Holi Recipes – Best 20 Recipes, Foods, Dishes, Drinks, Sweets for Holi Festival Celebration 2020

Holi Recipes – Best 20 Recipes, Foods, Dishes, Drinks, Sweets for Holi Festival Celebration 2020

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
Ginger
Garam masala
Coconut

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DAL KACHORI

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.

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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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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.

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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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PANEER TIKKA

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

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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

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RICE KHEER

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!
  1. PANI PURI: Holi Special Drink and Dish

Panipuri must be your favorite, mouth-watering item on an everyday basis. Make your holi more enjoyable with the recipe here for your colorful Holi. The ingredients and steps are very simple. The ingredients that you shall require are as follows-

For the pani (flavored liquid), you need

Ice cold water – 3 cups
Green chutney – 3 tbsp
Sweet chutney (dates tamarind chutney) – 2 tbsp
Chili powder – 1 Tsp
Chaat masala powder- 1 1/2 Tsp
Roasted Cumin/jeera powder -1 Tsp
Boondi – fistful

For the filling required for panipuri, you will need

Potatoes – 3-4 medium sized ones
Green chili – 1 finely chopped
Red Chili powder – 1 Tsp
Cumin/jeera powder -1 Tsp
Chaat masala – a pinch
Salt
Green gram dal /whole moong dal – 3/4 cup
Sev
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Coriander leaves – finely chopped

How to Cook PANI PURI? Methods for Making PANI PURI

First for the pani, take ice cold water in a bowl and mix all the ingredients mentioned above from green chutney to jeera powder. You can taste the pani and add more or less of chutney or spice powder according to your personal preferences. cool for an hour for the flavors to get blended well with the pani. Add a fistful of boondi to the pani. simple?

Now for the filling, pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin and mash it well. Add thinly cut green chilies, red chili powder, cumin powder, chaat masala, salt needed and mix well. Keep it aside.Soak green gram dal/ moong dal overnight and sprout it.

Steam the moong sprouts with salt needed and a pinch of turmeric powder. Instead of moong dal, you can use cooked chick peas also. Now comes the easier part i.e assembling your preparations together. Take a poori, make a hole in the center big enough to fill the stuffing.

Now fill the poori with a little potato mix. Top it with moong sprouts or cooked chickpeas. Add finely chopped onions, sprinkle just a pinch of chili powder, chaat masala, and roasted jeera powder.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and sev. Immerse it in chilled pani and eat the whole poori with the stuffing and pani right away. Enjoy your delicious, homemade panipuri with your family and friends! Happy Holi!

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Pani Puri
  1. PHIRNI: Holi Special Recipe

Phirni is a delightful dessert that everyone will definitely love in your Holi party. The ingredients you will be needing are listed below-

Ingredients for PHIRNI

1-liter whole milk
½ cup rice, soaked overnight
6-8 almonds, soaked overnight
8 toss sugar
½ tsp cardamom powder
1 pinch of saffron, soaked in warm water
A few strands of saffron for garnish

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PHIRNI

How to Cook PHIRNI? Methods for Making PHIRNI

The first step is to put milk on the heat in a deep bottom pot. Then, drain the rice and blend it to a coarse paste using a little water. Once the milk comes to a boil, you can add about a cup of it to the rice batter.

Mix well and then add the rice mix to the remaining milk in the pot such that no lumps are formed. Run a hand blender in the entire milk in case lumps are formed. Then, simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until the milk thickens. You will have to peel the soaked almond and cut into slivers.

Then, add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves. Add slivered almonds and saffron water. Mix well. Remove from heat and pour into earthen pots. Garnish each pot with just a strand of saffron.

Set aside to cook. Once cool, you can put them in the refrigerator. Serve chilled and enjoy your mouth-watering phirnis. Have the most enjoyable Holi.

  1. JAL JEERA: Holi Special Drink

The steps to make jaljeera are very easy. Many people are fond of it. You will require the following ingredients-

Ingredients for JAL JEERA

2 tbsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Mint leaves
1 tsp Fresh coriander leaves
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Black salt
5 Cups chilled water
Pinch of sugar

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JAL JEERA

How to Make JAL JEERA? Methods for Making JAL JEERA

First, you will have to grind the cumin seeds to make the fine powder. Then, roast the powder. After that, grind mint and coriander to make a paste. Now, mix roasted cumin powder, mint paste, coriander paste lemon juice and black salt.

