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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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Happy Cooking!


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Recipe# 42712
26 Nov 18

 
 by ANITA BURDE
No reviews
A traditional Diwali Sweet which you can enjoy for a week. Saath ha is made with just 3 ingredients - maida, ghee and sugar. Flattened maida are deep fried, which are then dipped in sugar syrup.
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 ....
Aloo and Green Peas Chaat
Recipe# 2419
15 Apr 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The interplay of soft green peas with crisped potato cubes is a delight to behold and savour, especially when this combo is pepped up with a dash of lime, green chillies and chaat masala too. Aloo and green peas chaat is a mild variation of the ever-popular aloo chaat, relished by indians the world ....
Aloo Kand Chaat ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4924
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Potato and yam cubes tossed in a chatpata masala make a tongue-tickling starter. Adding a teaspoon of water while cooking the potatoes and yam helps to prevent the vegetables from dehydrating in the microwave.
Anjeer Barfi
Recipe# 2002
14 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Anjeer Barfi has everything that a mithai ideally should have – rich mouth-feel, lingering flavour and enticing aroma! The best part, however, is that, it is very easy to make. Provided you have a few hours on hand to let the mithai set, this one is a no-brainer. Proper proportions of anje ....
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 ....
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 ....
Besan Sheera (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1528
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Since gram flour is generally known for its thickening properties, besan sheera is very easy and quick to make. You can easily prepare it for functions, party or for sudden but special guests. Just ensure you roast the gram flour well to avoid a raw smell. Also, take care to serve hot.
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 ....
Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 35098
17 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We would all have tried carrot, bottle gourd or beetroot halwas sometime or the other. Let’s make something all the more special now, by combining all these together into one wonderful, colourful treat. With a nice orange-pink hue, a fantastic grainy texture and a mind-blowing flavour, this Bo ....
Broccoli and Cheese Tikkis in Pita Pocket
Recipe# 2834
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you are familiar with world cuisine, you would surely have had a go at the Mediterranean favourite, Falafel. Here is an interesting variant of that delicious dish, created by stuffing homemade pita bread with scrumptious broccoli and cheese tikkis. The pita bread, although it sounds exotic, is qu ....
Bulgur Wheat Kheer
Recipe# 5600
15 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
bulgur wheat kheer recipe | bulgur wheat payasam | low calorie Indian dessert | broken wheat kheer – payasam | dalia kheer also known as bulg ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
15 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
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Chequered Barfi
Recipe# 2023
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Layers of saffron-tinged cashew barfi, badam barfi and pista barfi play together to create a chequered barfi that looks good and tastes wonderful. Take a bite and chew it for a minute to let the flavours sink in and stir up your taste buds.
Chilla Chaat
Recipe# 2831
26 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
chilla chaat recipe | besan cheela chaat | with 16 amazing images. Ever thought of preparing a chaat out of traditional chillas?See this innovative chilla ....
Churma Ladoo
Recipe# 2045
25 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
churma ladoo recipe | Rajasthani churma ladoo | atta churma ladoo | with 23 amazing images. churma ladoo recipe is an Rajasthani churma ladoo and also called
Corn Sev Puri
Recipe# 2838
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although every Mumbai visitor never misses eating sev puri, those who eaten the same thing over the years do grow weary of it. Here is a recipe for all those who agree with me. Similar but yet very different from the traditional sev puri. Baked papadis or little puris are topped with sweet ....
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 ....
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, ....
Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)
Recipe# 4095
24 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dahi bhalla or dahi vada? by whatever name you call it, this dish is as popular in the north as in the west. In the north of india, it is served without the khajur imli ki chutney while in the western parts of india, this dish has the added sweet and sour flavours od khajur ki chutney and is called ....
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 ....
Dal Baati Churma
Recipe# 3645
18 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
dal baati churma recipe | Rajasthani dal baati churma | authentic dal baati churma | with 50 amazing images. This three-in-one treat dal baati churma is a typical
Dal Pakwan, Sindhi Dal Pakwan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 2827
07 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
dal pakwan recipe | Sindhi dal pakwan | Sindhi breakfast | with 16 amazing images. dal pakwan recipe is a popular Sindhi recipe and we show you how to make the dal and pakwan in detail step ....
Dal Pinni
Recipe# 7549
30 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
With its rich flavour and luscious texture, the Dal Pinni might as well qualify as festive cooking, but it is so satiating and earthy you will want to keep making it again and again! Here, a wholesome mix of dals and kabuli channa is smartly supported by veggies like cabbage and tomatoes that contri ....
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