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Rakshabandhan – The best food combo you could have asked for

From the smells of delicious cuisines to the aartis and door seva, everything is perfect for the auspicious occasion. However, when it comes to the Raksha Bandhan celebration, the 'Rakhi' forms the cornerstone! Not just siblings, but everyone wants to make it special.

Celebrate the bond of love between a brother and sister this Raksha Bandhan with some delicious rice dishes.


Siblings are like Khichdi and Dahi - Some people have deep friendships with their best friends, some have awesome and strong parent-child relationships and others feel most comfortable with their siblings. Siblings share a special bond that is unconditional, unlike any other relationship. The occasion of Raksha Bandhan reminds us of all the sweet memories we shared with our siblings, who stood by us through thick and thin. This festival is truly emblematic of the bond which siblings share doused with selfless love and immense protection.

A wholesome bond - Rakshabandhan is a great celebration of the bond between brothers and sisters. It is a universal festival celebrated with elation, devotion and happiness. The festival essentially involves a sister tying a rakhi (a holy thread) on the hand of her brother and the brother vows to love, protect and take care of her, all her life.

Here are some of the best rice preparations during Rakshabandhan

Phirni - This traditional Punjabi dessert is made of milk, rice, sugar and saffron strands. You should boil the milk, add crushed rice and sugar, and a dash of cardamom. Add some rose essence to accentuate the experience.

Kheer with condensed milk - Smooth and sweet kheer can be quickly made by boiling milk, reducing it, adding some condensed milk and rice, cooking these along with dry fruits, cardamom and saffron strands.

Vegetable Biryani - Vegetable Biryani is an essential dish served in almost all Indian households. Vegetables make this delicious dish healthy and tasty, a favourite dish of millions of Indians. Vegetable Biryani is one such cooking recipe that can be fun to make and fun to eat!

 Dal fry and Jeera Rice - Pretty much made for each other like you and your sibling, this combo of Dal Fry and Jeera Rice is a favourite among most Indian festivals. Easy to prepare, this dish is made by frying aromatic spices in oil, then adding lentils and vegetables. The rice is cooked with a generous helping of fresh chopped cilantro, onions, and toasted jeera seeds. It strikes a perfect balance between salt and spicy and provides all the flavors that you would expect from traditional Indian cuisine.

Vegetable Fried Rice - Celebrate the festival of Rakhi with your family with this delicious vegetable fried rice. It is made with a variety of vegetables and spices, including peas, carrots and beans. All blended with the aromatic grains of rice.

The best combination of rice – India Gate - India Gate rice is extremely popular for its long-grained and fluffy rice variety in India. It gives a perfect eating experience in any form be it steamed or fried rice. The company has managed to permeate its highly-acceptable quality into all homes in India by providing the best quality and variety.