North Indian food recipes for Rakhi

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Rakhi or "Raksha Bandhan" celebrates the love and emotion shared between brother and sister. On this auspicious day, sister ties a sacred thread known as Rakhi on her brother's wrist and respect and shower love on him by performing "aarti". In return, the brother blesses his sister and promises to protect her from all dangers. Thus, such a grand festival calls for a great celebration and merry making. All family members gather together, and enjoy the day in zestful spirit. Exchanging exotic gifts as well as having delicious dishes are the center of attraction of this festival. So, if you are away from your loved ones on such grand occasion then you can express your thoughts and feeling by sending Rakhi to India along with Rakhi Gifts.

To make your shopping easier, you can access through Internet. There are various online portals and is the most prominent one through which you can send Rakhi to India. If you want to make the celebration unique then you can delight your close ones by preparing some special North Indian recipes on Rakhi as well. Here is a list of some important recipes that you can cook on Rakhi 2011.

Kashmiri Pulao


* 500gms Long Grain (Basmati) Rice
* 100gms Onion sliced vertically
* 5gms Cinnamon (dalchini)
* 5gms cardamom (Elaichi)
* 5gms cloves
* a pinch of turmeric powder
* 1gm saffron (kesar)
* 10 ml Milk
* 20gms walnut
* 20gms cashew nut
* 1litre water
* 50gms oil
* salt


* Wash and soak rice.
* Heat oil and fry onions till they turns golden brown.
* Fry all the spices along with turmeric powder.
* Add rice and sauté.
* In luke warm milk add half-saffron and dissolve it properly
* Add hot water and mix well.
* Cook for sometime.
* Garnish 'Kashmiri Pulao' with fried onions, raisins & cashew nuts.

Surprise your loved ones on Rakhi with this mouth-watering dish along with Rakhi To India.

Chilli Paneer


* Paneer

* 2 tsp Salt
* 1 Egg
* 1/2 cup Corn Flour
* 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
* 2 cups Coarsely Chopped Onions

* 2 tbsp Sliced Green Chillies
* 1 tbsp Soya Sauce
* 2 tbsp Vinegar
* 1/4 tsp Ajinomoto
* Oil for frying
* Little Water


* Cut the paneer into small pieces
* Marinate the paneer pieces with cottage cheese, 1 tsp salt, egg, corn flour, garlic, ginger and water
* Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated paneer pieces until they turn golden in color.
* In another pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil and fry the onions for half a minute.
* Add the green chillies, salt, soya sauce, vinegar, ajinomoto and the fried paneer cubes.
* Mix well, and garnish the chilli paneer with finely cut spring onions and coriander. Gorge on this delectable dish on Rakhri 2011.

Mixed Fruit Raita

For speedy digestion, you can prepare special Raita for your dear ones on Rakhi.


* 2 cups of Curd (yogurt)
* 3 Bananas
* 1 Pineapple( small)
* 2 Apples
* 1 Ripe Mango
* 1 cup of Pomegranate seeds
* Chopped coriander leaves
* Sugar to taste
* Salt to taste
* Black pepper powder


* Stir the curd, mix salt and sugar, (if the curd is too thick add little milk or water).
* Cut all fruits in small cubes and add to the curd.
* Shower black pepper on Raita for taste.
* You can have it after the main course of your dinner or lunch.

Along with these mouthwatering dishes, you can also surprise your dear ones by creating handmade Rakhi and greeting card. For Rakhi, you can use satin ribbon and decorate it with colorful stones or beads and for card, you can use white paper, cut it in equal folds and decorate the front part with pictures and colorful threads. Now when you know how to make Rakhi and how to make Rakhi greeting card, you must be eager to know when is Rakhi in 2011. This eventful festival will celebrated on 13th August. So, cherish the festival with gifts and foods.

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