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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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Happy Cooking!

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Recipe# 9341
03 Oct 11

 
 by sweetzaara_20
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Evening snack options just got tastier and healthier with masala pakoda recipe. Must try this crispy ,deep fried besan (gram flour) coated savory snack with tomato ketchup or green chutney on a chilly winter evening with a cup of hot coffee.
Recipe# 9561
18 Aug 14

 
 by ljs
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An unusual dessert recipe, drumstick dessert is quite simple and delicious. Find many interesting and tasty dessert recipes at tarladalal.com
Recipe# 9791
16 Feb 05

 
 
by P_malathi
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It is very good for health and digestive system for kids.
add more jaggery if you like it more sweet.
add more ghee to make it more rich.
it can be stored in a refrigirator upto 3 days.
it has different tastes when served hot/chilled.
it tastes kind of kulfi when served chilled.
it ....
Recipe# 9805
03 Mar 04

 
 by rajni ahuja
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This breakfast is very popular with multanis even today in multanidhanda of paharganj, Delhi it is sold like hotcake in early morning.
Recipe# 9916
08 Oct 02

 
 
by preekar
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Recipe# 10008
04 Dec 03

 
 
by varsha_77
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Quick and easy kaju barfi recipe at tarladalal.com. The kaju barfi is cooked with condensed milk, sugar and crushed cashewnuts or kaju. A special dessert for festivals and parties.
Recipe# 10161
27 Dec 03

 
 by sumagandlur
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01 Apr 11

 
 by 00000
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Pineapple halwa is a pineapple flavored mouth watering sweet dish. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet!
Recipe# 10500
07 Nov 02

 
 
by paulachand
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Carrot halwa or Gajar ka halwa is a North Indian sweet dish prepared from grated gajar (or carrots) cooked with sugar, ghee and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet! Carrot halwa or Gajar ka halwa is a favorite dessert served in North Indi ....
Recipe# 10528
09 Apr 02

 
 
by padiaruchi
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This dish is very light as well is healthy . it is quick to prepare if you have all the ingredients in the house .
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