Holi is festival of color and the festival of sharing love with all. and celebrated on the last full moon of lunar month of falguna that is at the end of winter season.I didn’t know any other details than just colors of holi when i was a child. Thanks to social media ,internet that now i know many things about festivals ,its importance and how they celebrated across different parts of india.
Holi is spring fetival and its basically celebrated for two days. First day is known as holika dahan or choti holi across different parts in india different celebration ways are there.On first day holika bonfire with where people worship holika bonfire with coconut,black chana ,batasha (holi sweets ),many delicacies made for holi.These holi sweets batasha(sugar cansdies) , garlands of dry fruits are distributed to relatives children on the occasions of holi.
Next morning is celebrated as ragwali holi/dhuliwandan where people color each other with dry colors or coloured water .children play with water guns /pichakari ,water filled balloons for their water fights.
Spirirt of this festivals makes everyone get carry along with it that everyone from children to elderly enjoy it equally. People visit relatives , friends and to colour each other with color powders laugh and dance, then share Holi delicacies like gujiya,puran poli,desserts and drinks like thandai ,bhang.
As a kid I always waited for this festival .There were for two reasons to get garlands sugar candies from my relatives and second to play color on dhuliwandan with pichakari /gun.
Colorful pichakari was main attraction for we kids ,whose pichkari looks how was competition amongst kids. Coloring friends by hiding or throwing water color filled balloons on strangers passing from the road was very funny.
Thandai is special drink served on festivals like holi along with many tasty delicacies.It’s milk flavored using selected dry fruits and spices like fennel seeds and cardamoms. Thandai means coolant and its prefect drink for this hot summer.
Here are special thandai flavoured recipes for holi made using thandai masala (made from dry fruits and few spices)powder.
Lassi is perfect beverage for hot summer its coolant and its cooling property increases when we infuse thandai masala in it.enjoy this easy to make coolant on the hot afternoons of holi and as a break from festive preparation. It will definitely refresh and rejuvenate you.
Thandai sewai kheer
Sewai kheer is very simple and quick dessert recipe and It has many variations and most commonly cooked dessert. This is thandai masala infused sewai kheer.I have added thandai masala in sewai kheer and its perfect thandai flavored dessert.Celebrate holi with thandai flavored sewai kheer and feel refreshed with its cooling properties.