Holi Special Recipes !!

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Dear Readers,

Holi is a festival of colors. All over India people celebrate this festival with dry and wet colors. They throw colors at each other and enjoy the festive mood. Holi is a festival which brings people together - people play colors in harmony.

According to the lunar calender, Holi falls on the full moon night of Phagun month. In the English calender it falls sometime in February/March. This year Holi is on March, 23rd- 2016for the pooja (Holika Dahan) and March 23rd/24th-2016 for color festival.

While the rest of the India celebrates Holi for 2 days, the cities which are associated with Lord Krishna celebrate this festival for over a week. I grew up in a city where we used to have Holi celebrations for a whole week. Longer festive season means you get a chance to have more fun and lots of good food!

In different regions of India different delicacies are prepared for this special festival. Along with desserts (mithai) Chaat is also a very popular preparation for this festival. Let's make some mouthwatering delecacies for Holi....

Happy Holi to Everyone !!

Chandrakala Chandrakala-Chandrakala is a traditional North Indian dessert specially made for festival of Holi and Diwali. Chandrakalas are similar to Gujiya in taste but are different in shape: these are round. These are khoya/ Mawa (thickened milk), dry fruits and sugar filled pastries; flavored with cardamoms and deep fried in pure ghee. Usually Chandrakalas are dipped in sugar syrup before serving. So let us make this traditional dessert on the occasion on Holi, the festival of colors.
pav bhaji Pav Bhaji- Pav Bhaji is a very popular combo from Western India, especially from Maharashtra. A new twist to pav bhaji!! Serve pav bhaji as a finger food this Holi- The festival of colors...Cut bread or bun into small circles with cookie cutter. slightly toast the buns on greased hot tawa. Put a layer of bhaji on top of buns, sprinkle flavored onions and chopped coriander...et voilà!!
Dahi Sonth Ke Batashe Dahi Sonth Ke Batashe - Golgappe, batashe, puchke, puri, are some different names for one dish- one of the most popular chaat item all over India. Dahi is a Hindi name for yogurt and sonth is Tamarind chutney. This is a very popular chaat form Northern India. Dahi sonth ke batashe can be easily and very quickly made at home. Batashe/ Golgappae are easily available in India, and it can be easily found in Indian stores outside India also. In case they are not available in your part of world you can also make them at ….
Kaju_Katli Kaju katli/ Kaju Barfi- Kaju is the Hindi word for Cashew nuts. This is a renowned Indian dessert famous with different names like, kaju katli, kaju barfi/ burfi. Traditionally kaju katli's are covered with a very fine edible silver film (chandi ka varq) on top, but we don't get this silver film outside India.. On readers' special requests, here we go with an easy to make recipe for kaju katli......
Kanji ke vade Kanji ke vade Kanji ke vade is very traditional dish made in UP and Rajasthan. This dish is usually prepared for HOLI. Kanji comprises mustard seeds powder, along with salt, turmeric powder, and red chili dissolved in the water. Moong dal vadas are soaked in this tangy water. When this water becomes sour (it takes 2-4 days), the dish is known as Kanji. Vegetables such as carrots, boiled potatoes, radish, etc. can also be soaked in Kanji. ...
Ragda Patties

Ragda Patties - This is a very popular dish from West India - from Mumbai. Ragda is made with white peas (saphed matar) and seasoned with mustard seeds while the same white matar seasoned with cumin seeds called as matara in North. This is a yummy chaat , served with Potato patties and chutneys….

Some other very popular and traditional delicacies for Holi -

Gujhiya thandai Dahi bade

    Gujhiya                  Thandai            Dahi Bade

Some Other Chatpati Chaat

Some Other Desserts (Mithai)

Some Other Snacks n Starters

Some Desi Drinks

Some Mocktails

some photos for party planning and organization!