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83 Best Holi Recipes – (2021 edition)

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Bright and vibrant colors on people’s faces. Large platters and mouths are filled to the brim with the festive food. Gulaal ‘colored powder’, water balloons filled with colored water — some balloons are being hidden behind the back secretly and some are in hands, eyes waiting for the right time to attack, and many tiny hands are waiting for a chance so that they can drench grown-ups in colored water.

Best Holi Recipes

Some kids are holding water spray gun in hands and spraying at each other continuously, as if there is a competition who uses more water. Some ‘Thandai’ and other cool and colorful drinks are nicely placed on a stall, flooding it.

People are surrounded by a bevy of friends and family. Local DJ playing loud bollywood music, people frolicking, singing and dancing amidst a cool spring breeze as if there is no tomorrow.

Any idea about what this romantic-colorful scene could be? The scenario describes the best about any holi party. Holi is our most favorite and one of the biggest Indian festivals. It’s known as the festival of colors worldwide.

Holi, the Indian festival of colors, is coming in a couple of days. For those who don’t know about Holi — it is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love and happiness.

Festival of Holi is one of the beloved festivals among all age groups. Holi is a spring festival.

The celebration of Holi without sweets, snacks, and drinks is totally incomplete.

March brings Holi, and the momentum of this coming celebration, keeping the spirits alive, I have compiled a list of 80+ delectable and must have holi recipes which you should definitely try this year. These delicacies are just perfect to make the auspicious occasion of holi even more special and memorable.

HAPPY HOLI!

DESSERTS

1.) Aamras Recipe - Sweet Mango Puree

Aamras is a traditional sweet made by pureeing mangoes with sugar, and a little milk/water. This sweet is served with hot puri (deep-fried Indian flatbread).

2.) Aloo Ka Halwa- Potato Halwa (Recipe Video)

Aloo Ka Halwa is a very tasty, easy and gluten-free dessert is cooked with boiled mashed potatoes, ghee, and sugar. You can serve it anytime as a dessert.

3.) Atta Biscuits - Whole Wheat Indian Cookies Recipe

These everyday Atta Biscuits aka Whole Wheat Indian Cookies are popular tea time cookies in India. Easy, eggless, crispy and scented with cardamom.

4.) Atte Ka Halwa Recipe - Wheat Flour Halwa

Learn How To Make Aate Ka Halwa | Atte Ka Halwa Recipe with a simple video tutorial. This insanely delicious aate ka halwa is roasted with a ghee.

5.) Besan Ladoo Recipe - Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls

Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular Indian desserts. These ladoos are so fragrant, delicious and have a melt-in-mouth texture. A must during festivals.

6.) Best Gulab Jamun Recipe

My Ginger Garlic Kitchen. Gulab Jamun Recipe | How to Make Gulaab Jamun With Khoya At Home. These gulab jamuns made from traditional mawa tastes the best.

7.) Best Malpua Recipe

Mawa Malpua is a delicious and popular Rajasthani dessert where fried pancakes dipped in flavoured warm sugar syrup and served warm along with kesar rabdi.

8.) Blueberry Mango Froyo Marble Bars

These Froyo Marble Bars made with blueberry and mango lassi are lighter, and healthier option when it comes to a frozen treat. This can cool you down.

9.) Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe - Instant Bread Gulaab Jamun

Learn how to make Bread Gulab Jamun with a video tutorial. Bread gulab jamun is an instant, and easy version of making a popular Indian dessert gulab jamun.

10.) Butter Cookies - Eggless Butter Biscuit - Piped Cookies

These tender, crumbly, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious butter cookies are perfect for any occasion. Serve them with evening coffee or simply as a snack.

11.) Carrot Halwa - How to Make Gajar Halwa

How to Make Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa. This is a chewy halwa which is bursting with awesome cardamom-y flavor and nutty texture.

