Holi Recipes: Time to Enjoy Great Food after Morning Fun

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Holi is a festival that celebrates togetherness, love and joy. But at the same time it is also time to devour on some of the traditional delicacies prepared at home.Here are some traditional Holi recipes that you can make at home and enjoy with your relatives and friends.

Holi Recipes: Time to Enjoy Great Food after Morning Fun

Holi is a festival of colors and it is the time to cast away all inhibitions and sing, dance and play with close friends and relatives.

It is a festival that people all over the country celebrate together without bringing the caste, status and creed in mind. People young and old, all play with brightly colored powder popularly known as gulal and colored water that is filled in water guns, specially made for the celebration. Family members, strangers all join the fun by smearing gulal on each other and soaking each other with colored water.

This festival of Holi is all about colors, but it is also a big excuse to enjoy traditional delicacies that awakens the senses and keeps you in high spirits. Delicacies form an integral part of all celebration and they are incomplete without the grand and scrumptious recipes.

Although the traditional recipes may vary from region to region, there are few popular recipes of Holi that remains almost same for this occasion. Sweets form the vital element and different types of recipes are prepared much before the original day of celebration. Here are some traditional Holi special recipes that you can make at home and enjoy with your relatives and friends.

Gujiya: This is the most popular and mouthwatering sweet dish from North India. It is a deep fried pastry that is stuffed with sweet filling prepared from khoya. It is a must to make dish in most of the Indian homes and it also requires little time and efforts to prepare, but the taste is simply awesome.
Dahi Bhalle: This is another popular Holi recipe. Since the weather changes and becomes warmer, people love to eat something that can keep them cool. Dahi bhalle recipe is a delightful delicacy and the thick Indian yogurt and the deep fried vadas soaked in it with crushed black pepper, chaat masala, cumin powder makes it perfect for everyone.
Vegetable pakora: Besides a long list of sweet dishes, there are also popular snacks prepared during the Holi festival and vegetable pakora is one of them. Made from several vegetables like potato, onion, spinach, cabbage that are covered with chickpea flour or besan, this light snack is extremely scrumptious and can be served with any other sweet dish or thandai.
Jaljeera: Holi is a festival celebrated in the spring season and after playing with colors, people love to indulge in some cool drinks that can refresh them. Drinking thandai made of bhang is a tradition, but people also love to have jaljeera that is made of some spices, herbs and salt having cooling effect.
Thandai: This creamy and sweet drink is traditionally served with the addition of bhaang and then flavored with nuts, rose petals or spices like cardamom, fennel, poppy seeds and etc. It is a refreshing drink that people love to have after a tiresome Holi. This recipe for Holi soothes the mind and has a cooling effect on the body. It is also a great stress buster and contains some cooling agents to keep the body well hydrated.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
19th Feb 2016 (#)

Recipe items are always cool to read..

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