“Holi kab hai? Kab hai holi?” Well Gabbar…Holi, the great Indian festival of colors is here… Aaj hai Holi..
Wishing you all a very Happy and safe Holii !!! May you all get drenched in the colors of love, affection, care and health….
All festivals call for a celebration, and in a country like ours, any celebration is incomplete withoutfamily, colors, music, dance,and most importantly the exquisite and delectably lip smacking food, exclusively sweetened with the immense love of our moms, dadis and nanis…
Giujias, pakore, bhang, chaat.. the very essence of Holi J
This Holi, lend a helping hand to all your multitalented home-based chefs, and get going with some amazing and delicious munchies..
Sharing with you some easy and delightful recipes to add up to the joy of this colorful festival!!!
- Deep fried gujiya
Holi without Gujiya??? Can you even imagine?? The ultimate staple sweet during Holi.. Even the name makes my mouth water..
All you have to do is, make the pastry dough with flour, powder sugar, salt,water and little melted ghee, cover and rest it for 30 mins. For the filling, melt some ghee, then add khoya, and cook on a low flame until donei.e. when khoya begins to leave the sides of the pan, then add powdered sugar, dry fruits and cardamom powder and let it cool. Assemble by rolling the dough thin and cutting out circles of about 4-5 inch diameter, then pour the khoya mixture in between and close it with hands or by using a gunjiya case. Deep fry in medium hot oil till brown then let cool store and serve.
- flour 250g
- Water 120ml
- Salt 1/2 tsp
- ghee 2tbsp
- khoya 100g
- ghee 2tbsp
- powder sugar 4tbsp
- dry fruits 1/2 cup
- cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
- Oil for frying
- Mix veg pakodas
Once you are all wet and shivering, some hot and crispy pakodas will definitely bring you a warm smile.Already feeling the crunch??
Make a batter of gram flour, salt, garam masala, turmeric, red chilli powder, garlic paste and water, mix get it to a thick coating consistency, then add in the baking soda and rest for about 10 min. Dip in your cut vegies into it and fry on a medium flame till light orangish in color. Pipe it out, drain off the excess oil and serve the hot munchies with ketchup and coriander chutney.
- Gram flour 250g
- salt 1 tsp
- garam masala 1 tsp
- turmeric 1/2 tsp
- red chilli powder 1 tsp
- Garlic paste 1 tsp
- water 150ml
- potato slices 2 small
- cauliflower florets 1 small flower
- onion slices 2 big
- paneer cubes 150g
- or any other vegetable to bite size
- Bhaang ki thandiyai
The fundamental Holi drink..
In a bowl, add in milk, water, syrup, sugar and cannabis(bhaang) mash and grind it together to mix it up. The more you drink it the more you want it, but watch out on the quantity, coz you gotta be in senses.. ;P
- Milk 500ml
- Water 300ml
- thandaiyai syrup 4 tsp
- sugar 4tbsp
- cannabis(bhaang) 15
- Charred coconut
This is actually not a recipe but a tradition of taking 2-3 dry coconut wholes and sweltering them with the Holika bonfire. After the fire flames cool down, scoop out the coconut and eat it like a PRASHAD. This charred coconut is just too scrumptious to be only distributed as a devotional offering..
It is one of a kind pleasure for your taste buds.
- Paapdi Chat
Do you even need a festival, to enjoy papdi chaat, it’s a joyous festival in itsown self…. Full of taste, savors and colors..
Whisk the curd and smoothen it, add tamarind paste, roasted cumin powder, red chili powder and black salt in it. Then add in the papdis, boiled potatoes and boiled channa (chickpeas). Mix it up well then serve with coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds on top as garnish.
Dive into this all-time yummiestdelight!!
- Curd 400g
- Roasted cumin powder 2 tsp
- Black salt 1 tsp
- tamarind paste 3 tbsp
- red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
- papdi’s 5-15 pieces(depending upon size)
- boiled potatoes 2-3 potatoes
- boiled chick peas 1/2 cup
- coriander leaves 2tbsp
- pomegranate seeds 2tbsp
This Holi, avoid unhealthy roadside food, express your happiness and love with these amazing Holi specials, and grab a bite with family and friends, dance to the beat of rang barse.. and celebrate togetherness, enjoy the festival of colors and have a blast..
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and safe Holi!!
No colors for animals please..