kheer

  • Rava Kheer

  • Maple Kheer

  • Apple Jowar Kheer and more. 

But no matter how modified Kheer gets, the simple Indian kheer prepared with rice, milk, and dry fruits is unbeatable. This Raksha Bandhan, you should serve a delicious bowl of love and affection filled with wholesome Kheer and spread love and joy.

2. Malpua Over Rabri

Malpua

Malpua is one of India's oldest desserts and is massively popular. The dish is as simple as fried pancakes dipped in sugar syrup, and this traditional cuisine has lip-smacking flavours.

The corners' crispness and soft texture in the core of the malpua make it an exciting Raksha Bandhan recipe. It is a go-to sweet dish for family gatherings during festivals, especially Rakhi.

Malpua Varieties

Malpua has many variations other than the traditional ones, which are like these-

  • Mango Malpua 

  • Banana Malpua

  • Khoya Malpua and more.

Malpua is a must at the Rakhi festival, and especially when served with Rabri, it tastes Wow! Malpua and Rabri are one divine combination when it comes to dessert. So this Raksha Bandhan, don't forget to add this duo to your menu.

3. Burfi, Borfi or Barfi

Barfi

We all know this one dessert by different names, but we all love how it tastes. Barfi, which I call this dessert, is one sweet every age group enjoys. The diamond-shaped dessert also works as an excellent gift for festivals.

A box of Barfi on Rakhi is constant with whatever you are gifting your sibling. Barfi is the perfect dessert when your sibling calls for "Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye". Traditional cashew-based Barfi tastes more delicious when shared with siblings, or maybe not! Do not forget to hide some extra for yourself in the refrigerator to give your siblings a hard time.

Barfi Varieties

No matter how much you love Traditional Barfi, there are some exciting variations to it that you must try out, which I have mentioned below-

  • Mango Barfi

  • Bajra Coconut Barfi

  • Dates Besan Barfi

  • Besan Butterscotch Barfi

  • Paneer Mawa Barfi and more

Yes, there are many more Barfi variations that you can go for. Treat your siblings, family, and relatives with some amazing Barfi. I hope you have a Barfi Raksha Bandhan.

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4. Seviyan Topped with Dry Fruits

Seviyan

Seviyan roasted in desi ghee has a fantastic festive aroma, and the smell of seviyan being cooked is like a festival alarm. Seviyan tastes best served with plenty of dry fruits on the top, making it look mouthwatering. 

Seviyan on Rakhi is an excellent addition to the sweet dish menu as it goes well with everything. Having a seviyan bowl in hand post-lunch is great while chit-chatting with family. To enjoy this feeling, you must have a seviyan party this Raksha Bandhan as it is the best Raksha Bandhan recipe.

5. Jalebi- A Twisted Love Story

Jalebi

Jalebi is like the heart of Indian Desserts. The two-and-a-half-turn twisted dessert is always there at every festival. It is among the most cherished desserts in India. This dessert has a long history and is integral to the Indian sweet items.
In India, everyone loves Jalebi; be it children, adults or the elderly! Jalebi is our National Sweet, and there is no chance you can miss having Jalebi on Rakhi.

Jalebi Varieties

Jalebi has been in India for a long time and has evolved a lot. There are wide Jaebi varieties that you will love to have-

  • Paneer Jalebi

  • Apple Jalebi

  • Jalebi Cheesecake

  • Chanar Jalebi

But above all these variations is the epic combination of Jalebi and Rabri. Jalebi with Rabri tastes fantastic, and when shared with family, it's priceless.

6. Laddu- The World's Best Sphere 

Laddu

Laddu is everyone's favourite and is a very important sweet for Raksha Bandhan. After the Rakhi is tied, you first reach out for a Laddu. This sweet is a constant at Rakhi Festival. The traditional Boondi Ball Laddu originated in North India but has gained a special place in every Indian's heart. If Jalebi is our National Sweet, Laddu is the King of all Sweets. We eat Laddu after hogging all the Raksha Bandhan Lunch Dinner Menu Recipe, and it can be eaten whenever you want!!

Laddu Varieties

Laddu is one sweet with the most available variations, and each tastes divine. Have you tried all of them?

  • Besan Laddu

  • Rava Laddu

  • Churma Laddu

  • Coconut Laddu

  • Atta Laddu 

  • South Aur Methi Ke Ladoo

  • Ragi Oats Ladoo

  • Almond and Amaranth Ladoo and more

 Like every year, welcome all of your guests with a plate of Laddu and try different Laddu with friends and family.

