Holi Recipes | Holi Sweets, Snacks, Drinks

Get 92 Holi recipes that are everyone’s favorite while celebrating this festival of colors. I share sweets, drinks and snacks in this collection of Holi recipes. This year Holi festival is on 29 March, 2021. Choti Holi or Holika Dahan is on 28 March and the rangwali Holi (color celebration) is on March 29.

collage of holi recipes with a the text of holi recipes and holi sweets, snacks and drinks listed on image

What is Holi

Holi is an Indian festival of colors and spring that we celebrate in different ways but with plenty of joyfulness, togetherness and love. The Hindu Holi festival marks the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness, of positive over negative.

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.

Here in this post, I am sharing 92 Holi recipes that are made during this spring festival. These recipes can be easily scaled to feed a crowd.

Wishing happy Holi to all our readers.

Note: While playing Holi, it is better to avoid chemical based colors and play with plant-based colors or eco-friendly colors. Chemical based colors can be toxic and is difficult to clean later or irritates or harms the skin.

A common trick which people use to minimize the effect of the colors is to spread some mustard oil on their skin before they go out to play Holi. This thin layer of oil on the skin make sure that the color leaves off from the skin easily without much rubbing.

If possible use eco-friendly or plant-based colors that are easily available in the market. Enjoy this festival of colors and spread love and peace around you.

There are some snacks and sweets made for Holi, that are a must and traditionally made in North India. Can you imagine Holi without Thandai or Gujiya?

You will find these essential Holi recipes in the below list. They are not only popular but a must have during Holi Festival. These popular holi recipes include a varied list of sweets, snacks and drinks.

Some preplanning is great to make things easy and time-saving for you. Like with a samosa or kachori, you can make the filling or dough a day prior and refrigerate. Or the Thandai paste can be made a few days earlier before the festival and refrigerated or frozen.

Do what works best for you and adapt the recipes with the ingredients available in your city or town.

gujiya arranged neatly on a white plate placed on a white and blue checkered napkin.
Difficult 1 hr 15 mins

Gujiya Recipe (Fried and Baked)

Gujiya is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet of a crisp, flaky pastry filled with a sweet khoya (evaporated milk solids) and dry fruits stuffing. They can be fried as well as baked. Get both the fried and baked versions in this recipe.
thandai recipe garnished with rose petals in two glass jars with a small glass jar of milk in the background on a bright blue board
Easy 1 hr 30 mins

Thandai Recipe

Thandai is a traditional cooling drink, popular in the northern parts of India. It is made with a mix of nuts, seeds and a few spices.
top shot of assembled dahi vada in a light green rimmed cream shallow plate topped with white curd, reddish tamarind chutney, green coriander chutney, pomegranate arils, chaat masala, cumin powder and coriander leaves
Moderate 8 hrs 45 mins

Dahi Vada Recipe

Fluffy, tender, tangy and sweet dahi vada are a combination of all your favorite flavors and textures in one tasty snack. They consist of homemade fried lentil dumpling fritters, dunked in creamy whipped yogurt and topped with both spicy and sweet chutneys.
closeup shot of malpua with rabdi served in a oval plate
Moderate 1 hr

Malpua Recipe

Malpua is a popular Indian sweet of fried fluffy pancakes dipped in sugar syrup and served with rabdi or sweetened thickened milk.
dal kachori placed on a wooden platter with fried green chilies and red chili chutney in a bowl.
Moderate 2 hrs 45 mins

Kachori Recipe | Khasta Kachori

Flaky and tasty kachori made with spiced moong lentils stuffing.
sweet lassi topped with crushed cardamom powder and saffron in two tall glasses
Easy 10 mins

Lassi Recipe (3 Flavor Variations)

Lassi is a cooling, refreshing, probiotic drink perfect for the warm summer months. Popular in Punjab and North India, there are many variations of this sweet lassi recipe. Find three easy, energizing and flavorful lassi recipe variations.
gulab jamun served in a white bowl.
Moderate 45 mins

