50 Unique Holi Recipes – Thandai, Sweets and Snacks
Are you looking for unique Holi recipes to celebrate the festival of colour? Your search is over. Try these mouth-watering and delightful food recipes to add more joy to the day of Holi.
Holi last year was a sad affair due to the spread of the coronavirus in India. We didn’t get to celebrate the festival the way we should.
Usually, it is filled with colours and laughter, people celebrating this festival with colouring each other’s face. Kids are drenching one another with water guns.
We can make this day enjoyable, bypassing the time with our friends and families in the house. And not to forget about food.
Food can undoubtedly make any occasion special. So, make this Holi even more special with these below-listed Holi recipes.
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Drinks Matlab Thandai
Thandai has become the name for a Holi drink. However, traditional Thandai includes only two ingredients – The first is the dry fruit masala, and the second is milk. However, in Holi, people consider many variations of Thandai.
When you are in a mood to celebrate and party, then snacks are a great way to enjoy. Typically, Indian snacks are deep-fried or fattier. However, festivals don’t come every day?
Then stop thinking and gorge them to your heart’s content. This list of deep-fried snack recipes for Holi containing both traditional and non-traditional recipes will add to the joy of the festival of colour.
Bataka Vada is an authentic Indian Gujarati Fast Food, a favorite snack of all Indians. Simple, quick and easy snack recipe, made with ingredients that are easily available at home. You just need potatoes, salt sugar, turmeric and some additional spices. That's it. Tastes awesome when served with Tamarind/Mint Chutney.
Surti Bataka Puri is all time favorite snack option for Surtis (People of Surat). Easy to make and loved by all. It is usually served as a tea snack and a special snack in the rainy season. Surat in Gujarat is famous for its lovely food and Surtis are very much fond of food.
Snacks are a must during Holi parties or get-togethers. There are so many varieties of Indian snacks that we can make during the festival. Many of these snacks are deep-fried, but you can always bake or air-fry them for a healthier option.
After mentioning the number of unhealthy snacks, let’s have a look at these comparatively healthier snacks. It will give a break to the people who are concerned about the fat and cholesterol contents in the deep-fried snacks. These recipes have a balance of delectable taste and low-fat content.
Dahi vada is a lip-smacking Indian delicacy, prepared by soaking lentil dumplings in thick sweetened yogurt. These fried dumplings are priorly soaked in water and then added to sweetened yogurt. Then topped with variety of chutney and spices. Dahi vada is a classic and seldom needs any introduction.
These are not made traditionally during the festival of Holi. It is a festival meant to be celebrated and enjoy. Who said you could not decide or change the snacks menu as you wish? So make these below-listed recipes and give a new take to snacks for Holi.