Here's a collection of Easy Holi Recipes to celebrate this festival of colors. These sweet and savory Indian vegetarian recipes include drinks, snacks, easy lunch dishes, and desserts that can be made ahead of time with minimal effort.
What is Holi?
Holi marks the passing of winter and the arrival of spring and harvest season. Based on the lunar calendar, it typically falls in the month of March.
Holi is often referred to as the festival of color, and it signifies the triumph of good over evil. We celebrate it with a bonfire the previous night (Holika Dahan), followed by playful festivities in the morning (Rang Wali Holi).
Out of all the Indian festivals, Holi is my absolute favorite! We spend the day with family and friends, an assortment of bright colors, water balloons, and endless fun.
And since no Indian festival is complete without a variety of finger-licking good food, I am sharing some of the most popular Holi snacks, sweets, and drinks recipes.
I hope you enjoy these recipes. On behalf of the Spice Cravings Team, I wish all the readers a happy Holi!
Popular Sweets & Dessert Recipes
Holi Lunch Menu
Since everyone ends up spending the morning playing Holi with friends and family, easy one-pot meals are a norm for lunch.
I focus on heavy snacks and a variety of sweets along with a simple main course for lunch. In this section, I include easy and satisfying meals that I serve buffet style.
1. Chole Bhature
2. Sarson Saag & Makki Roti
3. Pav Bhaji
4. Aloo Tikki Burger
5. Paneer Pizza
6. Vegetarian Biryani Recipes
7. Kadhi Chawal
8. Paneer Wrap
Frequently Asked Questions
Dahi Bhalla, also known as Dahi Vada is a must-have on holi. These are lentil fritters that are soaked in seasoned yogurt, then garnished with tamarind and cilantro chutney, and other toppings like sev, cilantro and pomegranate arils. All over the north, people have slight variations in how they make this delicacy.
If you've watched Bollywood movies with Holi songs, you might think white is the official color of holi 🙂 In reality, you can wear anything that you're willing to get color on and let go since once it's stained with all the colors, there's no recovery 🙂
I hope you enjoy this collection and have a wonderful Holi celebration with your loved ones. If you try any of these recipes, leave a comment below or share them on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest by including #spicecravings in your message!