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111 Holi Recipes – Sweets, Snacks, Lunch & Drinks | Holi Food 2024

111 Holi Recipes – Sweets, Snacks, Lunch & Drinks | Holi Food 2024

Holi, my favorite Indian festival of vibrant colors and delicious food is approaching on 25 March 2024. It’s time to indulge in the joyous spirit of celebration with some delicious, home-cooked festive treats. It is that time of the year when you forget about calories and weight and indulge in Indian festive delicacies.

From savory snacks to sweet delights, from refreshing Thandai to Chole Bhature – Holi offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy various flavors and colors. Whether you’re hosting a gathering with family and friends or simply looking to add a touch of festivity to your meals, these Holi recipes are sure to impress. Let’s dive right into the culinary world of Holi and discover some irresistible dishes to elevate your festivities!

What does this article contain?

In this collection of Holi recipes, you will find the following recipes:

  1. 50 – Sweets
  2. 30 – Snacks Recipes
  3. 25 – Lunch or Brunch Ideas
  4. 6 – Beverages

50 – Sweet Recipes For Holi

1. Baked Mawa Gujiya

This recipe offers a healthier twist to the most popular and special Holi recipe. It is one of the Indian delicacies loved by everyone. Holi is incomplete without indulging in some crispy Gujiyas.

baked Mawa Gujiya
Baked Mawa Gujiya

2. Deep-Fried Gujiya

Relished during Holi, this delicacy is popular in North India. In fact, in Uttar Pradesh, women are involved in large-scale preparation of this specialty. Do try it this Holi season. (Recipe by NDTV Food)

Gujiya
Mawa Gujiya – Deep Fried

3. Non-Fried Gujab Jamun

The festival of Diwali is incomplete without some lip-smacking gulab jamuns. Am I right? And it becomes even more special if we can have some gulab jamuns guilt-free. These gulab jamuns are not deep-fried but are made in an Appe Pan which means no excess oil, just the excess of taste and flavors. 

Non Fried Gulab jamun
Non-Fried Gulab Jamun

4. Non-Fried Angoori Gulab Jamun

These Angoori Gulab Jamun are easy to make, don’t need a lot of ingredients, and best of all – these are not deep-fried. These are soft and have a melt-in-the-mouth texture. And with such a tiny bite size, you can’t count how many you have eaten. 😀

Non Fried Angoori Gulab Jamun
Non-Fried Angoori Gulab Jamun

5. Quick Rasmalai From Haldiram’s Rasgulla

Soft, Easy, and Quick Rasmalai that gets ready in no time. What else do you need for a festive season? This recipe is perfect for a busy festival season and will impress everybody at home. So, make this and be ready for all the appreciation coming your way.

Rasmalai from Haldiram's Rasgulla
Rasmalai from Haldiram’s Rasgulla

5. Non-Fried Shahi Tukda

it is simple to make, needs just a few ingredients, and tastes rich and “Shahi”. Also, this is one Indian sweet (mithai) recipe that takes very little time to cook – about 30 minutes. It is perfect for busy people who can’t find time but still want to serve something homemade.

Shahi Tukda
Non-Fried Shahi Tukda

6. Danedar Besan Ladoo

These Ladoos are not made with “mota” besan (gram flour) which makes these Ladoos “danedar” (granular). I made them with regular besan and added my secret ingredient and technique, to make it taste the same. How? You need to check out the recipe for that.

Besan Ladoo
Danedar Besan Ladoo

7. Homemade Ghewar (with and without malai)

If you are super-charged to enjoy the festivities and want to try something challenging, go for the king of Indian sweets – Ghevar. Making it at home will make the festivities even more exciting.

ghevar
Homemade Ghevar

8. 5-Minute Coconut Ladoo (Nariyal Ke Ladoo)

This recipe is quick to make, needs just the basic ingredients you always find in your kitchen, tastes amazing, and looks beautiful. These coconut Ladoos are soft to bite. The best of all – they are vegan or plant-based. 

coconut ladoos
Coconut Ladoo

9. Date and Pista Rolls (Khajur Barfi)

Proteinfiber, and energy-packed sweets (or energy rolls) that you can customize as your taste buds. This is so easy and quick to make that makes it perfect for last-minute Holi preparation. You can get them in shops too but homemade ones always ensure the best quality and better taste

Khajur Barfi or ladoo - dates and nuts roll
Dates and Pista Rolls

10. Makki Ke Ladoo (Corn Meal Ladoo)

These Ladoos are not only perfect for Holi celebrations but also prepare your body to fight the changing weather. These are rich in proteins and fibers. Most importantly, these are highly addictive and irresistible. You can’t have just one. So, Beware!

