Happy Holi: Five famous Holi traditional Indian sweets that you must eat

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Five Famous Holi Sweets – Holi is definitely one of the most awaited festivals because of the rejoice it brings to our life with colours and unlimited fun. But is it just the bevy of colours that make it favourite for all ages or the mouth-watering delicacies that are prepared on this occasion? A tough question! Although we munch on different savories on this day,  let’s have a look at some of the traditional delicacies – the five famous Holi sweets that you must eat:

famous holi sweets

1. Gujiyagujiyas

  • Gujiya is certainly the star sweet of Holi. Originated in Rajasthan, this sweet is the specialty of this festival.
  • Gujiyas are sweet dumplings prepared with maida or flour and packed with a delicious mixture of khoya and dry fruits.
  • This festive favorite comes in various variants like Mawa gujiya, Chocolate Gujia, Coconut Gujia and more.
  • With people getting more and more health-conscious, baked gujiyas are also available at sweet shops.

2. Puran Polipuran poli

  • This mouth-watering sweet dish comes from Maharashtra and it is also popular in states like Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Goa.
  • Puran Poli is a sweet roti prepared with the filling of boiled chana daal and jaggery or sugar. While serving, a layer of hot ghee is spread on the bread for relishing the taste.

Famous Holi sweets – holi traditional Indian sweets

3. Malpuamalpua

  • This traditional North Indian sweet is prepared with flour and ghee which is dipped in sugar syrup.
  • To delight the taste buds, it is served with Rabri (thickened mil).
  • Ragi and Paneer Malpua are also two healthy variants of this sweet dish.
  • Malpua has a long shelf period, it can be prepared and stored before the occasion.

4. Sweet Ricesweet rice

  • Sweet rice is a delightful dish from South India. This popular south Indian recipe gets a fruity makeover by adding a punch of dry fruits such as raising, cashew nuts, pistachio, and almonds to the rice.
  • It tastes better with jaggery.
  • A dash of saffron does wonders to the taste.
  • This exotic yet healthy dish is usually served with cold beverages called Sharbats.

Famous Holi sweets – holi traditional Indian sweets

5. Nolen Gur RasgullaNolen Gur Rasgulla

  • Holi is referred as Dol Purnima in Bengal and it is played with herbal colours. This distinct sweet is prepared from a liquid form of jaggery which is boiled and the syrup is used to make this amazing sweet.

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