Holi Food & Dishes: Traditional food recipes you must make at home

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Holi Food & Dishes: Traditional food recipes you must make at home
Holi Food & Dishes: Traditional food recipes you must make at home

New Delhi : Holi is a festival of colour, culture and cuisine. The pink hands, green cheeks, red hair, yellow nose is not just enough to say 'Happy Holi 2019'. This holi, spread the sweetness of love and brotherhood with tasty foods. The delicacies to make the festival even more special include sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris and a lot more. If you want to make the festival memorable, then take a look at these traditional recipes.

Dahi Wada

Made with urad dal and moong dal, this Holi dish is basically deep fried dumplings that are soaked in thick yogurt and topped with red chilli, chat masala and cumin powder along with tangy tamarind chutney. The sweet, sour and salty taste of this dish is to die for.


Made with all purpose flour, milk and sugar, this mouth-watering sweet dish is deep fried and has a strong flavour of cardamom. To add an edge one can top it with sweet khoya. This royal sweet recipe has its roots in Mughal era.

Moong Dal Kachauri

Spicy and crunchy, Moong Dal Kachauri is made with soaked moong dal sauteed with black pepper, garam masala and coriander powder. This simple recipe goes well with spicy aloo curry.


Made with semolina, khoya, dry fruits and powdered sugar, this deep fried sweet recipe is world famous and is made across India with regional twist. You can make gujiyas stuffed with mava and chocolate chips and garnish with cream and chocolate sauce.


Dhuska is a simple snack recipe made with rice flour and chana dal. It is best served with aloo curry and green chutney.It is crunchy and mildly sweet in taste.

Bhang Thandai as special drink

Holi recipe list is incomplete without a special mention about Bhang Thandai. This deceptively simple looking drink is packed with the goodness of milk, dry fruits and spices. With the temperature rising steadily, escalate the spirit of Holi and let the Bhang flow!

Bhaang ki Pakori

Give your Holi an extra kick with these high spirited treats. Serve them with a home-made bhaang ki chutney to give an extra kick.

Masala Channa with Baked Kachori

A plateful of spicy and tempting channas served with baked kachoris. Kachoris being a delicious spicy snack when piared with chatpate dry chole, creates a mouth-watering dish that is sure to make your heart and mouth full and happy.  Holi recipes are super tasty. Don't enjoy alone, share them with your friends and relatives.

Happy Holi!