Delicacies you will not want to miss on Holi

New Delhi, Pankaj Kumar Samantray | Updated : 04 March 2015, 11:06 PM

India is known for its festivals across the world. Here people don’t celebrate festivals but they are at the heart of this 125 billion populated country.

Indian festivals are incomplete without grand feast and recipes and we are the only country which has different food and favour for different festivals. 

As Holi is one of the most popular festivals celebrated across the country along with different delicacies. There are some traditional foods items for the festival but now it also vary from people to people and place to place. Sweets are the essential food element of Holi celebrations in every party of the country. 

Some universal sweets and dishes are prepared traditionally throughout the country on the colour of festivals and some of the most popular items are 'Gujhia', 'papris' and 'dahi vade' or ‘dahi-bhalles’ the intoxicating 'bhang-ke-vade’, ‘thadai’, and many more mouth-watering items. 

Gujhia- The common and must to make food item, served in the festival. It is sweet dish prepared using maida and khoya and it requires little time and efforts for preparation. 

Papri Chaat- A common delicacy served during the spring festival. Made of various lip-smacking items, a famous food item commonly found in Northern India. 

Bhang-In this festival people smear colors over their loved ones, munch delicacies and have the intoxicated bang in form of cocktail or ‘thandai’. This festival refreshes the body and soul, banishing all the issues of everyday life. The famous Holi Thandi contains some of the cooling agents, such as watermelon and rosewater which is good for the body.  

Aloo Chhat- Another common food item found across the country. A number of dishes are prepared especially for the festival of colour, so that the guests return to their homes with a feeling of satisfaction.

Vegetable Pakora- Prepared from several vegetables like cabbage, potato, spinach wrapped in chickpea flour or besan. It is extremely delicious and severed as light snacks with sweet dish. 

Dhai Bhalle- A south Indian delicacy but now consumed across the country. It add more color to the festival of color.

First Published: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:59 PM
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