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5 traditional delicacies to have this holi

28 February 2018 , 0 comments / 3 likes
Who doesn’t love the festival of colours? Holi is as well loved for its food as it is for the colourful festivities. Whether sweet or savoury, there are many mouth-watering delicacies that one can’t do without during this festival. Here are five dishes that are best enjoyed during this time. After all, what’s Holi without some delicious food?

Gujiya

Gujiya

This sweet dumpling is a much loved Holi delicacy. The deep fried pastry is stuffed with khoya and dry fruits. Gujiyas are versatile and can be stuffed with literally anything –coconut (also called karanji in Mharashtra), chocolate or even halwa! Want to enjoy this dumpling without the additional calories? Get our recipe for a delicious Baked Gujiya.

Dahi vada

Dahi vada

This popular chaat consists of spongy lentil wadas soaked in a mix of curd, different chutneys and chaat masala. That is why every bite of a dahi wada will lead to a delicious explosion of tangy, sweet and spicy flavours in your mouth.

Thandai

Thandai

Thanks to Bollywood, there aren’t too many people who don’t know about this Holi staple. Milk, dry fruits and aromatic spices form the base for this creamy and sweet drink. Almond and saffron are popular variants of thandai.

Puranpoli

Puranpoli

Puran poli is an extremely popular Maharashtrian dish. It is basically a roti stuffed with a sweet mixture of lentils, jaggery and cardamom powder. Though it takes time to make, the sweet is considered a healthy treat. Puran polis are best enjoyed warm served with ghee or milk.

Kanji vade

Kanji vade

Kanji vada is a popular Holi snack in Rajasthan and Gujarat. It’s a digestive drink and snack rolled into one. Lentil vadas are soaked in kanji or a mustard-flavoured fermented liquid. This dish is easy and can be made over two days. A mixture of water, mustard seeds (rai), asafoetida (hing), red chillies and turmeric is left to ferment overnight. The vadas are added to the kanji just before being served.

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