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Raksha Bandhan special: 15 desserts and snacks recipes for your loved ones

We Indians love our food and hardly give up on a chance to indulge and if it's something as special as Raksha Bandhan the mithais and the samosas flow. Here are a few recipes to help you through.

No celebration is complete without good food. We Indians love our food and hardly give up on a chance to indulge and if it's something as special as Raksha Bandhan the mithais and the samosas flow. While it might not be a very good idea to go overboard with it, we think having small portions won't do you much harm. Also, you always have the option to go for the healthy version of the favourites like swapping your regular samosa for a baked one or opting for kalakand instead of the ones doused in ghee. The choice is yours. In the meanwhile, here are a few recipes to help you through.

Besan ladoo is an all-time favourite during celebrations and probably a hit with your brother too. This Raksha Bandhan make your sibling happy. All you need is besan, ghee and sugar. Click here for the recipe.

Chocolate Crunch Cake, also known as Chocolate Biscuit Cake or Chocolate Fridge Cake is really easy to prepare. It requires no baking, is egg-free and filled with marshmallows, prunes and shortbread. Click here for the recipe

During festive times, we all love eating steaming hot samosas with tea, but some of us don’t like having too much oil. Baked samosas, prepared without deep frying solves this problem. Click here for the recipe.

The Punjabi pinni can be prepared in several ways - with flax seeds, wheat flour and dry fruits. This Raksha Bandhan, try this scrumptious version using urad dal and mawa. Click here for the recipe.

If you and your family is in the mood for frozen desserts this Raksha Bandhan then try out this super yummy Fruit and Ice Cream Flan. Click here for the recipe.

No celebration is complete without good food. This Raksha Bandhan celebrate the bond of love with this delicious Tandoori Chaat recipe. Click here for the recipe.

The rich flavour of boondi laddoo combined with the freshness of pomegranate and grapes lend this Kheer a Baadshahi status. Those with sweet tooth cannot afford to miss this. Click here for the recipe.

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This almond and saffron phirni recipe is so easy that you can make it while sipping on your morning cup of coffee, refrigerate it and enjoy it chilled during dinner. Click here for the recipe.

This dessert recipe is as rich as it gets but aren't most desserts? And what better time to indulge other than Raksha Bandhan? You can forget about your calories for once. Click here for the recipe.

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This Hara Bhara Kebab recipe is a safe option for your gym-oholic brother. You can prepare it with spinach which is considered a super food packed with all the nutrients like proteins, iron, vitamins and minerals and channe ki daal (gram dal) which is high in fibre and a good source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein. Click here for the recipe.

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Also known as Malai Burfi or Kalakand, the dish works well for those who don’t like their dessert too sweet. Click here for the recipe.

Not only is this chocolate coffee cake delicious, but it’s super easy to make. Nothing better than this to treat your brother with if he loves cakes. Click here for the recipe.

You might balk at the idea of pumpkin in snacks but if you are in the mood to experiment, you are going to love this. So is your family! Click here for the recipe.

The purpose is to make your brother happy and also make healthy food delicious. Your brother may not be very fond of Moong Daal, but he cannot say no to these heavenly kebabs. Click here for the recipe.