Makki ke Ladoo
Makki Ke Ladoo

11. Non-Fried Gulgule or Malpua

It is a sweet pancake-like dish that is deep-fried and then soaked in sugar syrup, resulting in a delightful combination of crispy edges and soft, fluffy centers. But we prefer to make them healthier using our Appe Pan. So, why don’t you also give it a try?

Non Fried Gulgule
Non-Fried Gulgule or Malpua

12. Crispy Homemade Jalebi

This is a traditional spiral-shaped Indian sweet made with flour and dipped in sugar syrup for a special treat! These will stay crispy for hours and are best enjoyed with rabri, milk, or curd! (Recipe by Manali of Cook With Manali)

13. Vegan Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Creamy, flavourful, and delicious – this vegan rice kheer hits just the right spot in every spoon. It is perfect for any time sweet cravings or for any festive occasion. If you love Indian desserts, are a vegan, or want to reduce your dairy consumption, this recipe is for you.

vegan kheer
Vegan Rice Kheer

14. Instant Kalakand (10-Minute Recipe)

Instant kalakand Recipe
Instant Kalakand

15. Sheer Kurma Kulfi

A creamy delicious Kulfi made with the traditional Sheer Khurma recipe. It is a perfect and cooling dessert to celebrate festivals with loved ones. (Recipe by Surabhi Sehgal of Su Paints On Plates)

Sheer Kurma Kulfi
Sheer Kurma Kulfi

16. Vegan Seviyan or Sheer Kurma

This traditional Indian sweet recipe gets ready in no time and is perfect if you have a lot of guests coming home. It has always been a crowd favorite. This recipe is different from the traditional Seviyan because it is made of plant-based (or vegan) milk instead of cow milk. And it tastes amazing. Do not hesitate to give it a try.

Seviyan
Vegan Seviyan or Sheer Kurma

17. Sooji Halwa

The recipe that’s passed on to generations. The recipe which brings back a lot of childhood memories. It is my version of the festive Special Sooji Halwa Recipe.

Ashtami Prasad Sooji Halwa
Sooji Halwa

18. Mini Mango Cheesecake (No Bake)

I used to think that making cheesecake is a difficult task until I made these mini ones. This recipe doesn’t have any cream cheese, heavy cream, or butter. They are made without any gelatine or agar agar. These are eggless and the best of all – These Are Vegan.

mango cheesecake
Mini Mango Cheesecake

19. Strawberry Cheesecake (No Bake)

No-Bake. No Cream Cheese. No Sugar. & Not even biscuits. Oh, I forgot, no gelatine or agar agar too. What is it made of then? My friend let me present a very different, healthy yet tasty creamy cheesecake to you. Cooling and refreshing dessert if you are feeling hot this festive season.

strawberry cheesecake
Strawberry Cheesecake

20. Instant Moong Dal Halwa

Cooking moong dal halwa can be time-consuming & complicated. My homemade recipe for halwa is simple, easy, and best-of-all instant recipe for moong dal halwa. So, cook at home this quick recipe for a great Indian dessert (methai or sweet). (Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapoor)

Instant Moong Dal Halwa

21. Gond Ke Ladoo (No Sugar)

Good for immunity, good for strengthening the body from the inside, and addictive – this traditional Indian Ladoo has its charm. These Ladoos are perfect for the changing weather because they prepare your body to fight infections. Also, before the heat comes, make it one last time.

Gond ke ladoo/Pinni
Gond Ke Ladoo

22. Gond Ke Ladoo (Vegan)

These are highly addictive and irresistible. You can’t have just one. And when they are made with just plant-based ingredients, it makes them even more special for me. It has no ghee, no butter, and everything is clean and green. Trust me, you can’t tell the difference. These are equally tasty and equally good.

