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Sibling: The only enemy you cannot live without. I don’t think there can be a more perfect definition than this one describing the brother-sister relationship. There’s no one in this world who you incessantly love and hate at the same time other than your sibling, isn’t it? The brother-sister bond is the purest, constant relationship, no matter where you go on this planet. There are days when all you want to do is ‘tell on them’ to your parents and then there are days when you feel the need to hug them and buy them their favourite food (which you probably end up fighting about again). This relationship is so distinctive, that one special day, each year is dedicated to this cherished bond where the sister ties rakhi on her brother’s hand and in return the brother promises to endlessly protect her from all the obstacles!

To my sister, I know you are irritating at times just like the elaichi in my biryani but I love you just the way, I love it in my chai. Though you are like macadamia, a tough nut to crack sometimes, but only I know that you’re the sweetest like a spongy gulab jamun. As a kid, I hated when you sneakily put ketchup in my maggi, but I also love you for making hot chocolates on my blue days!

Here are thode sweet and thode spicy recipes which are perfect to explain the bond between a brother and sister!

  1. Kaju katli Vs Laal Maas

This diamond-shaped sweet which is easy to make and rich in flavour can be perfect to celebrate any occasion. Make this and impress the ‘diamond of your house’, this recipe is perfect to showcase your love and appreciation that you truly have for your sibling!

The perfect lunch can be only felt when something authentic and spicy is on the menu. Fiery Mutton curry made with Mathania red chillies can literally heat things up in a jiffy. We all love spicy food and this one’s just apt to fire up your taste buds.

  1. Apple Pie Vs Spicy Caribbean Chicken Skewers

To the apple of my eye and of our house, this one’s for my sister! I know what makes you smile so I am going to take a break from teasing you and make something special. You too make this scrumptious apple pie and impress your sibling today.  

The love for chicken is eternal and this Caribbean chicken marinated in orange juice and rum, later skewered on satay sticks and grilled to perfection is going to be anyone’s favourite. Thank me later for introducing you to this beauty!

  1. Red Velvet Croissants Vs Sichuan Egg Fried Rice Paratha

Who doesn’t love fusion foods and Indo-Chinese is every desi’s favourite so here I have this special delicacy, Sichuan egg fried rice stuffed in Indian authentic Parantha, this fusion delicacy is just wow!

Let’s end the day on a nice and sweet note. I know the brother-sister relationship is difficult to understand but I'm sure that it’s indeed beautiful and elegant like this delectable dessert.

Cheers to this inseparable bond, Happy Raksha Bandhan! 


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.