Like any other Indian festival, food is an important part of the celebration of Holi. Without the right kind of food items, your Holi festival is incomplete. People wait for the entire year so that they can have all those delicious items in Holi and savor it.
So, what are these must have food items to complete your Holi? Let’s look at the list below and see if you are ready for the coming Holi festival.
1) Ghujiya: Ghujiya is a typical dish made during Holi. It is made out of white flower filled with a sweet filling of dry-fruits and dairy product known as khoya. It is the most cherished food item of the Holi festival. People typically make it at home, but these days they are widely available in the market too. There are also many variations of Ghujiya. There is one type which is the dry Ghujiya. But there is another one that is dipped in sugar syrup after they are made. After the sugar coating on the Ghujiya dries up, it tastes like heaven. In short, a Holi festival is incomplete without Ghujiya. So, if you don’t feel like making it at home, buy some from the shops and enjoy your Holi.
2) Dahi Vada: Dahi Vada is another tasteful delight during the festival of Holi. It is made out of lentils. After making a paste of the Urad dal, you make small balls out of it and deep fry it in a pan. Once the calls are ready, you dip them in sweet yogurt and wait until they are soft. Once they are ready to eat, you can top them up with tamarind chutney or coriander chutney and experience the heavenly taste on earth. Dahi Vadais also an essential part of your Holi celebration. You enjoy it with your family and also serve it to your friends and others who visit you on occasion.
3) Chole Bhature: Although Chole Bhature is also a common breakfast food in North India, it is one item that completes your Holi celebration too. All love the amazing chickpeas made with special Indian spices. When it is coupled up with Bhature which is made out of white flour, the taste just gets doubled. You absolutely have to try this incredible food item. So, have chole Bhature this Holi to complete your festive celebrations.
4) Puran Poli: Puran Poli is another sweet delight that can complete your Holi celebration just perfectly. It is a sweetflatbread loaded with sugar or jaggery. You can also choose to have dry fruits, grated dry coconut or nutmeg in it. No matter how you make it, you will love it for sure. It is originally from the South of India but has gained popularity in both southern as well as northern parts of India. We are Indians,and we appreciate good food. So, it does not matter if the food comes from the north or the south. We ought to cherish it!
5) Malpua: Malpua is another heavenly food item specially made on the occasion of Holi. It is made out of crushed banana, white flour, chunks of coconut and sugar. It can be called as the Indian counterpart of pancakes but only tastier. There are many variations of Malpua too. You can have it after dipping into thesugar syrup and after it soaks all the sugary liquid in it. Moreover,
you can also decide to have it with condensed milk or rabri on the sides. That just multiplies the taste of Malpua and takes you to another world. So, don’t miss out on Malpua this Holi.
6) Milk loaded with Bhang: The festival of Holi is incomplete if you don’t have milk loaded with Bhang. Following the Indian tradition, it is definitely a part of all Holi celebrations and events. Bhang comes out of a leaf,and when mixed with milk, it gives a buzz to consumes it. This buzz doubles the fun during Holi,and everyone is in a trans mode. Although you must not consume it in large quantity because it is considered very strong, a little bit of it can definitely double your fun during Holi.
So, these are the list of six items that are a must-have in your Holi celebrations. A true
celebration of Indian festivals is not possible without the right food items. Therefore, this list is
here to help you out and make sure that you have at least these top six items. Of course, you
can add more items to the list because the more, the better. But if you are short on time and just
want to have the basics to make your Holi complete, these items would suffice and help you get
a great Holi experience.