Holi is around the corner and we know you’re excited to try all the colors and have a blast with your friends and family. But what about the food? No Holi is complete without some delicious treats. Here are 5 lip-smacking recipes to try this Holi season and spread happiness. Even if you’re not an expert in the kitchen, you can easily make these dishes.

1. Mawa Gujiya:

Try this classic sweet dish with a twist. It’s filled with dry fruits, mawa also known as khoya. To make it, mix mawa with cardamom powder and dry fruits of your choice. Then stuff it in the gujiya crust and fry them in ghee. Serve hot and enjoy it with your family. To make the gujiya outer cover, you can use the all-purpose flour or semolina. It’s easy to make — mix the flour with ghee, salt and water to make a soft dough. Once the dough is ready, roll it and cut round shaped pieces.

2. Chaat Papdi:

This easy chaat dish is perfect for Holi, as it’s festive and flavorful. To make it you need papri, which can be easily bought from any local store. Mix boiled potatoes with sweet and sour chutneys of your choice, add some onions, sev, cilantro and chaat masala. Top it off with some freshly chopped tomatoes to give it a tangy touch. Moreover, give it a soothing and a tangy texture by adding fresh curd.

3. Gulab Jamun:

This classic Indian sweet is a must on Holi. To make them, you’ll need mawa, all-purpose flour and cardamom powder. Mix these ingredients together to make a sticky dough and roll them in small balls. Fry the balls until they turn into a golden hue. Soak them in warm sugar syrup prepared with green cardamom and Kesar/saffron strands for a few minutes, let it cool down and enjoy! You can also serve gulab jamun with icecream as it’s a great combination.

4. Mathri:

This crunchy, flaky snack is a favorite among everyone. It’s made with all-purpose flour and ghee. To make it, knead the flour with ghee and some salt till you get a smooth dough. Then roll it into thin sheets and cut diamond shapes from them. Deep fry them in oil and your mathris are ready. Serve with hot chai or coffee and enjoy! Mathri is preferred by many as it can be stored in an airtight container and enjoyed for a few days.

5. Thandai:

Thandai is a great drink to cool down and enjoy with your friends and family. You can make it in various flavors like mango, rose or cardamom to give it a unique flavor. To make thandai, soak almonds and some other dry fruits in water overnight. Then grind them with milk, chilled water, sugar and a few spices. Strain the mixture and chill it in a refrigerator. To make it even more refreshing, you can add some ice cubes and enjoy!

What else can you make on Holi?

Try these five delicious recipes and let us know if you liked them. And don’t forget to have the traditional Holi feast with your near and dear ones. You can also try other dishes such as bhel puri, samosa chaat, aloo tikki and many more. Or, you can also go with some lip-smacking desserts like jalebi, malpua and kalakand. Have a blast this Holi with these recipes!

Wrapping up!

So, these are the 5 lip-smacking recipes to try this Holi season and spread happiness. From Mawa Gujiya to Thandai, each dish is easy to make and will surely be loved by everyone. Have a safe and fun Holi with your family! Enjoy your favorite dishes and delicacies with your loved ones and make this Holi even more special. Don’t forget to go for organic colors instead of chemical-based or artificial ones to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.


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