It’s that time of the year when Rang barse in Bachchan’s voice will play at every nook and corner of the city. It’s time to get drenched in coloured water and devour mouth-watering delicacies. While you’ll be splashing colours at each other this Holi, we give you a list of 9 scrumptious dishes that will add taste to your celebrations.
Holi is all about getting those frequent munchies while you are busy playing with colours. Who has the patience to wait for a whole meal on this day? Take fistfuls of these diamond-shaped salted munchies and stuff them into your mouths. Wash them all down with a chilled glass of Thandai and do full justice to these Nimkis!
Gujiya and Holi are synonymous to each other. These sweet dumplings are made using maida, carefully filled with just the right amount of delightful khoya and an assortment of dried-fruits. It is then fried in pure ghee and dunked in sugar syrup. You can also get creative with the stuffings and go all nom nom…
After playing with colours the whole day, sudden hunger pangs are sure to drive you crazy and these sugar dripping malpuas must make it to the table. Holi food fiesta cannot be deemed complete without this scrumptious delicacy. This Indian sweet dish is a sugar syrup soaked pancake prepared from a batter of flour, milk and cardamom.
A Holi special post cannot go without a special mention about Bhang Thandai. This deceptively simple looking drink is packed with the goodness of milk, dry fruits and spices. With the temperature rising steadily, escalate the spirit of Holi and let the Bhang flow!
Kaanji Vada is a common sight during Holi in almost every household. If you’re tired of eating everything sweet and want to give your taste buds a change, then this is a perfect savory option to go for. Kanji vada is a sour and salty blend of crispy vadas dipped in spicy water. The spicy water is fermented for over three days, after which it is flavoured with rai, mustard, chilli and different varieties of salts.
Is there anything better than a steaming hot Bhang Pakora giving you a tipsy feel on Holi? Bhang Pakora is not as strong an intoxicant as the beverage but is surely a great munching option to pair with your Thandai.
Baked Karanji is a healthy version of the regular gujhia. Instead of deep frying this snack, you can simply bake it in the oven. It is an easy recipe that you can make in minutes and since it has a long shelf life, you can also store it and serve with tea.
There are various ways you can make coconut laddu. It can be made by adding condensed milk, jaggery or khoya to grated coconut. Laddus can also be made using dried coconut. This easy recipe uses cocnut and sugar syrup. A must try Holi recipe!
Lavang Latika is a traditional North Indian mithai. Stuffed and deep-fried pastry is soaked in sugar syrup and is served as a sweet. Try this easy to make dessert recipe that is loved by kids and adults too.