And you can always order food online if you don't feel like cooking. 

7. Halwa Hai Kya!

Halwa

After the festive lunch, you rush to your mother and ask her, "Halwa hai kya?" 

Yes! That is the kind of relationship we have with Halwa. A festival is incomplete without a bowl of good Halwa. It is in the list and amongst the top 7 Traditional Food Ideas for Raksha Bandhan because it is super delicious and made at every Indian Home!!

Halwa garnished with Kaju and Badam is like a small piece of heaven served to you. It is the best homemade dessert which is easy and tasty. A good bowl of Halwa can blow your guests' minds during the Rakhi festival. 

Halwa Varieties

There are so many Halwa to choose from that it becomes very complicated! What is your favourite Halwa?

  • Gajar Ka Halwa

  • Moong Dal Halwa

  • Rava Kesari Halwa

  • Badam Halwa

  • Besan Halwa

  • Pineapple Kesari Halwa

  • Lauki Halwa

  • Ragi Halwa

  • Apple Halwa and more

Which Halwa are you going to try this Raksha Bandhan? Comment it in the comment section given below.

8. Gulab Jamun Over Ice Cream

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a fantastic dessert which goes well with almost all Indian Traditional Cuisines. It is simple milk solids deep fried in ghee and then dipped in sugar syrup. The simplicity of this dessert makes it different and unique.

Gulab Jamun is excellent but tastes magical when served with vanilla ice cream. This is the best dessert you can have without much hassle. And all your guests on Rakhi are going to love your dessert choice. Gulab Jamun over Ice Cream is a plot twist of the Traditional Gulab Jamun. How about trying something different this Raksha Bandhan?

9. Tika with a Tikka 

Tikka 

After too much sweetness around you on Raksha Bandhan, your eyes will search for something salty and spicy. How about some Tikka?

Tikka is the best starter to dwell on because they taste amazing and don't stuff you up. You can enjoy your lunch after having some hot and spicy tikka. Tikka will serve as the best starter on your Raksha Bandhan Day Menu. There are many options to choose from when it comes to Tikka. Be it veg or non-veg, you will have enough votes.

Tikka Varieties

We have listed the best Tikka you can add to your menu on the occasion of this Rakha Bandhan-

  • Paneer Tikka

  • Aloo Tikka

  • Mushroom Tikka

  • Gobhi Tikka

  • Hariyali Paneer Tikka

  • Reshmi Tikka

  • Murgh Malai Tikka 

  • Putta Tikka

10. Dahi Bhalle- Balle! Balle!

Dahi Bhalle

We cannot avoid chaat when discussing India, food and festival. In India, Chaat is the most popular and integral food item, and Dahi Bhalla is the most irresistible flavourful.

Dahi Bhalla is a refreshing chaat that will kick your taste buds. It is a fantastic combination of yoghurt sweetness and savoury bhallas spice. The mixture is mouthwatering. This Raksha Bandhan has some savoury Dahi Bhalle with your family.

11. Puri Coupled With Aloo

Puri Aloo

Puri and Aloo are like an unbreakable bond, and the power duo enhances the festive mood. A festival seems incomplete without a puri aloo dish. And when it comes to Raksha Bandhan, Poori is also a must. Deep-fried puris with spicy aloo bhaji are the dish we wait to look for at festivals. Soft and light puri with spicy aloo bhaji tastes fantastic.  This Raksha Bandhan, enjoy a fine platter of puri-aloo bhaji with your family and create some quality moments on this festive occasion.

12. Pulao Jarur Pakao

Pulao

Pulao is the medley of vegetables and fragrant rice that can drag you to the dining table. It is an excellent dish as it tastes fantastic and takes less cooking time. On occasions like Rakhi, you take time away from the work schedule to be with family and enjoy the festival. Therefore Pulao is a perfect dish for your time and energy, and you can indulge in festival celebrations. Prepare vegetable pulao and serve it with raita. The preparation will take less time, and the dish tastes delicious. Trust me, your delightful pulao with creamy raita will make your dear ones happy and satisfied.

13. Biryani Never Gets Purani

Biryani

If you want to try something different, cook Biryani in dum style this Rakhi. The Mughlai Dum Biryani takes one hour to prepare. You can have a namkeen biryani made with Jackfruit and Potatoes for vegetarians and chicken for non-vegetarians. Cook the Biryani on dum with special biryani masala and serve it with salad. Your family is going to love the dish and enjoy the food. This Rakhi adds some spice to your festive menu with Biryani. The dish is easy to cook and takes less time; it's good for you and your menu!

