There are no specific rakhi recipes that are made as a Raksha Bandhan menu. But here I am sharing few lunch/dinner ideas that can be adapted as per your liking and preference.
You already know that Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival is the celebration of love, bond between brothers and sisters. And this celebration is incomplete without delicious food.
Here I am sharing 10 Raksha Bandhan menu ideas that can be made as a lunch or dinner.
Tips for Planning Raksha Bandhan Menu Recipes:
- You don’t have to make exact same Raksha Badhan menu I have shared below.
- Get some ideas, replace the recipe as per your/guests liking. E.g. one menu have malai kofta and you don’t like or don’t want to make. Then make any other similar rich gravy dish like palak paneer, veg kadai. Another example, I mentioned dal fry. You can make any other dal like chana dal, moong dal, simple toor dal.
- So my point is, take some inspiration for Raksha Bandhan recipes. Browse the site to find similar recipes to replace. If have any confusion, comment below your question, suggestions.
- You don’t have to make everything on the same day. You can prepare a few things a day before like sweets, chutneys. You can chop up the veggies and prep some other stuff a day before.
If you are looking for only sweet recipes then check out the list of easy 10 Raksha Bandhan sweets recipes or check out this complete list of (85+) Indian sweets recipes.
Hope these Raksha Bandhan recipes are helpful to you. And wishing you very happy rakhi this year.
10 Raksha Bandhan Menu Recipes (Rakhi Recipes)
1) Gujarati thali
This is the pretty basic full thali which my mom always makes whenever there are guests coming over. It contains nylon khaman as farsan, bharwa bhindi and sukhi bhaji as main sabji with sookhi moong dal, Gujarati kadhi, and rice. These are served with poori. Shrikhand is served as a sweet along with the meal. And masala chaas is served on the side, that is optional though.
2) Another Gujarati spread
This thali consists of khandvi, batata nu rasawalu shaak, mix kathol, Gujarati dal, and rice. It is served with poori and as a dessert basundi is served. Basundi goes well with poori so it is the right choice. On the side, you can serve mango pickle and pudina chaas.
3) North Indian spread
As a starter, you can go with baked samosa with green chutney and meethi chutney. In the main course, you can make shahi paneer and aloo gobi with garlic naan, dal fry with jeera rice. On the side, you can serve urad papad, pickle, and salted lassi. Phirni is a good choice to serve as a dessert.
4) Another North Indian spread
In this, I have included hotel style tomato soup and masala papad as a starter. In the main dishes, I have included malai kofta, aloo methi with tandoori roti and veg briyani with boondi raita. As a dessert, I have included everyone’s favorite kaju katli.
5) Indo chinese menu:
If your guests (family members) are fond of Indian Chinese food then make chilli paneer and spring rolls for an appetizer. Also, make veg manchurian gravy, veg fried rice, and schezwan noodles as the main course. And enjoy the simple vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce as a dessert.
6) Maharashtrian thali
In this thali, sabudana vada and kanda bhaji are served with mint chutney as a starter. In the main course, batatyachi bhaji, bharli bhendi, varan bhaat and roti (poli) are served. Papad and pickle are served on the side. Besan ladoo are made for dessert.
7) Simple Punjabi Dinner
In this menu, Chole bhature are served and sliced onion w/ lemon wedge, pickle, and papad are served on the side. As a dessert, Gulab jamun are served.
8) Rajasthani meal:
This is the very popular Rajasthani dish which is dal bati with churma. On the side, spicy garlic chutney or pickle is served.
9) Again punjabi style menu:
In this lunch or dinner menu, Paneer tikka is served with mint chutney as a starter. In the main, dum aloo, veg makhanwala are served with lachha paratha. And dal makhani and peas pulao are also served. You can have mango lassi or sweet lassi on the side or as a dessert.
10. Chaat station:
Arrange below all the elements on the table and let people help themselves.
- Three chutneys (green chutney, tamarind date chutney, red garlic chutney),
- Aloo tikki, Chole (masala gravy), Ragda recipe, Papdi, Khasta kachori
- Sev, boiled cubed potatoes, chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, Yogurt (spiced with roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, salt)
You can prepare three chutneys, kachoris, papdi a day before. You can even make ragda and chole gravy, store in the fridge.
Now with this spread on table, you can make
ragda patties (using ragda and aloo tikki)
Chole tikki chaat (using chole gravy and aloo tikki)
Simple tikki chaat (aloo tikki topped with three chutneys, yogurt and sprinkle of onion, sev)
Papdi chaat or Sev puri
What is your menu for this day, please comment below and I would love to know.
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