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.

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.

1. Thandai (Step by Step with Video)

2. Masala Chhaas or Chaas (Gujarati Style)

masala chhaas Masala Chhaas is a simple & popular refreshing summer drink. It has curd and spices as mainly. And is also really healthy and light as well. 

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 7min;
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Sweet Recipes for Holi

No Indian festival is complete without sweets, and Holi is no different. Here are some of the sweet recipes that you can prepare for guests this Holi.

3. Kesar Pista Burfi Without Mawa

4. Layali Lubnan – Arabic Semolina Pudding

layali lubnan Layali Lubnan is a famous Lebanese dessert recipe. It resembles a rice pudding and is one of the best recipes for the month of Ramadan

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 15min;
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5. Gulkand Laddu with Grated Coconut and Condensed Milk

Gulkand Laddu Gulkand Laddu is a no-cook traditional sweet recipe. Generally people make this laddu during the festival of Diwali. This is ready in a jiffy.

Prep Time: 3min; Cook time: 12min;
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6. Paan Fudge Made with White Chocolate

Paan Fudge Paan Fudge is an innovative combination of desserts. Fudge is an American dessert and is given an Indian twist by adding paan flavor.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 20min;
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7. Instant Milk Powder Peda with Condensed Milk

milk powder peda Milk Powder Peda is an instant and quick version of traditional peda. Milk powder and condensed milk is used instead of khoya and sugar.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 10min;
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8. Balushahi Recipe

Balushahi Recipe Balushahi is a traditional sweet originating from India. It resembles very much like doughnuts in terms of ingredients and looks.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 25min;
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9. Milk Peda (3 Ingredients Only)

Milk Peda Milk Peda is a traditional sweet dish that has mawa as the main ingredient. It's popular enough for you to find it in almost every sweet shop.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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10. Vermicelli Custard | Semiya Custard Falooda | Eid Special

vermicelli custard Vermicelli Custard is a fusion dessert recipe of seviya & custard. It is the combination of a vermicelli kheer and fruit custard.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 20min;
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11. Paneer Kalakand with Condensed Milk

Paneer Kalakand Paneer Kalakand is an Indian sweet dish with paneer as its major ingredient. It is a quick and easy Indian milk cake.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 15min;
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12. Churma Ladoo Gujarati Recipe

Churma Ladoo Churma Ladoo is a famous festive sweet recipe of Gujarati cuisine. This recipe is also a traditional sweet delight of Rajasthani cuisine.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 15min;
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13. Mishti Doi – Bengali Sweet Yoghurt

mishti doi Mishti Doi is a sweet yogurt fermented from milk. It is originally from the Bogra District of Bangladesh. It is our own version of flavored yogurt.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 30min;
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14. Mawa Ghughra Gujarati Recipe (માવા ના ધુધરા)

mawa ghughara Mawa Ghughra is a traditional sweet, deep fried and shaped in a half moon.It is a crisp layer of all purpose flour, milk solids, sugar, coconut &nuts.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 10min;
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15. Kolkata Style Rice Phirni Recipe

Phirni Rice Phirni is an easy & quick to make creamy dessert . In North India this dessert is a must on every festivals like Diwali or Karwa Chauth.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 20min;
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16. Green Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

moong dal halwa Green Moong Dal is a perfect sweet treat halwa that everyone will love. It has a soft, sweet, and moist texture that melts in the mouth.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 25min;
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17. Coconut Laddu or Nariyal Ladoo Recipe

coconut laddu Coconut. Laddu is dessert balls full of flavors and crunchiness. These laddus are made with coconut, sugar, cardamom powder, tutti frutti, & milk.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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18. Sweet Pulao Or Zarda Recipe

sweet pulav Sweet pulav is a simple and really easy-to-make rice dish. Cooked rice is tossed in ghee and sweetened along with dry fruits.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 10min;
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19. Rice Seviyan (Vermicelli) Kheer Recipe

Vermicelli Kheer is a rich sweet and delightful Indian recipe. A popular recipe Indians make with whole wheat vermicelli roasted in ghee.  

Prep Time: 20min; Cook time: 20min;
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20. Shakarkandi (Sweet Potato) Kheer Recipe

shakkariya-kheer-1 Shakarkandi Kheer or Sweet Potato Kheer is a sweet dish of India. Shakarkand or Sweet Potato kheer can be consumed during fast.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 15min;
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21. How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes at Home

chocolate-cupcakes-tasted-recipes Enjoy these unbelievable chocolate cupcakes. They are rich and moist in texture. Looking forward to making some easy peasy desserts? Here is 40 min recipe.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 25min;
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22. Homemade Fortune Cookies Recipe Without Egg

fortune cookies Fortune Cookies, an easy dessert made with home ingredients. Fill it with your personal messages and serve it with Vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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23. Besan Ladoo Recipe – Magaz Ladoo Traditional Gujarati Sweet

Besan Ladoo Besan Ladoo is very popular Gujarati traditi0nal sweet made with gram flour, ghee, almonds, and spices. Imagine the balls just melting into your mouth.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 40min;
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24. Shahi Tukra Recipe – Royal Indian Bread Pudding

Shahi Tukra Shahi tukra is a traditional Mughlai dessert made with fried bread coated with sugar syrup and thickened milk garnished with dry fruits and rose petals.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 25min;
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25. Beetroot Halwa-How To Prepare Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot halwa Simple homemade Beetroot halwa. Wash and peel the skin of beetroot and slice into cubes. Boil milk with a medium flame until it reduced into half of....