Gulab Jamun Recipe

Delicious Gulab Jamun Recipe made with khoya or mawa (milk solids,) paneer and sugar in the traditional way. Gulab Jamun is a popular Indian sweet and this recipe is the classic traditional method of making these treats.
5 hrs 30 mins

Dahi Bhalla

Popular North Indian snack of dahi bhalla papdi chaat.
matar kachori recipe, peas kachori recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Matar Kachori

Matar ki kachori is a flaky, crispy deep-fried pastry filled with savory, spiced green peas stuffing. In the Hindi language, matar means green peas and Kachori is a deep-fried and flaky pastry.
overhead shot of papdi chaat in a white bowl
Moderate 9 hrs 20 mins

Papdi Chaat

Papdi chaat is a popular North Indian street food snack filled with a variety of mouth-watering textures, flavors and consists of papdi (fried flour crackers), boiled chickpeas, potatoes, chutneys and curd (yogurt.
paneer tikka
Moderate 2 hrs 30 mins

Paneer Tikka Recipe (Restaurant Style)

This Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes) are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven.

Holi Snacks Recipes

Snacks are a must during Holi parties or get togethers. There are so many varieties of Indian snacks that we can make during the festival. Many of these snacks are deep fried, but for a healthier option, you can always bake or air-fry them.

I have categorized this Holi Snacks recipes list into:

  1. Fried Snacks
  2. Pakoda Varieties
  3. Chaat & Street Food Recipes

Fried Snacks

samosa kept in a cream tray with a bowl of green chutney and fried green chillies by the side
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Samosa Recipe | Punjabi Samosa | Aloo Samosa

A Samosa recipe that is your popular and classic Punjabi samosa with a super flaky, crispy crust and a savory, tangy potato and green peas filling.
three aloo tikki kept vertically on a white plate with a spoon and a splash of coriander chutney on the plate.
Moderate 40 mins

Aloo Tikki Recipe (Indian Potato Patties)

Aloo Tikki is a popular North Indian street food snack of savory, spiced and crispy potato patties. A basic Aloo Tikki Recipe is made with potatoes, spices, herbs, breadcrumbs or a binding flour and can be stuffed with a filling of mashed cooked green peas or cooked chana dal or paneer.
dahi ke kabab on a platter with some sliced onion rounds and a sprinkling of chaat masala
Moderate 8 hrs 15 mins

Dahi Kabab | Dahi ke Kabab (Yogurt Kebab)

This is a traditional Dahi Kabab recipe that makes for a crisp, soft and tasty kababs. This Dahi ke Kabab are made with curd or yogurt, gram flour, onions, ginger, chilies, coriander leaves and spices.
hara bhara kabab recipe
Moderate 50 mins

Hara Bhara Kabab

Hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. So they are nutritious as well as delicious. Hara bhara kebab makes for a good Indian starter or snack. This green kabab can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them. 
vada pav
Moderate 50 mins

Vada Pav

Vada pav is a popular and delicious Maharashtrian street food of fried batter coated potato dumplings sandwiched in a pav (soft dinner rolls), together with sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney and dry garlic chutney.
overhead shot of a bowlful of homemade seasoned french fries with dipping sauces
Moderate 30 mins

French Fries | Finger Chips (Crispy & Perfect)

Perfectly salted French Fries that are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Make these homemade french fries or finger chips recipe easily with a few techniques and customize it with your favorite herbs and spices or toppings.
potato wedges recipe
Easy 30 mins

Potato Wedges

This recipe post details both the fried and baked methods of making potato wedges.
bread roll recipe
Moderate 50 mins

Bread Roll

This is a crispy and tasty recipe of bread roll with a spiced, savory, tangy mashed potato filling. Makes for a delicious evening snack or an after school snack for kids.
batata vada recipe, maharashtrian batata vada recipe
Moderate 45 mins

