Millions of people in India and all over the world are currently getting excited & starting their preparations for Holi – the Festival of Colors. Marking the beginning of Spring and celebrating the triumph of good over evil, Holi brings an atmosphere of merriment to everyone. Food plays a special role in Holi celebrations and here are 5 of unique, must-try dishes for Holi. #EatHappy this Holi!
1. Chaat Party
In India, “chaat” is a category of food that hits practically every element that makes something craveable—sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and crunchy. This combo includes Saunfiyana Aloo Ajwaini Poori, Bhalla Papri Chaat, Mix Vegetable Pakore, Shahi Tukda and Thandai. All equally irresistible and if displayed in colorful platters, will certainly show off your Holi spirit.
A festival without sweet is not possible in India.. Gujiyas are sweet fried dumplings traditionally eaten during Holi. Without Gujiya, Holi is incomplete.
3. Shami Kabab
Minced lamb mixed with herbs and shallow fried. A popular Pakistani and Indian style of kebab, it is different from other kebabs because this one’s not fried on a skewer. It is soft and just melts in your mouth!
4. Ram Laddoo Chaat
Soft, crispy moong dal fritters served with mooli laccha (shredded raddish) and chutney Minced lamb mixed with herbs and shallow fried. Ram ladoo is a popular Delhi street food. This is specially famous around Holi festival time. .
A spicy & tart drink made with carrots, beets and mustard seeds. The Kanji Recipe is a very popular fermented drink of North India. Traditionally the black carrots that are locally available in the north are used to make the kanji recipe, that gives it a distinct flavor and color.