14. Chole Bhature For All Chatore

Chole Bhature

Festivals and chole bhature are a great combination of Indian food. This list would have been incomplete without mentioning the super-duper yummy chole bhature. 

This Raksha Bandhan adds chole bhature to your menu, making it highly memorable for your dear ones. Your family is going to love this wholesome meal. After all, who doesn't enjoy the spicy flavoured chole complimented with soft and crispy bhature?

Don't forget to add some tasty pickles and fresh salad as sides. Chole Bhature is a beautiful lunch you can cook for your dearest family.

15. Kulfi, Faluda and Memories

Kulfi

At the end of a wholesome lunch am sure you will crave something that will soothe your taste buds and have a refreshing feel. What can you do better than a kulfi faluda?

Kulfi faluda is a perfect dish to end the Rakhi lunch with. A satisfying bowl of kulfi served with faluda, sabja seeds, dry fruits, and rose water will taste heavenly. Everyone in your family will love this dish, from kids to adults. This dish is cooling, delicious and perfect for the Rakhi festival.

And if you are worried about the extra calories, read our article on the best sugar-free ice creams in India and celebrate the festivals without any guilt. 

16. Baked Almond Kofta: Health Bhi Zaroori Hai

Baked Almond Kofta

If the festival is Rakhsha Bandhan and no good food is there, then I don't think it's a festival because it is all about having good food and family togetherness. So, I thought of telling you about one of the yummiest dishes you can easily make at home on Rakhi: Baked Almond Kofta. This dish is for all fitness freaks who do not want to eat oily food at a festival, so this will be the best option.

For the health-conscious brother or sister, this kofta recipe is prepared with almonds, milk, nutmeg and potatoes, and a gathering of spices and baked to fulfilment. It is a simple recipe with just a few ingredients to cook at home.

17. Anjeer Kaju Roll Khao Without Diet Ke Zanzeer

Anjeer Kaju Roll

Oh, wait!! If there is no Kaju ki mithai during the festive season, then there is no mithai to have. So, if you want some delicious and Mouth-watering mithai, then Anjeer Kaju Roll is the one for you. It is too yummy and looks so delicious that your hand does not stop after picking just 1. You can make this at home with super easy ingredients, which I am sure are available at your home. 

These sweet little rolls are all items nutty and amazingly delicious! An actual blue festival sweet, anjeer Kaju roll is stuffed with nuts and dry fruits like cashews, figs and pistachio, cardamom, saffron, sugar and honey roasted with beetroot juice. This sweet rakhi recipe is utterly an excellent one to serve this festival.

18. Mango Basil Colada: A Sweet Collaboration

Mango Basil Colada

The festivals look dull during these hot summers, so why not make it refreshing and relaxed with the Mango Basil Coladafofor to all your sisters, brothers, and other family members on Rakshan Bandhan? This delicious drink will change everyone's mood, and enjoy the fullest. 

A summary pleasure, mango basil colada is an excellent way to start the Raksha Bandhan treat with your sibling! The freshness of basil leaves and delicious mango slices combined with coconut water coated with coconut cream is what you need in these summer months.

19. Tandoori Gobhi: Khao Jee Bhar Ke

 Tandoori Gobhi

If you do not like gobhi, you will love having gobhi after trying Tandoori Gobhi. We all should make something different during the festive season, especially during Raksha Bandhan, as it is the festival of brothers and sisters. They all want something different from the regular food. If you want to keep them happy and healthy, Tandoori Gobhi will surely do that!!

What's more satisfying than a spicy dish of tandoori gobhi for a separate starter? A vegetarian dish of cauliflower can never go wrong with visitors. Here is a tandoori gobhi recipe loaded with an impressive blend of flavours like cumin, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, red chilli, ajwain and methi seeds, marinated and grilled to completeness.

20. Handi Paneer: The Food Of The Soul

Handi Paneer

Paneer is one of the dishes always there when there is a festival, and everyone is coming home to celebrate it. Paneer is also among the favourite dishes, so why not try some different talk like Handi Paneer, which is rarely made in Indian homes and people have in restaurants? This Rakhi makes the Handi Paneer home and enjoys the delicious paneer with family. 

There is nothing better than a rich and pleasing paneer curry for the main course to glorify any festivity, and here is this handi paneer recipe to do that. It has paneer cubes prepared in a fiery hot curry of spices, tomato and curd, making it a sumptuous, sweet-smelling affair to enjoy with rice or roti.

