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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# 15618
21 May 03

 
 by rakheemaheshwari
No reviews
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# 14364
13 Aug 11

 
 by ritukishore
No reviews
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# 11990
16 Aug 11

 
 by m13g
Apple halwa is a fruit flavored mouth watering and healthy sweet dish prepared from grated apple fruit slices cooked with sugar, mava and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet! apple halwa is a special dessert which can be served on specia ....
Recipe# 15051
16 Aug 11

 
 
by sumagandlur
No reviews
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# 39731
01 Jul 15

 
 
by PRACHI AGARWAL
No reviews
Baked Kesari Moong Dal Gujiya, moong dal, mava, nuts, coconut and hints of nutmeg and cardamom go into the stuffing of this traditional favourite sweet. Unlike the traditional gujiyas that are deep fried, these are baked with a brushing of saffron-milk which gives it a nice aroma and flavour.
Recipe# 13446
28 Dec 00

 
 by willnajijo
No reviews
The mouthwatering fruit flavoured banana halwa is a simple and quick sweet dish prepared from mashed ripe bananas, and crushed dried fruits cooked with sugar and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be also served as a sweet snack.
Recipe# 13548
14 Apr 01

 
 by Suks
No reviews
Discover how to prepare traditional Indian mithai or sweet meat, burfi with this easy recipe. The burfi is prepared from milk, sugar and served cut into diamond shpes, garnished with crushed pistachio.
Recipe# 14643
20 Jan 02

 
 by namitarawat
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Bhaang ki khatai is an awesome recipe with bhang seeds ground with cumin seeds and red chillies into a fine paste and then cooked with buttermilk.
Recipe# 16454
21 Jul 06

 
 by RADHIKAJOSHI_AR
No reviews
An Uttaranchal specialty made with bhang seeds grinded to make a delicious chutney. Serve as an accompaniment to other dishes.
Recipe# 16090
23 May 05

 
 by chitvish
An unique halwa recipe, the Bombay halwa is prepared from sokaed sago or sabudaana, sugar and maida and then served hot garnished with cardamom powder.
Recipe# 15664
03 Jan 05

 
 by ndr
No reviews
Soak the breads, crumble them and cook them easily into mouthwatering Bread halwa. The milk, sugar and bread slices make for a lovely dessert recipe and is quite quick to prepare with simple handy ingredients. Garnish with chopped nuts.
Recipe# 14948
23 Nov 03

 
 
by shy_arora
No reviews
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

 
 by bsharmi
No reviews
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# 13657
10 Jun 11

 
 by deepukittu
No reviews
An easy sweet dish recipe, caramel halwa is rich in taste and looks. The caramel halwa recipe is sure to make everyone drool over and ask for more.
Recipe# 10500
07 Nov 02

 
 
by paulachand
No reviews
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# 15633
16 Nov 04

 
 by sapnil
No reviews
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.
Recipe# 11259
05 Dec 01

 
 by vazhelil
No reviews
Tasty and unique chikku burfi recipe at tarladalal.com. The barfi is cooked with condensed milk, chikku fruit puree,sugar and crushed dry fruits. A special dessert for festivals and parties and a favorite among children for its delectable fresh chicku flavour.
Recipe# 15569
26 Sep 04

 
 by usmishra
No reviews
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# 15433
12 Jul 04

 
 
by kavitakj
No reviews
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# 14173
13 Oct 01

 
 by MCGRAFF
No reviews
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 ....
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