The festival of colours, Holi, is just around the corner! As people get ready to get together to dance to Holi music, smear each other with colours, enthusiastically spray their water guns, and prepare and share traditional Holi cuisine dishes, there is a feeling of joy and celebration in the air. And what celebration would be complete without some famous savoury dishes & desserts?

Sharing food and sweets is supposed to make relationships sweeter. They herald happiness and good fortune. Who can resist the allure of the traditional sweet delicacies made for Holi in addition to this pleasant tradition?

The greatest benefit of homemade foods is that you may adjust the recipes to suit your taste buds. So, let's get started with some delectable Holi celebration spicy and sweet recipes!

Holi Recipe Ideas 2023

1. Thandai Recipe:

Thandai is a popular drink made with milk, nuts, and spices. It is perfect for Holi because it is cooling and refreshing.


  • 1 litre milk
  • 1/2 cup almonds, blanched
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Ice cubes


  • Soak almonds, cashews, pistachios, poppy seeds, and fennel seeds in water for 3-4 hours.
  • Grind the soaked nuts and seeds to a fine paste.
  • Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan and add the nut paste, sugar, and cardamom powder.
  • Cook on low flame until the mixture thickens.
  • Add rose water and mix well.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and chill in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with ice cubes.

2. Gujiya Recipe:

Gujiya is a sweet, deep-fried pastry filled with a mixture of sweetened khoya, nuts, and coconut.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Water as needed
  • 1 cup khoya
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix flour and ghee until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add water and knead to form a stiff dough.
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix khoya, powdered sugar, chopped nuts, and grated coconut.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and roll out each ball into a small disc.
  • Place a spoonful of the khoya filling in the centre of each disc and fold it into a half-moon shape.
  • Use a fork to crimp the edges of the gujiya.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the gujiya until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve.

3. Dahi Bhalla Recipe:

Dahi bhalla is a popular North Indian snack made with deep-fried lentil dumplings, yoghurt, and chutneys.


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup tamarind chutney
  • 1/2 cup mint chutney
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Soak urad dal and moong dal in water for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind the dals to a fine paste.
  • Add salt to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and drop spoonfuls of the batter into the oil.
  • Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  • Soak the fried dumplings in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Beat yoghurt with salt and red chilli powder.
  • Squeeze out the water from the dumplings and arrange them on a plate.
  • Pour yoghurt over the dumplings.
  • Drizzle tamarind chutney and mint chutney on

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