Celebrate Holi The Right Way With These Amazing Thali Recipes

Give us a flavour and let’s play Holi! The most awaited festival full of colours is finally here – Holi. A decadent Holi lunch is the most exciting part of the festival. Spending a day with your family with some amazing lunch is everyone’s deal. If you are wondering what to cook this Holi we have got you sorted.

  1. For starters – Dahi Bhalla

There’s nothing better than a chilled Dahi Bhalla on Holi day. Read on to prepare these delicious and scrumptious Dahi Bhalla’s as starters at your Holi lunch.



  1. Start by rinsing ½ cup urad dal and soak it overnight for at least 4-5 hours
  2. Now, drain them well and add the lentils to a grinder jar along with 4 tbsp of cumin seeds
  3. Add water in parts and add all the ingredients to a smooth fluffy mixture
  4. Next up, add salt and stir in briskly to make the batter light and fluffy
  5. In a large kadhai, heat some oil for deep frying
  6. Once the oil is hot enough, scoop the batter into the oil and fry until golden brown
  7. Drain the bhallas on a paper towel and soak them in a bowl of water
  8. Once the bhallas are soaked press them flat and remove the excess water
  9. In a small bowl, take 2 cups of curd and beat it until smooth
  10. To assemble – boiled potato cubes, white chickpeas, green chutney, tamarind chutney, pomegranate seeds and spice powders
  11. Top it up with green and tamarind chutney and serve chilled.

2. For Mains – Dal Makhani

Ah! The joy of soulful comfort food at your favourite festival is heaven. Read on below to prepare our dal makhani recipe this Holi.



  1. Start by soaking rajma and urad dal overnight for about 8-9 hours
  2. Before you start cooking drain the water well and rinse out the lentils
  3. Now, in a pressure cooker add 3 cups of water and add in the beans
  4. Pressure cook the beans for 15-18 whistles on a high flame
  5. Cook the beans until they are soft and mushy
  6. Now, in a blender or a mixer jar add in the tomatoes and blend to a smooth puree
  7. In a medium saucepan, add the butter and let it melt
  8. Once the butter is heated add in the spices – cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon, and bay leaf
  9. Saute until the spices are aromatic
  10. Now, add in the onions and cook them until golden brown
  11. Combine the ginger, garlic, green chillies and stir for a minute
  12. Stir in the tomato puree and cook until it starts to leave oil
  13. Add in the cooked dal along with some water and allow it to simmer
  14. Now, add in the fresh cream and give it a good mix
  15. Finish it off by garnishing with Kasuri methi, coriander and butter

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