Batata Vada

Batata vada is a fried snack of batter-coated potato stuffed fritter dumplings. Making these take some time but absolutely worth it. I share this lip smacking delicious recipe of Maharashtrian style batata vada that you will love.
mathri in a white plate
Moderate 1 hr 10 mins

Mathri Recipe (Mathiya or Mathari)

Mathri also called as mathiya or mathari is a popular North Indian tea time snack of savory, flaky, spiced and crispy crackers made with all-purpose flour, spices and seasonings. I share both fried and baked versions.
urad dal kachori recipe
1 hr

Urad Dal Kachori

Urad dal kachori are soft as well as crisp stuffed kachori from the Uttar Pradesh cuisine. Kachori are stuffed with a spiced urad dal paste. 

Pakoda Recipes

Moderate 30 mins

Onion Pakoda | Onion Pakora (North Indian Recipe)

Onion pakoda are onion fritters made with thinly sliced onions, gram flour or besan batter and some spices. This is a classic Punjabi style onion pakora recipe and one that I make at home as a tea-time snack.
bread pakora recipe
Moderate 1 hr 5 mins

Bread Pakora | Punjabi Bread Pakoda

Bread pakora is a popular North Indian snack of bread fritters. Bread slices are stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes filling, batter-coated and then deep-fried.
closeup shot of aloo pakora arranged on a plate with slices of wheat bread on a square white plate
Moderate 25 mins

Aloo Pakora

Aloo pakora are soft melt-in-the-mouth fried potato fritters coated in a delicious, golden, crispy gram flour batter. Make this awesome vegan potato snack also known as potato bajji in less than 30 minutes.
palak pakoda served in a bowl on a wooden board
Easy 30 mins

Palak Pakoda

Easy Palak Pakoda recipe are a quick savory snack made with finely chopped spinach leaves mixed in seasoned gram flour batter and deep fried.
Easy 25 mins

Paneer Pakora

Paneer pakora are savory gram flour batter coated Indian cottage cheese fritters. Paneer pakora make for quick evening snack having a lovely crispy texture with a moist, soft paneer from within.
mirchi bajji recipe, mirapakaya bajji recipe, stuffed mirchi bhajiya recipe
Moderate 40 mins

Mirchi Bajji Recipe | Chilli Bajji | Mirapakaya Bajji

Tangy, spiced, crunchy and tasty stuffed Mirchi Bajji. These delicious Chilli Bajji are also known as Mirapakaya Bajji in Andhra and is a well known street food there. 
vegetable pakora in a black wooden bowl placed next to a white striped kitchen linen
Moderate 30 mins

Vegetable Pakora

Make crispy and tasty mixed Vegetable pakora recipe with my easy recipe. Easy to customize with your favorite vegetables, this veg pakora has a crispy, crunchy exterior with a soft interior. The recipe is naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free.

Chaat Snacks & Street Food

pani puri served on a white plate
Easy 35 mins

Pani Puri

Pani puri is a popular Indian street food of crispy, fried, hollow dough balls that are stuffed with boiled potatoes, steamed moong sprouts, spicy tangy water and sweet chutney.
ragda patties in a white bowl
Moderate 50 mins

Ragda Patties | Ragda Pattice

Ragda Patties is a popular Bombay chaat recipe where potato patties are topped with ragda (dried peas curry) and the various chaat chutneys, sev and spice powders.
pav bhaji served in a rectangular serving tray with buttered pav and chopped onions, cilantro and lemon wedges on a white table
Moderate 40 mins

Pav Bhaji Recipe (Stovetop & Instant Pot)

Pav Bhaji is a hearty, delightsome, flavorful meal of mashed vegetable gravy with fluffy soft buttery dinner rolls served with a side of crunchy piquant onions, tangy lemon and herby coriander. You will love this pav bhaji recipe for its Mumbai style flavors. I share the traditional method of making street style Pav Bhaji and a quick Instant Pot recipe.
raj kachori recipe, raj kachori chaat recipe
40 mins

