12 Holi Recipes That You Must Make!

    Hello guys! Since Holi is just around the corner, I thought of doing a round-up of some of my favorite recipes for the festival. Mostly sweets, some savory, these recipesย are popular back home especially during this time of the year. I know Holi in my home is never complete without gujiya and thandai.ย So here are 12 amazing Holi Recipes that you must make this year!

    I wish you all a very Happy Holi. May theย colors of Holi fill your life with peace and happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚ Holi Hai!ย 


    My favorite Gujiya is obviously the number 1 thing which you should be making for the festival! Holi is synonyms with gujiya, which is a sweet dumpling filled with dried milk, nuts and then deep fried.



    Thandai is another Holi favorite. This refreshing drink is flavored with lots of nuts and spices making it very refreshing.

    Thandai Summer Drink

    Gulab Jamun

    One of the most popular Indian sweet, gulab jamuns are deep fried balls made from dried milk and soaked in cardamom flavored sugar syrup.

    Gulab Jamun - Indian Sweet


    Learn the tips & tricks to make the perfect Rasmalai every single time. It’s my favorite Indian sweet.


    Dahi Vada

    Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla are a regular in every kitchen during festivals like Holi & Diwali. These savory lentil dumplings topped with yogurt, green and sweet chutney are my husband’s absolute favorite.

    Indian Dahi Vada


    Melt in your mouth ragullas are hugely popular in the country, plus they are a healthier treat compared to otherย sweets.


    Pista Badam Burfi

    In India we make burfi (fudge) out of everything – nuts, lentils, chickpeas etc. This burfi made from pistachios and almonds is easy to make and tastes amazing!

    Pista Badam Burfi


    Imarti is my dad’s favorite sweet, why don’t you give this recipe a try this Holi? : )


    Namak Pare

    These crunchy crackers seasoned with Indian spices are highly addictive. I can munch on them non-stop!

    Namak Pare

    Besan Ladoo

    Besan Ladoo is made from chickpeas flour. Easy recipe but high on flavors.

    Besan Ladoo Recipe


    Kalakand like many Indian sweets is made by curdling milk. Only few basic ingredients but the results are far from basic.


    Seviyan Kheer

    Vermicelli is cooked with milk and sugar and topped with raisins. This is one sweet which my mom would often make!


    Hope you guys like this little collection of Holi recipes. If you happen to try any of these, please leave a comment. I would love to hear back from you!

    Holi Recipes

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    27 thoughts on “12 Holi Recipes That You Must Make!

    1. Darling, every sweet is perfection. Happy HOLI!!
      Big warm hugs from me. I love gujiya with khoya and your gulab jamun..wow. I cannot chose what I like best…everything is so so nice. Girl, as I said earlier, you are a very talented cook. Keep it coming.

      1. Thank you so much Ash for your kind words. You are very generous with your compliments, it means a lot coming from an awesome cook like you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Woah, all of these look awesome. Happy Holi, I’m not Indian but I’ll gladly pretend for this wonderful festival. Sounds like so much fun and yum!

    3. I must admit that I am not familiar with Holi. However, I also admit that I want to become much more familiar with these delicious foods…especially the Nemak Pare. Woah! Thanks for sharing all of this deliciousness, Manali. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. What a lovely collage of recipes and photos, Manali! I really enjoyed reading about all of them and love all of your tips. I’m sorry you are feeling homesick, but all these wonderful dishes should make you feel almost like you are home!

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