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Holi recipes





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Holi is around the corner, and we all know that there is more to this vibrant festival than colours! From a change in season, to getting together with family, and preparing delectable sweets and snacks, this festival has many dimensions to it. As winter bids adieu and summer begins to make its presence felt, this festival does its bit by warming our hearts and energizing our souls in preparation for the fun that lies ahead.

Add more cheer to this feisty occasion by preparing a vast spread of sweets to enjoy with your family and share with your friends. This article gives you a set of recipes, both traditional and innovative, which not only match the festive spirit but also the weather at this time of the year. Whether you like to have your Thandai the traditional way or as an innovative mousse, whether you wish to relish a traditional Kulfi or a refreshing smoothie, take your pick from this collection of mouth-watering recipes, and make this Holi all the more special.

Thandai : This fresh, homemade Thandai tastes absolutely heavenly, far superior to the readymade mixes available in the market. Milk, energised with almonds and spices, Thandai is the perfect drink to serve on special days and festive occasions like Holi and Diwali. The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and saffron rise atop the dense flavour of fully boiled milk, to pamper the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. You can strain the mixture before serving if you want it smooth, but if you like the coarse mouth-feel of ground almonds and poppy seeds, you can enjoy the drink as it is without straining.

Kesar Malai Kulfi: Cold though it is, kulfi has a way of warming your heart, perhaps due to the spicy overtones of saffron and cardamom or the intense richness of freshly condensed milk. Kesar Malai Kulfi is one of the perfect desserts to serve at any gathering because it is unconditionally loved across generations!

Malpua : Hot Malpuas are irresistible, whether had plain or with a topping of cold rabdi. Try making this delightful treat at home itself, this time with a slight twist. In this version, we have avoided deep-frying the malpuas and cooked them with minimal ghee in a frying pan. They turn out as soft as ever.

Thandai Smoothie: The Thandai Smoothie is a fruit-less smoothie with a rich and festive feel. It is made by combining ice-cream and curds with a dash of traditional Thandai syrup. This creamy smoothie has strong spicy notes, which makes it more popular amongst adults than kids.

Thandai Mousse : Here is a mousse with a desi dimension to it! Thandai Mousse would be appropriate for occasions like Holi and other Indian festivals or get-togethers. Rich ingredients like almonds, khus-khus and cardamom that are present in the Thandai syrup give a slightly spicy touch to this mousse. This recipe uses readymade Thandai syrup, but in Rajasthan, the spices are ground freshly using a mortar and pestle every time Thandai is made.

Malai Kulfi : Being a frozen dairy dessert, kulfi is technically an ice-cream, but with the rich flavour and unique texture of condensed milk, it is a class apart, a genre in its own right! Of the many varieties of kulfi, this traditional Malai Kulfi stands out with an extra rich and intense flavour and creaminess, all thanks to the slow but rewarding process of condensing full-fat milk till it gets an irresistible texture and aroma. A sprinkling of cardamom accentuates the appeal of this dessert.

Chenna Malpua : Delicate and lacy malpuas made using fresh paneer which will melt in your mouth. This recipe is somewhat comparable to the famous malai malpuas of Pushkar near Ajmer. Serve them warm topped with raabdi or just garnished with chopped almonds and pistachios. You will find chenna malpuas only at a few cities in Rajasthan. Just grab the opportunity to make them as they are simply divine! These malpuas are a little tricky to make, so be patient. Sometime, they can just disintegrate in the ghee while frying. If that happens, add some more cornflour to bind the dough.

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Recipe# 14102
07 Nov 02

 
 by paulachand
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The traditional way of preparing the halwa puri with this easy and delicious recipe. The fried Indian puffed beads or puris are served with sweet halwa oozing with ghee and topped with chopped nuts. Though not a low cal breakfast option, halwa puri combo should feature in your diet to simply celebra ....
Recipe# 14173
13 Oct 01

 
 by MCGRAFF
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Pamper your sweet taste buds with the Coconut burfi prepared in a traditional and authentic way. The freshly grated coconut is cooked with milk, sugar and flavoured with elaichi powder before placing on a greased tray. Cut the coconut burfi in any desired shape and size and enjoy as snack or dessert ....
Recipe# 14175
08 Oct 11

 
 by mcgraff
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Get set to tempt your sweet tooth with this mouthwatering indian dessert recipe, moong daal halwa. The moong dal and ghee blend together perfectly with the sugar and chopped nuts in the moong dal halwa and is typically relished in the months of winter.
Recipe# 14364
13 Aug 11

 
 by ritukishore
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Here is an easy to prepare and delicious dessert recipe, american halwa which is quite unique from the traditional halwas. The pistachios are sliced and roasted with butter and then blended with milkmaid or condensed milk along with dates and powdered sugar.
Recipe# 14436
24 Oct 01

 
 by kirti_aries
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A farali dessert item, the Singhaade flour halwa is prepared from roasted singhara or water chestnut flour which is cooked with sugar and ghee. Relish the halwa with chopped nuts as garnish.
Recipe# 14484
25 Oct 01

 
 by pikiu
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Quick and easy singhara ki burfi recipe at tarladalal.com. The burfi is cooked with roasted water chestnut flour or singhare ka atta, condensed milk, sugar and crushed dry fruits. A special dessert for festivals and parties.
Recipe# 14511
08 Nov 01

 
 
by kamalan
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Sweet potato halwa or a sweet dish prepared from sweet potatoes or shakarkand. The skinned and grated shakarkand are cooked with ghee and sugar and then served with chopped nuts and elaichi powder as garnish. A tasty and healthy energy rich farali recipe.
Recipe# 8760
24 Nov 00

 
 by davepb
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An authentic and very easy to prepare wheat methi pakoda recipe using wheat flour, methi and green chilies. Also known as methi na gota in Gujarat, this snack tastes superb with coriander and tomato chutney. Go Relish!
Recipe# 8914
20 Sep 16

 
 by arpalp
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Doodhi ka halwa is a North Indian sweet dish prepared from grated doodhi(also known as bottle gourd or lauki) cooked with sugar, ghee and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet!
Recipe# 8927
07 Mar 16

 
 by kpvasa
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Quick and easy dry fruit barfi recipe at tarladalal.com.the barfi is cooked with condensed milk, sugar and crushed dry fruits. A special dessert for festivals and parties.
Recipe# 9010
01 Jan 00

 
 
by ashakq
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A rajasthani preparation, Lauki ke gatte brings a nice twist to a traditional gatte ki subzi recipe. Bottle gourd (lauki) blends well with besan gattas and curd based gravy. A nutritious main course Marwari dish.
Recipe# 9102
28 Jan 06

 
 by bhavanis
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Note maida and sugar should be in equal quantity.
Always do not heat ghee till it smokes/in high flame, just melting is enough.
Always have an eye on the sugar syrup- keep stirring.
Recipe# 9108
24 Dec 02

 
 by rakhikhanna
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Sooji carrot ka halwa is a North Indian sweet dish prepared from grated carrot(also known as gajar) cooked with sooji ( rawa or semolina)sugar, ghee and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet!
Recipe# 9285
01 Jan 00

 
 by rajnikumari
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Thandai bottled is a cool Indian drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds, rose petals, pepper, khus khus seeds. The Thandai is a traditional nutritious cooling drink, relished on festivals like holi.
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