With the outburst of Coronavirus, everyone is rethinking about their Holi plans. Who would know that the disease will spread like a bushfire and blot out every major event leaving us all bummed out, especially when Holi is around the corner?
The first festival of the New Year that excites every soul in India thinking of ways to play Holi with friends and family, targeting that one person who refuses to play, all and all having a ball of a time. The children too are super excited to try their colour-filled hands on everyone’s faces but alas all the enthusiasm has been washed out by the sudden outbreak of Corona Virus.
But if we look at the bright side we all got a chance to play Holi like we used to in our childhood days. Yes, you guessed it right, Pichkaris! As the infection spreads with touching you can avoid playing with your hands and instead use pichkaris and water balloons.
Still, if you want to be on the safer side and avoid playing Holi this year, well worry no more because where there is a will, there is definitely great food! As with the celebration, we also look forward to binge eating all mouth-watering delicacies unique to this occasion prepared by our sweet mommy.
No one can imagine Holi without the ever delicious sugar syrup dripping gujiyas. Native to Rajasthan, gujiyas are sweet dumpling filled with yummy cardamom flavoured mawa and dry fruits are specially made on Holi.
Along with gujjiya’s you can also prepare moong dal ka halwa, gulab jamun and shahi tukda that’ll just make your festival hip and happening.
Another Holi munching treat is stacking up the plates with crunchy besan garlic papad to balance off all the sweetness. As Indians are very fond of Papads it is a perfect snack to indulge in.
No one can miss the classic Holi special recipe made with milk, nuts and spices like saffron, fennel– Thandai!
Don’t miss to try some colourful mocktails perfect for the spring season.
Everyone’s favourite ‘Kheer’ always hits the right notes no matter whatever the festival is.
Steaming hot puris with aloo ki sabzi is quintessential to this festival.
Ah, how can we not celebrate Holi! Let’s get drenched in most mouth-watering delicacies.
Jaipur Beat wishes you all a Happy Holi 🙂