Prep Time: 20min; Cook time: 2h;
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26. Dudhi Halwa | Bottle Gourd Halwa | Eid-E-Milad Special

Delicious Dudhi Ka Halwa is a traditional and nutritious sweet dish that everybody likes. One of my favorite dessert. All the people in my family love it.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 20min;
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Deep-fried Holi Snacks Recipes

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.

27. Cheese Stuffed Potato Cheese Balls

28. Aloo Puri | Potato Poori Tiffin Box Recipe

Aloo Puri Aloo Puri is an extremely delicious Indian deep-fried flatbread snack.  This is a Punjabi snack that we make with potato, flour and spices.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 20min;
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29. Paneer Nuggets | Cottage Cheese Nuggets

Paneer Nuggets Paneer Nuggets is a snack with paneer as its core ingredient. Watch the recipe video or download the recipe card.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 10min;
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30. Bhungara Bateta Dhoraji Recipe

bhungara bateta Bateta is a spicy Gujarati street food that one can eat with Bhungara or peanuts. Watch the recipe video or download the recipe card

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 15min;
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31. Bread Samosa | ब्रेड समोसा

Bread Samosa Bread Samosa is an innovative snack recipe for regular samosa where bread slices are used to make samosas instead of dough strips or sheets.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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32. Palak Fritters – Spinach Fritters Recipe

palak fritters Spinach fritters are crispy and have a distinct flavour. The crunch munchkins are made of gram flour batter and deep fried.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 5min;
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33. Mawa Ghughra Gujarati Recipe (માવા ના ધુધરા)

mawa ghughara Mawa Ghughra is a traditional sweet, deep fried and shaped in a half moon.It is a crisp layer of all purpose flour, milk solids, sugar, coconut &nuts.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 10min;
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34. Potato Spiral – A Famous Street Food

Easy Spiral Potato Recipe Potato Spiral is crackling in your mouth with all kinds of masala taste and crunchiness. It is famous street recipe that especially for kids & teens. 

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 10min;
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35. Crispy Onion Rings

Crispy Onion Rings These amazing crispy Onion Rings are the perfect choice for snacks to satisfy your taste buds. A good idea for school snacks & guest welcome recipe.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 20min;
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36. Gujarati Bataka Vada – Potato Dumplings , Aloo Vada

Bataka Vada 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.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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37. Surti Bataka Puri – Potato Fritters

Surti Bataka Puri 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.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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38. Dry Fruit Kachori Recipe – Mewa Kachori

Dry Fruit Kachori Dry fruit Kachoris are small balls of maida stuffed with a grounded moong dal, dry fruits, and Indian spices. Sweet & sour inside and a crunchy outside.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 20min;
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Healthy Snacks Recipes For Holi

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.

39. Crispy Namak Pare Recipe in Hindi

40. Tamarind Corn Chaat | Corn Imli Chaat

tamarind corn chaat Tamarind Corn Chaat is a very unique and mouth-watering chaat recipe. It has a crunchy texture and is sweet, tangy, fiery, and spicy in taste. 

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 15min;
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41. How To Make Dahi Batata Puri Chaat-Recipe

dahi-batata-puri-chaat-tasted-recipes Dahi Batata Puri Chaat is a scrumptious snack recipe every Indian loves. It's a delicious chaat recipe that you will lick your fingers.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 7min;
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42. Vermicelli Upma Recipe-Semiya Upma

Vermicelli Upma recipe Vermicelli Upma recipe is a simple and easy south Indian style breakfast recipe. We can prepare this with or without vegetables. Step by step presentation.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 10min;
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43. Dahi Vada Recipe – Dahi Bhalle, Thayir Vadai, Perugu Vada Or Mosaru Vade

Dahi Vada 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.

Prep Time: 15min; Cook time: 15min;
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Cheesy & Street Food Holi Recipes

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.

44. Cheesy Masala Pav – Mumbai Street Food Recipe

45. Cheese Schezwan Sandwich Recipe

cheese schezwan sandwich Cheese Schezwan Sandwich is an Indo-Chinese sandwich recipe, typically made for breakfast & contain fillings of chopped vegetables along with filling of cheese. 

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 5min;
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46. Cold Pani Puri Recipe – How to Make Paani Puri At Home

cold-pani-puri Cold Pani Puri is one of the traditional chaats that is available at every corner in India. Crispy from outside and yummy from inside.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 10min;
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47. How to Make Desi Chana Masala

Desi Chana Masala Desi Chana Masala is a full-flavoured sabji recipe that you can't get over. It is a healthy option for your evening light dinner. It is tangy in taste.

Prep Time: 5min; Cook time: 15min;
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48. Paneer Tikka (Restaurant Style)

Paneer Tikka Paneer Tikka is a tandoor snack especially popular in North India. In it, paneer is marinated in yogurt and spices and then grilled. 

Prep Time: 20min; Cook time: 20min;
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49. Ragda Pattice Recipe | Ragada Patties

Ragda Pattice Ragda pattice is a chaat recipe. Indians serve the shallow fried potato patties with spicy dried white peas curry that is ragda.

Prep Time: 20min; Cook time: 20min;
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50. Aloo Tikki Burger | Indian Style Spicy Unlike McAloo Tikki

aloo tikki burger Aloo Tikki Burger is a classic burger. McDonald's is the one because of whom this burger is so popular. This is an Indian spicy version.

Prep Time: 10min; Cook time: 10min;
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