Holi Desserts


Holi is a Spring Festival that’s celebrated in India. It’s known as the festival of colors. This year it’s celebrated March 1st to 2nd.

As we’re always interested in cuisine around the world, we asked Amrita Singh on Facebook what they eat in India for dessert for the holiday. Here’s her response:

“For Holi traditional desserts, savouries are made as well as milkshakes and cold drinks. Dry fruit stuffed sweets called gujhiyas are very popular as well as a variety of chips and pappadoms laddus and burfis and so much more. This is a Hindu festival but people of all faiths enjoy the fun and food.”

Amanda added, “Gujhiyas are amazing! Little crescent moons of dough fllled with coconut, raisins and whatever else the chef likes to add!”

Here are links to recipes for some of these Holi desserts:

Recipe for Gujhiyas

Coconut Cardamom Burfi

Pepper Pappadoms

Enjoy & Happy Holi!

Mama Lisa

Photo: By Ms Sarah Welch – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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