Vegan Pinni or Ladoo
Gond Ke Ladoo (Vegan)

23. Stuffed Mango Kulfi

This is an interesting recipe to beat the heat in this festive season. (Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapur)

Stuffed Mango Kulfi

24. Whole Wheat Nankhatai

Soft but tender, flavorful & aromatic, lightly sweet, and eggless whole wheat Nankhatai cookies recipe. These Nankhatai are bakery-style cookies and their small size makes them look cute and pretty. Perfect for your Holi Chai Party.

Nankhatai cookies
Whole Wheat Nankhatai

25. Badam Pak (Almond Fudge)

An easy and simple healthy nut-based dessert recipe prepared with almonds, edible gum, and jaggery. It can be an ideal alternative to the traditional barfi or laddu recipe, as it adds additional health benefits. (Recipe by Hebbars Kitchen)

Badam Pak (Almond Fudge)

26. Dates and Oats Ladoo

Protein and energy-packed Ladoos (or energy balls) that can be customized as per your taste buds. This recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in sweets but want to watch out for calories too.

Granola and Dates balls or ladoos
Dates and Oats Ladoo

27. Quinoa and Dates Ladoo

One more healthy, vegan, and delicious sweet recipe for our weight-watchers. Indulge in these tasty Ladoos and enjoy the festivities without any guilt.

Quinoa Energy Balls
Quinoa and Dates Ladoo

28. Sattu and Makki Ke Ladoo

Sattu is a flour made of roasted black chana. Combining it with Makki ka Aata or cornmeal is a delightful idea. These Ladoos are not only tasty but also healthy to boost your immunity during this changing weather. make a bog jar of it and enjoy every day!

Indian Energy Balls - Sattu and Makki Ke Laddu
Sattu ke Ladoo

29. Shakkar Pare

Here’s one of our favorite recipes of an Indian sweet snack, the Shakarpara or Khurma. Though with different regional names, this snack is usually diamond-shaped, crunchy, flaky, and fried flour cookies coated with crystallized sugar. (Recipe by Dassana Amit of Dassana’s Veg Recipes)

Shakkar Pare

30. Milk Peda

Creamy and rich Peda is a delightfully sweet fudge-like confection often found in Indian shops and made traditionally with khoya (dried milk solids), sugar, nuts, and fragrant spices. But this popular treat is surprisingly easy to make at home! (Recipe by Dassana Amit of Dassana’s Veg Recipes)

Doodh Peda

31. Kesar Pista Kulfi

Kesar Pista Kulfi Recipe is one of the most delicious frozen Indian desserts that can be had anytime of the year. Make it this festive season to beat the heat after all the Holi fun and frolics. (Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen)

Kesar Pista Kulfi

32. Makhana Kheer

Makhane ki kheer is a sweet dessert pudding made with Makhana (foxnuts), milk, ghee, sugar, and dry fruits. This is an easy and popular sweet made during the festive season. (Recipe by Dassana Amit of Dassana’s Veg Recipes)

Makhane Ki Kheer

33. Mawa Barfi

A simple mouth-watering barfi recipe made with milk solids, sugar, and dry fruits. It is an easy and quick dessert recipe. It does not contain any fancy ingredients like any other classical Indian desserts. (Recipe by Hebbars Kitchen)

Mawa Barfi

34. Rajbhog

Rajbhog is a popular Bengali sweet, similar to Rasgulla. It is made during festivals and celebrations time with soft fresh paneer, saffron, and stuffed with mixed dry fruit, and then soaked in sugar syrup. It tastes best when served chilled. (Recipe by Binjal’s Veg Kitchen)

Rajbhog

35. Bengali Sponge Rasgulla

It is an authentic and traditional Bengali milk-based dessert recipe made with chenna. The special feature of this recipe is its spongy and creamy texture with the sweetness of sugar syrup. It would be a treat to make it in the summer-like weather. It’s already getting hot. (Recipe by Hebbars Kitchen)

Sponge Rasgulla

36. Ragi (Finger Millet) Ladoo (Vegan)

These Ladoos are perfect even for the summer season because ragi or finger millet cools your body. It gives you a burst of energy. Hence, it is better to eat them in the morning. Try it in Holi and be ready to party all day. This recipe has NO Sugar – Perfect for health-conscious people.

