Holi holds a special place in us Indians’ heart. It a reminder that good triumphs over evil and the entire day is filled with colours and festivities. Needless to say, the unlimited supply of lip-smacking food items only adds to the whole revelry. Here we list 7 of them to make this day even more special.
This khus khus thandai recipe is a wholesome one made from the goodness of almonds, milk, muskmelon seeds, sauf, rose petals and more. A thumbs-up for taste as well as health!
Wish to give your regular thandai a bit of a twist? We suggest you go for this cornflakes version. All you have to do is soak the cornflakes in milk for 5 minutes and then blend it in a mixer with the rest of the ingredients. Not only will it add that extra crunch, but it will also be more filling!
Also served during Holi, gujiyas are deep fried delights filled with dry fruits and coconut. They are generously dipped in sugar syrup which makes them truly indulgent. After all, we all are allowed a cheat day or two, aren’t we?
Another festival favourite, phirni is a rich and creamy dessert. The best part is that it is made out of simple ingredients from the kitchen such as rice, milk and sugar. The garnishing of almonds, saffron and cardamom powder take the taste to a whole new level. So, if you have unexpected guests, you know what to make.
This is for those of you who are into superfoods. Instead of the rice, you can use quinoa, it will still give you that partially grainy texture. If you want to make it healthier, you can swap the sugar with jaggery, dates or honey.
While we love the sweets, we would also like something chatpata and spicy to balance the taste. And who can say no to a good round of pani puri! To make things more fun, you can also have a pani puri eating contest on this special day.
Another savoury option that can be thought of is kachori. This appetising traditional Indian recipe is prepared from whole wheat flour and packed with the goodness of urad dal. You can slather a good amount of Indian chutneys (such as pudina and tamarind) to further enhance the eating experience.
Try these out and let us know which you liked the best!