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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# 14948
23 Nov 03

 
Bread Halwa By shy_arora 
by shy_arora
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A simple, quick and tasty halwa recipe with soaked bread slices, Bread halwa pampers your sweet tooth to the fullest. The simplicity and ease of preparing this delicious dessert makes the bread halwa a must try sweet dish.
Recipe# 15029
04 Apr 04

 
Cabbage and Onion Pakoda by bsharmi
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Cabbage and onion pakoda is a simple fried pakoda or snack recipe with the mixture consisting of chopped cabbage and onions dipped in a batter and then deep fried. Enjoy this crispy delight with green chutney or sauce of choice.
Recipe# 15041
26 Jan 04

 
Sweet and Sour Tomato Halwa 
by neha dahiya
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Sweet and sour tomato halwa is an innovative dessert recipe with the ripe and plump tomatoes cooked with sugar, dates and gelatin. The sweet taste of dates complement the sour and tanginess of tomatoes and presents a lovely combination in the halwa.
Recipe# 15051
16 Aug 11

 
Badam Kheer By Sumagandlur 
by sumagandlur
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Badam kheer is a sweet dish prepared from badam or almonds which are ground into a paste and then boiled with milk and sugar. A rich , creamy and tasty dessert item, reserved for special gatherings or occasions.
Recipe# 15121
27 Dec 03

 
Rajasthani Thandai by sumagandlur
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A traditional thandai or milk based popular beverage, Rajasthani thandai is prepared from an exotic blend of almonds, peppercorns, poppy seeds, saunf, and elaichi powder. This flavoursome paste is added to milk and sugar and served during festivals like Holi in Rajasthan.
Recipe# 15355
12 Jul 04

 
Gajar Halwa By kavitakj by kavitakj
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The popular halwa recipe from the northern sates of India, Gajar halwa has grated carrots or gajar cooked with sugar, khoya and ghee. The gajar ka halwa is typically enjoyed hot with crushed nuts as garnish on a cold winter evening.
Recipe# 15433
12 Jul 04

 
Coconut Barfi By kavitakj 
by kavitakj
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Learn the way to prepare the popular Indian sweet dish, the Coconut barfi . The coconut powder or grated coconut is cooked on a hot pan with ghee, sugar and flavoured with elaichi powder. A simple dessert item , which can also be given in tiffins for children .
Recipe# 15439
10 Aug 04

 
Matar Barfi by keerthikarthik
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Matar barfi is prepared from crushed fresh green peas and then sweetened with sugar and flavoured with elaichi powder. Add this appealing barfi with crushed nuts as garnish in your menu and serve as dessert after meals.
Recipe# 15460
29 Aug 04

 
Kela Barfi by Foodie #228342
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Kela barfi is a sweet dish recipe prepared from boiled and mashed unripe bananas. The kelas mixture are cooked with ghee, sugar, milk,almond slivers and relished as balls or square barfis.
Recipe# 15507
02 Jul 04

 
Instant Khoya Barfi by saan1997
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Prepare the creamy rich Instant khoya barfi quickly and decoate it with almond slivers. Cut the mixture placed on the greased tray into appealing barfi squares and serve as dessert or sweet snack to children.
Recipe# 15569
26 Sep 04

 
Cholia Halwa by usmishra
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Add cholia paste, sugar, ghee and milk to prepare the tasty Cholia halwa. Sprinkle the cardamom powder over the hala and enjoy as desset or a sweet healthy snack.
Recipe# 15600
27 Jan 02

 
Gajar/beetroot Twin Halwa 
by apoorva23
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Gajar/beetroot twin halwa is an eye catching sweet dish recipe with the grated carrots and beetrots. Laden with the goodness of carrots and beetroots, this halwa makes for a healthy snack or sweet choice for children.
Recipe# 15618
21 May 03

 
Aloo ka Halwa by rakheemaheshwari
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Aloo ka halwa is a sweet dish prepared from the mix of grated potatoes, ghee, milk and sugar.An easy dessert recipe for unannounced guests using handy ingredients.
Recipe# 15633
16 Nov 04

 
Cheesy Carrot Halwa by sapnil
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Try out this innovative variation of the traditional gajar ka halwa recipe, the Cheesy carrot halwa prepared by cooking together grated carrots with sugar, milk, khoya and grated cheese. Simply amazing sweet dish with a delicious sweet and cheesy taste.
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