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Holi recipes


Last Updated : Nov 28,2020



होली की रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Holi recipes in Hindi)
હોળી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Holi recipes in Gujarati)

200 Holi Recipes, Holi Sweets, Holi snack, Holi Dhuleti, drink recipes

 Holi Recipes, Holi Sweets, Holi snack, Holi dhuleti, drink recipes. 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 holi 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.

Holi drinks 

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.

Holi desserts

 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!

Hot Malpua 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.

 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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Malpuas
Recipe# 2856
26 Nov 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Malpuas are rich, soft deep fried pancakes which are soaked in saffron flavoured syrup and eaten warm topped with rabdi or just chopped almonds and pistachios. Traditionally malai malpuas are made from thickened milk or rabdi but this recipe is of instant malpuas using cream. You will find it eas ....
Ker Sangri
Recipe# 3637
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delightful bean and berry combo unique to Rajasthan, Ker Sangri is a traditional, spicy subzi made with the ker berry and the sangri bean. Cooked simply and easily with common ingredients like red chillies, carom seeds and a couple of spice powders. Ker Sangri is nevertheless extremely tasty, leav ....
Crispy Aloo Chaat, Spicy Potato Chaat, Alu Chaat
Recipe# 522
28 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We offer you the ever popular dilliwale roadside chaat with a pleasant twist! Instead of cubed potatoes, we use baby potatoes to make this spicy and appetizing snack. The potatoes are boiled, deep-fried and spruced up with an assortment of exciting spice powders. Enjoyed steaming hot, this Crisp ....
Masala Dal
Recipe# 1538
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dal is healthy, plain or spicy. But, this is one excellent dal you just cannot resist! comprising of four key varieties of pulses, cooked with onions and tomatoes, and perked up with a range of carefully chosen spices, masala dal is just the thing to have with hot rice and rotis.
Badami Kewra Sevaiyan
Recipe# 30975
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Seviyan is used by most of us to prepare kheer. This recipe uses almond paste for thickening the kheer. This paste also adds a different flavour. Essence of the highly scented kewra flower has been used as flavoring along with lots of chopped almonds. Kewra essence is readily available at most provi ....
Nimona, Potatoes and Green Pea Curry
Recipe# 4315
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The cuisine of any region is incomplete unless it includes a homemakers contribution. Nimona is one such example from Lucknow, the capital of Avadh. A strictly home-fare dish, this delectable preparation is made with green peas purée with tomato pulp to make a dal like curry. Serve with < ....
Bengali Payesh, Bengali Rice Kheer
Recipe# 41474
08 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
In all regional cuisines of India, Kheer made of milk and rice is very popular. This Bengali Payesh is also a variant of this milk and rice kheer. Here, long-grained rice is cooked in milk and flavoured with classic Indian spices ....
Sooji Ka Halwa, Banana Rava Sheera
Recipe# 2785
14 Nov 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A super tasty dessert ready in minutes, made using the microwave oven, and using everyday ingredients! You will enjoy the strong taste of banana and its creamy texture in this lovely Sooji Ka Halwa. It is important to fry the sooji nicely in ghee before adding the milk, bananas, etc., in order t ....
Lavang Latika, Bengali Labang Latika
Recipe# 2048
25 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
lavang latika recipe | Bengali labang latika | traditional Indian mithai | lobongo latika | with step by step images. lavang latika is a mithai that perfectly exe ....
Suhaali
Recipe# 3921
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suhaalis were traditionally made for weddings and special occasions like Holi, Diwali etc. Today however, they are available throughout the year at “namkeen shops”. These crisp tea-time delights can also be relished with a cup of hot masala tea or a dollop of mango pickle for a quick snack.
Khoba Roti, Rajasthani Khoba Roti
Recipe# 3640
19 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This Indian bread truly unravels the mystery of the vast desert expanse. The word 'khoba' means indentation or cavity and that is how these rotis are prepared. They are best cooked in a gas tandoor but an ordinary Tava ....
Boondi Payas
Recipe# 3919
