5 Holi Special Recipes For Kids

5 Holi Special Recipes For Kids

11 Mar 2022 | 7 min Read

Sayani Basu

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The festival of colours, mithais, special food and thandai is just around the corner! Yes, deck up for that time of the year when Rang Barse in Big B’s baritone voice will play at almost every house.

Talking about Holi celebrations, things that come to mind are playing with vibrant colours while enjoying sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris and the list of scrumptious food goes on. 

In India, no celebration is complete without food. Add zest and zing to this festival of colours with some delicious food that will win your little one’s heart.

Here are some Holi special foods that not only set the mood for the festivities but are sure to make your little ones happy.

5 Special Recipes for Your Kids This Holi :

Chocolate gujiyas:

The festival of colours is incomplete without gujiyas. When they’re made of chocolate, it will tantalise your little one’s taste buds, and they won’t stop at just one! You can stuff them with chocolate chips, chocolate sprinklers, and nuts.

Recipe:

  • Take 2 cups of flour, 4-5 tablespoons of ghee, and salt as per taste, in a bowl. Mix them well and make a dough.
  • Cook condensed milk till it’s brown in another pan. Add sugar and cardamom powder and continue to cook.
  • When the mixture cools, you can add some chocolate chips or sprinklers to it and mix them well.
  • Take a small piece of dough and roll it well. Cut it into small round pieces, and fill the mixture in it.
  • Seal the edges with some water. Fold the edges with the help of a fork and fry till it turns golden brown.
  • In the meantime, take a bowl full of melted chocolate and add some fresh cream. Microwave it for two minutes at the lowest temperature.
  • When the gujiya is cooked, you can dip it in sugar syrup.
  • Place them on a plate and pour some chocolate syrup on it.

Puran poli:

Puran poli is synonymous with Holi. In Marathi, there’s a rhyme that goes – “Holi, Holi, purnachi poli”. It is easy to make, light and delicious as well. Stuffed with chana dal and sugar, it has a sweet and savoury flavour that will entice your little one after a bite.

Recipe:

Prepare The Dal Mixture

  • Take three cups of washed and soaked chana dal in a pressure cooker and add water. Pressure cook it for about a minute.
  • Drain the water and mash it. Pour the mashed dal and add sugar in the pressure cooker. Cook slowly after mixing it thoroughly.
  • You can add cardamom powder along with grated nutmeg to it.
  • Keep stirring on low flame until it gets dry and let the mixture cool down.

  Prepare The Dough

  • Take two cups of  flour in a bowl and add salt and ghee.
  • After making a semi-soft dough, wrap the bowl with a plastic sheet or damp cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Make flat balls out of the dough and fill the stuffing (puran) and roll it again.
  • Heat the tawa and cook the puran poli on both sides with two tablespoons of ghee.

Coconut Milk murukku:

Coconut milk murukku will reinvigorate your Holi mood. This delectable snack will be their favourite treat.

Recipe:

  • Add two cups of rice flour, half cup of urad dal flour, two teaspoons of sesame seeds and a teaspoon of butter in a bowl.
  • Mix these ingredients well. Add coconut milk (little at a time) to prepare a smooth dough.
  • Take a kadhai over medium flame and add refined oil in it as required.
  • Put some of the dough inside the murukku maker. Press it over the kadhai in circular motion to form the murukkus.
  • Let the dough fry till they turn light golden brown. Once cooked, take them out using a ladle. Place it in a strainer to strain the excess oil. You can place it over paper towels to dry out the oil.
  • Repeat the process for the rest of the dough. Transfer it all to a serving dish and serve the delicious coconut milk murukku.
Badam phirni is not only healthy but also an authentic Holi dessert for your little one. | Image Source: freepik

Badam phirni:

A thicker version of kheer, phirni has a more creamy texture. Badam phirni is not only healthy but also an authentic Holi dessert for your little one. Packed with the goodness of almonds, badam phirni will be a delight for sure. An indulgent dessert indeed!

Recipe:

  • Boil 50 ml milk in a deep bottomed pan. Keep stirring so that the milk doesn’t stick to the bottom of the vessel.
  • In the meantime, take 100 gm washed rice and peel the 250 gram almonds that were soaked overnight. Make a smooth paste. Once the milk is reduced a bit, add the almond and rice paste to it.
  • Cook till the milk becomes thick (for approx 20 minutes) on low flame. You can add sweetened condensed milk and keep stirring.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron and mix these well. Take it off the flame. Serve it in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for two hours.
  • Coat the badam phirni with almond slices and serve.
Rasmalai is a traditional sweet dish that will be an apt inclusion to your Holi menu. | Image Source: freepik

Rasmalai:

Rasmalai is a traditional sweet dish that will be an apt inclusion to your Holi menu.

To make rasmalai, you will need 12 to 15 rasgullas. You can either make them at home or you can buy them.

Recipe:

  • Boil half a cup of water and add 10 to 12 almonds. Cover it and keep aside for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, you can peel the almonds and slice them. Keep it aside.
  • Add one litre of full fat whole milk in a kadai and boil it on medium flame.
  • In the meantime, you can take two tablespoons of warm milk from the pan and add it to a small bowl. Add eight to 10 saffron strands. Stir and keep it aside.
  • Once the milk boils, you can lower the flame and simmer the milk. After collecting the floating cream, you can push it to the sides of the pan with the help of a spoon or spatula. Continue to cook this way until the milk is reduced to half.
  • Keep stirring the milk at intervals so that the milk does not scorch.
  • Once the milk has reduced to half of its original volume, you can add four to five tablespoons of sugar.
  • You must stir it well so that the sugar dissolves.
  • Add half teaspoon of cardamom powder.
  • You can add most of the sliced almonds, keeping aside a few for garnishing.
  • Keep simmering the reduced milk at a low heat and stir occasionally.
  • Take a rasgulla and gently apply pressure with a spatula so that the sugar syrup is removed from it. Be gentle and don’t apply too much pressure, as the rasgulla might break. Repeat this process for all the rasgullas.
  • You can place the squeezed rasgullas in the simmering milk.
  • Switch off the heat and add one to two teaspoons of either rose water or kewra water.
  • Stir gently. Cover it and let the rasmalai come to room temperature. Chill thoroughly in the fridge in a covered bowl.

Lay out this scrumptious kid friendly spread of traditional Holi special food for your little ones and see the happy smile on their faces. 

While the Holi special food is taken care of, check out how to help your kids have a fun and safe  Holi:https://www.babychakra.com/learn/tips-for-kids-to-enjoy-holi-safely

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