Ragi ke ladoo
Ragi (Finger Millet) Ladoo

37. Bajre Ke Ladoo (Pearl Millet Ladoo)

It contains Bajra Flour (Pearl Millet Flour), nuts and seeds, jaggery or sugar, and ghee. This is a reminder to grab all the ingredients and make it when the last bit of winter is still there. Holi is the perfect time to try it out.

Bajre Ke ladoo - Photo
Bajre Ke Ladoo

38. Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak recipe – A popular South Indian sweet with a melt-in-mouth texture made with ghee, gram flour, and sugar. This recipe used a unique method and a few techniques to create a soft ghee Mysore pak. (Recipe by Yummy Tummy Aarthi)

Mysore Pak

39. Instant Pot Kaju Katli

What if I told you that you could make the most delicious fudge using just four ingredients that you could have it ready to eat in minutes and that I figured out a way to do this using the least effort possible? Interested to try for Holi? Do It! (Recipe by Ashley of My Heart Beets)

Instant Pot Kaju Katli

40. Mango Barfi

It’s surprisingly easy to make mango fudge in an Instant Pot. Made with sweetened mango pulp, dry milk powder, cardamom, and saffron, this melt-in-your-mouth mango burfi is flavorful, fragrant, and rich! Perfect for Holi! (Recipe by Ashley of My Heart Beets)

Mango Barfi

41. Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

If you are feeling fancy and festive at the same time, try making this milk delicacy. It is gaining the popularity it truly deserves. So, why not make it this Holi season? (Recipe by Allrecipes)

42. Paan Kulfi

Paan Kulfi made with paan(betel) leaves, condensed milk, gulkand (Indian rose preserves), whole milk and aromatic spices like fennel & saffron is a decadent frozen Indian dessert perfect for festivals like Holi. (Recipe by Tanvi of Sinfully Spicy)

Paan Kulfi

43. Thandai Kulfi

Make this lip-smacking Thandai Kulfi for the festival of Holi which is packed with the flavors of the Thandai Masala, making it a perfect Indian dessert. (Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen)

Thandai Kulfi

44. Gulkand Kulfi

Gulkand Kulfi

45. 10-Minute Sooji Ladoo

Nobody would believe you made these in 10 minutes. Packed in a beautiful box, these make a great gift too. Also a big hit at kids’ parties (okay, adults too). If you are a busy person, try this in Holi. (Recipe by Mizna of Indisch Windisch)

Sooji Ladoo

46. Dragonfruit Watermelon Popsicle

Somewhat sweet, somewhat sour, somewhat salty. These refreshing dragonfruit popsicles will tickle your tastebuds and will pleasantly surprise you. Perfect for Holi! (Recipe by Mizna of Indisch Windisch)

Dragonfruit Watermelon Popsicle

47. Karachi Halwa

Karachi Halwa is a sweet made with cornstarch and has a characteristic chewy texture. It feels and stretches almost like rubber. Making it at home is a labor of love but one bite into this delicious halwa, and the effort seems worth it. Make it this Holi. (Recipe by Cook With Manali)

48. Badam Halwa

A simple sweet confections or dense chewy dessert recipe prepared from crushed almond powder or paste. Halwa recipes especially badam ka halwa are prepared during festivals but not limited to them. Make sure to make it this Holi! (Recipe by Hebbar’s Kitchen)

Badam Halwa

49. Phirni

Phirni also called firni is a classic slow-cooked Indian sweet pudding made with basmati rice, milk, nuts, and sugar and scented with cardamom powder, saffron, or rose water. It is a must in North India on festive occasions like Holi. (Recipe by Dassana’s Veg Recipes)

Phirni

50. Gajar Halwa

This recipe needs no explanation. Slowly cooked carrots in milk, flavored with cardamom, and the sweetness of sugar – this recipe is a must to make no matter what day it is or the occasion. Must-Try this Holi season before the last bit of carrots go away until next season. (Recipe by Cook With Manali)

Gajar Halwa

30 – Snack Ideas For Holi

1. Baked Pani Puri

I haven’t met any Indian who doesn’t love Pani Puris. It is one of the most popular Indian chaats that everybody loves. No special occasion is complete without indulging in this recipe. Holi is coming. Get ready to dive into the flavors.

pani puri
Baked Pani Puri

2. Bombay Style Potato Sandwich

Imagine sitting outside with family and friends and enjoying these flavorful and spicy sandwiches with a hot cup of chai. Festivities will become extra fun. Prep to make it this Holi.

