Indian festivals are not only an extension of beliefs in holy legends and ceremonial rituals but also of undying faith, hope, emotions and of course a melange of good food. Raksha Bandhan is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the country. It's about about celebrating together the hot and sour, bitter-sweet relationship between a brother and his sister. According to legend, this auspicious day symbolizes the deep love and affection that sisters have for their brothers and in turn, the brother pledges to protect her against all odds and adversities in life.Gulab JamunRecipe by Aditya Bal
We're sure that like every year, even this year you've planned something great for your sibling: to buy her favourite dress, a dazzling new phone or something else you know she's been longing for. This year we suggest you do something totally unexpected. Cook up some of the easiest and yummiest delights for your sibling and trust us, you will witness the widest of beaming smiles ever!
Step this way to get a crash course in some of the easiest desserts that you can create within 30 minutes to celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2017.
Ditch the nearest halwai
you've got to cook this yourself! Khoya
, and nuts
infused in sugar syrup, ready in a jiffy.
3 Minute Chocolate CakeRecipe by Tadka Masala
It takes a minute to express your love and a little more than that to create this sensational chocolate
Date RollsRecipe by Niru Gupta
A little care rolled up in a sweet batter full of dates
, fluffed up into heartwarming delights.
PinacaRecipe by Niru Gupta
Enjoy your festive evening with this traditional Goan
sweet snack. Rice flour
is kneaded into balls full with the goodness of coconut
and jaggery.ChurrosRecipe by Nishta Asrani
Long, doughy, crispy and laced with snow white sugar icing. Churros are of Spanish origin and are eaten after being dipped in a big bowl of melted chocolate.Recipe by Dharmashree
A little rice
with jaggery, cardamom and coconut is all you need to steam up this dreamy South Indian dessert. Serve hot and surprise the lot!
Chocolate Lava CakeRecipe by Vicky Ratnani
Surrender to the oozing, gooey burst of chocolate enveloped in the middle of this chocolate haven, it is just a 30 minute affair!
Two Minute BrownieRecipe by Chandni Mehra
Got a couple of minutes to spare? Surprise your sibling with this perfect chocolate brownie
Mango SandeshRecipe by Kamya Mahajan
Straight from Bengal into the comfort of your home. Whip up this traditional hit with an added twist of mangoes
.Biscuit FudgeRecipe by Roopa Gulati
Got some biscuits lying in vain? Team them up with butter
, nuts, honey
to arrive at this sweet surprise.
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