Colourful delicacies you can't miss this Holi
Holi, which is firmly identified with colours, is also synonymous with unique delicacies prepared during the Holi festival
HYDERABAD: Holi, the "festival of colors," is here. Apart from Diwali, Holi is one of the most important festivals in India, and it is celebrated in different ways around the country.
While some people colour each other's faces, others shower gorgeous flowers, and youngsters in metropolises celebrate colourful Holi parties with DJs, dancing, the rain dance, and a range of other Holi games.
Holi, which is firmly identified with colours, is also synonymous with unique delicacies prepared during the Holi festival. The kitchen is filled with the aroma of delicious cuisine during this festival since Holi preparations begin weeks in advance.
Traditional Holi delicacies such as Gujiya, Puran Poli, Malpua, and Thandai are prepared in almost every home during the festival, as the Holi festival is all about colours and delicious food culture. People not only prepare and devour delicious cuisine at home, but they also share these delicacies with their family and friends.
Let's check out some prominent Holi delicacies
Holi isn't complete without delectable gujiyas. Fried dough pockets filled with khoya, jaggery, nuts and raisins, and sugar syrup-soaked gujiyas make it one of the heaviest sweetmeats on a traditional Holi feast. Gujiyas are now available in a variety of flavours, including chocolate gujiyas and zero-sugar gujiyas. Yet no one can do it better than our mothers and grandmothers. Celebrate this colourful festival with your family by sharing a platter of gujiyas!
Malpua is a festive treat that is traditionally prepared in many Indian households for holidays such as Holi, Navratri, and Diwali. Malpuvas are traditional pancakes made from wheat flour, jaggery or sugar, and cardamom powder. Malpua batter also includes semolina, fennel seeds, milk, khoya, coconut, yoghurt, and even fruits like bananas. There are numerous variations of this festive delicacy, each unique to the geographic location of the country, ranging from households to sweet stores.
Holi is not only known for its sweets but also for its special beverages. Thandai is a Holi favourite that is enjoyed by both youngsters and adults. Thandai is a very popular drink made with almonds, saffron, milk, sugar, and a variety of herbs. The milky blend of nuts and aromatic spices is a soul-satisfying pleasure.
Traditional vadas, also known as Dahi Bhallas in North India, are typically dipped in yoghurt and a pool of tangy spices. This is a must-try delicacy you can't miss this Holi season.
Ras malai is prepared from rasagulla, which is famous in West Bengal. Ras Malai is packed with creamed rice, saffron, and pistachio nuts and served with a sweet cardamom cream.
Mathari is a salty savoury created using dough made from three types of flour and flavouring carom seed. Short strips are then fried and either served plain or with a pickle dipping sauce.
Puran poli is a paratha flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and packed with sweet lentils. This delicate and sweet snack is served with ghee, an Indian clarified butter. Puran Poli is a traditional Indian delicacy relished during Holi and other Indian festivals.