The festival of colors, Holi, is incomplete without some mouth-watering sweets and desserts. From traditional Indian sweets to innovative fusion desserts, there are endless options to make your Holi celebration even more enjoyable. Here are 6 easy and simple Holi festival recipes that you can whip up in no time.
1. Thandai Truffles: Thandai is a quintessential Holi drink, and now you can enjoy its flavors in these bite-sized truffles. Blend together almonds, cashews, peppercorns, cardamom, saffron, and fennel seeds to make a fine powder. Mix it with condensed milk and roll it into small balls. Finally, coat them with white chocolate ganache and garnish with chopped nuts and saffron strands.
2. Rose Ladoo: Rose-flavored sweets are a popular choice during Holi. To make Rose Ladoo, mix together rose petal jam, ghee, semolina, and milk powder. Roll them into small balls and coat with desiccated coconut. You can also add chopped nuts like pistachios or almonds for added crunch.
3. Gujiya: Gujiya is a deep-fried pastry filled with a sweet mixture of khoya, coconut, and dry fruits. To make the dough, mix together flour, ghee, and water. Knead it into a smooth dough and let it rest for 30 minutes. For the filling, cook khoya, coconut, sugar, and chopped dry fruits together until it thickens. Roll out small circles of dough, place a spoonful of filling in the center, and fold it into a half-moon shape. Pinch the edges to seal and deep fry until golden brown.
4. Badam Peda: This creamy and nutty sweet is made from milk powder, condensed milk, and ground almonds. Cook them together in a pan until it forms a smooth mixture. Shape it into small flattened balls and garnish with a sliver of almond on top.
5. Besan Ladoo: A classic Indian sweet made from roasted gram flour, ghee, and sugar. Roast gram flour in ghee until fragrant and golden. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and chopped nuts to the mix. Knead it into a dough and shape into small balls.
6. Kulfi Cheesecake: Give a twist to traditional kulfi by turning it into a cheesecake. Mix together cream cheese, condensed milk, whipped cream, and kulfi flavorings like saffron, cardamom, and pistachios. Pour it over a biscuit crumb crust and freeze until firm.
– Thandai Truffles: Blend together almonds, cashews, cardamom, saffron, and fennel seeds. Mix it with condensed milk, shape into balls and coat with white chocolate ganache.
– Rose Ladoo: Mix together rose petal jam, ghee, semolina, and milk powder. Roll into balls and coat with desiccated coconut.
– Gujiya: Mix flour, ghee, and water for the dough. Cook khoya, coconut, sugar, and dry fruits together for the filling. Fill dough with filling, seal edges and deep fry.
– Badam Peda: Cook milk powder, condensed milk, and ground almonds together until smooth. Shape into flattened balls and top with a sliver of almond.
– Besan Ladoo: Roast gram flour in ghee until golden. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and chopped nuts. Knead into dough and shape into balls.
– Kulfi Cheesecake: Mix cream cheese, condensed milk, whipped cream, and kulfi flavorings. Pour over biscuit crust and freeze until firm.