Indian festivals are just just another reason to reunite with your family and friends, have tons of fun, endless laughter, forget every diet and devour some of your favourite foods and sweets. One such upcoming festival is the festival of colours, Holi. While we absolutely cannot choose the best dishes for Holi, we have curated a list of snacks and mithais that you cannot miss making and relishing this festival season. So, what are you waiting for?
Gujiya are half moon shaped fried flaky pastry made using refined flour, sooji, ghee and filled with sweet filling made with khoya, nuts and dry fruits. Gujiya are especially made during holi, teej and chath pooja in India. Recently, gujiya have also been baked for health concerns instead of being fried. They can also be made with variations like chocolate, coconut, jaggery and even Nutella.
We really do not think any festival is complete without some piping hot kachoris. Kachoris are round, flat, flaky pooris made with stuffing of usually moong dal, onions or peas. Kachoris make extensive use of spices especially hing which ensures easy digestion of this heavy snack. Shop for 100% natural and organic Tassyam Hingwale Hing to bring out the best flavour in your kachoris.
3. Dahi Bhalla
Dahi Bhalla is a popular North Indian snack made using vada, papdi, curd, tamarind chutney, boiled potatoes, green coriander chutney and lot of spices for garnish and flavour. The vada is made using soaked urad and moong dal, which is made into a fine paste and then fried like fritters or pakoras. Just like kachoris, dahi bhalla makes good use of hing to avoid acidity and gas. Add extra flavour on your dahi bhallas by sprinkling some Tassyam Dahi Bhalla Masala on top.
If you ask us any two things that come to our mind when we hear the word Holi, we would say colours and thandai. And we know you would say the same. Thandai is synonymous for the festival Holi. Thandai is a cool, refreshing Indian drink made using milk and special thandai mix which uses spices like cardamom, saffron, peppercorns, fennel seeds and lot of nuts. This drink is not only refreshing and delicious, but it is packed with health benefits because of the spices used. It detoxifies the body, improves digestion, boosts immunity and energy levels and provides a variety of nutrients and minerals. Check out this rose thandai recipe that you absolutely cannot miss trying this holi. You can also find Tassyam’s authentic Thandai here.
We know we are giving way too many "break that diet" kind of vibe with our listicle, but aren't festivals all about indulging in some good food without having any second thoughts and guilt?
Samosa are equally enjoyed by people of all age groups. We have never met anyone who will say they hate samosa, because they are, indeed, so good. They are crisp, flaky, the filling can be of your choice, from the classic- potato, moong dal and peas to the new fusion ones like chilli cheese, chowmein, pasta or even pizza topping. Samosa are truly aiming for world domination someday.
Let us know which is your favourite food without which your festival of colours is incomplete.