Then start to add water and mix well. After that, you will have to pour cold water and adorn with mint leaves. Very easy recipe for you this Holi. You should definitely try it. Happy Holi!

  1. THANDAI: Holi Special Drink

Thandai makes everyone’s mouth water. This is a special milk-based refreshing drink that is sure to make your guests coming back for more. These cool drinks will energies you this Holi. Of course, it is very easy to prepare too. The ingredients that you shall require are listed below-

Ingredients for THANDAI

Whole Milk – 4 cups
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Gulkand (sweetened rose preserve) – 1 tsp
Rose water – 1 tbsp
Saffron strands – 1 pinch
Groundly coarse the following-
Melon seeds – 1 tbsp
Almonds – 10
Cashews – 5
Nutmeg – 1 small pinch
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
Black pepper corn – 3

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THANDAI

How to Cook THANDAI? Methods for Making THANDAI

The steps to be adopted are quite easy. First, take milk, which has already been boiled and cooled to room temperature in a deep saucepan. Then, take 2 tbsp of milk separately in a small bowl. Crush the saffron strands and add it to the bowl to soak in the milk for 10 mins.

Then, simmer the milk in the saucepan. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. In the meantime, take melon seeds, almonds, cashews, nutmeg, fennel, poppy seeds and peppercorn in a mixie jar. Pulse at regular intervals until the ground to a coarse powder.

Add this powder to the simmering milk, add gulkand, saffron soaked milk and stir well till there are no lumps.Simmer and cook for 8 – 10 mins. The milk will thicken a bit.Take the pan off the stove, stir in rose water and let it cool to room temperature.

Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or till you serve.Before serving, pass the milk through a sieve to strain out the ground ingredients. Serve chilled thandai in tall glasses garnished with almond slivers and saffron strands. Your delicious thandai is ready to make you the star of your Holi party. Enjoy a lot!

  1. DAHI VADA: Holi Special Recipe

People who love holi will surely have a love for this delicious delicacy. Dahi vada is a simply put together dish that can be easily made at home. You will need the following ingredients-

Ingredients for DAHI VADA

1 cup urad dal
1 green chili, chopped
½ inch ginger, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2-3 tbsp water for grinding the batter or as required
salt as required
for the yogurt base, you will need the following-
2 cups thick yogurt
1 tsp chaat masala
½ tsp red chili powder or as required
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
½ tsp black salt
A small pinch of icing sugar

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dahi vada

How to Cook DAHI VADA? Methods for Making DAHI VADA

The first step is to wash the lentils thoroughly 5-7 times in fresh water and soak them in enough water overnight, or at least for 5 hours in a cool dry place. Then, drain and transfer to a grinder.

Add in chopped green chilies, ginger, cumin seeds and asafoetida and grind to a fluffy smooth batter. Add little water in intervals while grinding, not more than 5 tbsp altogether. Transfer the batter to a big mixing bowl, add salt and whisk it for a couple of seconds to make it airy.

In the meanwhile, heat oil in a wok for deep frying. With the help of a round bottom spoon, drop the batter into the hot oil and deep fry the vadas in batches. Keep the flame on low-medium so they get cooked properly from inside. Fry till golden and crisp and drain on a paper towel.In a wide bowl, take some warm water.

Soak all vadas in the water for 25-30 minutes. Do not press or squeeze them at this point. Simply soak them giving enough space to expand. You may use 2-3 separate bowls/pans for this purpose. Now,  while the vadas are soaked, we will prepare the yogurt base (curd/dahi).

For it, take yogurt in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Add enough water until desired consistency (not too runny) and beat till all mixed up. Add salt, black salt and a pinch of sugar if you are adding it, mix everything well.  Squeeze vadas gently by pressing between your palms, and place them into the serving dish.

Pour in the whisked yogurt over them evenly. Top with the green coriander chutney and tamarind dates chutney as required. Sprinkle with the red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and black salt as preferred. Then, garnish with chopped coriander leaves (cilantro), and your dahivadas are ready to win hearts of your guests. Happy Holi!

