The Indian festival of colours is here and the best way to celebrate it is by savouring on a gamut of scrumptious sweet dishes. So, if you are planning to treat your friends with signature sweet delicacies, here are a few suggestions.
1. Gujiya: It is a signature Holi dish, which is also known as Karanji. These are deep-fried dumplings prepared with maida, or suji with the stuffing of meva, crushed dried fruits, jaggery, and khoya. This appetising dish is enough to satisfy your taste buds. It is accompanied by a hot cup of masala chai (tea).
2. Puran Poli: An authentic Holi sweet, Puran Poli is a sweet buttery flatbread made with chana dal with the stuffing of jaggery, coconut, cardamom, and butter or ghee. The heavenly bite of this piping hot scrumptious dish is enough to satisfy your cravings.
3. Ras Malai: Known as one of the yummiest sweet dishes to feast on the festival of Holi, Ras Malai is prepared by dipping spongy chenna balls in Rabri milk mixture. To prepare it, pour milk in a thick bottomed pan and heat it over medium flame. When it comes to the boiling point, reduce the flame to low and add saffron strands. Stir it for around 15 minutes. Mix 1-teaspoon of cornflour with 1 tablespoon of water and stir to avoid any lumps. Add 3-tablespoons sugar, corn flour-water mixture and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. Cook it until sugar dissolves. Add the chenna balls and chopped dry fruits and cook for 4-5 minutes over a medium flame, so that the chenna absorbs the milk and gets the flavour. Turn off the flame and cool it to room temperature. Place it in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours. Serve chilled by garnishing the dish with rose petals or saffron strands.