Holi Recipes – Best 20 Recipes, Foods, Dishes, Drinks, Sweets for Holi Festival Celebration 2019

Holi Recipes – Best 20 Recipes, Foods, Dishes, Drinks, Sweets for Holi Festival Celebration 2019

Red, green, yellow, blue, white, and all the colors that you shall see this season of Holi makes this festival one of the most awaited festival of the year. You have fun with your friends, relatives and all your loved, dear and near ones with color, water guns and of course, lots of love. Holi, a fun, auspicious festival of colors. We wish you have the best and the most colorful Holi. Aside from the colorful enjoyment, take notes of these delicious delicacies to make your event much more special. We have the most exciting, easy and quick recipe ideas for you this Holi. From drinks to snacks to desserts, we have it ready for you. Have fun making these delicacies. And of course, have the happiest Holi everyone!

  1. DAL KACHORI: Holi Special Dish

Dal kachori is a delicacy that everyone at your holi’s party will enjoy till they lick their fingers, and of course, you will find it very interesting and easy to make. The ingredients of Dal Kachori that you will need are listed below-

Ingredients for DAL KACHORI

1/2 cup arharki daal soaked for 5-6 hours
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp heeng powder
2 tsp green chilies
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp khuskhus (poppy seeds)
2 Tbsp tamarind pulp
2 tsp sugar
Garam masala

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How to Cook Dal Kachori? Methods for Making Dal Kachori

For the cover of dal kachoris, you will need 1 cup refined flour, 3 Tbsp ghee/oil, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt and oil for deep frying. The first step you will need to do is to draindaland then grind coarsely. After doing that, you should heat oil and add jeera. Then, when it splutters, start by adding ginger, heeng, green chilies and sauté until the color changes a bit. When you’re happy with the results, the next step is to add dal, salt, garam masala, chili powder, khuskhus, coconut and sauté till it’s fried. Fry it properly then move to the next step.

You will have to add about 1/4 cup water and cook till the dalis cooked through. Mix in the tamarind and sugar and keep aside. The next thing you should on to is mixing baking powder and salt into the flour. Onto it, rubghee/oil into the flour, add water and knead into the stiff dough then just rest, cover for 15 minutes. After that, make walnut sized rounds of the dal mixture.

After doing so, you need to break pieces of dough and roll into walnut sized rounds. Then, roll these flat into 1/4 inch rounds and pinch about 1/2 of the edge all around, leaving the center thicker. Now begin wetting the pressed edges, and place a ball of the filling in the center. Bring the wet edges together, covering the filling completely, and pinch together to seal. Then, heat the oil and deep-fry the kachoris, first over high heat, then over medium heat so that it gets cooked through, and browns evenly. Enjoy your dal kachoris! Happy Holi!

  1. GUJIYA: Holi Special Dish

Gujiyas are simple, easy to make, yet very tasty delicacy to make your holi more enjoyable. The ingredients you shall need are pretty easy to find too. The ingredients you shall acquire will be for the cover and for the filling. For the cover, you will be needing the following ingredients:

Ingredients for GUJIYA

1and half cups flour
5 tsp Oil / Ghee
A pinch of baking powder
And for the filling you shall need the following ingredients:
1 cup Khoya
1/2 tsp green Cardamom Powder
25 gms finely chopped Almonds
25 gms Raisins (Kishmish)
25 gms dried Coconut
250 gms powdered sugar
Ghee / Oil to fry

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GUJIYA Recipes

How to Cook Gujiya? Methods for Making Gujiya

First of all, we will prepare the dough for gujiya. For the dough, sieve the flour and mix the 5 tsp of oil/ ghee with the flour. You can use your fingers to mix well so that the mixture takes the form of breadcrumbs and binds to a certain extent. Then you should add some water and knead lightly. Keep in mind that you shall keep on adding water as required and knead into a soft but tight dough. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth for 20 mins.

Now start preparing for the filling part. For the filling, mash the khoya and roast it in a deep pan till light brown in color. Then, you shall stir constantly or the mava might burn. Then start adding sugar and cardamom powder into the khoya and mix well. After you are happy with the mixture, you should add almonds, cashews, coconut, and raisins. Then start roasting for a few minutes and remove from the heat. Allow everything to cool.

Then the next step is to divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a small round of 4-inch diameter. Then, fill half the round with the khoya mixture, fold it and seal the round, twisting the edges inwards. Do it carefully and take care that the filling does not ooze out. Then, prepare all the gujiyas and spread on a clean cloth.Heat the ghee in a pan and deep fry the gujiyas in batches on a medium flame. Wait till they have reached golden brown in color, then drain and remove. You can store for use in an airtight glass jar. Keep it hygienic and of course, enjoy your delicious gujiyas. Happy Holi!