Bombay Spicy Potato Sandwich

3. Cheesy Pumpkin and Oats Cutlets

Are you looking for a healthyprotein-rich, high-fiber evening snack recipe? Go no further and make it. Enjoy festivities with some taste and health. Make it this Holi.

Pumpkin cutlets
Cheesy Pumpkin and Oats Cutlets

4. Non-Fried Dahi Vada

This recipe includes non-fried vadas (made in Appe Pan), curd, chutneys, pomegranate, and some garnishings. When I make it in Appe pan, they feel a much lighter and healthier version of this chaat. Must try on Holi!

Dahi Vada Chaat
Dahi Vada Chaat

5. Murmura Namkeen

The easiest and the quickest of all the Indian homemade snack recipes is – Puffed Rice or Murmura Namkeen. If you are an Indian Chai lover and need something savory with it, then you must try it out. Perfect to serve your guests in a Holi get-together.

Murmura Namkeen (Puffed Rice Snack)
Murmura Namkeen

6. Dahi Papdi Chaat

Papdi Chaat (or Papdi Chat, Papri Chaat) is one of the most loved Indian Steet foods or an Indian chaats. It is quick and easy to make and oozes with flavors of spices. Use Haldiram’s Papdi to make it quickly when your guests arrive in Holi.

Papdi Chaat Photo
Dahi Papdi Chaat

7. Palak Paneer Cutlets

Looking for a healthyprotein-rich, high-fiber evening snack recipe? Or are you looking for a quickeasy, and non-fried party snack recipe? Well, look no further and make it this Holi.

Palak Paneer Cutlets
Palak Paneer Cutlets

8. Non-Fried Dahi Puri Chaat (or Sev Puri)

Pop it up and you will be transported to a world of fascinating flavors. Sweet, sour, and spicy, flavors infused in salted curd pairs well with the crunch of onion and pomegranate. Must have in Holi!

Dahi Puri Chaat
Dahi Puri Chaat

9. Mix-Veg Quinoa Cutlets

A perfect way to surprise your guests with something unique, healthy, and delicious is by serving them these lip-smacking cutlets. No one can guess that these are made of quinoa. Perfect for your Holi parties.

Mix Veg Quinoa Cutlets
Mix Veg Quinoa Cutlets

10. Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora is nostalgic for many. This is one of the staple breakfasts of many households in India in Holi. Wake up to the aroma of fried pakoras and the flavors of tangy green chutney, mornings can’t get better than this.

Bread Pakoda
Bread Pakoda

11. Sukha Bhel

This recipe is perfect to serve your guests during Holi Party. It doesn’t get soggy easily and makes a great companion with a hot cup of Chai.

sukha bhel puri
Sukha Bhel

12. Cheese Chutney Bomb

Crispy from the outside and ooey-gooey cheesy from the inside – these chutney bombs have all the potential to win your heart and your taste buds. And when you make these fritters for your guests, be ready to grab all the appreciation coming your way.

Chutney Bomb
Cheese Chutney Bomb

13. Aloo Pyaaz Bhajiya

It is one of the most popular Holi snack or breakfast recipes. It is often served in the morning with a hot cup of chai because it keeps you full for a long time while you are out to play with colors.

bhajiye
Aloo Pyaaz Bhajiya

14. Broccoli & Zucchini Fritters

Indulge in the vibrant colors and exciting flavors in this festival of colors – Holi. No one would expect you to make such a delicacy for your Holi party. Try it and surprise everyone.

