List of Holi Recipes
Other than bhaang, Thandai must be the most popular Holi drink. This is also a reason why it has made it to the top of our list of recipes for holi. It is a coolant, a refreshing summer drink, which is just perfect for this season. Make thandai the previous night and serve it to your family and friends on the day of Holi. You can view the thandai recipe here.
Chaas is less labour-intensive than thandai but is just as cool and refreshing. Mint and coriander flavoured masala chaas is great option to keep our body hydrated on a hot summer day. Click here to view masala chaas/buttermilk recipe. If you don’t have much time to prepare thandai or masala chaas, you can very quickly make a very simple masala chaas using a homemade chaas masala. Buttermilk simply made with homemade masala powder and curd is any day better than a readymade drink made with added color, preservatives, and loads of sugar. You can view the recipe of chaas masala powder here.
Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Vada as it’s called in North, is pretty popular as a Holi snack. Probably because it can be eaten cold and the host or hostess doesn’t need to serve it hot. As for me, I can eat it any time of the day. All the women in my family love it. Mom, MIL, and me are die hard Dahi Vada fans. Here‘s the recipe of dahi vada without cooking soda or ENO.
Spinach and Carrot Puri
Here’s a colourful snack for the festival of colours, spinach and carrot puri. I had made these puris in green and orange colour for Independence Day. For Holi, you can experiment with many other colours. You can naturally colour these puris by adding beetroot, turmeric, Kashmiri lal mirch powder. Plenty of options to explore there. These puris taste good even when cold, so no worries about serving them hot. Enjoy them with hot chai or with a glass of cold buttermilk. The choice is yours. 🙂 Here’s the link to coloured puri recipe.