Holi, the festival of colours is a festival celebrated in welcoming spring and the end of winter in some parts of India for 2 days and most parts of India celebrating it for just one day. The festival includes celebrations with the application of colours indicating the arrival of spring, by applying colours and coloured waters on your friends and neighbours. No festival goes without the consumption of traditional foods specific to the region each person is from.
Holi food traditions include preparing fresh and home made sweet and savoury snacks that include Gujiyas/Karanjis, Malpua, Samosa, Kachori, Pakoras, Dahi Vadas, Puran Poli, Barfi, Phirni etc. But one of the most important Holi drinks include Thandai and various forms of thandai including the Bhang Thandai and thandai in srikant, kheer or Barfis. Various forms of lassis are part of the Holi Menu.
Another popular Holi snack is the Gujiya or Karanji that can be prepared and kept ready days ahead of the Holi festival. Holi lunch menu includes a whole range of sweets and snacks that is eaten in bits and pieces all through the day of celebration. Here are a few Holi food ideas that you can try at home!