  1. TANDOORI ALOO: Holi Special Recipe

Tandoori aloo is a delicious delicacy among all child or adults. This dish is very easy to prepare as well. You shall require the following ingredients:

Ingredients for TANDOORI ALOO

Baby Potatoes – 1/4 kg
Red chili powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tbsp
Pepper – 3 pinches
Chines salt – 1/4 tbsp
Dried Fenugreek Leaves – 2 tbsp
Curd – 2 to 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

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TANDOORI ALOO

How to Cook TANDOORI ALOO? Methods for Making TANDOORI ALOO

To prepare this dish, first, you have to wash your potatoes under hot water such that any mud gets washed away.Heat water in a saucepan and boil them for 5 minutes, then immerse the potatoes and cook it covered till they are half boiled.

Make sure they don’t get cooked until mashy or super soft. They should be little hard. Peel off the skin.

Take all your ingredients to a plate to prepare to marinate. Mix curd and lemon juice to all the spice powders and make a semi thick marinating paste. Immerse the potatoes and coat the mixture well until all sides of the potatoes are covered.

Leave it for 10 minutes.The more time the marinating the tastier the dish turns out.Meanwhile, line up a baking tray with silver foil and sprinkle few drops of oil.Spread it by rubbing with your hands.Arrange the potatoes neatly with enough space in between.

Bake them at 150 degrees F for 20 minutes by turning them aside in between.Crispy crusted potatoes are ready to serve with ketchup or green chutney! Enjoy your Holi everyone!

  1. PANEER BUTTER MASALA: Holi Special Dish

Another mouth-watering recipe for you and your loved ones this Holi is the delicious paneer butter masala. Both child and adults can enjoy this deliciousness. The ingredients you shall require are listed below-

Ingredients for PANEER BUTTER MASALA

Paneer – 200 gms
Onion – 2, medium – big, sliced
Cashew nuts – 15 (soaked in 2 tbsp hot water for 10-15 mins)
Bay leaf – 1
Crushed ginger & garlic – 1 tbsp
Kashmiri chili powder – 1.5 tbsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Tomato – 2 big, pureed
Butter – 40-50 gms
Kasurimethi – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves – ¼ cup ( chopped )
Oil – I used sunflower oil
Salt

How to Cook PANEER BUTTER MASALA? Methods for Making PANEER BUTTER MASALA

The method to prepare this dish is first to heat oil in a deep and wide pan. Add sliced onion and cook till it browns. Let it cool. Drain the water from cashew nuts. Grind together browned onion, cashew nuts and 3 tbsp water to a smooth paste. Then, in the same pan, melt butter. Add bay leaf. Fry for a min and add crushed ginger & garlic.

Fry for 2-3 mins or till the raw smell goes.Add tomato puree. Cook till water reduces and oil starts appearing. Add Kashmiri chili powder, garam masala, cumin powder & salt. Fry for 2-3 mins or till oil starts appearing. Add 1-2 tbsp water to bring the masala together.

Add onion cashew paste and mix well. Add 1.5 cups hot water and bring to boil. Add crushed Kasuri methi. Reduce flame to lowest and add Paneer. Mix well. Cover and cook for 7-8 mins.

Do a taste test and add more salt or sugar, if required, to balance the flavors. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Your home-made and very delicious paneer butter masala is ready to serve. Happy Holi!

  1. MALPUA: Holi Special Recipe

Simple ingredients and simple effort equal a lot of deliciousness. This is what malpua is all about. It will surely make your guests very happy this Holi. Ready to take notes? Here are the ingredients you will need-

For Rabdi-

1 liter Milk
1 cup Sugar
For the Syrup-
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
Saffron strands
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

For the Malpua-

500 gms All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
400 gms Sweetened Condensed Milk
Slivered almonds and pistachios to garnish
Ghee

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MALPUA

How to Cook MALPUA? Methods for Making MALPUA

Now get ready to create magic. First, mix the milk and 1 cup of sugar in a thick-bottomed pan and cook to reduce it to a fourth of its original volume while stirring frequently.

Remove it from the fire; allow cooling and then chilling in the refrigerator. Then, mix equal quantity of sugar and water in a pan. after that, boil it until single-thread constancy is obtained. Put in cardamom powder, saffron threads, mix well.Keep it to the side to use later.

In a large mixing bowl, blend the condensed milk, flour, and baking powder together to form a smooth batter.Meanwhile, heat enough ghee in a deep frying pan to cook the malpuas. Pour the batter into the oil to form circles. Heat till they get golden brown.

take away from the oil and put directly into the sugar syrup.Remove after 2-3 minutes and drain on a wire rack.Now to serve, place 2 malpuas on a plate, spoon rabri over them and garnish with slivered nuts. Have a great Holi. Make it delicious!

