Holi 2018: 8 Instagram Pictures That Are Giving Us Major Holi Food Inspiration!

Holi 2018 is finally here and we can't keep calm. So while tents come up for parties everywhere and sweet shops fill up with mouth-watering delicacies, have a look at these drool-worthy Holi Instagram posts.

NDTV Food  |  Updated: March 02, 2018 09:38 IST

Holi 2018: 8 Instagram Pictures That Are Giving Us Major Holi Food Inspiration!
  • Holi 2018 is here and we can't keep calm.
  • A whole lot of eating and food comas awaiting us during the weekend.
  • Check out these Insta-posts for Holi food inspiration.
Holi 2018 is finally here and we can't keep calm! Apart from two days of ultimate fun with colours and water, there are lots of eating sessions and endless food comas awaiting us during this long weekend. Everything eaten during Holi is not just rich and decadent, but is also sinfully greasy and fried. But then again, what's a festival without binge-eating foods that you're going to feel guilty about the next day? Holi fever has reached its peak now and as tents come up for parties everywhere and sweet shops fill up with mouth-watering delicacies, we are drooling over pictures of food that have overtaken our social media feeds. Also Read: Holi 2018: A Fully Prepared Holi Lunch Menu For A Memorable Holi Party

Here's a list of some Holi food posts from Instagram that are going to give you major 'foodspiration' for Holi 2018:

1. Malpua


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These fried sweet pancakes that are a favourite in many Indian states are typically served during Holi. Malpuas are accompanied by sweet rabdi that is made by reducing milk till it thickens, and the dish is topped with chopped nuts like pistachios, almonds, cashews, etc.

2. Dahi Bhalla

Chaat is one of the most popular Indian street foods and although there are many variations of the Indian chaat, the dahi bhalla chaat is customarily served during Holi. This is the dahi bhalla papdi chaat that includes crunchy, fried papdi and soft bhalla in a pool of sweetened curd, coriander and mint chutney and tamarind chutney.

3. Samosa

Samosas and kachoris are also part of the family of fried foods served during Holi. Samosas are filled with spicy potato and peas filling and served with curd or sweet tamarind chutney and sometimes both.

4. Gujiya

Holi celebrations are incomplete without the gujiya, which is a fried preparation made from refined flour and has a sweet and soft filling made from khoya and a variety of spices like cardamom powder, along with dried fruits and nuts. The crunchy gujiya is dunked in sugar syrup to give it a lovely shiny coating. It's the indulgence of everybody's dreams delivered in palm-sized packages! Also Read: 7 Innovative Gujiya Filling Ideas To Take Your Gujiya Game To The Next Level!

5. Thandai


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Thandai is a summer cooler that is served all throughout the season in Indian households. During Holi, it's laced with intoxicants of all kinds with bhaang being the most popular one. Thandai has cooling watermelon seeds, along with fennel seeds and rose water among other spices and flavour-enhancing ingredients. It is topped with a few strands of kesar or saffron. Also Read: Holi Hai! Try A Glass of Chilled Thandai from These Unusual Places

6. Puranpoli

Puranpoli is a Maharastrian festive delicacy prepared during Makar Sankranti and Holi. It's a kind of sweet stuffed paratha served with oodles of ghee and is eaten with katachi aamti- a spicy curry made from pulses or dal.

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7. Nimki

Nimki is an evergreen fried Indian snack served with milk masala tea or masala chai. The Holi snacking platter is incomplete without these tiny, salted gems that are scooped up by hungry hands during the dulandi celebrations.

8. Shakkar Pare

Shakkar pare are small squares of joy that are made from refined flour and fried till golden brown. These are then coated with sugar syrup which solidifies on their surface giving them a rough texture.


Holi marks the unofficial beginning of the summers in the Indian subcontinent and the food is a major part of the celebrations. If you want to celebrate a true-blue traditional Holi, you cannot pass up on indulging in any of these foods.

Have a yummy and Happy Holi 2018!

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