Holi 2019: Indulge in these delicious recipes and set the festive mood


Holi 2019: Enjoy your Holi celebrations this year with these mouthwatering recipes. Get drenched in the colourful spirit of the festival with loved ones in the company of colours, music and good food.
Holi 2019: No Indian festival is complete without indulging in some finger-licking food and drinks. With Holi just around the corner, we have curated a list of delicious Holi recipes that are sure to add warmth to your colourful celebrations.

The festival of colours, that is celebrated every year on the day of Purnima, falls on March 21 this year. Enjoy!Ingredients

3 cups – Maida
1 cup – Curd
½ cup – Corn Flour
3 cups – Sugar
5 strands – Saffron
2 tsp – Cardamon powder
5 tbsp – Ghee
2 tbsp – Baking soda
4 cups – Oil
4 glass – Water
4 tsp – Rode essence
3 drops – Edible food colour
½ cups – Milk


* For making this dessert recipe, mix maida, corn flour and baking soda in a bowl.
* Add ghee and orange food colour in the above mixture. To make a thick batter, add curd and water.

* Mix well until it is thick but has a pouring consistency. Keep it aside for 8 hours or overnight.* To make the sugar syrup, heat water in a pan over medium flame.

* Add sugar and mix until fully dissolved. Simmer the syrup until it attains one string consistency.

* Add saffron, cardamom powder and rose essence. Stir well.* Heat oil in a pan over medium flame for deep frying. Now fill the jalebi batter in a muslin cloth and pierce a small hole in it.

* Squeeze the muslin cloth to make concentric circles. Fry till jalebis are crisp and golden.

* Soak the jalebis in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes. Ensure that the sugar syrup is warm and not very hot. Now remove from the syrup and place it on a tray lined with butter paper or foil.

* Decorate with silver foil and serve the jalebis hot, warm or at room temperature with creamy rabri.

* Serve hot jalebi along with milk.
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By Chef Suresh Thampy, Executive Chef, Holiday Inn