Sweets hold special significance on any Indian festival, whether it is Diwali, Holi or Rakhi. According to Indian custom, people eat as well as share sweets to spread joy, prosperity, good luck and happiness. On Rakhi, after the thread tying ceremony, sister offers a dish of assorted sweets to her brother to convey warm wishes. This not only delights them but also strengthens their bond of love and friendship. Indian sweets taste delectable as they are made of rich ingredients such as cottage cheese, milk, khoya, ghee and so on. They are not only popular in India but also abroad.
This Rakhi you can try some delicious sweets for your dear sibling. Popular sweets are as follows:-
1. Rice Kheer
It is a very common sweets dish prepared in most of the Indian households. It is made of rice, milk, sugar and flavoured with raisins, cardamom, saffron, pista, cashew nuts or almonds.
It is a sweet dessert made of wheat flour. The wheat flour batter is deep fried in circular shapes and soaked in sugar syrup. It is served hot as well as cold. For color, often saffron is used.
3. Gulab Jamun
There is hardly any Indian who is not fond of Gulab Jamun. On any Indian occasion, Gulab Jamun is always served. It is made of khoya that is rolled into small balls with fine flour dust and then deep fried. After they turn dark brown, they are soaked in sugar syrup which is flavored with rose water, saffron and cardamom seeds.
If your dear brother is fond of laddu you can delight them by serving delicious laddus on Rakhi. Besan, sugar, ghee, wheat semolina (rava) and grounded coconut are used in making laddus. There are different types of laddus such as motichoor laddu, besan laddu, moong dal laddu, tilkut laddu, mewa laddu and so on.
This sweet is quite popular in the Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa. Moreover, the sweet is originated from Indian state of Orissa. Rasgullas are actually chenna balls soaked in sugar syrup. They are soft and taste awesome.
Now-a-days, people hardly get time to prepare such tasty sweets at home. Process of making sweets has become quite easy due to the availability of ready made ingredients. However, you can prepare these tasty Indian sweets and amaze your dear ones.