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting version of kheer in which sweet boondis are used to thicken and flavour the milk. It is important to remember to cool the milk completely before you add the boondi so that the boondi stays whole. If you add it into hot or warm milk it is sure to disintegrate giving you a besan flavour ....
Almond Payasam
Recipe# 32885
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Any dish made using almonds is unfailingly rich, quite befitting royalty! keep the spices such as cardamom to a minimum in this recipe, so as to highlight the creamy, soothing texture and flavour of almonds. Authentic ‘badam kheer’ made the south indian way omits cardamoms and nutmeg and uses a pinc ....
Mawa Karanji, Gujiya Recipe
Recipe# 41207
11 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
mawa karanji recipe | gujiya | khoya karanji | mawa gujia is a famous Indian mithai most often made during Holi and Diwali. Learn how to make khoya karanji. < ....
Crispy Palak Bhajiya
Recipe# 2822
19 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is like nothing you have ever tasted before! An utterly unique and delicious snack, the Crispy Palak Bhajiya features batter-fried spinach leaves served with a sprinkling of aromatic cumin seeds powder and spicy chilli powder. Remember to dry the leaves completely before deep-frying them, ....
Doodhi Kheer
Recipe# 39600
30 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When sautéed in ghee, bottle gourd sheds its raw smell and takes on a rather rich aroma, which fits perfectly into a milky kheer. The addition of milk powder helps to bring about a luxuriant feel to the milk without requiring to boil it for a long time, while cardamom powder and almond garnish ....
Pista Barfi
Recipe# 2001
27 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pista barfi has a mild nutty flavour and attractive colour, both of which make it very tempting. This barfi is mildly flavoured with cardamom, and tastes good as such, but if you wish for a more elaborate presentation, you could choose to sandwich two varieties of barfi, garnish with roasted nuts an ....
Mango Barfi
Recipe# 1525
03 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Making Mango Barfi can be back-breaking work if you do not know the right shortcuts such as this! Using readymade khoya and mango pulp makes the job simpler and faster, as you do not have to cook the milk for hours. ....
Muskmelon Drink with Cardamom
Recipe# 2847
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Summer is incomplete without mangoes and melons, and delightful treats made with them. Here is a refreshing Muskmelon Drink with Cardamom, which is sure to refresh you on a hot summer’s day. A dash of lemon juice perks up the mild flavour of muskmelon, transforming the drink into a tongue-tick ....
Dahiwale Aloo ki Subzi Aur Urad Dal Puri
Recipe# 2825
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a street side snack from central india. "puri bhaji" was everyone’s favourite dish for breakfast, especially in the olden days, when everyone lived in joint families and puris were considered the quickest to make. This recipe of puris uses an urad dal paste that gives bulk to the puris and a ....
Pyaz Ke Samose, Onion Samosa Recipe
Recipe# 2836
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The moment someone mentions samosa, you immediately think of the satiating snack packed with a spicy potato filling. Well, this samosa is quite different from the common fare, and will be a very exciting experience for you. While the plain flour cover is quite the same, the stuffing is very innovati ....
Mixed Halwa
Recipe# 8686
01 Sep 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Halwa by itself is a delicacy that none can resist, thanks to its rich, sugary taste and enticing, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Now, our favourite dessert got all the more exciting thanks to using a combination of grated beetroot, carrot and bottle gourd instead of any single vegetable! As a result, t ....
Quick Pineapple and Mango Drink / Party Drink
Recipe# 34
22 Jul 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need on a hot summer’s afternoon to soothe, refresh and satiate you! Peppy fruit juices like pineapple, mango and orange form the base of this tangy drink, while a dash of fresh cream lends a rich texture and a soothing balance to the creation. Serve the Quick Pineapple and Mango Drink ....
Kairi Chi Kadhi
Recipe# 40248
16 Jul 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, you will feel like making this Kairi chi Kadhi at least once a week because it is so tasty and in sync with the season! A tongue-tickling paste of coconut and raw mango forms the base for this kadhi, which is perked up with an aromatic, traditional tempering. Since raw mango is very sou ....
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