  1. JALEBI: Holi Special Sweets

Jalebi is everyone’s got dessert choice. Though they are readily available in the market, making it at home and with your own hands fills the dish with love and care.

This Holi show how much you care about your family and friends with delicious jalebi made by you in your very own kitchen. Never be afraid to experiment. The ingredients you shall require are as follows:

Ingredients for JALEBI

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup yogurt
3 inches vegetable oil (canola/sunflower cooking oil for deep frying)
1 cup sugar
3 strands saffron
1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
2 drops food coloring (orange)

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JALEBI

How to Cook JALEBI? Methods for Making JALEBI

Now the first step is to mix the flour, baking powder and yogurt into a batter and keep aside for 24 hours to ferment. Pour batter into a ketchup dispensing bottle. To create sugar syrup, melt the sugar with the rose water and heat to get one thread constancy.

To check for one thread consistency, carefully dip the tip of your index finger into the syrup, touch your finger and thumb together and gently tease apart. If one thread is shaped between your finger and thumb the syrup is complete.

Turn off the fire, add the saffron strands and cardamom and stir well.Heat the oil in a deep wok-like dish. To test for the right temperature, drop a small amount of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and rises to the top of the oil, the oil is hot enough.

Keep the flame on medium at all times to ensure all-round cooking of the jalebis.Now hold the ketchup dispenser over the hot oil and squeeze the batter into the oil into a wiggly, randomly coiled circle.

Squeeze out several at a time. You should fry until light golden and then remove and put directly into the sugar syrup. Then, allow soaking for 2-3 minutes and then removing. Serve the jalebis warm for a better taste. Enjoy your Holi!

  1. GAJAR HALWA: Holi Special Recipe

Nothing says love better than gajar (carrot) halwa. Everybody loves having this as a dessert. Make your guest’s mouth water this Holi with your specially made gajarhalwa. The ingredients you will be needing are as follows-

Ingredients for GAJAR HALWA

2 cups shredded carrots
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
6 chopped roasted cashew nuts

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GAJAR HALWA

How to Cook GAJAR HALWA? Methods for Making GAJAR HALWA

The steps are quite simple. First of all, you will need to roast the cashew nuts and set aside for the garnish.Boil the milk over medium-high heat in a non-stick pan until it is reduced to about to 1 cup.

Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat.Add the shredded carrots and stir-fry for about seven to eight minutes. The carrots should be tender and slightly changed in color. Then, add the milk and cook until the milk dries.

This will take about eight to ten minutes.Next add the sugar, and cardamom powder and stir-fry for another three to four minutes until the halwa starts to leave the side of frying pan. At last garnish with cashew nuts. Your delicious gajarhalwa is ready to impress everyone this Holi! Have lots of fun!

  1. SOOJI HALWA: Holi Special Recipe

This dish is a very popular one for everyone. Eating it is heart warming, taste buds dance to its flavors and also very less time consuming so fewer efforts will make it easy for you. The following ingredients shall be required-

Ingredients for SOOJI HALWA

Semolina (Suji)
1 Cup Pure Ghee
1 Cup Sugar
6 cupsWater
1 Tbsp Raisins
1 Tbsp Almonds

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SOOJI HALWA

How to Cook SOOJI HALWA? Methods for Making SOOJI HALWA

The first step requires us to take a pan and add ghee and heat it on high flame. Let it melt. Then, once ghee melts, add Sooji (Semolina) and then mix well.Turn stove on medium flame. Let Sooji roast on medium flame until it turns golden brown.

Keep moving to avoid burns.We can arrange sugar syrup till Sooji gets roasted. Take one more pan and add water. We need to boil this water. So, turn the stove on high flame and bring it to a boil.On the first boil, add sugar and mix well.

Turn off the stove and carry this Sugar syrup sideways. Once sooji turns golden brown, add raisins and almonds. Mix well.Add sugar syrup and mix well. You might see some lumps in the Sooji after you have added Sugar syrup. Mix well with a spatula to remove all these lumps.Let it cook until the water dries up.Once water has dried, Sooji Halwa is ready to serve hot. Let this be the joy of your colorful Holi. Eat healthily!

