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Holi Recipes

Holi is the seasonal festival which celebrates the month of falgun and the coming of spring. Holi is a festival of colours. At midnight, before the festival, great bonfires are made and coconuts and seasonal fruits are offered to the fire. Though any sweets can be eaten on this festival, some are typical. Sugar batashas or garlands of sugar discs are worn by merrymakers who throw colours at each other as a sign of rejuvenation and joy.

  • Tikha Gathiya (Teekha Gathiya) is a popular Gujarati tea time snack. Gathiya is a spicy and crunchy deep fried savoury made with gram flour, ajwain and various spices. It is…

  • Aloo Chaat is a humble North Indian street food made with boiled & fried potatoes with spices and chutney. It is often served as an appetizer or as an evening…

  • Rava Laddu or Rava Ladoo is a simple, easy and quick to make Indian sweet made with rava (sooji), caradmoms and topped with raisins & cashew nuts. Unlike other sweets…

  • A special Holi recipe from Rajasthan. Ingredients: Bhang Leaves – handful, tender (or use 1 tsp Bhang Seed Powder) Potato – 1, chopped Onion – 1, chopped Brinjal – 1,…

  • A popular North Indian chaat dish made during festival occasions. Similar to the South Indian Curd Vadai, this Dahi Bhalla (as it is also known) is popular during Holi fesival.…

  • Shakkarpara or Shankarpali is a perfect tea time snack and often made during diwali or any other festive occasions. It is a crispy and crunch biscuit like snack these Shakkarpara…

  • Papri, not to be confused with Papri Chaat, are traditionally made in Mathur homes during Holi and Diwali. They must be rolled out as thinly as possible and the larger you make them the greater is the skill required in the rolling and frying process.

  • Thandai is a North-Indian drink made especially when the hot, dry
    summer winds blow through the region leaving everything and everybody
    parched. This thirst-quencher is tasty and cooling.