India celebrates numerous festivals with gusto and excitement. The year's festivities have already begun with Makar Sankranti and now continues with Holi. Holi, the festival of colours is when friends and families come together and celebrate the beginning of spring season. Like any other festival in the country, Holi too is celebrated with a lot of food, sweets and snacks alike. The regional specialties of the country differ but there are a few common food items which are Holi specific and are enjoyable during the celebrations. Let us have a look at a few sweets and snacks which will make your Holi 2023 even more special.
Top 7 Holi Special Food Items To Add To Your List This Holi 2023
Thandai is synonymous to Holi, which is a must-have drink during celebrations. This drink is prepared with cold milk and assorted spices with a few dry fruits. This drink works as an energy drink during the sunny days of spring and refreshes you while playing Holi.
2. Dahi Bhalle
Yet another refreshing recipe, dahi bhalle's primary ingredient is curd and a mix of spices. It is a blessing for the chaat lovers as it is served with spicy green chutney and sweet and tangy tamarind chutney.
3. Puran Poli
This typical Holi soul food is made of chana dal, and jaggery or sugar. This scrumptious delicacy has a burst or flavours, sweet and savoury and is served with milk, coconut milk, or homemade ghee.
We absolutely do not need any reason to make these extremely tasty, deep-fried delicacies which are dipped in chana dal mixture and fried in oil to brown perfection. Enjoy pakoras made from onions, potatoes, chillies and have a delightful Holi celebration.
This is a famous delicacy which has a sweet and savoury taste. Malpua are little pancakes fried to perfection with dry fruits and dipped in sugar syrup. Malpua is one of the famous Indian recipes which are cherished all over the country.
6. Rice Firni
Kheer or rice firni is a traditional rice pudding which is a common dish prepared during festivals and celebrations as the dish is considered auspicious. This easy-to-make recipe is satisfying and would be the perfect end to the Holi celebrations.
May it be Diwali or Dussehra, Gujiyas are a favourite Indian delicacy made in most of the Indian households. Gujiyas have a flour coating and the filling of khoya, sooji or even coconuts. You can either deep fry the gujiyas or simply bake them to make them healthier.
Which of the food items would you like to include in your Holi menu?