Rakshabandhan 2023: Celebrate the festival of siblings with these mouth-watering sweets

This year, the auspicious festival is celebrated across the country on August 30 and 31, 2023

Rakshabandhan 2023: Celebrate the festival of siblings with these mouth-watering sweets

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HYDERABAD: Raksha Bandhan is a special day for brothers and sisters, strengthening the siblings' bond. Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival celebrated by sisters and brothers all over the country.

On this auspicious day, sisters tie a sacred thread 'Rakhi' around their brothers' wrists, symbolising their unique and cherished bond, and pray for his success, health, and well-being. In exchange, the brother offers gifts and pledges to protect his sister from any danger and under any circumstances. The occasion is also celebrated by brothers and sisters from distant family members, relatives, or cousins.

This year, the auspicious festival is celebrated across the country on August 30 and 31, 2023. Sisters buy unique rakhis and prepare favorite sweets for their brothers ahead of the Rakhi festival to ensure they feed their favorite treats. The ceremony concludes with the sister feeding her brother sweets and their favorite food.

That is why it is said that the Rakshabandhan festival is incomplete without delicious sweets, and sisters prepare mouth-watering sweets and desserts ahead of the auspicious festival.

So this special day requires detectable treats, and popular sweets like Moti Choor laddu, Kheer, Gajar ka halwa, Kaju Katli, Rasgulla, Mysore Pak, Balushahi, Burfi, Gulab Jamun, and many more are prepared on this occasion.

Let's look at some of the most popular sweets prepared in Indian homes during the Rakshabandhan festival.

Motichoor Laddu

Rakshabandhan is undoubtedly incomplete without the feeding laddu to siblings, and Motichoor Laddu is a popular choice among siblings during this important occasion. Motichur laddu, a traditional sweet in the country, is noted for its soft, delightful texture made mostly of gram flour, sugar, and spices that melts in your mouth.

Gulab Jamun

Can anyone imagine an Indian festival without the delectable, soft, and juicy Gulab Jamun? Gulab Jamun, a popular Indian sweet made with khoya or mawa, paneer, and sugar, is one of the most consumed sweets during special occasions in the country.

Kaju Katli

Popular Indian sweet Kaju Katli is a soft, thin, and customizable Indian cashew fudge candy with a hint of rose, a perfect mouth-watering indulgence for Rakshabandhan festival.


Rasmalai is a popular Bengali delicacy prepared from Indian cottage cheese balls or discs that have been steeped in thickened milk perfumed with cardamom and saffron, that melts-in-your-mouth.


Rasgulla, a popular milk-based dessert in India, is a delectable and addictive treat mainly made during Rakshabandhan festival.

Coconut Ladoo

Coconut ladoo, a traditional Indian delicacy made from coconut, sugar, jaggery, and cardamoms, are gluten-free and vegan, traditionally offered to deities during Hindu festivities.

Soan Papdi

Soan papdi is a popular Indian sweet made from sugar, ghee, and besan flour, often flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts, served as a dessert or snack during special occasions.

Mysore Pak

Mysore pak, an Indian sweet made from ghee, sugar, gram flour, and cardamom, originated in Mysore, Karnataka, with a buttery, dense texture.


Kheer, an Indian sweet pudding, is traditionally served during the Indian festivals. It's a milk-based dessert with various ingredients, including Rice Kheer, which is slow-cooked rice grains, milk, and sugar, with subjective additions.

Gajar ka Halwa

Gajar ka halwa is a sweet dessert made from grated carrots, ghee, condensed milk, sugar, khoya and cardamom, often served with almonds and pistachios.

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