21. Tandoori Aloo Tikka That Your Taste Buds Deserve 

Tandoori Aloo Tikka

Every Indian loves Aloo. Without Aloo, every dish is incomplete. It is a saying that without an Aloo, every food is insufficient. So, why not Tandoori Aloo Tikka? It is as delicious as any other Aloo dish and will be a good start!! So, this Rakhi 2023 makes it different from Tandoori Aloo Tikka, which is yummy to have!!

Tandoori aloo tikka is an effortless recipe that is cooked in no time. Boil baby potatoes at night before to save some moments in the morning. Marinate the boiled potatoes in hung curd, a few fragrant spices and herbs. Heat a pan with some oil and fry the potatoes until golden brown on low heat. You can serve this simple tandoori aloo with tomato sauce or chilli sauce!

22. Chole Kulche: Punjab Di Shaan

 Chole Kulche

Yet another quintessential North Indian delight everyone loves is the pleasant Chole Kulche. To cook chole kulche on a celebration day, you can jump the entire method of making kulcha at home and preferably buy it from the market. 

Infuse and boil the chloes early at night to save time in the morning. Serve the delicious gravy by combining some flavourful Indian spices and chopped greens.  Add onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic to the fragrant spice mix of cumin, coriander, chilly powder, dry mango powder and bay leaves. Mix the pre-boiled chickpeas and heat on a low flame. Sever hot with kulche and onion circles!

23. Tava Masala Affair With Cheese Grilled Toast

Tava Masala With Cheese Grilled Toast

If you want something easy and tasty, Tava Masala Cheese Grilled Toast is the one for you. Which is like a perfect breakfast for everyone to start their day during the Festive Season!! It is easy and super quick to make and loved by all!! 

The most effortless way to make a delightful, cheesy breakfast that will uplift everyone’s mood on Raksha Bandhan is through this. Tava Masala Cheese Grilled Toast is super delicious, spicy and cheesy! Once tried, I bet this will become your preferred Cheese Toast.

24. Aloo Katori Chaat: Dive Into Desi Paradise

Aloo Katori Chaat

An excellent way to kick-start the brunch is by this Aloo Katori Chaat. The yummy Katori chaat is packed with tangy chana and topped with sweet tamarind chutney, yoghurt, and chaat toppings!

I have made the Katori with grated vegetables, which are nutritious! I then filled the delicious basket/Katori with spicy chickpeas and topped it with typical Indian street-style chaat toppings. Instantly make this too-edible-to-be-true chaat and start prep for the Raksha Bandhan.

Conclusion

So this is the list of Raksha Bandhan Dishes To Make At Home. We hope you enjoyed the article and it was helpful enough for you. Let us know your decision so that other readers and I can take help from your menu. Also, share this article with your family and friends so they can take help from it to create their menu. 

Meanwhile, you can also read our article on top Rakhi gift ideas for your sister

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When is Rakhi Celebrated in India in 2023?

A1. The Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 30th August 2023 in India. It is a festival of all the brothers and sisters who tie a rakhi on the brother's hand and a teeka, after which the brothers have to give them a gift as a token of love. 

Q2. What are the dishes to make for the festive reason?

A2. During the festive season, you can make many tasty dishes like Kheer, Laddu, and Tika with a Tikka, Dahi Bhalle, Pulao, Handi Paneer, and many more. 

Q.3  What is eaten on Raksha Bandhan?

A3. Sisters, whether single or married, invite their brothers over for a lavish feast and prepare their favourite foods and treats for them. Raksha Bandhan is renowned for its wide variety of sweets and other flavorful treats, which range from chocolate burfi to phirni and from kaju katli to ghevar.

Q4. How can we make Raksha Bandhan special?

A4. They recite prayers for their brother's welfare and place a "tilak" on their brother's forehead. The brother is also given a serving of dessert or dry fruits, and then the rakhi is wrapped around his wrist.

Q5. Can we eat non veg on rakhi?

A5. On Raksha Bandhan, Hindus abstain from eating non-vegetarian meals, including chicken, fish, and meat. Hinduism holds that killing animals is sinful. To preserve the holiness of that specific day, people refrain from eating chicken on auspicious days.

Q6. What to keep in Thali for Raksha Bandhan?

A6. There are multiple items kept in Rakhi Thali: Rakhi, Diya, rice, roli, Kumkum, and sweets.

Q7. Which Colour is good for Raksha Bandhan?

A7. You must go with some bright and festive colours, such as red, yellow, orange, and pink.

Q8. Which saree wear on Raksha Bandhan?

A8. Bandej and Leheriya saree are the perfect choice to wear on Raksha Bandhan festival.

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