Today is Raksha Bandhan. Food, of course, is a big part of any traditional festival. Here’s a round-up of the foods you can enjoy at home while you celebrate with your loved ones. Food preparation can often take the fun away from the festivities, especially since it falls on a weekday. We will also show you the foods you can order from Rotifix Homestyle Meals so you can spend quality time with your loved ones.
For the uninitiated, Raksha Bandhan is a traditional Indian festival celebrating the bond between a brother and a sister. On this day, the sister ties a thread (Rakhi) on her brother’s wrist. In return, the brothers pledge to protect them and be there for them.
This year, the festival coincides with India’s Independence Day, which calls for a double celebration.
So what types of foods are best enjoyed on Raksha Bandhan?
- SamosasWho doesn’t love a delicious, homestyle samosa?
Our homestyle samosas are savory pastries stuffed with a delightful mix of potatoes, herbs, and spices. Served with tamarind and mint chutney, you can never go wrong with this popular party appetizer.
- Aloo Tikki
Homestyle Aloo Tikki is a popular North Indian appetizer made by boiling potatoes and adding some herbs and spices, then making round balls and frying them. These are served hot with tamarind and mint chutney. You can order these by the count or by the tray at Rotifix.
They come with the chutneys.Rotifix Tip: Order the tikkis and get thin sev from the Indian store, add yogurt, spices, and our chutneys to make the perfect alloo tikki chaat in a few minutes. This tip applies to the samosas as well.
Our Hyderabadi biryani from our homestyle South Indian food menu comes in lamb, chicken, and we also have a veggie version, which is just as flavorful and very popular even with the non-vegetarians.
Order a single portion, half-tray or full tray.
- Kadhi Chawal
Want the tangy kadhi chawal your mom makes?
This is homestyle comfort food at its best! You can order homestyle kadhi chawal from our North Indian menu, or pick homestyle Gujarati Kadhi from our homestyle Gujarati food menu. You can add basmati rice to the order.
- Chole/ Channa Masala
Chole or Channa Masala is a great dish to add to your homestyle Raksha Bandhan food menu.
Our homestyle chana masala is garbanzo beans cooked in delicious spices and a thick gravy. You can add rice or pooris to your order.
No festivities are complete without desserts. This Raksha Bandhan, serve your guests and family homestyle desserts without having to toil behind the kitchen stove.
- Kheer/ Rice Pudding
Kheer is a quintessential homestyle Indian dessert and is made by slow-cooking rice in milk.
This delicious rice pudding will satisfy any sweet tooth and is healthy too.
- Gulab Jamun
The word “Gulab” means rose in Hindi & “Jamun” means berry. Our homestyle Gulab jamuns are soft, delicious berry-sized balls soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup.
They are delicious and a must-have, especially when you can order them quickly from Rotifix.com
These are just some quick ideas to make your Raksha Bandhan delicious and memorable. At Rotifix, we have many more options in homestyle Indian food and snacks, including homestyle South Indian, Gujarati and North Indian meals.
We offer fresh, ready-to-eat rotis, puris, and paranthas as well as basmati rice that you can add to your order.
Now is an excellent time for you to place your order for Raksha Bandhan, which is on August 15th. Go to https://www.rotifix.com/order-homestyle-indian-meals/ and start ordering now! We need a two-hour window for most dishes.
You can choose delivery or curbside pickup. Curbside pickup is available at #200, 4246 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV-89147.