While ladoos, jalebis, and gulab jamuns may be the most popular sweets at weddings and other celebratory functions, there are some delectable sweet items that still remain reserved especially for Holi. This most-awaited spring festival is an excuse to enjoy delicacies that awaken the senses and keep your spirits high. Fr!day brings you some mouth-watering snacks and drinks to enjoy this Holi, each having its own distinct taste and richness.

Lassi

Holi becomes like a ‘ladoo without sugar’ in absence of this creamy milk drink, which is most often prepared with a mixture of curd, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernel, cardamom, almonds, saffron, rose petals, and milk. People are usually seen to prefer the ‘Badam Lassi’, which is traditionally served with the addition of bhaang (cannabis) during Holi.

Juju Dhau

What else can give a kickstart to your Holi except this ‘king of yogurts’ made from fresh buffalo milk, which gives it an enhanced taste and texture. The sweet, rich, and creamy taste of juju dhau can give you that special thrill to enjoy the best throughout the day with a healthy Nepali taste.

Gujiya

This khoya-filled dumpling, popularly known as gujiya, is a famous sweet that is in high demand during the festivities of Holi. The khoya (milk fats) is melted inside the casting of maida and then is fried with caramelized sugar and ghee. Green cardamom and nutmeg are also added to enhance the flavor of the sweet after it is dunked in the thick sugar syrup.

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada is one of the simplest recipes that you could make in your home this Holi. This savory snack is prepared by immersing fritters made from lentil, chickpea flour, or potato (popularly called as vadas) in a thick yogurt. These vadas are first fried and then soaked in water before mixing in the yogurt. To enhance the flavor, it is most often topped with mint leaves, chili powder, crushed black pepper, coconut, chaat masala, green chili, and coriander/ People also prefer some sweet chutney with the yogurt. This is something that can cool down the high heat of Holi fervor.

Rasbari

Holi is not a festival where we eat a lot of snacks. We are busy relishing the moments, and thus rasbari is the best sweet one can have in Holi. These spongy-soft round mishtis, soaked in sugar syrup, have become an important sweet during Holi. A melt-in-the-mouth, these soft sweet balls made from the dumplings of chenna and mild cardamom-flavored sugary syrup is something that you cannot miss this Holi. In fact, start your day with these balls to energize yourself for the thrill of Holi.