Ultimate dessert options for Raksha Bandhan

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Indian festivals are an amalgamation of mythology, ceremonial rituals, a plethora of emotions and an extended platter of traditional delicacies. Food, in India, signifies an inevitable emotion which binds our sundry culture together. Irrespective of religion and region, everyone unites together every year on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan to celebrate the bittersweet bond between the siblings.

Every year brother and sister shower each other with special gifts. This year pamper your partner in crime by cooking him/her some delectable desserts at home. To make your job easier we have hand-picked 5 easy desserts that you can try easily this Rakhi.

Mug Cake
Who doesn’t love chocolate! Prepare this sinful chocolatey delight at home to surprise your siblings. Mug chocolate is a two-stepped easy cake recipe that anyone can bake in no-time. All you need is some really simple ingredients such as refined flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, icing sugar, caster sugar, powdered flax seeds, butter and tons of chocolate syrup. Take mix dry ingredients well in a big mug and then add all the wet ingredients. Again mix well to avoid any air bubbles, then microwave it for 2-3 minutes. Serve it to your sibling by adding some chocolate chips on top.

Microwave Coconut Barfi

Rakhi calls for celebration and no celebration is complete without sweets, right? Coconut barfi is an easy sweet recipe that needs 20 mins to prepare. And when using the microwave, it becomes more convenient. All you need is grated coconut, ghee, sugar, milk, and some cardamom powder. Microwave the grated coconut for 3 min, then pour milk, sugar mixed with some cardamom powder and food colour if you like. Again microwave the mixture for 2 minutes and mix well in regular intervals. After the barfi mixture is done, allow it to settle down in a dish. Cut it into small pieces and then serve. This exquisite combination of coconut and milk that would surely melt your sibling’s heart.

Suji ka Halwa
One of the easiest halwas to make when running out of time is this delicious Suji ka Halwa. If you really want to surprise your siblings then just close your eyes and go for this dessert option. Roast suji with ghee and almonds, till golden brown, transfer the mixture into the boiled milk and sugar concoction. Stir well for some time and sever hot with some grated dry fruit.

Rice Kheer
One of the traditional desserts of India is this exquisite rice kheer. It is the best way to showcase your culinary skills to your siblings. Just boil rice, dry fruits, sugar, and milk together on a low flame. This is a perfect blend of nuts and milk cooked with fine quality rice that has been a part of Indian culinary heritage since eternity now.

Rabri

If your brother or sister is fond of milk or desserts made out of milk then rabri should be your best bet. It is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Rabri is basically a thick, creamy residue, which is left behind after milk is evaporated. Boil milk till it is half reduced. Now carefully add grated mawa to the milk and mix well. Add sugar, cardamom powder and simmer till sugar is dissolved. Serve chilled.

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