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Holi Recipe 2021: Try these mouth-watering healthy snacks this festive season

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 March 2021, 16:25 IST
Happy Holi 2021 (Representative Pic)

Holi is just around the corner and it is incomplete without delicious snacks and healthy traditional recipes! We all have seen how our mothers started preparation for making various mouth-watering dishes for the festival. Many health-conscious people tried hard to ignore the lip-smacking dishes due to their diet chart and avoid the traditional food of Holi.
If you are also one of those health-conscious people then try out these healthy dishes that would not put a dent in your weight loss goals.

Check out super amazing healthy dishes that anyone can eat this Holi season:

1. Palak-Methi Dumplings

Palak-Methi Dumplings (Pinterest)


Eating green veggies is always a mandatory thing in a diet plan. So, try Palak-methi dumplings which are made with besan (chickpea flour). It will give you the benefits of iron and protein.

Also, serve a mint chutney to add more taste to your dish.

When it comes to good health, there's nothing more beneficial than adding greens to your meals. Palak-methi dumplings made with besan (chickpea flour) give you the benefits of iron and protein. Have them with mint chutney and it is bound to taste finger-licking good!

2. Pan Gujiya

Pan Gujiya (File Pic)


Holi is incomplete without gujiya. So, diet-conscious people can try the new version of gujiya that will give a new healthy flavor to the traditional sweet dish of Holi. To make Pan Gujiya, take a cup of maida, two tablespoons roasted semolina, one cup of powdered sugar, one cup of roasted khoya, two pan leaves, two tablespoons gulakanda, two tablespoons of copra, two tablespoons Gulab Kartari, a small spoon of Matha Pan Masala, two tablespoons Petacheri, a small of fennel, ghee and almonds.

Know how to make:

Mix ghee and flour properly. Cover it with a wet cloth for 15 minutes. Grind the betel leaves in a grinder so that they become coarse. For stuffing, mix the remaining ingredients. Make fine flour and put stuff in it and give it the shape of gujiya with the help of gujiya maker.

Start frying the gujiya till they turn brownish and serve it to your family members.

3. Oat idli

Oat idli (Pinterest)


Oat is rich in carbohydrates and also low in fats, therefore, oat idlis are the best options to make your Holi breakfast healthy. To add flavor to the oat idlis, add beans, carrots, peas, and cabbage (if want). Fry it and serve it your family members.

4. Tikki Chhole

Tikki Chhole (Pinterest)


One of the best lip-smacking Holi dishes that one can try this season. To add healthy flavor to the dish, reduce the number of potatoes in the stuffing and use beetroot, carrot, or paneer for stuffing. You can also mix the stuffing with the oats and then fry your healthy tikkis instead of deep-frying.

5. Low-calorie Thandai

Low-calorie Thandai (Pinterest)


Thandai is a mandatory drink during Holi season. This yummy drink cannot be replaced by any other drink. To make it healthy, one can add honey instead of using sugar in low-fat milk and enjoy the drink without any hesitation.

6. Lauki Halwa

Lauki Halwa (Pinterest)


Lauki juice is good for treating urinary disorders and also contains 98% water. So, why not make add bottle gourd in your Holi dishes. Without compromising with your health and taste, make a lauki halwa by adding rose petals, dry fruits of your choice.

First published: 22 March 2021, 16:14 IST