The vibrant splash of colors, water guns loaded with mischief, mouth-watering delicacies all-together features a perfect Holi festival. And we all love this festival. This festival conveys the sense of belongingness. As we all know that without food no festival is complete.
The mythology behind this vibrant festival is about Holika who was the the evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. A bonfire is lit on the eve of Holi, signifying the Holika Dahan and that’s when the celebrations begin.
The delicious delicacies make the festival even more special. The sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris are what to devour in holi.
The favourite Holi foods to try at home:
The star sweet and native to Rajasthan, Gujiyas are sweet dumplings made of maida or flour and filled with a delightful khoya and dry fruits mixture. The festive favourite in three different avatars –
The casing is made with whole wheat and semolina(suji) instead of refined flour (maida). It is then stuffed with nuts, baked perfect and dipped in honey.
Fusion is the flavour of the season! Make this gujiyas stuffed with mava and chocolate chips. Garnish with cream and chocolate sauce.
Stuffed with khoya, nuts and tender coconut flakes this pockets are made with all purpose flour. These are fried and dipped in sugar syrup. Hence, gujiyas are prime delicacies of holi that make the festival more special.
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This traditional Indian sweet is a pancake like dessert which is fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup. There are variant types of malpua which includes Paneer Malpua and Ragi Malpua.
This is mostly made in Bengal and is also a famous dish in Odisha during Makarsankranti and holi.
3. Bhaang ki Pakori
During holi bhaang is one of the popular intoxicating drink. According to legend, bhaang is an auspicious drink which Lord Shiva consumed. So boost the level of enthusiasm during holi with a home-made bhaang ki pakori is ideal to give an extra kick. Remember one thing, this intoxicated food must be out of reach of the children.
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“Thandai” a popular Holi staple is a fennel-fragrant concoction. Moreover, it has a natural cooling effect on the body.
This summer cooler is undeniably delicious and Holi celebration is incomplete without it.
5. Paani Puri
Paani Poori is the most loved Indian street food snack. During holi this small, round shaped crispy puris, filled with various spices and chatpata water tantalises your taste buds.
6. Dal Kachori
This North Indian snack is stuffed with arhar dal, spices and fried crisp. However, kachoris have a number of varieties, most popular ones being Khasta kachori and Dal kachori.
7.Paapri Chaat & Dahi Bhalla
Papri Chaat is a mouth-watering street food which you can indulge this holi. Therefore, the ingredients include curd, crisp paapdi and a host of spices.
8. Apple Kheer
A fruity dessert apple kheer that incorporates red grapes, apples and cinnamon.This is a refreshing change from the traditional Indian dessert with the goodness of apples and aromatic cinnamon. A healthy, delicious kheer recipe.
9. Almond Malai Kulfi
Kulfis are the best summer treat. This rich, creamy concoction made with condensed milk, cream, dry fruits and saffron.
10. Baked Namak Para
Namak Pare are one of the most famous tea-time snack in India. Therefore, the key ingredients of this snack are maida and suji.
Enjoy this crunchy, crispy baked namake pare, this festive season along with friends and family.
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