Holi is a festival of colors. It's an official welcome to spring in India. Here are some of the best Holi recipes which you should try this year.
Holi is a festival of colors and is been celebrated in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. It's one of the most popular Hindu festival. It marks the beginning of spring season. It usually falls during the month of February and March. This festival celebrates the eternal love of Radha and Krishna. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm, joy and happiness.
It is the two day festival. The first day starts with "holika dahan" where people gather, perform religious rituals in the front of bonfire and pray that all their internal evils be destroyed the way holika was killed in the fire. This ritual symbolizes the good over evil. The second day "dhulandi" starts by applying gulal on each other, dancing, singing, throwing water ballons, and cooking many types of delicious food.
Holi is incomplete without making these traditional delicacies like Gujiya, Thandai, Dahi Vada, Malpua, laddoo, Mangore etc. I have listed 21 Holi sweets, drinks and snacks. I hope you all enjoy it.
21 Amazing Holi Recipes | Holi sweets and snacks
Whenever we think about Holi the first delicacy that comes in our mind is Gujiya. Gujiya is an Indian sweet dumpling made with suji, maida or wheat flour and stuffed with khoya. You can prepare them in advance and store in an airtight containers.
Rasmalai is a classic rich dessert, consists of the delicate flattened cheese balls cooked in a sugar syrup and flavored in a flavored thickened milk (rabri). It is made for special occasions like Diwali and Holi.
3. Shahi Tukda
Shahi Tukda is a rich and creamy Indian dessert, where fried bread pieces are dipped in cardamom flavored milk syrup, layered and finished off with some crushed almonds, cashews and pistachios. One of the easiest dessert you can make this Holi.
4. Paneer Tikka
Paneer Tikka is an authentic Indian dish made from chunks of paneer and vegetables marinated in yogurt and spices, skewered and grilled to perfection! It's a perfect starter for any barbecue or Holi party!
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Thandai is a flavored Indian beverage with a mixture of nuts, mint, spices, saffron, milk and sugar. Welcome your guests with this staple refreshing drink. This is one of the most popular drink prepared on Holi.
Til Gun Ladoo is a traditional sweet made during lot Holi and any other festivals. This sweet is made with two ingredients with sesame seeds and jaggery.
Hakka Noodles is an easy Indian-Chinese recipe which combines the goodness of colorful veggies and sizzling sauces! It's basically a fusion between Indian flavors and Chinese Noodles. If you don't have much time, make these simple Noodles this Holi.
Moong Dal Halwa is an India Mithai made with Moong lentils, Khoya, Milk, Ghee, Sugar, Cardamom and Dry Fruits. It's a delicious North Indian dessert sweet but is relished on every occasion. Do try this out.
Medu vadas are one of the most famous breakfast item across South India. They are made by split black lentils (urad dal) batter and deep-fried in a doughnut shape savory fritters. They are crunchy and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's a perfect Holi recipe.
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11. Dahi Vada
These deep fried lentil balls are made from urad dal batter and bathed in thicked beaten yogurt with a drizzle of mint and tamarind chutney. The soft delicious savory taste of Dahi vada qualifies to make it a great holi snack item.
These fritters are made from moong dhuli dal (skinned and split green gram beans). These crunchy and delicious fritters are great for any festive morning.
When you are making so many delicious snacks like Mangore, Dahi Vada, Dosa, Paneer tikka, Medu Vada, Tikki, Aloo Chaat, Samosa, Kachori etc you need Dip / Chutney to go with. Mint Coriander Chutney is a tangy and exciting combination of mint, coriander, raw mango along with a kick of green chilli.
Kheer is prepared with the goodness of rice, milk, sugar, and garnished with crushed cardamom, dry fruits and nuts, like pistachios, cashews and raisins. Try out this super easy Kheer recipe and celebrate the festival of colors enjoying it's scrumptious taste.
15. Carrot Halwa
Carrot Halwa is made with carrots, cream, khoya, sugar, ghee and lots of nuts. It's a delicious North Indian dessert sweet but is relished on every occasion.
16. Mawa Kulfi
We have got one more recipe for this Holi season, Kulfi. This will be the highlight of your Holi party. It's a very simple recipe. It is made with milk, sugar and khoya. You can also add dry fruits, cardamom powder in the kulfi which is totally optional.
Hot sizzling brownie with vanilla ice cream topped with some chocolate sauce. It is super refreshing, has a crisp aroma and is among the world's most tempting treats. It is made with dark chocolate, butter, milk, flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla essence and walnuts. Add this dessert on your holi party list.
Chickpeas is a flavorful, tangy, north indian curry. It's comforting, warm, nutritious and can be eaten at anytime of the day. Layered with heat, tang and depth of flavor, chickpea curry taste best with bhatura, naan and rice. It's a perfect Holi meal.
Dry fruit custard is made with milk, sugar, dry fruits and custard powder. It's a sweet dessert which you can enjoy at the end of holi dinner party.
20. Dal Makhani
Dal Makhani is the most popular dish originated from Punjab region. It's the combination of black lentils and red kidney beans. It's an exotic cuisine and a perfect meal for Holi.
Ravi Masala Dosa is a thin crispy dosa with semolina, rice flour, all purpose flour, whisk curd and other ingredients, It's an instant dosa recipe which does not require fermentation. It's a perfect Holi meal.
These are some 21 amazing Holi recipes. let me know in the comment section which one is your favorite.
May the colors of Holi make your life as colorful and happy as they are. Wish you and your family a very happy Holi.