Whip up a meal for your sibling

New Delhi (IANSlife) Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to honour the tie between brothers and sisters, and a gift of something sweet accompanies the ritual of tying a Rakhi. This year instead of buying a box of mithai or chocolates, make a homemade treat for your brother to make him feel special.

Here are some sweet recipes curated by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Executive Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa.



. Almonds, soaked in water overnight & skin removed 3/4 cup
. Evaporated milk – 400 gms ( or whole milk – 1 LTR)
. Sugar 3 tbsp or as per taste
. Pistachio, chopped 2 tbsp
. Cardamom powder  1 tsp
. Khoya/dried milk 2 tbsp (optional)
. Dried rose petals for garnishing
. Rose water  2 tbsp
. Saffron strands 7-8
.  Milk  1 tbsp


. Heat a pan. Add evaporated milk to it and boil it. If, you are using whole milk, then cook till the milk is reduced to half
. Reduce the heat.
. Crush saffron strands in 1 tbsp milkand let it cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
. Now add almonds, khoya, and sugar to it.
. Mix well & cook for 3 minutes.
. Add pistachio, cardamom powder, and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
. Remove from heat, and add rose water to it. Mix well and let it cool slightly.
. Garnish with chopped pistachio, and dried rose petals. Serve warm & enjoy!



. semolina (rava/suji)1 cup
. clarified butter (ghee) 3 tbsp
. desiccated coconut   1/2 cup
. milk 2 cups
. fresh mozzarella cheese1/4 cup
. sugar as per taste
. pureed blueberries 1 cup
. cashew nuts, chopped  8
. cardamom powder  1/2 tsp


. Heat clarified butter (ghee) in a pan. Add semolina to it, and roast on low heat till it turns golden brown.
. Now add desiccated coconut and sauté for 2 minutes.
. Add milk, and pureed blueberries. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
. Add crushed mozzarella cheese and mix well. Cook for 4 more minutes.
. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir continuously to prevent any lumps. Cook for 3-4 minutes or till milk evaporates
. Remove from heat. Garnish with cashew nuts, and desiccated coconut. 
. Serve hot, Enjoy



. condensed milk 1tin (400g)
. coconut powder, desiccated 4 cups  (350g)
. cardamom powder 1 tsp


. Take a mixing bowl. Add condensed milk, 300g coconut powder, and cardamom powder to it. Mix well to make a smooth mixture.
. Divide the mixture into 10-12 portions, and make tight balls out of them.
. Now roll each ball in coconut powder.
. Let the balls settle for 15 minutes.
. Instant coconut laddos are ready to be served. Enjoy the flavourful ladoos

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