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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!!  A detailed post with recipe ideas to plan your menu for other parties and get togethers.

Namkeen and Appetizers/Snacks for Holi get-together

Poha Chivda..

Sweet and savory snack made by roasting flattened rice flakes(Poha) in very little or no oil along with added nuts like peanuts, cashew nuts and raisins.PohaChivda

Makhana Namkeen 

Makhana Namkeen, a healthy mix of roasted makhana(fox nut/lotus seeds ) with nuts like cashew nuts, raisins. Gluten-free, suitable for vegans.

Fox Nut Trail Mix


Lehsuni Sev

Spicy Garlic flavoured Sev/Chickpea Noodles, to serve with drinks and beverages.

Lehsuni Sev

Corn Peanut Chaat

Sweet corn and Peanut chaat is crunchy munchy appetizer to serve when guests arrive or to enjoy with drinks.


Corn Peanut Chaat

Aloo Poha Cutlets

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.

Aloo Poha Cutlets

Chana Dal and Yam Kebabs

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.

Chana Dal and Yam Kebabs

Basil Paneer Pesto Tikka

Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese, Bell Peppers and Onions marinated fresh Basil Pesto and grilled. An Italian twist on our favourite Paneer Tikka. Basil Pesto Paneer Tikka

Tandoori Gobhi / Cauliflower Tikka

Grilled Gobhi/Cauliflower marinated in Indian Tandoori flavors. A spicy and delicious starters to kick start your party!

Tandoori Gobhi

Rajma Aur Palak ki Tikki

Rajma and Palak Tikki (Red Kidney Beans and Spinach Cutlets) , gluten-free and vegan, with pan fried and air-fired versions.

Red Kidney Beans Cutlets

Instant Khaman Dhokla

Instant Khaman Dhokla, served chilled with chutneys make a light and delicious snack or starter.

Chaat for Holi get-together

Dahi Bhalle/Vade

A Holi special in every region. Urad Dal deep fried dumplings soaked in sweet yogurt, topped with sweet and spicy chutney.

Dahi Bhalle


Papdi Katoris to serve Chaat

Serve Papdi Chaat in style in these cute edible katori baked and fried version included.

Edible Papdi Katoris


Aloo Chana Taco..

Enjoy the Papdi Chaat in Taco shell…

Aloo Chana Tacos

Sev Poori

Mumbai’s famous street food Sev Poori, made with homemade crispy papdi. Topped with boiled potatoes, sweet and spicy chutneys and sev/thin chickpea noodles.

Sev Poori/Papdi


Moong Dal Stuffed Aloo Tikki

Make North India favourite chaat, Aloo Tikkis . Potato patties with Moong Dal filling, served with sweet and spicy chutneys and sweet yogurt.

Moong Dal Stuffed Aloo Tikki

Ram Ladoo

Delhi’s favourite Moong Dal pakora(fritters)/vada, known as Ram Ladoo a delicious snack served with chutneys and grated radish, carrots.

Main Course Dishes for Holi get-together

Main Course Dishes that are easy to serve and you can make ahead.

Tawa Pulao

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 .

Tawa Pulao

Palak Aur Kabuli Chane Ka Pulao..

Palak and Chole Pulao is super healthy and yummy one pot meal, with Kabuli Chana/Chickpeas

Palak Aur Kabuli Chane Ka Pulao

Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao

Spicy flavorful treat of Gatte  ka Pulao. Gatte are steamed and then pan fried chickpea dumpling. Make this pilaf and serve with chilled Boondi Raita.

Gatte Ka Pulao


Lucknowi Dum Biryani

Delicious aromatic biryani from Awadhi Cuisine with mixed vegetables.

Lucknowi Veg. Dum Biryani

Dal Baati Churma

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.

Thali of Dal Baati and Choorma


Dilliwale Chole Bhature..

North India’s special Chole Bhature..A must have on any festive occasion..
Chole Bhature

Rajasthani Pyaz Ki Kachori…

Traditional Rajasthani Pyaz ki Kachori to make a filling festive meal!! Pyaz Ki Kachori served with the traditional Rajasthani Kadhi..A real festive meal!!Rajasthani Pyaz Ki Kachori

Pav Bhaji..

Make Pav bhaji, Mumbai’s most loved street food. The ease of making and serving when busy makes it a perfect festive treat!!

Boondi Raita

How can we not include everyone’s favourite Boondi Raita with homemade boondi.

Boondi Raita

Desserts for Holi Get -together

Desserts are an integral part of any festival.. Easy and Traditional desserts for this festive season!!

Rajasthani Mawa Kachoris..

Another traditional royal  dish from Rajasthan.. Perfect to serve at the Holi or any festive time.

Mawa Kachoris

Chawal Ki Kheer..

Everyone’s favourite Chawal Ki Kheer/Rice Pudding, will make the perfect festive dessert

Rice Kheer(Indian version)

Besan Halwa..

Besan Halwa, simple and delicious dessert ..make this delicious dessert  when running short of time!!

Holi special Mawa Gujiya..

A must make on Holi, Mawa  Gujiya, filled with mawa (evaporated milk solids) and nuts, dipped in sugar syrup and rolled in coconut..

Gujiya for Holi

Badam Gur Phirni

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.

Badam Gur Ki Phirni

Moong Dal Halwa

Classic delicious North Indian dessert with Moong Lentils, ghee and sugar. Served at almost all special occasions, warm lentil pudding is delicious.

Moong Dal Halwa


Cool Beverages

Refreshing Drinks to beat the tiredness and cool down the body


Holi Special drink made with Thandai concentrate or Masala/Spice mix with aromatic spices.

Thandai for Holi/Summers

Jal Jeera

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

Glass of Jal Jeera

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!

Mango Thandai Lassi

Basil Shikanjavi

Give a flavorful twist to your desi Shikanjavi or Nimbu Paani. Add fresh Basil Leaves for a chilled refreshing treat.


Black Grape Squash

Homemade preservative free, Black Grape Squash. A refreshing drink for Holi get together for all age groups.

Black Grape Juice


Masala Lemonade

Make North India’s famous Banta/Masala Lemonade in home and enjoy the refreshing drink with friends and loved ones.

Masala Lemonade/Masala Nimbu Soda

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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9 thoughts

  1. What an exquisite array of dishes for holi, they all sound so delicious. I particularly like some of your Indian fusion dishes.

  2. Wow.. what a spread for Holi festival.. Mouth watering dishes. This year I did not make anything special for Holi.

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