holi recipes – holi snacks, holi sweets, drinks | holi festival 2015

wishing everyone a happy and safe holi this time. as much as i love colors, i also like the festival of holi with everyone celebrating and sharing the warmth, joy, love and happiness.

holi is one festival in which people celebrate together without bringing the caste, color or status in mind.

holi is a festival of colors celebrated all around india in different forms but with the same intensity of joy, togetherness and love. this year holi festival is falling on 6th march, 2015 (friday).

here are a few recipes from my website that are usually made in my home during holi festival. sharing with all of you. please click on the pictures to visit the recipe post.

holi snacks:

mix vegetable pakora


crisp mathri recipe


papdi chaat


 bread pakora

bread pakora stuffed with aloo

 aloo poori

punjabi aloo poori

matar kachori

matar kachori recipe

 puran poli

namak paare

namak paare recipe

 aloo pakora

 aloo tikki chole

aloo tikki chole recipe
aloo chaat

aloo chaat


dabeli recipe: kutchi dabeli recipe, how to make dabeli recipe

kala chana chaat


veg shammi kabab


hara bhara kabab

hara bhara kabab

paneer tikka


tandoori gobi

tandoori gobi recipe

tandoori aloo

tandoori aloo - vegan tandoori aloo

dahi vada
dahi vada recipe
chana dal pakora
chana dal pakora recipe
punjabi samosa
punjabi samosa
punjabi mathri
punjabi mathri

holi main course recipes:

punjabi chole


pindi chana – rawalpindi style


the chana is served
with plain wheat flour bhatura

How to make Bhatura Recipe for Chole Bhatura

or served
with aloo bhatura


dum aloo

punjabi dum aloo

kadai paneer


navratan korma


amritsari chole

ajwain paratha

ajwain paratha recipe

aloo paratha

Aloo Paratha Recipe: Aloo Paratha Recipe in Punjabi Style
garlic naan

garlic naan on stove top

methi paratha

methi paratha

holi sweets, drinks & appetizers :


lauki halwa

lauki halwa: lauki halwa recipe

kesar suji halwa


gajar halwa

gajar halwa carrot halwa

milk peda
gulab jamun
sweet pooda
Puda Recipe: Sweet Puda Recipe, Punjabi Puda Recipe, Pura - Poora Recipe
carrot kanji

carrot kanji recipe


shikanji, shikanjvi, nimbu pani

aam ka panna

aam panna, aam panna recipe, aam ka panna

jal jeera
jaljeera drink
paan gulkand drink
mango lassi

punjabi lassi


mint chutney

mango raita

mint coriander chutney


coriander chutney

coriander chutney

pineapple raita

pineapple raita recipe

cucumber raita

cucumber raita recipe: cucumber raita, quick cucumber raita

tamarind dates chutney
saunth – tamarind chutney

have a great holi :-)

note: while playing holi, its better to avoid hard colors and play with soft colors like gulal. but some people deliberately use strong hard color which is difficult to clean later on and spoil the skin. one common trick which people use to minimize the effect of hard color is to rub mustard oil in their skin before going out to play holi. the thin layer of oil on the skin make sure that the hard color goes off from the skin easily without much rubbing. If possible then use eco friendly colors which are easily available in the market.

more festival recipes collection:

1. diwali recipes
2. easter recipes
3. navratri recipes
4. karwa chauth recipes
5. baisakhi recipes

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  1. hemlata says

    I love to search any kinda recepe on ur page…..
    Feel gr8 to share dat watever i luk for…i find it on dis page..thanx for ur ideas n receipes.
    Keep up d gud work

  2. shubha mondkar says

    Hi,Could you please post the recipe for the prashad that you get at the gurudwara.I just love it.It would be great.Thanks.

    • says

      yes shubha, in fact i have always been thinking… only thinking of posting kada prashad on the blog. i made also but did not take pics. will post in some time.

    • says

      you are always welcome richa…. whenever you come to india, do come to goa. i will prepare a feast for you and that too vegan :-)

      and thanks for the feature in fb page.

  3. suhani says

    happy holi to u nd ur family..Dassana..this holi i m gonna make apple ghujias, gulab jamun, masala lassi, mini samosas nd some double layaerd mathris..what say..

    • says

      happy holi to you and your family too suhani.

      thats a feast…. your family is going to have a great time.

      a suggestion would be to add one more savory snack like paneer tikka or some chaat like chana chaat or aloo tikki or anything you and your family love.

      have a great holi dear.