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Color Me Food: Top 5 Holi Dishes

, NDTV  |  Updated: March 16, 2016 11:30 IST

Color Me Food: Top 5 Holi Dishes

Planning to host a grand Holi party?
If yes, then have a look at these top 5 must haves on the menu for this festival.

1) Gujiya
How can anyone imagine a Holi bash without some sugar syrup dripping gujiyas.
Native to Rajasthan, gujiyas are sweet dumplings made of maida or flour and filled with a delightful khoya and dry fruits mixture. Deep fried in ghee and dipped in a sugary syrup.
Gujiyas can also be baked, if you are calorie conscious. Just brush them with some oil before putting them in the oven.

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2) Phirni
Phirnis and Holi go hand in hand. Right? The smell of the kasoras dipped in water. Ah! Bliss.
How do you like your phirni?

With:
Roses
Berries and fruits
Nuts
Plain

 
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3) Crisp snacks
Holi is one festival where everyone is hungry after every few minutes. So stack up the plates with these easy to make crisps and let the guests munch!

Shakkar paare
Namak paare

 
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4) Bhaang and thandai
Bhaang is a popular intoxicating drink prepared during the festival of Holi. Originally made with cannabis leaves but this recipe makes use of whole spices, poppy seeds, water melon seeds and rose petals.

Bhaang
Bhaang ki pakori
Bhaang ki chutney
Thandai and thandai icecream

 
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5) Chaat center
The crunchy golgappe, the sizzling tikkis and the cottony bhallas.
Who can resist it?

Bhalla paapri chaat
Golgappe (For the vodka lovers, substitute the paani with your favorite brand!)
Garma garam aloo ki tikki
 
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Your favorite Holi treat did not make it to the top 5? Leave us a message in the comment box below.


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