15. Crispy Moong Dal Falafel

It may not be a traditional Holi recipe but it will surely tantalize your taste buds with its unique flavors and crunch. Pair it with creamy homemade hummus and enjoy your Holi festivities.

moong falafels
Moong Dal Falafel

16. Baked Veg Spring Rolls

Everyone loves spring rolls. Imagine the happiness on the faces of your family members when you serve them these spring rolls at home. Festive fun will be doubled.

baked spring rolls
Baked Veg Spring Rolls

17. Hara Bhara Kebab

This recipe is a sure-shot party hit. And the flavors that come from all things greens – spinach, capsicum, zucchini, etc – are unmatched. The best thing is that it doesn’t take much time to cook.

hara bhara kebab
Hara Bhara Kebab

18. Baked and Crispy Gobhi Manchurian

Not a usual Holi Party Snack but sure to please everyone. Instead of deep-frying, try baking marinated cauliflower florets to make gobhi Manchurian. You will love the crunch on each bite.

Baked Gobhi Manchurian
Baked Gobhi Manchurian

19. Aloo Samosa

Nobody can resist these perfect pyramids of flaky pastry, stuffed with a delicious spiced potato filling! This Holi, treat your guests with their favorite dish. (Recipe by Recipe Tin Eats)

Samosa

20. Non-Fried Aloo Tikki Chaat

Aloo Tikki Chaat is a famous Indian Street Food. A crispy Indian potato patty flavored with spices and topped with yogurt and chutneys. This version is NOT deep-fried, loaded with flavor, and better for you. (Recipe by Honey, What’s Cooking)

Aloo Tikki Chaat

21. Baked Methi Mathri

Baked Methi Mathri (Savory Crackers) flavored with dried fenugreek leaves and other spices! This healthier version of the traditional Mathri is easy to make and best enjoyed with chai! (Recipe by Cook With Manali)

Baked Methi Mathri

22. Namak Pare

Namak Para is a fried savory and crispy Indian snack made with flour, spices and ghee (or oil). These are best enjoyed with a cup of masala chai and a must for festivals like Holi. (Recipe by Cook With Manali)

Crunchy Namak Pare

23. Batata Vada

An easy and popular Western India deep-fried snack recipe made with potatoes. It is a well-known snack across India but originates from western India, particularly from the Marathi cuisine. It is one of the popular dishes that is served in Holi. (Recipe by Hebbar’s Kitchen)

Batata Vada

24. 5-Ingredients Roasted Peanut Chaat

Crunch of peanuts along with the freshness of cucumber and pomegranate, this recipe goes well in your card party. So make it and enjoy your Holi Party without worrying about your snacks getting cold.

Peanut Chaat

25. Loaded Nachos

This is a crowd-pleaser recipe. Loaded with boiled Rajma, sweet corn, bell peppers, seasoned with some spices, and on top of that creamy and melted cheese. No one can stop eating it. So make a big batch for your Holi Party.

Loaded Nachos

26. Corn Chaat

Chaat for an Indian is not just a dish, but an emotion. Literally, a ‘chaat’ would mean ‘to lick‘ or ‘to taste‘. True, because you really can’t stop yourself from doing so once you indulge in this mélange of flavors. You have to try this vibrant corn chaat to celebrate the vibrant colors of Holi. (Recipe by Dassana’s veg Recipes)

Corn Chaat

27. Tandoori Paneer Skewers

If you are feeling fancy in this festive season of Holi, you have to make this Tandoori Paneer Skewers and serve it with sweet and sour Mango Salsa. This Holi can not get better than this! (Recipe by BBC Good Food)

Tandoori Paneer Skewers

28. Baked Banana Chips

Turn over-ripe bananas into baked banana chips! This snack is easy to make and perfect for dipping with salsa, guacamole, or hummus! It will win hearts of everyone in your Holi Party. (Recipe by Mo Mables)

29. Fruit Chaat

This sweet and spicy fruit chaat is an Indian fruit salad. It’s certainly not an ordinary fruit salad – it’s unexpected, has a kick to it, and is so delicious! It feels refreshing and comforting after your exhausting Holi celebrations. It gives you a boost of energy. (Recipe by My Heart Beets)

Fruit Chaat

30. Kala Chana Chaat

Kala Chana aka brown chickpeas is a more nutritious cousin of the white variety of chickpeas. It’s a great option to add to your Holi menu. (Recipe by Mizna of Indisch Windisch)

Kala Chana Chaat

30 – Lunch or Brunch Ideas For Holi

1. Sabz Dum Biryani

I have three words to describe this vegetable dum biryani – flavourful, aromatic, and delicious. This is the creation of love, time, and patience. Enjoy your Holi Party while this recipe slowly infuses all the flavors together.

