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HOLI: Colourful Indian Festival & Its Recipes

Holi is one of the major festival of Hindus. It is also known as the ‘Festival Of Colors’. It is celebrated in the spring season generally in the month of March in every year.

It is celebrated for 2 days. Not only in India, Holi festival is celebrated in countries like Pakistan and Nepal also. Nowadays, Holi is celebrated throughout the world. 

There is an epic story behind celebrating Holi festival. The legend of King Hiranyakashipu, his son Prahlada & his sister Holika. Hiranyakashipu was a demon whereas his son Prahlada was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. So Hiranyakashipu decided to kill his son. He took the help of his sister Holika. She had the power of fire resistance. As per the request of Hiranyakashipu she entered into the fire along with Prahlada, but due to the grace of Lord Vishnu nothing had happen to Prahlada, but at the same time, Holika burnt in that fire. So from that day onward as a sign of victory of good over evil people celebrate Holi festival.

Holi is the festival of color, happiness, friendship and love. It brings everyone closer . People pour colours & Gulal on each other and drink thandai with bhaang in the name of Lord Shiva. Many types of food items & sweets are also prepared on this day.

Holi is not the festival of adding colors on other’s faces but to add colors in the food as well.

In this blog, we will share some healthy and amazing colourful recipes that you can prepare on Holi.

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Gujiya is the most famous traditional sweet of Holi festival. It originated in Rajasthan. This sweet dumpling is healthy to eat as it is stuffed with dry fruits and khoya. Chocolate or any other flavour can be added to make it more interesting.

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Every food is incomplete without a chat. Dahi vada is the burst of flavours. Fried ball of gram flour served with thick yogurt and topped  with green chutney. Adding red chillies and black pepper makes it more tempting.

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It is difficult to imagine Holi without Thandai. It is a traditional drink of Holi festival. It is most famous in Rajasthan and North India. It is a mixture of  milk, sugar, saffron,rose petals, almonds, cashew nuts and many more dry fruits. Thandai can be made in the form of ice cream too.

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Coconut Mango Panna is a classic, creamy, rich,smooth, refreshing and sweetly tangy dessert. It has a fruity mango flavour which is hard to resist. It is easy and fast to make. Chopped mangoes can be used for garnishing.

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Most famous Gujarati dish served with green chutney. Made from gram flour, this dish is usually eaten in combination with curd. It is a nutritious, low calorie, protein rich dish. Easy to cook and delicious in taste.

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It is crispy, crunchy, flaky shell with a delicious spicy filling of roasted yellow moong dal. It can be eaten as a snack with green chutney or spicy potato curry. This dish is rich in protein due to moong dal filling.Black pepper, garam masala and coriander powder make it delectable.

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It is an amazing combination of oranges and milk. It has a twisty  burst flavour of orange. One of the favourite Indian dessert topped with delightful dry fruits. Flavour of saffron can also be added to make it more delicious.