Here are must-try recipes to celebrate Holi - the festival of colors! From delicious desserts, snacks, and light meals to a traditional Thali, check out this extensive list of lip-smacking foods.
Holi, the festival of Colors is one of my favorite Indian festivals. It brings back memories of celebrating this colorful festival - playing with colors and enjoying delicious foods with family and friends.
Over the past few years, Holi has become so popular that it is now celebrated in several cities all over the world. I live in a community that has been organizing Holi events over the last few years. It is a great way to participate as a family so the children get to experience the rich culture and enjoy the festivities with family and friends.
Best Holi Recipes: Desserts, Snacks, and Meal Ideas
Holi Dessert Recipes
Sweet treats or desserts has always been a big part of Indian festivals and celebrations. Each family may have a different variation of the sweet treats they make to celebrate the festival of colors. Here are my favorite desserts!
Holi Snacks Recipes
Here are some of the snacks or light meals that are quick to make while satisfying everyones taste buds. I love these recipes for Holi as they are easy and can be made ahead so I have more time to enjoy the festival with my favorite people.
Traditional Holi Recipes
In Maharashtra, where I grew up Holi always meant Puran Poli. Enjoying a traditional Puran Poli Thali with all the fixings is pure bliss and an experience within itself.
Holi Party Menu Ideas
Planning a Holi Party? Here are a few dishes to add to your menu:
For Vegetarian Main Dishes try Palak paneer, Stuffed tomatoes, or Daal Makhani. If you have non-vegetarians at the party add Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken, or Chicken Karahi! For sides add a colorful dish like my Spicy Cabbage Salad, Mango Salad, or Beet Raita. And don't forget to add the refreshing Mango Lassi that both kids and adults will enjoy!
Don't want to think about it? Here is one of my Go-To North Indian Vegetarian meals that is tasty and COLORFUL - Palak paneer, Stuffed tomatoes, Daal Makhani with Parathas, Vegetable Biryani, and Beet Raita!
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