Holi 2023: From Gujiya to Malpua, you must try this traditional food at the festival of colors Holi!
Holi preparations have started. It is a time when people come together to celebrate the victory of good over evil and spread love and happiness. There is a sense of excitement among Indians as they prepare to celebrate the auspicious festival of colors with friends and family.
Holi is also a festival when people relish the taste of delicious sweet dishes as the festival cannot be considered complete without its traditional food and beverages. On this day, homes are filled with the delicious aroma of sweet and savory sweet dishes, Which makes the celebration of the festival more special.
You must try mouth-watering traditional dishes like Gujiya, Malpua, Dahi Bhalla, and much more. So, if you are planning to treat your family members to enjoy Holi special sweet dishes or enjoy some yourself, here are some traditional food items that you must try on this festive occasion.
Thandai is a comforting and refreshing drink made with milk, sugar, and nuts. A glass of thandai gives instant energy and sets the mood to play with colors all day long. A tradition of thandai is prevalent in North India, where you can also make 'Bhang ki thandai' from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. Its effect depends on the strength of the cannabis used in it. Keep it strictly out of reach of children, as only adults can consume it.
A typical Holi dish, Gujiya, also known as Karanji, is one of the most common sweets prepared in every Indian household during this festival. Khoya stuffing is done in it and it is made crispy by deep frying. If you want homemade gujiyas, you can easily make them all with coconut, sugar, or jaggery and crushed dry fruits. However, if you cannot make it yourself, just buy it from the market.
Dahi Bhalla is very popular during the festival of Holi. Here's how you can make Dahi Bhalle. Soak urad dal (black gram) overnight, then prepare a paste, add a pinch of salt to it, and then deep fry. Take a plate and serve some pieces of Bhalla, sprinkle roasted spices on it, and add sweet curd along with your favorite chutney.
Enjoy this colorful festival of Holi with your family and friends with these special Indian recipes made of semolina, milk, and sugar syrup. It is usually made during festivals like Holi, Diwali, etc. 'Suji Ka Halwa' is very simple and easy to make. Just add sugar and khoya to the mixture. Then add chopped almonds or chopped pistachios, mix well, and serve hot.