12.) Chum Chum Recipe - Bengali Sweet Chomchom

Chum Chum is a popular authentic Sweet Dish which hails from the Eastern Indian state of West Bengal. This post shows how to make soft and spongy Cham Cham.

13.) Creamy Chocolate Vermicelli Pudding

If you are looking for chocolate, cardamom, nuts and vermicelli in one dish, this dessert is for you. It is super quick, easy and ready in 25 minutes.

14.) Fruit Cream Rice Kheer Recipe - Indian Kheer Pudding

Fruit Cream Rice Kheer is a fusion Indian dessert. These individual desserts are an enticing amalgamation of chilled rice kheer, fruit cream, and chocolate.

15.) Ghevar - How To Make Jaipuri Malai Ghevar

Learn to make Ghevar with a video. Ghewar is a disc-shaped Rajasthani Dessert made using thick metal molds. It is cooked during festivals like Holi and Teej.

16.) Gujiya Recipe | Mawa Gujiya Recipe

Mawa Gujiya is an Indian style deep fried pastry loaded with mawa (dried milk) stuffing. Gujiyas are crispy from outside and delectably sweet from inside.

17.) Gulkand Dessert Paratha With Gulkand Raita Recipe

This dessert paratha is a painless dessert paratha which can be made with only a few ingredients. This is rustic but nutty and so full of amazing flavors.

18.) Gulkand Pista Kulfi - Rose and Pistachio Frozen Dessert

Kulfi is a popular indian frozen dessert, and this rose jam and pistachio flavored kulfi has an authentic chewy texture. It is super cute and tastes awesome.

19.) Gulkand Shrikhand Recipe - Rose Flavoured Greek Yogurt

Gulkand (Rose) Shrikhand is an Indian dessert made by using strained yogurt and flavored with Gulkand, rose water and cardamom. Serve with Poori or as it is.

20.) How to Make Soft Rasmalai At Home - Homemade Ras Malai

Rasmalai is a popular Bengali dessert where flattened cottage cheese balls are cooked in sugar syrup and then soaked in sweet, saffron flavored milk syrup.

21.) Instant 5 Mins Coconut Ladoo - No Heat

This no heat Instant Coconut laddu is a quick and elegant Indian dessert recipe which is prepared with only 3 ingredients and is gluten free.

22.) Instant Bread Rasmalai Recipe

Bread Rasmalai is the twisted version of traditional Rasmalai where instead of paneer balls bread slices are used for soaking in saffron flavored thick milk.

23.) Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe (Rose, Saffron, Cardamom)

Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet. Learn to make Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe in 3 different flavours which are rose, saffron, and cardamom.

24.) Instant Mango Shrikhand - Mango Greek Yogurt Dessert

Learn to make Instant Mango Shrikhand with a video tutorial. Mango shrikhand is an Indian creamy, rich tropical flavorsome yogurt based dessert.

25.) Instant Peach Jalebi Topped with Cream and Pistachio

This Instant Peach Jalebi is a twisted version of traditonal Indian sweet Jalebi which is a popular and traditional Indian sweet made on Indian festivals.

26.) Instant Pot Gajar Halwa - Carrot Halwa Recipe

Gajar Halwa | Carrot Halwa dessert in Instant Pot or in a pressure cooker. This ia a rich, delicate, warm and delicious and absolutely decadent dessert.

27.) Instant Strawberry Shrikhand - Strawberry Yogurt Dessert

Instant Strawberry Shrikhand Recipe | Strawberry Yogurt Dessert is a sweet dish made with strained yogurt and pureed strawberries and has an amazing taste.

28.) Jalebi recipe

Jalebi is a quick and easy and popular Indian style funnel cake recipe. This video recipe makes juicy and crispy jalebi that can be made under 30 minutes.

SNACKS

1.) Aloo Poha (Step-By-Step-Video)

Aloo Poha or Potato Poha is a popular breakfast/snack recipe in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. This wholesome dish is made with beaten rice.