Raj Kachori

Raj kachori also called as the king of all kachoris is a popular chaat snack from north India.
katori chaat recipe, aloo lachha tokri chaat recipe
45 mins

Katori Chaat

Katori chaat also known as tokri chaat is a popular chaat snack from north India. Fried potato baskets are topped with cooked chana, boiled potatoes, sweet and spicy chutneys, curd and a few spice powders. 
aloo puri recipe
Moderate 1 hr 15 mins

Aloo Puri Recipe

This Punjabi Aloo Puri recipe is a traditional dish of a spiced Potato Curry (Aloo Sabzi) served with Puri. Both the Aloo Curry and the Puri (Indian fry bread) served together makes for a filling and satisfying meal.
matar kulcha recipe
Moderate 8 hrs 30 mins

Matar Kulcha Recipe – Delhi Style Matar Chaat

Matar Kulcha is a popular North Indian street food, especially in Delhi and Punjab. This filling dish is a meal in itself and comprises of the matar curry which is a tangy, spiced dried white peas curry and the kulcha which are soft tender leavened flatbreads.
aloo kulcha in a white plate
Moderate 3 hrs 10 mins

Aloo Kulcha

Aloo Kulcha is a crisp and soft leavened flatbread stuffed with a spiced mashed potato filling. The dish is from the North Indian cuisine and is very popular in Delhi as well as Punjab.
paneer kulcha served on a white plate.
Moderate 3 hrs

Paneer Kulcha Recipe

Paneer kulcha are leavened flatbreads stuffed with a spiced and savory Indian cottage cheese filling. These flatbreads are made on a skillet or tawa to make for crispy yet soft and tender kulcha.
white plate with sections filled with punjabi chole masala, sliced onions, fresh lemon wedges and bhatura on a marble table-top.
Moderate 9 hrs 45 mins

Chana Masala | Chole Recipe | Punjabi Chole Masala

One of the best chana masala recipe that you can make. This chole masala is made with freshly powdered spices, onions, tomatoes, herbs making the curry taste like the ones you get on the streets of Delhi. 
Moderate 9 hrs

Bhatura Recipe (No Yeast)

Bhatura or Bhature is a thick leavened fried Indian bread made with yeast or without yeast. These soft and fluffy no yeast bhatura are made with whole wheat flour (atta) and curd (dahi).
closeup shot of dahi puri sprinkled with sev and coriander leaves in a white plate
Moderate 45 mins

Dahi Puri

Dahi puri also known as dahi batata puri is a delicious, yummy, chatpata chaat snack from Mumbai. It is sweet, sour, tangy, spicy and crispy chaat.
bhel puri served with a side of crisp baked puri in a red rimmed white bowl.
Easy 30 mins

Bhel Puri (Bhel Recipe)

Bhel puri is a crispy, sweet, tangy, spicy dish made with puffed rice, onions, tomatoes and assorted chutneys. This bhel recipe is easy to make and includes quick recipes for the three chutneys.
overhead shot of sev puri on a dark purple plate on a a dark blue table
Moderate 45 mins

Sev Puri

Sev puri recipe is a canapé like snack -where crispy fried flour discs are topped with flavorful condiments, veggies, herbs, ground spices and more. Spicy, sweet, tangy, savory, crunchy, crispy flavors – all bursting in your mouth in each bite. Learn to make this mouthwatering snack with my authentic Mumbai style recipe.
aloo chaat recipe
Easy 15 mins

Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat is fried crisp potatoes tossed in spicy and sweet chutneys, a few ground spice powders and then topped with curd, pomegranate arils and sev. It is a popular street food snack.
two rolled veg frankie on a bed of grated carrots on a square shaped white plate on a burlap
Moderate 1 hr

Frankie Recipe (Veg Frankie)

This Veg frankie recipe is a delicious wrap made with thin wheat rotis stuffed with crisp aloo tikki, veggies and yogurt raita. It makes for a filling and tasty snack.
two paneer rolls wrapped in butter paper and placed on a square white plate.
Moderate 55 mins

