Add A Little Colour To Your Plate This Holi

This Holi, don’t just celebrate with colours but also bring some edible colours to the table. Keep on reading to add a flavourful twist to your Holi bash.

  1. Rasmalai

Rasmalai – The royal sweet made with full-fat milk and delicious rich nuts is often relished by many. Read on to prepare this rich and mouth-watering sweet.



  1. In a pan add the milk and bring it to a boil
  2. Once the milk is completely boiled add in the vinegar
  3. Now, the milk will start getting separated
  4. As the milk gets separated add in the ice cubes to bring down the temperature of the milk and to stop from separating more
  5. Now, strain the mixture through a muslin cloth and keep the separated mixture which will form into paneer with some heavyweight so that all the water is released from the mixture
  6. No residues should be left of vinegar water into the mixture
  7. In a medium saucepan, add 300 gm of water and1kg of sugar to make the sugar syrup
  8. Set the sugar syrup aside
  9. Now, boil 500 gm of milk separately and combine – saffron, green cardamom, sugar and add in the paneer to it
  10. Once the rabri mixture is set, add in the ras malai to it
  11. Allow it to chill in the fridge and garnish with almonds, pistachios and gold leaf
  12. Serve chilled during Holi day!

2. Papri Chaat

Nothing beats a touch of savoury and sweet chaat during Holi. Read on to prepare Dahi papdi chaat at your Holi bash.



  1. Arrange the papdis in a late and lay them in a circle
  2. Now, assemble all the ingredients one by one starting with the boiled potatoes, onion and chickpeas
  3. The garnish layer – spread the mint chutney, tamarind chutney
  4. Now, add the mixed chilled curd and cover the entire plate
  5. Season up with spices – red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala
  6. Now, garnish with fresh coriander, pomegranate seeds, and sev. 

3. Puran Poli

Puran Poli – the traditional Maharashtrian sweet, made with chana dal and jaggery tastes as delicious as it looks. Read on to prepare this sweet delicacy at the comfort of your home.



  1. For preparing this easy Maharashtrian recipe, take a glass bowl and mix flour with water in it
  2. Knead well to make a stiff dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 1 hour
  3. Now, take a pressure cooker and add chana dal and water in it
  4. Put the cooker on the gas and heat it over a high flame
  5. Allow to pressure cook the dal and once it’s done, strain the excess water
  6. Transfer the dal in a bowl and allow it to cool
  7. Once the dal has cooled, add it in a pan and heat it over moderate flame
  8. Now, add sugar along with 1/2 tbsp of ghee. Keep stirring
  9.  Cook on low flame till the gram mixture is soft and sticky
  10. Once it’s done, turn off the flame and keep the mixture aside
  11. Now knead the dough again, adding salt, water and oil, little at a time, till the dough becomes pliable
  12.  Grind the dal and sugar mixture to a smooth consistency adding a little milk if it is too dry
  13.  Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  14. Now, take a lime-sized lump of the dough and a little larger lump of the dal mixture
  15. Roll out two rounds from the dough on a board sprinkled with rice flour, into flat rounds of about 7 inch in diameter
  16. Cover the rolled dough round with the dal mixture, leaving half an inch at the edges, and then cover this with the second round
  17.  Roll again over this to seal them together, pinching the edges to seal well. Roll out like a thick chapati
  18. Heat ghee on a hot griddle and put the Puran Poli on it
  19.  Keep pressing and turning it so that it cooks well on both sides
  20. Keep adding ghee all around to brown it evenly without sticking to the griddle.
  21.  Serve hot and pair with tea or coffee.

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