2.) Baked Samosa with Chocolate Tamarind Chutney

Baked Samosa with Chocolate Tamarind Chutney. Samosa is stuffed and deep fried snack. It is made from triangular pastry shell with vegetable stuffing.

3.) Bhakarwadi Recipe - How to make Crispy Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi is a traditional Maharastrian spicy deep-fried tea time snack. With this recipe make Bhakarwadi that can be stored for weeks.

4.) Bhel Puri (Step-By-Step Video Recipe)

Bhel Puri is a popular street food from Mumbai. This sweet, spicy & sour-tasting chaat is made with puffed rice, papdi, peanuts, veggies, chutneys, and sev.

5.) Bhutte Ka Kees - Grated Corn Stir Fry

This simple to cook Indore special winter snack Bhutte Ka Kees has a rich, creamy texture and delicious taste. Can be served an evening snack or as breakfast.

6.) Bread Pakora Recipe - Potato Stuffed Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora is a popular street food of North India. This spicy and crispy deep fried snack can be served as an appetizer, brunch, or tea-time snack.

7.) Bread Roll (Video)

Bread rolls are crispy Indian snacks where bread is stuffed with potato filling and then deep-fried . Best recipe to make Bread Rolls at home. Serve with tea.

8.) Chakli Recipe – Instant Rice Chakli (Fried + Baked)

Instant Rice Chakli Recipe is a popular Indian deep-fried namkeen (savory snack). The crispy texture, and spicy flavors of this Chakli makes it delicious.

9.) Chana Dal Namkeen - Crunchy Split Bengal Gram Snack

Munching on Namkeen (Crispy Savoury Snack) is very common in India. This Chana Dal Namkeen is a crunchy and spicy snack made using soaked Chana Dal.

10.) Chivda Recipe - Poha Chivda

Chivda (namkeen) is one of the most delightful Indian Snacks made with poha (flattened rice), and some nuts. Making chivda is easy, quick, and fuss free.

11.) Complete Pani Puri Recipe - Golgappa

Puri or Golgappa is a Indian street food adored by everyone. Here crispy hollow puris are stuffed with various masalas and then dipped in flavorful water.

12.) Corn Pakora - Quick and Easy Corn Fritters

Corn Pakora is a popular Indian snack made using gram flour and fresh corn kernels. This delicious, crispy deep-fried pakora makes a great tea time snack.

13.) Crispy Aloo Palak Pakora Recipe - Spinach Potato Fritters

Aloo Palak Pakora - Spinach Potato Fritters fritters make a great appetizer, snack, brunch or even breakfast. Serve these crispy snacks with hot tea/coffee.

14.) Crispy Fried Chana Masala - Crunchy Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy Fried Chana Recipe | Crunchy Crispy Chickpeas. Crunchy Chana Masala is a very chatpata (spicy), kurkura (crunchy) North Indian style snack.

15.) Gobi Pakora – Indian Cauliflower Pakora

Classic Spicy Cauliflower Pakoras are easy chickpea flour battered, deep fried flavoured Indian Fritters which are just perfect for rainy and cold weather.

16.) How To Make Dahi Ke Kabab - Yogurt Kebab

Dahi Ke Kabab is a very unique Indian appetizer, starter or snack. These easy and quick kebabs are cooked using hung curd, which is the strained yogurt.

17.) How To Make Punjabi Chole Bhature - Chana Bhatura Recipe

Chole Bhature is one of the tempting and flavorful dishes from Punjabi Cuisine. The union of Chickpea Curry and Fried Flatbreads is known as Chole Bhature.

18.) How to make Puri Bhaji - Poori Bhaji - Batata Bhaji Poori

How to make Puri Bhaji. ‘Poori Bhaji’ is a combination of two dishes served together where ‘Poori’ is a puffed up, flaky deep fried Indian bread.

19.) Indori Poha Recipe – Beaten Rice Fry Recipe

Indori Poha or Indori Pohe is one of the most popular snacks from Indian city Indore. This is served as a breakfast along with sweet jalebis.

