Holi Specials – recipe box

The festival of Holi is in a few days and i am here with 25 of my favorite “Holi Menu items“ which wraps around itself the memories of playing holi with family and friends. Since any celebration in India is not complete till you stuff yourself with lip smacking food, here are some of the dishes you can prepare for your family and friends and bring home the spirit of Holi ! 🙂

Holi is a festival of colors celebrated in almost all parts of India. People apply gulaal (aromatic dry colors) on each other and play with water ballons and eat delicious food. As for the history and significance of this festival, Holi is played as a mark of celebration for the winning of good over evil. It is also known as the festival to mark the beginning of spring and the harvest season. Like the spirit of all the Indian festivals, Holi is considered a festival which brings people close as we forget our differences and celebrate. Holi is the time for fun and food. People would gather in groups and would play with water and colors, dance to the tunes of famous bollywood music and eat sweets and savories !

Sitting in my home in US, i am reminiscing the memories and pictures of streets full of color and water splashes, plates of delicious, home made barfis, laddoo and gujiyas are flashing by 🙂 To relive those memories, what can be better than enjoying some delicious Holi treats ? Have a look and bookmark your favorite to make this HOLI !! Happy Holi 🙂



  1. Over Stuffed Bread Tava Pakora
  2. Punjabi Tadka Samosa
  3. Oatmeal Tikkis
  4. Khaman Dhokla
  5. Aloo Vadas
  6. Vada Pav
  7. Potato Spinach Stacks
  8. Lemon Marinated Tofu pakora
  9. Kale chickpea Hara bhara kebabs
  10. Mix veg bhajias
  11. Shammi Kebabs



  1. Namak Para
  2. Multi grain Mathris
  3. Masala Mathris



  1. Shahi Pulao
  2. Vegetable Biryani
  3. Soya Nuggets Garden Biryani
  4. Aloo tikki Chole
  5. Mumbai Pav Bhaji
  6. Jaipuri Onion Kachori



  1. Apple Pie Gujiyas
  2. Rasbhari Rasmalai
  3. Besan Laddu
  4. Laung Lata
  5. Almond Malpua



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  1. Wow! They’re so many great things on offer here! We love experimenting with new foods and recipes so thanks for this great post. Happy Holi! 🙂

  2. Fabulous collection! Happy Holi!!!!

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