• Shankarpali sweetWikimedia Commons/ Vijay Sonar
  • GujiaWikimedia Commons/ Sanjeevdwivedi
  • Dahi vadaWikimedia Commons/Dforest
  • Puran PoliWikimedia Commons/GaneshDatta
  • MalapuaWikimedia Commons

Holi 2015 is just around the corner and people all over India are set to celebrate the festival of colours on Friday, 6 March.

While many are busy shopping and preparing to celebrate the day by playing with colours, it is also a day to experiment traditional delicacies that will enhance your taste buds.

Check out some traditional delicacies for the special day:


Gujia, a sweet dumpling made with maida flour, wheat flour or suji stuffed with khoya (made of milk) is one of the most important dessert you can enjoy on Holi day.

Check the recipe HERE

Puran Poli

It is a sweet flat bread stuffed with sweet lentil filling from bengal gram or chana dal and jaggery.

Check the recipe HERE

Kesar Malai Peda

Kesar Malai Peda made out of milk, cornflour/corn starch, green cardamom powder, almonds, pistachios, sugar, citric acid and kesar is one of the most important and easy sweets you can try on Holi.

Check the recipe HERE

Dahi Bhalla

This snack dish has deep fry vadas, peas, dahi, spices and chutneys, and is served cold after garnishing it.

Check the recipe HERE


Malapua is a dessert or a snack, which is made of maida, rawa and khoya/mawa. It is made in the shape of a pan cake and has to be deep fried.

Check the recipe HERE


Shankarpali, made from a dough of milk, sugar, ghee, maida, semolina and salt is a traditional delicacy popular in Maharashtra.

Check the recipe HERE

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