Holi festival is knocking on the door. People are being ready to welcome the spring. Every year, this spring festival gives us a lot of memories for the whole year and sometimes for the whole life. We often plan for this festival a month prior to the day. People become happy & colourful. Most people are not easily identifiable after playing Holi for an hour, haha. Some people play hard on this day whereas some people only interested in the drink & food prepared for celebrating this festival. Chatting with friends & family members and enjoying food & drinks are the best part of this festival. So here is the list of 5 mouthwatering but healthy snacks for the Holi festival.
Paneer pakoda & jalebi are the most common food items for this spring festival. If we talk about popular drinks for this day then the first name that comes to mind is thandai. Did you ever try it? It is very healthy, delicious and refreshing. You need various ingredients to make make it. Dry fruits & milk are the most important items to make a delicious thandai drink for the Holi festival.
But apart from those, there are multiple options in snacks which are mouthwatering as well as healthy too.
Mushroom pakodaEvery mushroom lovers will love this mouthwatering mushroom pakoda. It is a very special and perfect snack for the Holi festival. Anybody can prepare this at home within a jiffy. This pakoda needs only a few ingredients which are easily available at every Indian’s household. I love it to have during the winter season.
Mixed veg pakoda
Mixed veg pakoda is very popular pakoda. You may ask “why it is healthy?” It is healthy because here you are free to add various seasonal vegetables of your choice and the most important thing is that it can be easily prepared at home and homemade food is always healthy. You can easily avoid extra spices & oil to make such pakoda. Last spring I had this to celebrate the Holi festival.
Aloo tikki matar chaat
It is one of those snacks that look unhealthy and super spicy. But actually, it is not so spicy & unhealthy. In fact, I think it is very much healthy. It does not need so much oil to prepare aloo tikki as well as matar too. But if you want to make it spicy then you can add extra spices & chatnis to make it unhealthy, haha. I lve it and often have aloo tikki matar chaat at home.
Ragda patties chaat
I found it almost similar to aloo matar tikki chaat. But the taste of this snack is different. It is very popular in Maharashtra. Gujarati people also love it. It is also delicious as well as healthy because it needs a very less amount of oil. The important thing is that when it is homemade then that would be definitely healthy. Did you ever make ragda patties chaat at home?
Being a Bengali, I can not forget to add a Bengali snack to this list. I love vegetable chop a lot. In fact, every Bengali people loves it a lot. It can be unhealthy if you buy it from the market. But it is delicious as well as a healthy snack when it is prepared at home. So never forget to add it to the list of tasty & healthy snacks for the Holi festival. Will you?
So snack is your favorite? Which one did you not try? Is there any?