Raksha Bandhan Special Sweet Recipes
Among many auspicious days in India, the festival that celebrates the love and bonding between brothers and sisters - Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima is one such occasion which is celebrated with a lot of zest and spirit.
With Rakhi just around the corner, it's that time of the year yet again, when siblings are on the hunt for the perfect gift, food and ideal rakhi. But looking at the rising coronavirus cases across the world; it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the situation is not going to be the same for some time, which means no stepping out for the Raksha Bandhan celebration this year.
However, since any festival is incomplete without delicious food, especially sweets, here are some Rakhi recipes that you can easily make at home for your siblings and give them while tying rakhi on their wrists. Moreover, a personal touch to gifts, food, celebrations, is always appreciated!
- Pineapple Halwa
To prepare pineapple halwa, in a pan heat some ghee. Once the ghee is hot enough, add cashews in it and roast until golden brown. Now add raisins to it and roast for a few seconds. Now keep the roasted cashew and raisins aside.
Next, add 1 cup semolina to the pan and roast it on medium flame, until it starts giving a nice aroma.
Now in another pan pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of milk, put it on medium heat, and bring it to boil. Now add the semolina while stirring continuously. Once the water and milk is absorbed, add canned crushed pineapple, a dash of pineapple essence, cardamom powder, sugar and mix.
Simmer on medium-low flame for 2 minutes and add food color to it. Now add a spoonful of ghee again and mix the roasted cashews and raisins and switch off the flame. Garnish it with saffron, and the pineapple halwa is ready to be served!
2. Dry Fruit Ladoo