Top 5 Holi Food Items. India Canteen
It is a fact that Indian festivals are all about traditions, colors and food and this vibe get more festive when everybody’s favorite Holi is just around the corner. So talking about the foods becomes so very important. Every festival holds some extent of rituals like one is all about fun, partying and lip-smacking dishes. Not to mention, there are some foods which have been on our plate for ages and give a happy flashback of the festival. No Holi is complete without these Holi food items. Come, take a look!
1. Dahi Vada
Made from extremely healthy ingredients Moong Dal and Urad Dal, a North Indian quick and healthy snack. Prepared with lentil and curd, this delicacy is loved by every age group. It is a delightful blend of spices, chutney, crunchy vada, curd, freshly chopped coriander, and dry fruits. The goodness of yogurt ample up the healthy proportion of this recipe as being easy to digest. You can have generous servings of it. Best time to enjoy this flavourful dish is dinner and lunch. Enjoy this over with the gathering of guests on festival. In fact, if you are someone who is weight conscious, then this is not going to shake your diet plan. All these benefits make it a wholesome delicious delight. One can also bake the vada instead of frying them for boosting the healthier side of this dish.
This royal sweet recipe has its roots in the Mughal era. These pancakes are fried in ghee and then soaked in sugar syrup. These sweet Indian style pancakes are famous in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Bihar. They are made in different versions and include ingredients like fruits, milk and sometimes coconut too. Moreover, with the many fusion foods in India, it has been various variations to this traditional recipe. This sweet dish is a perfect amalgamation of crispy Malpuas soaked in sugar syrup.
The main thing that makes it amazingly delicious is its incomparable unique taste and the blend of perfectly balanced amount of sugar topped with the luxurious flavor of dry fruits. It traditionally goes well with Rabri but you can also enjoy Malpua without it. They are in a way an Indian-style pancakes because preparation style is similar in a way. The Malpua is light, fluffy and crispy at the edges and the only main distinct is that it is soaked in sugar syrup which makes it truly heavenly in taste.
Gujiyas are sweet dumplings made of all-purpose flour or wheat flour and filled with khoya and mixture of raisin, almonds and cashew. These are popularly made in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Deep fried in ghee and drenched in sugary syrup, this Indian dessert is usually made during the festival of Holi. The crisp outer layer cracks in the mouth. For rich taste of khoya and dry fruits, feast your taste buds. Today, there are many versions of the gujiya available with different fillings such as dry fruit gujiya, mawa gujiya and even healthier ones like baked gujiyas but unable to compete with the classic. One who are conscious for diet can opt for baked version of this. One of the best food item for Holi!
4. Bhang Thandai
Bhang thandai is the national cocktail of India made with cannabis and Indian spices and herbs. It is the only drink with ‘no social stigma’! A must try for all those who want to get stoned in an Indian way! This Bhang Thandai is a perfect healthy invention which makes for an excellent go-to recipe. It can be prepared easily at home involving few ingredients like watermelon seeds, rose petals, almonds and milk and main ingredient cannabis.
This is one such traditional drink that can beat modern drinks along having health benefits too! To make it tastier add fresh cream. This will give a nice creamy texture to this drink. Another interesting way of making this blend creamier is by adding the paste of overnight soaked almonds. This soul-satiating drink is a nice thirst-quencher which is high on nutrient-value and has some great health benefits. In fact, this traditional drink tastes even better when served with holi snacks like some discussed above. Enjoy this drink on Holi party.
5. Papri Chaat
Papri chaat is a very popular fast food from North India. If you are craving for something lip-smacking and punchy on this Holi, Papri chaat will be the best snack for you. You can make this papri chaat spicier by adding some extra spices. Usually, papri chaat is prepared with crispy poori which is topped with amazing chutney such as green chutney, tamarind chutney, sweet chutney, and curd. You can make this papri chaat in your own style on this holi by adding rich dry fruits and some fruits. Papri chaat has a great taste and that is why this delicious snack is very popular on Holi. You can add this snack to your holi food items this year.