  1. MANGO LASSI: Holi Special Drink

This chilled drink is best for both your refreshment and for you Holi celebration. On a hot summer day, this drink shall energize your whole body. This is tasty, healthy and also made simple with the following ingredients-

Ingredients for MANGO LASSI

1 cup mango pulp
1 cup yogurt
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
4-5 ice cubes
Pistachios
saffron strands

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MANGO LASSI

How to Cook MANGO LASSI? Methods for Making MANGO LASSI

To create this delicious magic, first of all, blend together yogurt with mango pulp, milk, sugar cardamom powder and ice cubes until smooth. Then pour mango lassi into glasses. Garnish with pistachios and saffron strands. You can enjoy it by serving it chilled. A very happy Holi!

  1. PINEAPPLE RAITA: Holi Special Recipe

This dish is packed with deliciousness and can be treated as sweet or savory however you like it. This Holi shall be incomplete if you do not try making this dish at home. You shall require the following ingredients:

Ingredients for PINEAPPLE RAITA

1 cup yogurt
½ cup + 2 tablespoons pineapple, chopped
¼ teaspoon cumin powder
⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon mint flakes
¾ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon black salt
coriander leaves

PINEAPPLE RAITA Recipes Dish Foods
PINEAPPLE RAITA

How to Cook PINEAPPLE RAITA? Methods for Making PINEAPPLE RAITA

Now comes the fun part. First measure 1 cup of yogurt in a strainer and let it sit for 15 minutes. This is to use up excess water from the yogurt.After 15 minutes, move the yogurt to a bowl and add black salt, smoked paprika, mint flakes, cumin powder and sugar.

whip the yogurt till spices are well mixed.Add the chopped pineapple pieces to the yogurt and mix.Finally, add some chopped coriander leaves and mix. Pour the raita into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped pineapple pieces.Sprinkle some mint flakes on top and chill the raita before serving. This dish is now ready to make your Holi event even more special and delicious. Enjoy a lot!

  1. BREAD PAKORA: Holi Special Recipe

This simple, yet delicious bread pakora will be a joy in your Holi event. You shall require the following ingredients-

Ingredients for BREAD PAKORA

30 g Besan (Gram Flour) (2tbsp.)

30 g Besan (Gram Flour) (2tbsp.)
2 ½ g Salt (1/2tsp.)
2 ½ g Black Pepper Powder (1/2tsp.)
2 ½ g Red Chili Powder (1/2tsp.)
60 ml Water (8tbsp.)
110 g Potato (1 medium, boiled, peeled & mashed)
45 g Mayonnaise Tandoori (3tbsp.)

4 Slices Bread
200 ml Vegetable Oil (for frying)

BREAD PAKORA Recipes Dish Foods
BREAD PAKORA

How to Cook BREAD PAKORA? Methods for Making BREAD PAKORA

The dish starts by mixing besan, salt, black pepper, red chili and water to make a smooth batter. Then, mix potato and mayonnaise separately. Spread mixture on 2 slices and cover with a slice each.Cut diagonally into triangles and coat each triangle with batter.Deep fry in hot oil until light brown. Serve hot. Enjoy your bread pakora with your family and friends. Have a great Holi!

  1. BHAANG LASSI: Holi Special and Best Drink

BHAANG LASSI is a culturally loved lassi with a twist. You shall need the following items-

Ingredients for BHAANG LASSI

1/2 Ounce cannabis
2 Cups warm whole milk
1/2 Cup sugar
1 tbsp Coconut milk
1 tbsp Almonds, chopped
1/8 tsp Ginger, powdered
1 Pinch garam masala
1/2 tsp Grenadine
1 Cup water

Bhaang lassi
Bhaang lassi

How to Cook BHAANG LASSI? Methods for Making BHAANG LASSI

Now to prepare it is very simple. First, bring water to a boil in a teapot and add cannabis to it. Then, prepare for about 7 to 10 minutes, then strain. slowly grind the strained cannabis all along with 2 tbsp of milk, repeat this process several times.

Strain the milk into another bowl and keep aside.Add a little more milk to the cannabis and grind it along with the almonds, repeat this several times. Then take away the cannabis and transfer the milk, coconut milk, grenadine and boiled water into a container.Combine ginger, sugar, and garam masala with it, keep stirring.

Finally, bhang Lassi is ready to serve. Have a happy Holi!

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Jitendra Sahayogee

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