Indian festivals mark the happiness and goodwill of every relationship. Such is the festival of love celebrated as Rakshabandhan between brothers and sisters. Besides sharing of love, the festival comes as an excuse to relish the sweets, chocolates and so many gifts. Although chocolates and gift hampers have taken over the love for sweets, there are some yummy savouries that still rule over any dish.
Here is a list of some sweets which are best to be relished in the festival of Rakhi. Use foodpanda promocode to order your favorite Mithai (sweets) at assured discounts:
This is, literally, the most popular and most relished Indian sweet made from Kaju (Cashew nuts). Saffron, Khoya, Milk Powder, Sugar and Ghee are the basic ingredients required to make the traditional sweet. Kaju Katli seems to be an easy recipe however the whole process might go wrong if the consistency and quantity is not taken care of.
Apart from the dense flavor, Kaju Katli is content with other health constituents. One must not over consume such sweets because they are high in cholesterol and fat which might hinder the balance in the diet.
In India, coconut is one profoundly found ingredient in almost all the sweets. Coconut Ladoos are especially made in the festival of Rakshabandhan as they are easy to make and tastes just perfect.
As the name suggests, Coconut ladoos are made with fine coconut powder, condensed milk and sugar. All the ingredients are mixed and formed into small balls, garnished with saffron and dry-fruits. The tender coconut flavors in each bite are so intensely coordinated with sugar making it a loved savor.
Besan ke Laddo
Here comes the king of Ladoos and sweets! Besan Ladoo is another sweet which is easily available during the festival days in India. This sweet is made from sweetened flour of roasted chickpeas, cardamom and dry fruits. These are smoothly textured and spiced with rich flavors.
Motichoor ke Ladoo
Ahh! The forever favorites. The Motichoor Ladoo aka Boondi ke Ladoo are healthy as well delicious. Boondi is the name of tiny balls made from milk batter, cooked in sugar syrup and dry fruits to make the round ladoos. From the different types of sweets, Motichoor ke ladoo are preferred and served as prashad or usual savories.
Mohanthal is a flat shaped Indian sweet made up of besan and topped with rich dry-fruits. This is one of the most popular desserts of Gujarat made with gram flour, saffron, sugar and nuts.
But, it is to be noted that Mohanthal contains a lot of calories that might be harmful to consume in excessive amount.
You can call it sister of Kheer! (laughs) Phirni is a sweet dessert made up of rice, milk, condensed milk and sugar. The consistency of custard and flavors of kheer make it a delicacy.
A pinch of saffron, cardamom and some dry fruits can be added to spice it up with authentic Indian flavors. Phirni can be served as pudding, custard etc. being a worthy dessert all together for festive occasions.
Hmm..the name itself makes the mouth water. Gulab Jamun is the most popular Indian sweet dish which is found in 2 types- the bigger ones and the smaller ones. The bigger one contains more sugar syrup whereas the small ones are not that dense with sugar.
Gulab Jamun are made from Khoya, paneer, milk and dry-fruits. It is best served hot with garnishing of sugar syrup and nuts. It can be the most amazing sweet to be served on rakhi. Building sweetness of relationships!
Kalakand aka Milk cake
It is as if the flavor hasn’t left our taste-buds. How Kalakand instantly dissolves into the mouth giving a creamy flavor and sweet taste. This particular sweet dish is made up of curdled milk and curd. It takes, comparatively, more time to cook as the milk slowly gets the creamy consistency due to the addition of Alum or curd. The milk is smoothly stirred on low flame and allowed to cook perfectly. Then dry-fruits, cardamom, nuts and saffron is added to give the mixture a final touch.
Some people prefer making Kalakand is the above-mentioned way whereas some like to make it quickly with paneer or chenna.
Rasmalai is a popularly known Bengali sweet dish which is made from rasgulas being stored in thick flavored milk. You can innovate by adding your favorite flavor to the milk like rose, saffron, butterscotch etc. Rasmalai can be made at home very easily with making of rasgulas and the flavored milk. This rakshabandhan, try making rasmalai at home and spread sweetness.
This might look like a normal ladoo to you, but wait, it is a completely different sweet with a different taste all together. Pedas originated from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh and are well acknowledged by every state now. It is made from Milk, Khoya, saffron and sugar. This can be another superstar sweet for your rakhi celebrations.
So, these were some of the best sweets which can be brought into the festive of Rakshabandhan. Also, these dishes can be easily made at home with guidance from a perfect recipe. Don’t wait, get up and experiment with the ingredients, add different flavors and create some finger-licking sweet dishes. After all, we Indians are popular for giving every stroke a new face.