Raksha Bandhan Sweets: Adding More Warmth to the Sibling Bond
So, have you decided on the Raksha Bandhan sweets for your brother/sister this year?
The bond between a brother and sister is unique. The loving banter and the happy camaraderie can turn into a fistfight and shouting match in no time at all! The love and hate aside, this is one endearing relationship for sure.
The Significance of Raksha Bandhan
This beautiful bond becomes even more significant in India with the festival of Raksha Bandhan. It’s a day of celebrating the special kinship between siblings.
Raksha Bandhan means the ‘tie of protection. Raksha stands for ‘protection and Bandhan for ‘tie.’
As per tradition, the sister ties a sacred thread (Rakhi) on her brother’s wrist and prays for his wellbeing and thriving future on this auspicious day. The brother, in return, promises to protect her against any harm for the rest of his life.
We celebrate Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima on the full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar in the month of Shravana which typically falls in August.
Raksha Bandhan Sweets
The brother-sister seal the sweetness of the occasion with special Raksha Bandhan sweets and exchange gifts. There is a strengthening of the bond of love and affection between the siblings.
Indian sweets or mithai is an intrinsic part of every Indian festivity, and Raksha Bandhan is no exception.
Mithai of all kind, size and shape make a colourful and inviting display during the festival. The rich culinary history of India is evident in the sheer variety and delectable taste of these sweets.
All sweets are special and each unique. Here are three incredibly delicious mithais which add to the fun and sweetness of the festival.
Three Lip-smacking Raksha Bandhan Sweets
Be it motichoor laddu, honey dry fruit laddu, besan laddu, atta dry fruit laddu, all are delicious. Each variety of the mouth-watering mithai is an integral part of Indian festivals and celebrations, big or small. Bursting with aroma and full of flavour, each state, region and household has their unique versions of the mithai.
Different kinds of laddu use a variety of flour, grains, pulses, semolina, fruits, dry fruits, ghee, spices, khoya, sugar, and more. These are generally available in bite-sized or larger round shapes.
One of the most sacred sweet offerings made to God, it is the most auspicious sweet for Raksha Bandhan, and generally, sisters feed this to the brother after tying the Rakhi.
An eternal favourite, this delectable sweet fudge is made using full-fat milk, sugar and ghee. It is available in many avatars, besan burfi, khoya chocolate burfi, moong dal burfi, khoya burfi, to name a few.
The traditional way of making burfi is to cook milk and sugar over low heat until of thick consistency. Then add different ingredients like coconut, chocolate, khoya etc., according to the kind of burfi.
In the end, garnish with nuts and flatten in a tray. After that, cut into squares and rectangles. One can also decorate it with silver vark.
These Raksha Bandhan sweets are rich and creamy delights which melt in the mouth.
Hands-down favourite, kaju katli delights the senses like no other, and a box of this mithai is devoured in no time at all.
Made with cashews, milk and sugar, this is a premium Indian sweets and the perfect ode to the rich and luxuriant flavours of its ingredients.
Kaju katli gratifies the senses and is among the much-loved sweet for Raksha Bandhan.
At Anandam, we strive to bring the best quality delicious mithai to our customers and have been delighting the people of Dehradun in various guises for over a century.
To bring a large variety of Indian sweets, namkeen, teatime snacks and ‘niknaks’ to more and more people, we are now also available online across India at anandam.com.
Our vast selections of sweets are prepared lovingly by our expert artisans, using the best quality ingredients.
All food items at Anandam are prepared fresh in the most hygienic conditions.
We take utmost care to bring the best sweets, spanning all regions, to our patrons.
So, gift your brother/sister the Anandam Raksha Bandhan sweets and make the sweet festival more pleasurable.
Sprinkle some love and spread the cheer with these sweet offerings this Raksha Bandhan.