Classic Menu For The Festival Of Colors
Holi (known as the festival of colors) is the main spring festival of the Hindus that is celebrated all over India. Good food is a must on the day and can include both traditional as well as modern recipes. However, the classic menu for Holi comprises a number of traditional dishes –most of which are prepared a few days in advance. Here is a quick look at some of the main dishes of the festival.
· Gujarati Rotla : This is a very tasty dinner dish which is actually unleaved flatbread ( rotla) served with garlic sauce. A number of vegetables can also be served with the dish.
· Khandvi: A wonderful appetizer with a stuffing prepared from chili, shredded coconut, chopped coriander and green chilies.
· Mathri: A special snack with a great filling – these are usually prepared with a besan filling and served with tea.
· Kanji ke vade – This is a special Holi pakwaan prepared using urad dal.
Holi ki Mithaas:
- Puran Poli: One of the most common sweets prepared during Holi, made using jaggery, ghee and flour.
- Kesar badaam barfi – A very rich and traditional sweet made using almonds and condensed milk as the main ingredient.
- Malpua Rabri – A holi sweet – malpua is basically a pancake, dipped in thick sugar syrup.
- Chumchum - Traditional sweet made using cottage cheese dipped in a sugary syrup.
- Paneer kalakand – Easy and a classic Holi dish which uses paneer as the main ingredient.
Utsah ka Ghoonth:
Thandai – One of those cooling drinks without which the festival of colors is considered to be incomplete. Thandai is prepared using coconut water, milk, condensed milk and almond and cashew paste as the main ingredient