Holi the festival of colors is here..Still thinking what to plan for Holi Menu.Here is collection of festive recipes from the blog to help you plan Holi get-together!!
Namkeen and Appetizers/Snacks for Holi..
Makhana Namkeen, a healthy mix of roasted makhana(fox nut/lotus seeds ) with nuts like cashew nuts, raisins. Gluten-free, suitable for vegans.
Crispy Aloo Poha cutlets are a quick and easy anytime snack recipe made from boiled potatoes and poha(flattened rice). A favorite among the kids, easy breakfast option and an ideal party snack or starter.
Chana Dal Kebabs are yummy, healthy made with Split Chickpea Lentil and Yam (Chana Dal and Suran/Jimikand) are vegan, gluten-free and cooked in minimum oil.
Grilled Gobhi/Cauliflower marinated in Indian Tandoori flavors. A spicy and delicious starters to kick start your party!
Rajma and Palak Tikki (Red Kidney Beans and Spinach Cutlets) , gluten-free and vegan, with pan fried and air-fired versions.
Instant Khaman Dhokla, served chilled with chutneys make a light and delicious snack or starter.
Chaat for Holi..
A Holi special in every region. Urad Dal deep fried dumplings soaked in sweet yogurt, topped with sweet and spicy chutney.
Serve Papdi Chaat in style in these cute edible katori baked and fried version included.
Enjoy the Papadi Chaat in Taco shell…
Main Course Dishes
Rice Dishes.. Rice dishes are always filling and can be made ahead.. Two easy and flavorful Pulao you are surely going to love..
A spicy treat of cooked rice with veggies in butter and Pav Bhaji masala. Mumbai’s another favourite street food after Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav. Wholesome and delicious. Learn how to make Mumbai’s famous Tawa Pulao .
Palak and Chole Pulao is super healthy and yummy one pot meal, with Kabuli Chana/Chickpeas
Spicy flavourful treat of Gatte ka Pulao. Gatte are steamed and then pan fried chickpea dumpling. Make this pilaf and serve with chilled Boondi Raita.
Royal meal from Rajasthan, Dal Baati and Churma, served with spicy Rajasthani Lehsun Ki Chutney and Chass. Baatis can be made in bulk very quickly and ahead of 2-3 party. Ghee dipped baatis served crushed in Panchratna Dal make a crowd pleasing.
Make Pav bhaji, Mumbai’s most loved street food. The ease of making and serving when busy makes it a perfect festive treat!!
Desserts.. Desserts are an integral part of any festival..Easy and Traditional desserts for this festive season!!
Another traditional royal dish from Rajasthan.. Perfect to serve at the Holi or any festive time.
Everyone’s favourite Chawal Ki Kheer/Rice Pudding, will make the perfect festive dessert
Besan Halwa, simple and delicious dessert ..make this delicious dessert when running short of time!!
A must make on Holi,mawa gujiyas, filled with mawa(evaporated milk solids) and nuts, dipped in sugar syrup and rolled in coconut..
Chilled Phirni with goodness of almonds and sweetened with jaggery, make a delicious after meal dessert treat. Serve in beautiful shot glasses or in clay phirini bowls/diyas.
To beat the tiredness and cool down the body
Jal Jeera.. the original cold drink from India, for the hot and scorching summers. ‘Jal’ is Water and ‘Jeera’ is Cumin, Jal Jeera is basically cumin water with additional Indian spices and herbs to keep the body cool during summers
Mango Thandai Lassi
Thandai is an integral part of Holi. Why not add a twist and make this chilled Thandi Lassi with Mango(you can use canned puree) to wash out all the tiredness and cool down the body!
Give a flavorful twist to your desi Shikanjavi or Nimbu Paani. Add fresh Basil Leaves for a chilled refreshing treat.
I have selected a few handful of recipes in each category . Hope you find the collection useful. There are many more dishes on the blog, which can help you decide the menu for your Holi special Meal. Lookout for the Festivals category in search.
Have a very Happy festive season. Enjoy Holi, festivities and good food with your loved ones.. Cook, Eat, Celebrate..
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