Holi festival is a festival of colors and joy, celebrated across India with great enthusiasm. Food and drinks play an important role in this festival, as families and friends come together to feast and celebrate. Repairing Holi Dishes is among Best Holi Celebration Ideas. Here are some popular Holi Dishes / Holi Special Dish:
Gujiya – Among Famous Holi Dishes
Gujiya is a sweet dumpling made with flour and filled with a mixture of khoya (dried whole milk), dry fruits, and nuts. It is a popular Holi sweet in North India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. The dumplings are fried until crispy and then soaked in sugar syrup to make them sweet and juicy.
Dahi Bhalla is a popular snack made with fried lentil balls, topped with sweet yogurt and tamarind chutney. The lentil balls are made by soaking urad dal (black lentil) and then grinding it into a paste. The paste is then mixed with spices and deep-fried until golden brown. The fried balls are then soaked in water to make them soft, and topped with sweet yogurt and chutneys.
Thandai is a traditional Holi drink made with milk, nuts, and spices like saffron, cardamom, and black pepper. It is a popular drink in North India, especially in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The drink is made by blending almonds, cashews, and pistachios into a fine paste, and then mixing it with milk, sugar, and spices.
Puran Poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with lentils, jaggery, and cardamom. It is a popular Holi sweet in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The flatbread is made by kneading flour and water into a dough, and then rolling it into a flat circle. The sweet lentil filling is then added, and the flatbread is folded and cooked on a griddle until golden brown.
Bhang is a cannabis-infused drink made with milk, sugar, and spices. It is a popular Holi drink in some regions of India, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The drink is made by grinding the leaves of the cannabis plant into a paste, and then mixing it with milk, sugar, and spices like cardamom and fennel seeds.
Papri Chaat is a popular snack made with crispy fried dough wafers, chickpeas, potatoes, and topped with sweet and tangy chutneys. It is a popular street food in North India, and is especially popular during Holi. The crispy dough wafers are topped with boiled potatoes, chickpeas, onions, and chutneys made with tamarind, mint, and coriander.
Samosas are a popular snack made with a savory filling of spiced potatoes and peas, wrapped in a crispy pastry shell. They are a popular snack in North India, and are often served during Holi. The pastry shell is made with flour and water, and the savory filling is made by boiling potatoes and peas and then adding spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric.
Kachori is a deep-fried snack made with a spiced filling of lentils or potatoes. It is a popular snack in North India, especially in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. The snack is made by making a dough with flour and water, and then filling it with a spiced lentil or potato mixture. The filled dough is then deep-fried until crispy and golden brown.
Namak Pare is a crispy and savory snack made with flour, salt, and spices. It is deep-fried and can be stored for a few days. It is a popular snack during Holi and is perfect to munch on while playing the festival.
Mathri is a crunchy and savory snack made with flour, spices, and ghee. It is deep-fried and can be stored for a few days. It is a popular snack in North India and is perfect for Holi.
Shakarpara – Holi Dishes
Shakarpara is a sweet and crunchy snack made with flour, sugar, and ghee. It is deep-fried and can be stored for a few days. It is a popular snack during Holi and is perfect for those with a sweet tooth and who love drinking Bhang Lassi.
These popular food and drinks of Holi are being enjoyed by people during the festivities all over India and specially in North India.