2. Vegan Dum Biryani

All the flavors and aroma of Classic Veg Dum Biryani but made with plant-based ingredients. Vegans can also have all the fun in this Holi festivities.

Dum Biryani vegan
Vegan Dum Biryani

3. Paneer Tikka Masala

Buttery Soft Paneer, crunchy onions, masaledar (spicy) gravy – just one word comes to my mouth – Ahhaaahahaa! 😀 Make your Holi festivities more exciting and fun with this restaurant-style gravy recipe.

Paneer tikka masala
Paneer Tikka Masala

4. Punjabi Chole Masala

One of the most popular Indian curries – Chole or Chana Masala. It is so delicious and tempting that this one recipe is a part of almost all weekends and festivals. Perfect to make in Holi!

Punjabi Chole or Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)
Punjabi Chana Masala

5. Kala Chana Masala

This Indian curry is aromatic, flavourful, rich in protein, and just so tasty. It is one recipe that will be loved by everyone in the family. It is simple but feels festive. Why not making it for Holi, especially if you want something easy and simple.

Kala Chana Masala
Kala Chana Masala

6. Aloo Gobhi Fry

What goes well with Chole and Chana Masala is this simple yet festive Aloo Gobhi SAbzi. Enjoy this with poori and enjoy the celebration of Holi.

Aloo Gobhi Sabzi
Aloo Gobhi Sabzi

7. No Onion, No Garlic Paneer Gravy

No onion, no garlic, and not even heavy milk cream – this recipe is just right for your Holi festivities. You won’t be able to resist licking the plate. It is creamyrich, and much lighter than the regular paneer gravy recipes. 

No onion No garlic Paneer Gravy
No Onion, No Garlic Paneer Gravy

8. Punjabi Rajma Masala (No Onion, No Garlic)

I can’t believe I am going to say this – Rajma (Kidney Bean curry) recipe doesn’t even need garlic and onion. Literally! This recipe will make you forget that it doesn’t have these two special Indian curry ingredients. Perfect for your Holi if you want to cook something without onion and garlic.

No Onion No Garlic Rajma
Punjabi Rajma Masala

9. Non-Fried Lauki Kofta

This recipe is proof that the oven/microwave is more than just a machine to bake cakes. You can even bake koftas for your curries and make a light and healthier version of some of the most delicious Indian recipes. And nothing says festive than Koftas. Perfect for Holi!

lauki kofta
Lauki Kofta

10. Mix Veg Tehri

This recipe is for this who are going to start their Holi celebrations before anyone else. Prep this quick and easy recipe and just go out and celebrate Holi.

Tehri
Mix Veg Tehri

11. Sattu Paratha with Aloo Tamatar Sabzi

This may look very simple but having it feels festive. Perfect for celebrations like Holi! Pair sattu paratha with Aloo Tamatar Sabzi.

sattu ka paratha
Sattu Paratha

12. Misal Pav

Spicy Rassa (curry) topped with the flavors of Farsan (Namkeen) and the sweet crunch of onions, the hint of lemon, and the freshness of coriander – this is one of the most loved and popular street food in Maharashtra. You can try it in Holi.

Misal Pav
Misal Pav

13. Chickpea Pulao

If you are looking for a Pulao recipe to go with your curries and bread for Holi celebrations, consider making this simple yet festive recipe.

14. Spinach and Beetroot Idli

Explore some natural and vibrant colors on this festival of colors – Holi. If you do not play with colors, you can at least eat them Right?

instant spinach idli
Spinach and Beetroot Idli

15. South Indian Sambar

What goes well with Idli? Sambar! Make this delicious and comforting sambar recipe to go with your spinach and beetroot idli and enjoy the festival of colors with pleasure. Happy Holi!

sambar
Sambar

16. Restaurant-Style Mix Veg

This restaurant-style mix veg is creamy without any heavy milk cream and butter. It has got its richness from three amazing ingredients – cashews, sunflower seeds, and poppy seeds. These nuts and seeds do not just add a nice creaminess and flavor to this recipe but also make it light. Try in Holi!