Paneer Roll Recipe | Paneer Kathi Roll | Paneer Wrap

One of the best paneer roll recipe with tasty paneer stuffing paired together with healthy veggie salad and bright green chutney.
burger made with veggie patty, topped with onion, cucumber and lettuce on a white plate
Moderate 50 mins

Burger Recipe | Veggie Burger

This Burger Recipe covers everything needed to make delightful veggie burgers from scratch, including how to prepare delicious homemade vegetable patties, a spiced mayonnaise dressing with fresh veggie toppings.
three aloo tikki kept vertically on a white plate with a spoon and a splash of coriander chutney on the plate.
Moderate 40 mins

Aloo Tikki Recipe (Indian Potato Patties)

Aloo Tikki is a popular North Indian street food snack of savory, spiced and crispy potato patties. A basic Aloo Tikki Recipe is made with potatoes, spices, herbs, breadcrumbs or a binding flour and can be stuffed with a filling of mashed cooked green peas or cooked chana dal or paneer.

Holi Sweets

Sweets are a must for any Indian festival. One cannot imagine any Indian festival without sweets!

Find some popular Indian sweets in this collection that you can consider to make for the Holi festival with my easy step-by-step guide.

kala jamun
Moderate 45 mins

Kala Jamun

This is an easy and delicious recipe of kala jamun made with khoya (mawa) and cottage cheese.
puran poli folded and served on a green color plate.
5 hrs

Puran Poli

Puran poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram/chana dal and jaggery.
closeup overhead shot of phirni with pistachios and almond slivers garnish on glass bowl on black board
Easy 30 mins

Phirni Recipe | Firni

Phirni is a classic creamy slow-cooked sweet pudding made with ground rice, sugar, milk, almonds, saffron and cardamom powder. It is a popular North Indian sweet made during festive occasions.
rice kheer recipe
Moderate 50 mins

Kheer Recipe | Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer is a popular Indian sweet dessert made with basmati rice, whole milk, nuts and saffron. Kheer recipe is easy and is made with a one pan or one pot method. Rice Kheer is basically Indian rice pudding and makes for a creamy delicious sweet dessert. 
seviyan kheer served in a glass bowl
Easy 20 mins

Seviyan Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer

This creamy seviyan kheer is a North Indian sweet made with wheat vermicelli, milk, sugar, dry fruits and flavored with spices. This incredibly easy recipe of semiya kheer comes together in 20 minutes and makes for an excellent dessert or sweet.
suji halwa recipe
Easy 15 mins

Suji ka Halwa | Sheera Recipe

Suji ka halwa or Sheera is a classic Indian semolina pudding made with sugar, ghee and dry fruits. The recipe I have shared is a family heirloom recipe. We have been making this suji halwa recipe for decades during family get togethers, special occasions & festivals. The sooji halwa recipe can be easily halved, doubled or tripled.
five karanji pieces on a white plate on a cream doily
Moderate 1 hr 20 mins

Karanji Recipe (Authentic)

Karanji is a crisp, flaky, fried, moon-shaped pastry stuffed with a sweet filling of desiccated coconut, nuts and dry fruits. It is also one of the sweet snack that is made during Diwali festival.
jalebi in a basket
Moderate 15 hrs 45 mins

Jalebi Recipe

Jalebi are funnel-cake style fried spirals that are doused in a sweet sugar syrup for a delightful treat. This homemade jalebi recipe makes for crispy, crunchy, syrupy, juicy jalebi and is traditional method.
4 balls of rasmalai in an oblong white serving dish covered with thickened milk and garnished with sliced almonds and saffron threads
Moderate 50 mins


Rasmalai is a popular Bengali sweet of cottage cheese balls soaked in thickened, sweetened milk that has been scented with cardamom and saffron. A creamy, melt in your mouth Indian dessert sweet.
overhead shot of two rasgulla with syrup in a glass bowl
Moderate 40 mins

