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Raksha Bandhan is a beautiful festival that celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. It is a festival of undying faith, emotions, and a melange of sweets and love. On this propitious day, the sister ties a rakhi on his brother's wrist, praying for his abundance, happiness, and well-being, and in return, the brother gives his sister a present and a promise to always protect her from evil.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this day is the mouth-watering scrumptious sweets that sisters prepare for their caring brothers.

Here are some super delicious sweets recipes that you can make for your brother on Raksha Bandhan.

1. Chocolate Cake:

Who doesn't like soft, moist and delicious chocolate cake that can be prepared in a mere 10 minutes? Touch the soft spot of your brother's heart with chocolaty deliciousness which is perfect for brothers of any age. And, who knows it may inspire them to gift you something special.

1.Ingredients :

  • 4 tbsp of all-purpose flour (Maida)
  • 4 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp of chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of oil/butter
  • 4 tbsp of milk

Method:

  • In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients- flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Then add all the wet ingredients- vanilla extract, oil/butter, and milk.
  • Stir it properly and then add chocolate chips/chunks. You can even add oreo cookies.
  •  Pour the batter in the mugs, but make sure that your mug has some space to rise.
  • Microwave it for 1 minute at the highest temperature.
  • After its done, insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean, your cake is done and if not microwave it for another 30 seconds and check.

Your delicious cake is now ready, enjoy it with your brother.

2. Phirni:

Phirni is a rice pudding that is made from coarsely ground rice, milk, and sugar. It is a delicious North Indian Desert that is made especially during the Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, or any other special occasion.

1.Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tbsp of finely chopped almonds and pistachios

Method:

  • Wash the rice with cold water and then soak it for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the water and then take rice in the grinder jar. Add fresh water and grind it, do not make it into a fine paste.
  • In a pan, boil milk on medium heat and then add rice paste.
  • Mix and keep cooking till the rice grains are soft and the milk has thickened. 
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the stove.
  • Garnish it with finely chopped almonds and pistachios

Note:

  • Keep string while making Phirni.
  • Refrigerate it for few hours before serving.

3. Coconut Ladoo:

This is probably the easiest that you can make this Raksha Bandhan. These delicious laddoos are pretty quick to make and if you are not a fan of cooking, but still want to make something special for your brothers, this recipe is definitely for you.

1.Ingredients :

  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 3 cups of desiccated coconut powder
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped dry fruits

Method:

  • In a pan, take one tbsp of melted butter and add 2.5 cups of desiccated coconut powder. 
  • On a low flame, sauté it for 1 minute and then add condensed milk.
  • Keep stirring the mixture on medium flame till it starts to leave sides of the pan.
  • Add cardamom powder and finely chopped dry fruits and mix well.
  • Let the mixture cool a little bit at room temperature.
  • Then scoop out the mixture with a spoon and shape it onto round ladoo's.
  • Take the remaining desiccated coconut powder in a plate and roll the ladoo's in it. 

Raksha Bandhan is all about the special moments while having delectable sweets. Try these recipes on this Raksha Bandhan, and have a great day. All these recipes are easy, quick, and super delicious. Check out Vasant Masala's online masala store for 100% authentic and fresh spices that will be delivered at your doorstep.

And brothers, here’s a perfect gift hamper for your sister who is putting so much efforts to make Raksha Bandhan special by making your favourite sweets. Check it out here.