Raksha Bandhan 2019: Five easy recipes to prepare at home in less than 30 minutes

Raksha Bandhan 2019: No festival is complete without some delicious homemade sweets. Read on to find some easy recipes for amateur cooks.
Raksha Bandhan 2019, Rakhi Recipes

The festive season is when we cook with much more love and make the best Indian delicacies. We love cooking for our family and our loved ones and we all enjoy some delicious authentic Indian food during this time. But cooking can also be a big hassle if you’re not very used to cooking. It seems like a great and fun thing to do but if you haven’t managed to figure your way around the kitchen even the easiest recipe can become a big task. And Raksha Bandhan is a big festival for all brothers and sisters. It celebrates the sibling bonds. Raksha Bandhan signifies the importance of a brother protecting his sister. Every sister wants to cook and feed his brother with lots of love. Here are some easy recipes to cook for this exciting festival in under 30 minutes.

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1. Shahi Tukda

This is a quick and easy recipe. All you need is some bread, sugar syrup and some saffron. Toast the bread on a skillet with some ghee or butter. Once it turns golden brown, soak it in the sugar syrup for a few minutes and then leave them on a rack to drain out the excess syrup. Now garnish it with saffron and condensed milk and serve it. This dish tends to get soggy if kept out for long. So, if you have to serve it after a while it would be nice to cover it and refrigerate it.

2. Rice Kheer

Soak rice in warm water for 15-20 minutes. In the meanwhile, take a pan full of milk and boil it on medium flame. Add sugar to the milk as per your taste. Once it comes to a boil, drain the rice and add it to the pan of milk. Now cook this on low flame till the rice is cooked. Now add some saffron and cardamom powder and let it cook till the kheer thickens and rice cooks completely. Now let it cool for 3-4 minutes and put it in a bowl. Garnish it with chopped dry fruits like almonds or pistachios and serve.

3. Gulab Jamun

No festival is complete without chomping on some delicious gulab jamun. They’re beautiful and they’re easy to cook. You can simply get a packet of gulab jamun powder. Use that powder and make the dough. Use some ghee while making the dough. This makes it smoother and easier to roll. Make sure that you don’t knead it too much. The dough should be soft and smooth. Now make small balls of the dough and roll it till they become smooth. If the balls have any cracks they will break while frying. Make the sugar syrup separately. Deep fry the dough balls and put them in the sugar syrup.

4. Carrot Laddu

We all love some gajar ka halwa but it’s a huge task and takes almost forever. Carrot laddu is easier to make and gobble up. Get some carrots and grate them. Now saute some grated coconut in a pan and add carrot to it. Cook it on a medium flame for 10 minutes. Add some finely chopped dry fruits to it and add condensed milk to it. Mix it well and cook it for a few minutes. Now let it cool for a while. After it cools down, rub some ghee or oil on your palms and roll the laddus. Garnish it with chopped dry fruits or coconut.

5. Chocolate Cake

Mix flour, powdered sugar and cocoa, and baking powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add some vanilla essence or butterscotch essence as per your preference and some milk and oil. Now mix this batter thoroughly. Beat it properly till it becomes fluffy. Now use a cake tray and paint the insides with oil or put a butter paper on it and pour the batter into it and bake it as per your microwave's power and settings. Serve it with some ice cream or make the icing with some chocolate syrup.

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