With Rakshabandhan right around the corner, we’re all looking for good Rakhi gifts. No matter how much our siblings annoy us, we love them to the moon and back. And on the special occasion of Rakhi, we want to celebrate this bond and love. This auspicious occasion is a symbol of love, protection, and affection where sisters tie sacred threads (rakhis) on their brothers’ wrists, and in return, brothers vow to protect and care for their sisters.
Rakhi is a joyous time filled with heartfelt emotions, laughter, and gifts. Among the most treasured Rakhi gifts exchanged during this festival are delicious Indian sweets. These delightful treats not only symbolise the sweetness of the sibling bond but also carry the essence of tradition and culture. To make your Rakshabandhan celebration even more memorable, we bring you four unique and mouth watering recipes for Indian sweets and more that you can prepare with your sibling!
This year, spend quality time with your siblings and make something awesome for the pooja thali. And to add an eco-friendly touch to your heartfelt Rakhi gifts, buy your packaging from Ecopack, a sustainable packaging company that offers a range of biodegradable packaging solutions, including paper cups and cupcake moulds.
Originating from the culturally rich state of West Bengal, Sandesh is a popular Indian sweet made from fresh paneer (cottage cheese) and flavoured with various natural essences. On Rakshabandhan, elevate the sweetness of your sibling’s day with a delightful twist – Rose Sandesh. This royal dessert incorporates the essence of fragrant roses, imparting a captivating aroma and delicate floral taste to the classic Sandesh. The luscious pink hue of Rose Sandesh adds an elegant touch to your Rakhi gift. And with Ecopack’s sustainable packaging options like paper cups, you can present these delectable treats in an eco-friendly manner, showing your love for both your sibling and the environment
Transport your sibling to a tropical paradise with the delectable Coconut Ladoo. This mouthwatering treat is a ball-shaped confection made from freshly grated coconut, condensed milk, and a sprinkle of cardamom. Originating from Southern India, Coconut Ladoo offers a burst of flavours, combining the rich creaminess of coconut with the warm and aromatic essence of cardamom. Its luscious texture and sweet taste make it a perfect Rakhi gift that symbolises the sweetness and purity of the sibling bond. With Ecopack’s eco-friendly cupcake moulds, you can beautifully pack these Coconut Ladoos and present them as a gift that not only warms the heart but also cares for the planet.
Modak, a traditional Indian sweet associated with Lord Ganesha, is a favourite during festive celebrations. This Rakshabandhan, surprise your sibling with a delightful fusion of tradition and modernity – Chocolate Modak. While the traditional version features a filling of jaggery and coconut, the Chocolate Modak embraces a velvety mixture of cocoa, condensed milk, and nuts. Moulded into the iconic modak shape, these sweet delights not only offer a rich cocoa flavour but also represent the essence of tradition carried forward with a touch of contemporary charm. With Ecopack’s eco-friendly cupcake moulds, you can mould these Chocolate Modaks into perfect shapes and pack them sustainably, making them an ideal Rakhi gift that combines the old and the new with love and care for the environment.
Hailing from the royal kitchens of Northern India, Pista Barfi is an exquisite Indian sweet made primarily from pistachios, khoya (reduced milk solids), and a hint of saffron. Its pale green hue and distinctive nutty taste offer a luxurious treat that your sibling will cherish. The labour of love put into crafting this delicacy perfectly mirrors the love and effort siblings invest in each other’s happiness. To add an eco-friendly touch, you can use Ecopack’s sustainable packaging options like paper cups, ensuring that your Rakshabandhan gift not only delights your sibling’s taste buds but also supports a greener and more sustainable planet.
An extra suggestion for you! Loukoumades are soft fluffy balls glazed with chocolate. They are a popular dessert in Greece and Rakshabandhan would be a good time to try it with your sibling. Made from flour, yeast, and lemon zest, it’s an easy but new dessert, perfect for monsoon. For the full recipe, download the 2023 Ecopack Cookbook from our website and order a batch of paper cups to serve the delicious Loukoumades!
As we celebrate Rakshabandhan and indulge in the joy of sharing delightful treats, it’s essential to be mindful of our environmental impact. That’s where Ecopack, a sustainable packaging company, comes into play. Ecopack offers a range of eco-friendly packaging solutions such as paper cups, baking moulds, and wrap sheets that are not only biodegradable but also food-safe and adaptable to high temperatures. By opting for Ecopack’s eco-friendly alternatives like cupcake moulds, you can ensure that your delicious Rakhi gifts are not only palette-friendly but also planet-friendly. Embrace the spirit of sustainable celebrations by choosing Ecopack for your packaging needs this Rakshabandhan, and show your love for both your sibling and Mother Earth.
This Rakshabandhan, let the sweetness of traditional Indian sweets and the thoughtfulness of sustainable packaging combine to create an unforgettable celebration of love between siblings. From the royal elegance of Rose Sandesh and Pista Barfi to the tropical delight of Coconut Ladoo and the modern touch of Chocolate Modak, these treats will surely add an extra layer of warmth and happiness to your Rakhi festivities. And with Ecopack’s sustainable packaging solutions, such as paper cups and cupcake moulds, you can share your love not just with your sibling but also with Mother Earth. So, as you tie the sacred thread of Rakhi, savour the joy of giving and the beauty of a greener, more sustainable celebration. Happy Rakshabandhan!