India is celebrating one of the most colourful and vibrant festivals - Holi. This year, Holi is being celebrated on 8th March 2023 and Holika Dahan on 7th March 2023. Holi is said to derive its name from the mythological character Holika, who was the evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashyap. After the night of Holika Dahan on Choti Holi where a bonfire is lit, people play rang wali Holi with their friends and family. After all, what's Holi without being drenched in a bevvy of colours and water? Different regions celebrate Holi in their own special ways; however, what makes all the regions alike is the love for food during this festival. If it's Holi, it is important to prepare savoury delicacies that are handy and easy to grab, considering you are drenched in colours and water and wouldn't want any hurdles in munching on your favourite foods. We have come up with a list of yummy, quick dishes that will delight everyone celebrating with you. They are also the perfect way to unwind after too many sweets during the day. Here are 10 delicious savoury treats to prepare this Holi:
Holi 2023: We listed down some easy-to-pick-and-eat savoury items that you'd want to prepare during Holi
1. Aloo Ka Papad
What's better than a crispy and crunchy snack? Aloo ka papad is popularly prepared during Holi and makes for a simple and quick-to-make yummy snack. All you'd need is potatoes, oil, salt and chili powder to make these delights. If you wish to make it at home, then here's a delectable recipe for aloo ka papad.
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Holi 2023: What's better than a crispy and crunchy snack?
2. Dahi Bhalla
Dahi vade or dahi bhalle are fondly enjoyed by many on Holi. So whip up your favourite street snack at home by making vada using urad ki daal served with fresh yogurt topped with some tangy and zesty chaat masala, sonth and coriander chutney. Slurp! Here's a recipe of dahi vade by Niru Gupta to treat your palates. Try this dahi bhalle recipe with vadas made using urad and moong dal recipe by Chef Marut Sikka.
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Kachori makes an inevitable part of most Indian festivals. After all, these deep-fried delights are to die for! Dal kachori or masala kachori or even khasta kachori is bound to make your friends fall in love with this festival. Choose the fillings you want inside and you are good to go; or just make all of them! Try these recipes and impress your guests this Holi. Click here for the full recipe for Dal ki kachori. If you prefer masala kachori, check out this recipe. You could also try making a yummy Khasta kachori. Click here for the full recipe
Holi 2023: Kachori is an inevitable part of most Indian festivals.
4. Kanji Vada
Holi 2023: Kanji vada is a fried round of lentil batter which is fermented in water
6. Moong Dal Pakoda
These fired fritters made using dhuli moong along with green chillies, fenugreek, ginger and oil is your perfect Holi food partner and are definitely a piece of cake to make. Here's an amazing recipe by Chef Niru Gupta that you'd want to make.
Holi 2023: These fired fritters are made using dhuli moong along with green chillies
7. Masala Chana
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8. Bhaang Ki Pakodi
Crunchy onion and potato pakodas dipped in chickpeas flour batter induced with a hint of bhaang is exactly what you'd need for a perfect Holi celebration. Try this bhaang ki pakodi recipe by Chef Niru Gupta.
9. Ajwain Mathri
Mathri makes for an easy-to-grab snack which can be paired with any drink of your choice. This ajwain-flavoured semolina mathri is bound to keep you accompanied every time you feel hungry. Here's a recipe by Chef Niru Gupta.
Holi 2023: Mathri makes for an easy-to-grab snack
10. Tadka Dahi
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