Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and siblings (especially sisters) can’t be more excited. The festival which is falling on 22nd August, 2021, celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters wherein the sister ties a thread on her brother’s wrist while praying for their well-being. In return the brothers swear to protect their sisters from all adversities and giving her a gift in return. Besides that, the day is also about celebrating the bitter-sweet bond between the two. Right from fighting over the last piece of chocolate to being partners in crime in the house, siblings have a unique bond, like no other.  

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with much fervour across the country. And is any Indian festival and its celebration complete without a feast? Never. Raksha Bandhan is all about indulging in sweet and savoury treats all day round with your sibling. And if your sibling is a complete foodie, how much fun it would be to plan a complete meal for him/her. Right? Be it as a return gift for your sister who love chatpati chaat or your brother with a sweet tooth, food can be a perfect way to make your sibling feel extra special.  

And we’ve got you covered with a complete menu for the day. Here is a fully planned vegetarian Raksha Bandhan menu you can bookmark to celebrate the special day.

Starters

1. Tandoori Paneer Tikka

Smoky, spicy and just the wholesome treat you need to kickstart the celebrations. This paneer tikka has flavours of tandoori masala, ginger-garlic and a whole lot of spices tossed in for a tantalising feast.  

2. Aloo Tikki

Let’s admit this, aloo or potato is one of the staples across Indian homes and a vegetarian feast. These tikkis are a delightful mix of potato with spices, deep-fried to perfection!

3. Baked Stuffed Mushroom

If you want a balance of healthy and wholesome, these bakes mushroom treats are a perfect fix. With capsicum, mixed herbs and peppery flavours, these could be your go-to snacks.  

Drinks

1. Irani Chai

Is your sibling a chai person? Give him/her a taste of Irani chai. The rick lies in the technique of making it where the spices are simmered separately with the water and added to simmering milk in a separate cup. You don’t want to miss this.

2. White Sangria

If refreshing and cool drinks is what you both prefer, white sangria is your pick! This non-alcoholic version of sangria involves just some fruits and soda stirred together with ice.

Main Course

1. Zarda Pulao

Wholesome and rich dry fruits and nuts cooked with rice, rose water and spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, fennel and sugar, this royal zarda pulao is perfect to impress your sibling.

2. Paneer Do Pyaza

This classic paneer dish, laced with a host of spices needs no introduction. Pair with rice or roti for a tantalising feast.  

3. Amritsari Chole

A simple dish that comes loaded with spices and tomatoes is a mood-lifter! Pair with bhature or kulche and you’ll be set for the day.  

4. Dahi Bhalle

No Indian feast is complete without a curd-based dish and dahi bhalle are simply the best choice, Stuffed pakodis dipped in yogurt with oodles of spice and a saunth topped over it, is one perfect way to seal the meal.  

Desserts

Badam Kheer

Do we need anything else post this? No. A perfect way to impress anyone with a sweet tooth, this rich, nutty and delicious kheer is a crowd pleaser.  

Happy Raksha Bandhan!