20.) Instant Oats Rava Dhokla Recipe - Oats Suji Ka Dhokla

Oats Suji Ka Dhokla is a savory steamed cake recipe that is suitable for breakfast, or teatime snack. It is a healthy and filler dish made with oats and rava.

21.) Jaipuri Aloo Pyaaz Ki Sabzi – Potato Onion Curry

Jaipuri Aloo Pyaaz Ki Sabzi - Potato Onion Curry is made using fried potatoes and onions simmered in buttery and spicy tomato gravy. Pair with flatbreads.

22.) Jeera Biscuits - Eggless Roasted Cumin Cookies Recipe

Jeera Biscuits or Cumin Cookies are typical Indian bakery style tea time cookies. Zeera biscuits have a perfect balance of sweet and mildly salty flavors.

23.) Kala Chana Chaat (Sprouts Chaat) - Black Chickpeas Salad

This Kala Chana Chaat is loaded with the combination of deliciousness and good health. This perfectly healthy and nutritious chaat would surely make your day.

24.) Khaman Dhokla Recipe - Instant Soft and Spongy Dhokla

Learn to make Khaman Dhokla Recipe | How To Make Instant Soft and Spongy Dhokla with step by step video tutorial. Instant Khaman Dhokla is a healthy snack.

25.) Khasta Moong Dal Kachori

Moong Dal Kachori is a delicious and popular North Indian snack where pastries are filled with spicy moong dal and then deep-fried. Serve as tea time snack.

26.) Lehsuni Sev - Garlicky Gram Flour Noodles

Lehsuni Sev or Garlicky Gram Flour Noodles are crispy fried garlic flavoured snacks. This delicious garlic flavoured sev is best served with a hot cup of tea.

27.) Masala Bati - Stuffed Masala Bati - Bharwa Masala Baati

Masala Bati - Stuffed Masala Bati is a very popular Rajasthani dish. Masala Bati is a stuffed dumpling which is either deep fried or baked in a bati oven.

28.) Masala Mathri - Spicy Indian Crackers (Fried and Baked)

Masala Mathri are popular North Indian style crispy and spicy fried crackers. They are often made during festivals such as Diwali and Holi.

29.) Masaledar Jau Ki Papdi - Spicy Barley Crackers

Masaledar jau ki papdi or spicy barley crackers are easy to make and healthy super scrumptious snacks. Make them if you have friends coming over for brunch.

30.) Mix Vegetable Pakora | Video Recipe

Mix Veg Pakoras are an easy to make Indian starter or snack or appetizer which are prepared with chickpea flour and spices.

31.) Moong Dal Namkeen - Salted Crunchy Fried Moong Dal Snack

Moong Dal Namkeen | Salted Crunchy Fried Moong Dal Snack.Each spoonful of this festive moong dal namkeen is generously seasoned with salt and pepper.

DRINKS

1.) Banana Raspberry Coconut Smoothie with Tiramisu Ice Cream

Banana Raspberry Coconut Smoothie has a pretty color and is full of healthy antioxidants. A dollop of ice-cream and raspberry jam on top is all you need.

2.) Beet Lemonade Recipe

This lemonade is ridiculously delicious, refreshing, sweet, and it’s got just the right kick of lemon. This can be your ideal drink to sip on all summer.

3.) Blueberry Kiwi Cooler

Blueberry Kiwi Cooler is very refreshing, tangy and sweet drink which is perfect to sip and relax on any evening. An awesome delight to quench your thirst.

4.) Cherry-Berry Iced Tea With Lemon Mint Ginger And Honey

This iced tea has all the goodness of berries, freshness of lemon and mint, piquant taste of ginger, and sweetness of honey. A perfect drink to beat the heat.

5.) Chocolate Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino

Chocolate Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino is a chilled and refreshing summer drink. Quick and easy to make recipe made with easily availabe ingredients.

6.) Coconut Milk Banana Strawberry Smoothie

This Coconut Milk Banana Strawberry Smoothie topped with toasted coconut is a healthy, and nutritious breakfast smoothie.

