The best Savouries for the Colourful Festival-Holi Ayi Re!
- The word 'Holi' sprouted from the word 'Holika'
- We can only think of sweet gujiyas, crisp papads & masala Kachoris
- Learn how to make them at home with these great recipes
Best Holi Recipes: Pink Hands, Green Cheeks, Red Forehead, Yellow Nose, if it were't for this particular day, this sight of this human may have roused doubts of him belonging to this at all! But, Holi is one such day. We all love this festival. Not only the bevy of colours , Not only playing with colours but also for its mouth watering delicacies to this occasion.Sling bags filled with frisky colors, water guns loaded with mischief, vibrant spirits, old-new songs, plated piled with festive goodies and the blossoming spring breeze- ah we love holi! This is how we have been celebrating holi the festive of colors all this while, yet every year, there is a child in an every adult to get drentched on this festival and some of the mouth watering delicacies.
On the mythological grounds, the word "Holi" sprouted from the word "Holika", who was the evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. A bonfire is lit on the eve of Holi, signifying the Holika Dahan and that's when the celebrations begin.
Different regions celebrate this festival of colours in their own way. In Mathura, the festivities may last more than a week. It is known as the 'Lath mar Holi" where women beat men with sticks and sing songs. In south India, some worship and make offerings to Kaamadeva, the love god of mythology In west bengal region, Holi is known as the "swing festival" and icons of krishna and Radha are placed and worshiped.
Food is the integral part to every festival in India. It is the perfect time to throw yourself to the festive zeal with playful moments and adoring meals. This Holi, eat to your heart's content! Whether it' an intimate affair or an eloborate gala, we've got you covered.
Here's all what you are looking forward for... Holi delicacies...
The Sweet of Holi! Naive to Rajasthan, Gujiyas are sweet dumplings made of Maida or flour and filled with a delightful Khoya and Dry fruits mixture. The festive favourite in three different avatars-
1 Baked gujiyas
The casing is made with whole wheat or semolina (suji) instead or refine flour..(maida) it is then stuffed with nuts, baked perfect and dipped in honey. This recipe is a dream come true for all the health fanatics.
Pockets made with all-purpose flour are stuffed with Khoya, nuts and tender coconut flakes, These are fried and dipped in sugar syrup.
Malpuas is a traditional Indian sweet, it is a pancake-like Indian dessert, fried in Ghee and dipped in sugar syrup. Popularly made on various festivals like Diwali and Holi, Malpua has delicate flavors, made easy with simple ingredients. From the Traditional recipe to one with healthy ingredients, we have it all!
1. Paneer Malpua
This version is made with cottage cheese and Khoya. Add some Kesar(saffron) for some lovely aroma and flavor.
2. Ragi Malpua
This one is made with ragi flour, whole wheat, and oats. All the big flavors, minus the guilt.
3. Bhaang ki Pakori
Bhaang is a popular intoxicating drink prepared during the festival of Holi... According to legend, bhaang is considered to be an auspicious drink which was consumed by Lord Shiva. Give your Holi Soiree an extra kick with these high spirited treats. serve them with a home-made Bhaang ki chutney to give an extra kick.
A popular Holi staple-Thandai! it is a fennel fragrant conocation that has a natural cooling effect on the body... Welcome your guests to the aroma of this traditional blend. You can make it before, store and serve whenever.
5. Gol gappe/ Pani puri
Paani Puri is the most authentic Indian street food snack nobody can resist! why hit the street food stalls when you can make at home? Small, round shaped crispy puris, filled with various and chatpata water, aren't you already feeling the tantalizing taste? From freshly made gol gappe to paani to crispy pooris, we give all the recipes that you need.