Holi is a vibrant festival that is celebrated by people across the world. This festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated to welcome spring.
Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated in India every year. People of all backgrounds gather together to celebrate the festival of colors. It’s an event filled with dance, music, and fun.
While the festival is celebrated with joy, its origins go back to historical events. Different parts of India refer to the festival differently. In the North, it is called Holi; in the West, Dhulandi; in Maharashtra, Dol Purnima; in Odisha and Bengal, Dola; in Gujarat, Dhuleti; in Kashmir, Chhoti Holi; and in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Huli.
Holi is also known as the festival of love, because of the symbolic meaning behind the colors, which are used during the festival. The festive season is also a time to eat delicious Indian snacks and sweets!
The festive flavor of Holi celebrates fresh beginnings and togetherness, so what better way than to make some smiles and delight people’s taste buds with something rather tasty!
These mouthwatering Holi delicacies are sure to delight your taste buds!
- Gujiya: This traditional Indian sweet dumpling filled with khoya and dry fruits (mixture) is so tasty that even Indians enjoy making it. There are different varieties of Gujiya. The most popular Gujiya is the baked gujiya which is a variety where instead of refined flour, semolina(suji) is used for the casing. Even though Baked Gujiya makes use of maida, it’s still delicious! On Holi and other times, you can try some other variations like Chocolate Gujiya or Coconut Gujiya.
2. Colorful Kulfis: Kulfis are frozen desserts. They’re chilled, flavorful ice creams originating from the subcontinent of India. A delicious kulfi dish is a must-try for Holi celebrations at home!
3. Malpua is a traditional Indian sweet dessert that can be easily made at home using simple ingredients. Malpua is essentially a pancake that is dipped in sugar syrup after being fried in ghee and thus it makes for the perfect indulgent treat to enjoy during special occasions such as festivals and celebrations.
4. Bhaang ki Pakori: Bhaang is a potent concoction created during the Holi festival which many people drink to have an extra good time. The drink is said to bring good luck and fortune, as Lord Shiva is also known to have drunk it back in history! It adds a festive spark to any gathering, so try serving these treats with your own homemade Bhang ke Pakore.
5. Gulab Jamun is an Indian dessert, enjoyed in most parts of India. These delicious sweets are made from milk solids and flour is fried in oil to create a crispy outside and then soaked in syrup to bring out their real flavor. There are lots of varieties of gulab jamun, but not all are quite easy to make at home as they have different cooking methods and procedures.
6. Paani Poori is an extremely popular street food snack. It’s very easy to make at home. There are many variations that you can try out and each one of them is delicious too!
Holi is a colorful festival celebrated with tremendous zeal all around the world by dancing, singing in the streets, and hurling colors at each other. Interestingly, the festival is not only celebrated by Indians living in various parts of the world but also localities take part in the massive Holi celebration. Sharing Indian sweets, snacking and Thandai drinks makes the Holi festival more happening and cheerful.
As you join in on the fun when celebrating Holi, make sure you choose the most excellent and healthy treats for this uniquely-Indian occasion. Also, remember that online stores like Buddy Basket are the best places to secure those items quickly, easily, and effectively.
Have a Happy & Safe Holi!