7.) Cold Coffee Recipe – 2 Ways - Cold Coffee With Ice Cream

Sipping cold coffee with some ice cream is a sure way to chill-out on a scorching summer day. Learn to make Cold Coffee with a step-by-step video recipe.

8.) Creamy Cappuccino Chocolate Lassi

Cappuccino Chocolate Lassi is a smoothie made with yogurt, milk, cappuccino, chocolate, honey, and brown sugar. A refreshing drink for any time of the day.

9.) Gulkand Lassi Recipe - How To Make Rose Lassi

Gulkand Lassi or Rose Lassi is a revitalizing yogurt-based smoothie. This sweet and rich lassi is made with rose syrup, gulkand, milk, yogurt, and cardamom.

10.) How to Make Masala Chaas - Spiced Buttermilk

This revitalizing summer drink Masala Chaas or Spiced Buttermilk is made with chilled yogurt and fresh herbs such as cilantro or mint.

11.) Mango Lassi (Video)

A rich, creamy, dreamy indulgent glass of this chilled and satisfying traditional Indian yogurt mango drink ‘mango lassi’ is a pure bliss on a hot sunny day.

12.) Mango Mastani Recipe - Mango Milkshake With Ice Cream

Learn How To Make Mango Mastani Recipe | Mango Milkshake With Ice Cream Recipe with a simple video tutorial. This is a rich and thick mango milkshake.

13.) Masala Chai - Spiced Milk Tea

Learn how to make authentic Indian Masala Chai (Spiced Milk Tea) which is a rich, milky, steaming hot, flavourful and sweet drink. Perfect for anytime.

14.) Non-Alcoholic Ginger Mimosa – A Perfect Summer Mocktail

Non-Alcoholic Ginger Mimosa or Virgin Mimosa is a delish Summer Mocktail. A simple combination of orange juice and ginger ale would tantalize your tastebuds.

15.) Orange Lassi - Orange Yogurt Smoothie

This revitalizing Orange Lassi is a popular Indian sweet yogurt drink made with yogurt and oranges. Serve as a perfect summer drink or an aftermeal dessert.

16.) Perfect Indian Summer Drink Jaljeera - Jal Jira Recipe

Learn How To Make perfect Jaljeera recipe with step-by-step video tutorial. This is a non-alcoholic Indian drink made using fresh coriander, mint and spices.

17.) Pineapple Blueberry Raspberry Breakfast Layered Smoothie

This Pineapple Blueberry Raspberry Breakfast Layered Smoothie is a perfect way to give yourself and your guests a new smoothie experience.

18.) Pink and White Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade

Pink and white refreshing watermelon lemonade is a very simple recipe and delicious drink. For this, you just need watermelon, lemon juice, sugar, and water.

19.) Shikanji – Indian Lemonade

Shikanji or Nimbu Pani is an Indian Lemonade made with lemon juice, sugar, honey, and seasoned with spices. A refreshing drink ideal for a hot day.

20.) Strawberry Kiwi Sparkling Cooler Recipe

The flavors of the strawberry and kiwi are really the ones you cannot beat — so much freshness and a solid kick of sweetness. It has no sugar, only honey.

21.) Strawberry Lassi Recipe - Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Lassi or Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie is a refreshing, cooling, and delightful beverage made from fresh strawberries, yogurt, milk, sugar.

22.) Strawberry White Hot Chocolate Recipe

This rich and classic strawberry white hot chocolate is made with fresh strawberries blended with milk and cream. Made under 15 minutes.

23.) Thai Iced Tea Recipe

Thai Iced Tea Recipe is a concentrated spice infused, and flavorsome tea which comes with a creamy texture and sweet aromatic taste.

24.) Thandai Recipe

Thandai Recipe is a refreshing Indian cold drink, made with a mixture of almonds, cashews, pistachios, melon seeds, fennel seeds, and spices.


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