Collection of Recipes for Holi Party and Get together
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
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.
Makhana Namkeen, a healthy mix of roasted makhana(fox nut/lotus seeds ) with nuts like cashew nuts, raisins. Gluten-free, suitable for vegans.
Spicy Garlic flavoured Sev/Chickpea Noodles, to serve with drinks and beverages.
Sweet corn and Peanut chaat is crunchy munchy appetizer to serve when guests arrive or to enjoy with drinks.
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.
Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese, Bell Peppers and Onions marinated fresh Basil Pesto and grilled. An Italian twist on our favourite Paneer Tikka.
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 get-together
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 Papdi Chaat in Taco shell...
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.
Make North India favourite chaat, Aloo Tikkis . Potato patties with Moong Dal filling, served with sweet and spicy chutneys and sweet yogurt.
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.
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 flavorful treat of Gatte ka Pulao. Gatte are steamed and then pan fried chickpea dumpling. Make this pilaf and serve with chilled Boondi Raita.
Lucknowi Dum Biryani
Delicious aromatic biryani from Awadhi Cuisine with mixed vegetables.
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.
North India's special Chole Bhature..A must have on any festive occasion..
Traditional Rajasthani Pyaz ki Kachori to make a filling festive meal!! Pyaz Ki Kachori served with the traditional Rajasthani Kadhi..A real festive meal!!
Make Pav bhaji, Mumbai's most loved street food. The ease of making and serving when busy makes it a perfect festive treat!!
How can we not include everyone's favourite Boondi Raita with homemade boondi.
Desserts for Holi Get -together
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 Gujiya, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Homemade preservative free, Black Grape Squash. A refreshing drink for Holi get together for all age groups.
Make North India's famous Banta/Masala Lemonade in home and enjoy the refreshing drink with friends and loved ones.
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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