  1. PANEER TIKKA: Holi Special Foods

This simple, delicious recipe does not require oven which makes your work even easier. This food shall be the star of your holi party. Get ready to learn how to make this tempting delicacy. The ingredients you will be needing for it are:

Ingredients in PANEER TIKKA

400 gms- Paneer
1 1/2 cup- curd
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon- red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon- gram masala powder
1 tablespoon- chat masala
1/4 teaspoon- cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon- tandoori masala
2 tablespoon- lemon juice
5 tablespoon- oil or butter
1 pinch red food colour
2 green capsicums cut it into 2 inches cubes
1 large onion cut from the side in 2 inches cubes
skewer sticks of any number you like

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How to Cook Paneer Tikka? Methods for Making Paneer Tikka

Let’s begin making paneer tikkas first by cutting paneer into 2 inches cubes. Then, begin mixing all the masalas and powders in a bowl with curd and lemon, salt, red chili powder, garam masala powder, chat masala, tandoori masala, cumin powder, red food color. Now add paneer to this mixture and marinate for a few hours. Then you need to add capsicum and mix gently. Then, add onion cubes and mix well.

Now keep it in the refrigerator for an hour.Take the skewers n start threading capsicum, onion, paneer, onion and capsicum cubes in that order. In each skewer, you have to add two marinated paneer cubes. Then, heat the nonstick frying pan on gas and pour 1 tablespoon oil or butter on it. Place your marinated paneer tikka sticks on the tawa and cover with a lid. Keep cooking on a low flame. In between, you have to turn your paneer tikka sticks and cook well. Apply little oil with the help of a brush.Take out the dish on a plate. Enjoy your delicious paneer tikkas with your family and friends. Happy Holi!

  1. DAHI PAPDI CHAT: Holi Top Dish

This is a very quick recipe idea for your holi party that will take your very minimum effort. First, gather the following ingredients:

Ingredients for DAHI PAPDI CHAT

15 papdi
1 cup curd
½ tsp roasted jeera, coarsely grounded
Salt to taste
red chili powder to taste.
1 potato, boiled and cut into small cubes
tamarind chutney
1 tbsp pomegranate pearls
2 tbsp set
1 tsp fresh chopped coriander

dahi papdi
dahi papdi

How to Cook DAHI PAPDI CHAT? Methods for Making DAHI PAPDI CHAT

Making the dish is very simple. In a bowl, beat the curd well. Arrange the papdi on a serving dish. Spread potatoes on it nicely. Now spread curd on the papdi nicely. Then, sprinkle roasted jeera, red chili powder to taste and salt on it. Now spread tamarind chutney to taste. Top up with sev, pomegranate pearls, and coriander leaves and serve immediately. Enjoy your special dahipapdi chat prepared with your colorful love. Enjoy and happy Holi everyone!

  1. RICE KHEER: Holi Best Foods

This is most people’s favorite dessert choice as it is both very delicious and nutritious. This is an easy recipe for your Holi this year. Quick, simple and easy is what this dish is. You shall require the following ingredients:

Ingredients for RICE KHEER

Milk – 1 liter (5 cups)
Rice – ½ cup
Raisins – 1 tbsp
Sugar – ½ cup or to taste
Green cardamom
Coconut – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Pistachios – 1 tbsp (chopped)
Chironji – 1 tbsp

RICE KHEER Recipes Dish Foods

How to Cook RICE KHEER? Methods for Making RICE KHEER

  • Your first step will be to wash the rice under running water and then soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • Later, drain out the excess water from the rice.
  • Then start to peel the green cardamom and crush the seeds into fine powder in stone grinder.
  • Next, heat the milk in a vessel on the flame.
  • Once the milk starts simmering, put the soaked rice in it.
  • Cook the rice on medium flame until it becomes soft.
  • Stir the kheer after every 2 to 3 minutes by moving the spatula to the base of the vessel.
  • When the rice gets cooked partially, add coconut, raisins, chironji, and pistachios in the vessel.
  • Mix everything nicely and cook the kheer on the little flame.
  • Keep moving the kheer in-between. following a while, kheer will get cooked aptly.
  • Then, you need to add sugar and crushed green cardamom in the kheer and mix thoroughly.
  • Rice kheer is all set, turn off the flame.
  • Serve in a clean dish. Your delicious, home-made rice kheer is now ready to win the hearts of your loved ones. Enjoy. Happy Holi!

Author: Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of media house, designer of websites and editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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