17. Non-Fried Dum Aloo

What says Holi more than a beautifully crafted and colorful Indian Meal. And Potatoes are always loved by everyone and when they are make in Dum style – Just Perfect!

dum aloo
Dum Aloo

18. Vegan Dal Makhni

Who says there is nothing festive for Vegans? Make this vegan dal makhni that tastes exactly like classic Dal makhni and surprise your vegan friends and family members on Holi.

dal makhani - ready to serve
Vegan Dal Makhni

19. Dhaba Style Dhaba Makhni

Look at this vibrant and colorful Indian Platter. Isn’t it perfect for your Holi celebrations? Make It! I repeat, Make it!

Dal Makhani
Dal Makhni

20. Dilli Wale Pindi Chole

Nothing can beat the taste of Pindi Chole from Delhi. But you can’t book a ticket and go there every time you crave it. But you can surely bring the exact same taste at home. Make this classic and traditional festival recipe of India in Holi.

Pindi Chole
Pindi Chole

21. Authentic Punjabi Rajma

This is the most loved and comforting recipe of India. It is made any time of the year and nothing brings out festivities more than a piping hot bowl of Rajma with Rice. Are you planning make it on Holi?

no onion no garlic rajma
Authentic Punjabi Rajma

22. Rajma Patty Burger

Nothing can be more festive for Kids than Burgers. Make this burger on Holi and wait for the excitement and happiness on every kids’ face. They will love you more than anyone else.

23. Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a delicious dish of fried balls of potato and paneer in a rich and creamy mild gravy made with sweet onions and tomatoes. This melt-in-your-mouth recipe is a labor of love, but one that is well worth it. It will make a good option on your Holi Lunch Party. (Recipe by Dassana’s Veg Recipes)

Malai Kofta

24. Dhaba Style Matar Paneer

This recipe is a traditional recipe that is made all over India during festivals. Isn’t it? Why not keeping the tradition alive and make this recipe too in Holi.

Matar Paneer

25. Restaurant-Style Paneer Korma

This Holi, bring those restaurant flavors at home. This creamy and luscious Paneer Korma is also sure to impress your guests in your Holi Party. (Recipe by Mizna of Indisch Windisch)

Paneer Korma

6. Beverages

1. Thandai

What else would be on No. 1 in our list of beverages? This traditional Holi drink is a must have in Holi celebrations. Make a big batch of it because you would want to have it all day.

thandai
Thandai

2. Ginger Chai (Adrak Wali Chai)

What goes well with all those Holi snacks like bread pakoda, mathri, bhajji – Adrak Wali Chai. Isn’y it. Try this vegan Chai recipe.

Vegan Indian Chai Photo
Ginger Chai

3. Orange Lemonade

Summers are here and all we want to beat this scorching heat is some cool and refreshing summer drinks. And when you make something this fancy at home during your Holi celebrations, everyone would ask for more. Stay Cool!

Orange Lemonade
Orange Lemonade

4. Tamarind Ginger Lemonade

You must have tried Nimbu Pani plenty of times. This holi, try something different and make this yummilicious beverage.

Tamarind Lemonade - Summer Drink Photo
Tamarind Ginger Lemonade

5. Aam Panna Mojito

Mango season comes as the festival of Holi arrives. Both go well together. So, why not enjoy the festival of Holi with something made of mangoes?

aam panna - mango drink
Aam Panna Mojito

6. Strawberry Basil Mocktail

Feelinf fancy for your Holi party? Then you muse serve this drink to your guests who do not prefer alcohol or any dairy based drink. They will love it and you will become he star of your Holi party.

Strawberry Basil Mocktail
Strawberry Basil Mocktail

With these mouthwatering Holi recipes, you can celebrate the festival of colors with an unforgettable culinary experience. From traditional sweets like Gujiya and Thandai to savory delights like Paneer Tikka and Pakoras, these dishes are sure to add a burst of flavor and color to your celebrations.

So, gather every one in your home and make their and your Holi, the best Holi of all times. Wishing you a joyous and flavorful celebration filled with laughter, love, and delicious memories!

Happy Holi!

Stay Safe. Stay Fit.

Love,

Richa

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