None of the Indian festivals are complete without some spicy and tasty dishes and Indians staunchly believe that way to the heart is through stomach so in order to make someone happy, prepare mouth watering dishes and that’ll be it.

Here will see what dishes can be made in Holi to make the festival of color even more colorful.

The recipes

  1. Aloo Pakora:


  • One large potato
  • 2 tbsp. rice flour
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • ¼ tsp. red chili powder
  • ½ tsp. carom seeds
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala (powder)
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • Salt
  • A pinch of baking soda

Mix all the dry ingredients with water. Peel the potato and slice it in thin and round pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Dip each potato piece in the batter prepared by mixing the dry ingredients and fry till they are crisp and takes a beautiful golden hue. Place the pakoras on paper towel to get rid of the excess oil. Serve it hot and garnish with some chaat masala. It can also be served with ketchup or chutney.

  1. Aloo Chaat:


  • 2 potatoes (medium sized)
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala powder
  • ½ tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. dry mango powder
  • Rock salt
  • Coriander or mint leaves
  • Water
  • Oil

Half boil the potatoes in water to which add some amount of rock salt. On cooling down, peel and dice the potatoes.  Deep fry or shallow fry the potato dices. Place them on paper towel to remove the excess oil. Put the fried potato dices in a large bowl and add all the spices mentioned above along with salt. Mix it well. Garnish it by adding some lemon juice on to and by adding mint or coriander leaves.

  1. Hara Bhara Kebab:


  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • ¾ cups peas
  • 2 potatoes (medium sized)
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala powder
  • 2 tsp. ginger and green chili paste
  • 1 tsp. dry mango powder
  • 2 and a ½ tsp. gram flour
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • Salt to taste

Add some salt to water and blanch spinach in it. Drain the water and let the spinach cool down. Chop it finely. Roast the gram flour in a pan till it changes color slightly and gives out an aroma. Boil the peas and potatoes. Take the chopped spinach, boiled potatoes, boiled peas and green chili paste in a large bowl and mash it till it becomes smooth.  Add the roasted gram flour, all the spices mentioned and salt and mix it thoroughly. Take small amount each time and give them round shape with the help of your hands. Fry them till a golden color appears. Serve it hot with ketchup or chutney.