There are a host of traditional delicacies that are relished on Holi Festival making the occasion even more enjoyable. Here are selected Holi Recipes to help you celebrate the festival to the hilt. Try these simple Holi Recipe with love and make place in the hearts of your loved ones !! If you also have a Holi Recipe to share, do send it to us and help us enhance this largest web site on Holi Festival.
Below are some Holi Recipes which completes the festival eve, we share this to all because the joy of the Holi is to be enjoyed by every one regardless of the epics they follow.
Ingredients : 1 cup soaked chana dal 1/3 cup soaked moong dhuli 1/3 cup soaked urad dhuli 1/3 cup soaked arhar dal 1/2 tsp asafoetida 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ajwain oil for deep-frying salt to taste
Method Grind the soaked lentils to a dough-like consistency without using water. Make the dough a little grainy. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients and shape the dough into slightly flat rounds. Heat oil over high flame, put in as many balls as fit in without their touching each other. Turn after about 10 seconds and lower heat. Cook to make it firm but donot turn them brown. Keep it aside to cool down and cut them into thick slices. Now, deep-fry the slices and make them crisp before serving. Serve with green chutney.
Ingredients : 500 gms maida (flour) 1kg khoya 3tbsps kismis (raisins) 200 gms almonds (cut into thin strips) 6 tbsps cooking oil. ( keep some more aside for deep frying) 200 ml water. 500 gms sugar.
Method Mix six tablespoons of oil with maida. Using fingers, mix well so that the mixture takes the form of breadcrumbs and binds to a certain extent. Now add some water and knead lightly. Keep adding water as required and knead into a soft dough. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth. Put the khoya in a deep-frying pan and fry to a light brown colour. Add sugar into the khoya and mix well. Add almonds and kismis. Fry for a few minutes and remove from the fire. Let it cool. Roll out the kneaded dough into a chapati, thicker and smaller than a normal chapati. Fill half the chapati with the khoya mixture, fold the chapati and seal the round, twisting the edges inwards. Take care that the filling does not ooze out.
Deep fry these gujjias, a few at a time, till they are a deep golden brown. Fry on a slow fire. When done, take them out with a sieve type ladle, draining the oil completely. Let them drain further on a spread out newspaper, till all the grease is soaked up. Store in an airtight glass jar.
3) Dahi Balle
Ingredients: (Serves 4) For the bhallas: 1 cup (200 g) lentils (dhuli urad dal) 600 ml water 1/2 tsp (2 g) salt 1 tsp (5 g) cumin seeds 2 tsp (10 g) ginger, chopped 5 g green chillies, chopped 250 ml oil For the curd mixture: 2 cups (400 ml) thick curd, beaten 1 tsp (5 g) sugar 1/2 tsp (2 g) salt 3/4 tsp (4 g) cumin powder 1/2 tsp (2 g) black rock salt 1/2 tsp (2 g) white pepper powder For the garnishing: 1 tsp (5 g) ginger, julienned 1 tsp (5 g) green chillies, julienned 5 g coriander leaves, chopped a pinch of chilli powder a pinch of cumin powder 4 sprigs mint leaves 2 2/3 tbs (40 ml) tamarind chutney
Method Clean the urad dal and soak in water for two hours. Drain and grind to a fine paste, adding a little water if required. Remove from the mixer. Add salt, cumin seeds, ginger and green chillies. Mix well. Shape into even sized balls.
Heat oil in a kadai and add the prepared balls, a few at a time, using wet hands. Deep fry till golden brown. (Make a hole in the centre of the ball with the thumb just before frying). Remove and drain on paper towels.
To prepare the curd mixture: Soak the prepared balls in sufficient lukewarm water till they are soft. Add sugar, salt, cumin powder, black rock salt and white pepper powder to the beaten curd. Mix well. Remove the bhallas from water, squeeze out excess water and add to the curd mixture. Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve chilled, garnished with ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, chilli powder, cumin powder, mint leaves and tamarind chutney.
4) PURAN POLI
Ingredients : 300gms. chana (yellow gram) dal 300 gms. jaggery (molasses) or sugar 1 tsp. cardamom powder 150 gms. plain flour 1 tbsp. ghee warm water to knead dough ghee to serve
Method Boil dal in plenty of water till soft but not broken. Drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes. Pass through an almond grater little by little till all dal is grated. Mash jaggery till lumps break. Mix well into dal. Put mixture in a heavy saucepan and cook till a soft lump is formed Take care to stir continuously, so as not to charr. Keep aside. Mix ghee with flour, add enough water to make a soft pliable dough. Take a morsel sized ball of dough, roll into a 4" round. Place same sized ball of filling in centre, life all round and seal. Reroll carefully to a 6" diameter round. Roast on warm griddle till golden brown. Repeat other side. Take on serving plate. Apply a tsp. of ghee all over top. OR Shallow fry on griddle like a paratha for a better flavour. But this method will consume more ghee and therefore increase the calorie level. Serve hot with dal or amti. Note: The water drained from boiling dal is used to make the amti. ( a thin curry made using black masala, garam masala and some mashed dal.)