3 Healthy and yummy Rakhi special food recipes for kids

by Udita Saklani

Expert 04Try these mouth watering recipes this Rakhi to make your day special.

Rakhi or Rakshabandhan is just around the corner. Rakhi is a beautiful way to celebrate the beautiful bond between siblings. Along with wonderful plans of the day, we are sure, you will be cooking some good stuff for your brother or your sister to give them that special feeling on this day of love. So even in households where there are two daughters or two sons, they also tend to celebrate the festival with great fervor and spirit. Presenting some healthy and yummy Rakhi food recipes. These recipes are easy on the difficulty parameter so you can engage your kids also in the kitchen.

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1. Daal ke ladoo

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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We all love to have Dal ke Laddoos (Sweet lentil  based dessert balls) in the rainy season. What’s special about these is that they are made from Moong Daal (Split Red Lentil), thus high on nutritive content.


1 Cup Moong Dal (Split Red Lentil),1/2 Tbsp red chili powder,1/4 Tbsp garam masala, 2 Tbsp mint chutney, Chaat masala, Salt to taste, 1 Tbsp coriander leaves, 250 Grams radish (grated), Water to soak dal.


Soak moong dal overnight. Next morning grind it into a smooth paste with the help of a food processor. Now make balls out of this fine paste and deep fry them. Fry them until they are golden brown. Keep them on a plate and serve hot with radish leaves sprinkled with Chaat masala and coriander chutney.

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2. Coconut Laddoo

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Coconut Laddoos (Coconut based sweet dessert balls) are the easiest recipe with easily available ingredients. It hardly takes much time, and we are sure your kids will enjoy making these as well.


 2 Cups desiccated coconut (for making Laddoos and for dusting them), 3-4 Big spoons of condensed milk.


Take one cup of desiccated coconut in a big bowl. Add condensed milk to this and start mixing. Mix it to get a smooth dough like consistency. Take a portion of this mix into your hands and start rolling to make balls. Take care of the pressure you apply as it might break the Laddoos. In another plate take desiccated coconut and roll the Laddoos in them. Voila! our Coconut Laddoos are ready.

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3. Punjabi Aloo Puri

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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No festival is complete without traditional food recipes. No matter how oil- free, bake free we go, but there is something which will keep pulling us to our traditional Nani/Dadi (grandparents) favorite recipes. Well, this is one of them. You don’t want to miss on this feast-Right?


11/4 Cups boiled potato cubes, 2 Tbsp cumin seeds, 2 Tbsp oil,1/2 cup finely chopped onions, 2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic,1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger, 1 Tbsp finely chopped green chilies,1 Cup finely chopped tomatoes,1 Tbsp chili powder, 1/4 Tbsp turmeric powder, 1/2 Tbsp garam masala, 1/2 Tbsp dried mango powder, 2 Tbsp. finely chopped coriander, salt to taste.

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Take oil in a pan, and add cumin seeds to it. When the cumin starts spluttering, add finely chopped onions to it. Fry until the onions are golden brown. Now add garlic and ginger. Fry until the raw fragrance disappears. Now add the green chilies and finely chopped tomatoes. Add the chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, dried mango powder and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, whiles stirring. Add the potatoes and the coriander. Cook for some time and remove from flame. Serve with piping hot puris and pickle.Special food recipes 03




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