Happy Holi

Holi is just around the corner. For your last minute Holi preparations, may I suggest you a few of my favorites? You still have the time to plan a memorable Holi for your loved ones.  See if you like any of these options :



Gujiya: Don’t throw a Holi party without this mouthwatering sweet. In case you are worried about the calories, don’t coat them with sugar syrup after frying. Click here for a detailed recipe.


Coconut Ladoo

Coconut ladoo : Looking for a colorful platter ? Then you can not miss these Naariyal ke ladoo .


Gajar ka halwa

Gajar ka halwa ( Carrot Pudding )  :  Pressed for time ?  Try this quick and easy ( easiest !! ) recipe. Do not tell your guests that it was ready in 45 minutes 🙂  Recipe here .


Besan ke ladoo

Besan ke ladoo : You can never go wrong with this all time favorite Indian sweet. Make a big batch so you can enjoy after Holi too ! Recipe here.



Khasta Kachori :  Treat your guests with this authentic spiced pastry.


Thandai : If weather permits then this beverage will be a big hit. Check recipe here.


Chana kulcha

Chana kulcha :  Makes an excellent lunch / brunch menu. Click here for a detailed recipe.



Avocado Raita : This will compliment any Indian dish you have in mind to serve your guests. You are bound to get lots of compliments for this healthy side dish.


Masala chai

Masala Chai : Do not let your guests go home without masala chai. Trust me they will need it at the end of the party.

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy and Colorful Holi.



  1. I’ve never heard of Holi before so it will be really interesting to Google it and find out more. These dishes look absolutely delicious though 🙂

    Louise x

  2. Aha I was missing Holi back in India and feeling nostalgic! I have a craving for Gujiya since so many days…wish I could have attended your party! 🙂
    And thanks a ton Monika for sharing these awesome Holi recipes and keeping alive India in US. Last but not the least, wish you a very happy and colorful Holi!

  3. Wow! These look fabulous! My neighbour is South Asian and always brings me goodies like these! Thanks for sharing xoxox

  4. Some of these dishes look really yummy and lots of new treats which I haven’t heard of before. The Kochori especially looks great x

  5. I need to learn more about Holi! All of these foods look delightful! I’m especially a sucker for anything coconut and pastel colored 🙂

  6. Happy Holi Day in advance. I love all the food you offered and would love to try them myself. Yummy! 🙂

  7. These look amazing!!!! I haven’t tried any of these dishes but they do look mouthwatering! The Chana kulcha looks super delicious. I’m checking out the recipe to see if it’s easy enough for me to recreate 🙂

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