Celebrate Holi With These Traditional Dishes
The Hindu festival of Holi is also known as the “Festival of colors”. The festival of Holi is a very important event in India. This year Holi will begin on March 1 and ends on March 2.
The festival has its origins in Asia but it is now celebrated throughout the world.
Whats unique about this festival is the tradition of spraying water and coloured powders on other people.
You will find a lot of images of this festival on Instagram. There are many prominent foods of Holi, that everyone must try. In this article, we have shared some traditional foods of Holi.
These are small dumplings that look like small Cornish pasties. They taste sweet and are prepared with Maida having stuffing of khoya, coconut and dry fruits.
- Dahi Vada
The dahi vada is a snack that is deep fried. It can be served in thick yogurt and served with delicious herbs, flavours like chili powder.
Pakoras are fried pieces of vegetables covered with batter. The pieces can be of spinach, potato, cheese, meat and vegetables.
Barfi are delicious treats that are prepared with sugar, ground nuts, flour and condensed milk. They are cooked until they become solid, giving them sweet layer.
Phirni is also known as kheer in many parts of India. It can serve as a dessert or main meal.
- Puran Poli
Puran Poli originated in south of India. It is a sweet flat-bread. This is a traditional dish that is prepared with sugar and jaggery. Puran poli may also contain nutmeg and cardamom.
- Papri Chaat
This popular fast food from North India is very common during Holi. It is a popular Holi food prepared with crispy dough wafers and served with boiled potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt and tamarind chutney.
- Chana Masala
The dish is prepared with a variety of chickpea called chana. It is commonly found in North India and the West. A lot of spices are added to chickpeas including mango powder, pomegranate seeds etc.
This is a favorite drink of Shiv Ji and very popular. Cannabis plants are crushed and combined with milk, spices, mango and refined butter. Bhaang is known for its liberating effects.
- Shakkar Paara
This is a popular Holi dish. These are small, deep fried wheat flour pieces that are covered with sugar syrup to give it sweet taste.