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Such Special Things Are Made on Holi in These Cities of India, You Too Will Say Wow After Eating It!

Posted by: Neha AdhikariDate: 31st January 2023 10:01 IST
Such Special Things Are Made on Holi in These Cities of India, You Too Will Say Wow After Eating It!, What Sweets Do Indian States Make During Holi

Even before the festival of Holi comes, a different hangover starts spreading in the air. The surrounding environment looks very vibrant and pleasant. Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. This festival of colors spreads a new shade with it. Dishes made on the occasion of Holi also start getting ready. Those who make kachori, chips, gujiya, etc. at home must have started preparations from now.

The most important and special sweet dish of Holi is gujiya and thandai, but in some places, a lot more is made. Holi has a different color in every state of India. On the occasion of Holi, there is also a tradition of making something new and delicious in many cities.

Let us tell you through this article what is made popular in other regions of India on Holi. If you want, you can also make them this Holi and please the guests coming to your home with new recipes.


Karanji, Maharashtra

holi sweet in karanji maharashtra

This is another type of gujiya made in our homes, which is made in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Bihar, etc. In Maharashtra, it is called karanji and its fillings are quite different. The stuffing is made of coconut, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and nuts. It is specially prepared during Diwali and Holi. Along with this, making Puran Poli is also very popular in Maharashtra. Puran Poli is also offered as Naivedya in Holika Dahan.

Meethi Sev, Gujarat

Gujarat is one such state which celebrates any festival with a lot of fun. A special thali is prepared here on the occasion of Holi, which consists of Gujarati dal, bhindi shaak, roti, and rice. Sweet sev is specially made as a dessert on Holi. Every year, as soon as Holi comes, women start making sev from wheat flour and then its sweets are prepared. Apart from this, making Basundi is prepared in many areas of Gujarat.

Malpua, Madhya Pradesh

holi sweet malpua in delhi

Malpua which is deep-fried and soaked in sugar syrup is one of the oldest sweet dishes. It is made in many regions of India. Malpua is made in abundance on the occasion of Holi in Madhya Pradesh. Not only this, but in areas like Indore, the demand for ghee also increases considerably. Ghee sweets have a different significance in Sindhi society. Along with this, you will see Jalebi (History of Jalebi) and Gujiya served in a plate in every household.

Thandai, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

Thandai is an Indian cold drink prepared from a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, black pepper, poppy seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk, and sugar. It is often made and served during Mahashivratri and Holi or Holla Mahalla festival. Thandai is one of the main drinks on Holi in many cities of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. This increases the celebration of Holi even more.

Shakkarpara, Lucknow

shakkarpara in holi

Shankarpali, Shakkarpara, Murali, Khurma, is a sweet snack. This shankarpali or shakkarpara is very popular in western India, especially in Lucknow, and Uttar Pradesh. It is also made on the occasion of Holi. They are a crunchy snack of sugar deep-fried with coconut powder and cardamom. These ingredients fill them with an interesting flavor. Along with gujiya, thandai, you can also include it in the dessert plate.

Sandesh, Bengal

When it comes to sweets, Bengal should be left out, how can this happen? Bengal is anyway famous for more than one sweet. On Holi too, many sweets are prepared on this day. Mishti Doi, Chamcham, and Sundesh with Rasgulla is very much liked. It is prepared with milk or chhena and sugar and prepared by placing it in different molds. Be it Navratri, Diwali, or Holi, it is a practice to celebrate this sweet on every festival.

See, no one can take the place of Gujiya, so this time along with Gujiya, you can also prepare this sweet. If something new and special is made on Holi in your area, then write it to us.

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