Rasgulla Recipe

Rasgulla is a popular Bengali sweet and is also called as rosogolla. This Bengali rasgulla recipe will guide you in making soft and spongy rasgulla.
kaju katli stacked spirally
Moderate 20 mins

Kaju Katli | Kaju Barfi Recipe

These Kaju Katli are the way they are actually meant to be – thin, smooth, melt in the mouth slices of cashew goodness. A popular Indian sweet made with cashews, sugar and water.
besan ke laddu, besan ladoo
Moderate 30 mins

Besan Ladoo | Besan ke Laddu

Besan Ladoo or Besan ke Laddu is a popular Indian sweet made during festivals. These are round sweet balls made with gram flour a.k.a besan, powdered sugar and clarified butter (ghee).
motichoor ladoo recipe, motichur laddu recipe, motichoor ke ladoo recipe
Moderate 30 mins

Motichur Laddu (Motichoor ke Ladoo)

Motichur laddu are soft, delish melt in the mouth ladoo made mainly with gram flour, sugar, and spices.. One of the most popular Indian sweet.
rava ladoo in a circle with lit earthern lamp in center on a bronze plate
Moderate 30 mins

Rava Laddu | Suji Ke Laddu | Rava Ladoo

An easy method to make rava laddu for Diwali or any festival. This rava ladoo also known as suji ke laddu is made with rava (sooji or semolina), coconut, powdered sugar, dry fruits and ghee.
dry fruit barfi recipe
25 mins

dry fruit barfi

Easy method and recipe of dry fruit barfi. No sugar added.
top shot of rabri in red bowl with nuts and a light sprinkle of saffron powder from top.
Moderate 1 hr 20 mins

Rabdi Recipe | Rabri Recipe

Rabdi or rabri is a classic, traditional Indian sweet of thickened sweetened milk filled with layers of clotted cream (malai). It is also known as lachha rabdi in Hindi language.
shahi tukda in a white oblong serving plate with a bowl of homemade rabri
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Shahi Tukda Recipe (Shahi Tukra)

Shahi tukda is a rich, royal Mughlai dessert of fried sugar syrup coated bread topped and soaked with fragrant creamy sweet thickened milk or rabri and garnished with dry fruits.
7 peda pieces on a red plate placed on white doilies.
Moderate 15 mins

Peda Recipe | Doodh Peda

This rich peda recipe is a delightfully sweet fudge-like confection made with khoya (dried milk solids), sugar, nuts and fragrant spices. Make this simple and quick doodh peda recipe (milk peda) for any festival or celebrations.
squares of kalakand laid out on a piece of parchment
Easy 20 mins

Kalakand Recipe | Kalakand Sweet

This two-ingredient, super fast recipe for Kalakand (a.k.a. Indian Milk Cake) comes together in just 15 minutes thanks to the help of a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Holi Drinks

Here you will find a list of some Indian drinks and a few drinks from the global cuisine. I share non-alcoholic drinks in this list, which you can easily make.

A few of these drinks like Jaljeera, Nimbu Pani can be made a few days prior to the festival and refrigerated.

For the aam panna, make the mango concentrate a couple of days earlier and refrigerate it.

jaljeera recipe, jal jeera recipe
Easy 20 mins

Jaljeera Recipe

Jaljeera is an Indian spiced cooling drink, which is also served as an appetizer.
closeup shot of shikanji in a glass with mint leaves
Easy 5 mins

Nimbu Pani Recipe | Shikanji (Indian Lemonade)

Nimbu Pani and Shikanji are the Indian versions of lemonade or limeade made with fresh lemon juice, water, sugar, salt and optionally a few ground spices.
ginger tea recipe, indian ginger tea with milk, adrak wali chai recipe
Easy 15 mins

Ginger Tea

This ginger tea or adrak wali chai is a warming, spiced and fragrant Indian tea made with fresh ginger roots, crushed cardamom, sugar and milk (optional).
side shot of cold coffee in two glasses with a white straw in one glass with coffee beans in a dark orange bowl and some coffee beans on a wooden board
Easy 15 mins

Cold Coffee (Cafe Style Recipe)

Frosty and satisfying Cold Coffee is a fantastic treat to enjoy on a warm day. This Cold Coffee recipe is a classic for preparing blended ice coffees that are perfectly sweet, creamy and frothy – just like from your favorite cafe!
Pink layered faluda drink with chopped nuts on top
Easy 45 mins

Falooda Recipe | Falooda Ice Cream | Faluda

Falooda ice cream is a layered summer dessert drink made with milk, rose syrup, sabja seeds (sweet basil seeds), falooda sev (thin vermicelli), nuts, raisins and ice cream. Faluda is a popular Indian summer drink and easy to make. 
aam panna in glass on a green table.
Moderate 20 mins

Aam Panna Recipe – With Boiled and Roasted Mangoes

Aam ka panna is a cooling Indian summer drink made with unripe green tart mangoes. It is slightly sour and sweet to taste and is flavored with cardamom, cumin and black salt. This recipe post shows the method of making both aam panna syrup concentrate and the drink using the method of boiling as well as roasting mangoes. 
mango mastani served in tall glasses
Easy 15 mins

Mango Mastani

Mango Mastani is a popular dessert-drink from Pune. It is a creamy, thick milkshake topped with vanilla or mango ice cream, mangoes and nuts, dry fruits.
piyush recipe
Easy 5 mins

Piyush Drink | Piyush Recipe

Piyush recipe is a thick, creamy sweet beverage made with shrikhand, yogurt and milk. Summer cooling drink.
closeup shot of mango lassi with mint sprigs filled in a glass on a red and white checkered cloth
Easy 15 mins

Mango Lassi Recipe

Mango Lassi, an all time Indian favorite summer drink is a creamy, thick, refreshing and delicious variation of lassi. Make this easy Mango Lassi recipe in less than 15 minutes with ripe mangoes, yogurt and your choice of flavorings – cardamom, saffron or rose water.
vanilla milkshake served in a glass. topped with chopped pistachios.
Easy 10 mins

Vanilla Milkshake Recipe (Cafe Style)

Vanilla milkshake is a classic milkshake recipe that can be made in many ways. This vanilla milkshake recipe gives a thick, rich, creamy, cafe style milkshake. The recipe can be easily adjusted to make a less thick shake or a thin shake. 
strawberry milkshake topped with strawberry slices in 2 glasses on a reddish pink tray.
Easy 10 mins

Strawberry Milkshake

A sweet and refreshing strawberry shake is the perfect drink for summer. Here I share with you two different but equally delicious ways to make my favorite strawberry milkshake recipe – a classic shake prepared with milk, and a plant-based vegan version made with almond milk.
chocolate milkshake served with chocolate ice cream in a glass with text layover.
Easy 10 mins

Chocolate Milkshake | Chocolate Shake

Chocolate Milkshake is one of those milkshakes that is liked by both kids and adults alike. I share a super easy, quick and yummy way of making a Chocolate Shake recipe with cocoa powder, milk, sugar and chocolate ice cream.
mango milkshake in two tall glasses on white table with a black background
Easy 15 mins

Mango Milkshake (2 Ways)

A sweet and refreshing mango shake is the perfect drink to enjoy when mangos are in their peak of the season. Here I share two equally easy and delicious recipes for making rich and creamy mango milkshakes – one with dairy and a vegan version made with coconut milk.
badam milk recipe, badam doodh recipe, almond milk recipe
Moderate 40 mins

Badam Milk Recipe (Badam Doodh)

Badam Milk (also called Badam Doodh) is a delicious, sweet, creamy drink made with ground almonds, milk, sugar and spiced with green cardamom powder and saffron. This tasty drink is delightful all year round.
gond sharbat recipe
Moderate 5 mins

Gond Sharbat Recipe

Gond ka sharbat recipe – a summer cooling drink. The gond used here is katira gond which has cooling properties.

Sandwiches and Pizza

Many of us love sandwiches and pizzas, especially kids! So I have compiled a separate list of these food recipes. Sandwiches are easy to make.

And a pizza is also easy provided you have the pizza crust dough and pizza sauce ready – then assembling and baking them is a breeze. You can make pizza dough earlier and freeze or refrigerate it.

For healthier options, make sandwiches with whole grain breads. Make the pizzas with whole wheat crust and assorted vegetable toppings.

bombay veg sandwich dotted with green chutney and tomato ketchup on a white plate.
Moderate 35 mins

Veg Sandwich Recipe | Bombay Sandwich Recipe

This Bombay veg sandwich recipe is a popular Mumbai street food of delicious sandwiches made with mix vegetables, green chutney and a few spice powders. 
grilled sandwich with the filling side shown some potato wafers on a white plate
Easy 50 mins

Grilled Sandwich

This grilled sandwich recipe is filled with spiced cilantro chutney and delicious vegetables, then grilled to perfection.
overhead shot of cheese sandwich triangle slices with cilantro dip on a white plate
Easy 20 mins

Cheese Sandwich (2 Ways)

There’s nothing more simple to make and satisfying to enjoy than a warm, crisp and gooey cheese sandwich. Here I share two ways to prepare an easy grilled cheese sandwich in less than 20 minutes. Try your preferred recipe for a quick and yummy breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
chilli cheese toast recipe
Moderate 14 mins

Chilli Cheese Toast

Chilli cheese toast on tawa – tasty cheese toast spiced with chilies and ginger. An easy breakfast to prepare and serve.
mayonnaise sandwich topped with grated carrots and cheese on a square white plate
Easy 15 mins

Mayonnaise Sandwich | Vegetable Mayo Sandwich

This is a tasty and easy to prepare mayonnaise sandwich made with mix veggies, mayonnaise and spices. These sandwiches make for a hearty snack that can be made quickly.
close up shot of stacked cucumber sandwiches with the visible layers of cucumber and bread placed on a white plate.
Easy 10 mins

Cucumber Sandwich

This simple Cucumber sandwich recipe is perfect to prepare as a light snack or lunch. It's easy to make and great for customizing with your favorite ingredients, like tomatoes, cheese, and/or herbs.
bread pizza recipe on tawa, bread pizza recipe without oven
Easy 15 mins

Bread Pizza (Easy 15 Minutes)

This bread pizza made on the griddle is a quick, easy and tasty bread snack. The bread base mimics the pizza base with veggie toppings.
Whole round Pizza on a wooden pizza plate with a cut triangular slice on left top side
Easy 1 hr 30 mins

Pizza Recipe | Veggie Pizza

Treat yourself to the best homemade pizza that’s completely customizable to your tastes. Plan your next pizza party using my foolproof recipe for making perfect veggie pizza from scratch every time!
close up of margherita pizza wedge on butter paper
Easy 1 hr 20 mins

Margherita Pizza Recipe

Flavorful Margherita Pizza made with homemade whole wheat pizza dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, but can also be made using store bought staples and your choice of toppings.
tawa pizza
Easy 45 mins

Tawa Pizza Recipe | Pizza Without Oven

Easy recipe of a no yeast veg pizza made on a tawa or skillet, and without oven. 

This Holi Recipes post from the blog archives (March 2020) has been republished and updated on 22 February 2021.

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  1. Hi Dassana,
    I have tried and learnt some great recipes from your website.
    I love the revamped website. It looks great.

    1. thank you srishty. i am glad that you mentioned about the revamped look as the feedback on the look and design is rare from readers. it took me some months to redesign the website and thanks again.

  2. Almost many items are very good. Few of them I tried, turned out great. Would like to try more later.
    Thanks for delicious and exact recipes.

  3. hi

    i am really happy to see wonderful recipes. really very useful in every Indian houses. unity and diversify.