3 Cult-Favorite Holi Food to Enjoy amid COVID-19
Our Indian festivals are known for their customs, rituals, their rich mythological background, and not to mention the delicious food! Holi is special for colours and Holi food for its refreshing taste.
We love to celebrate festivals with friends, family, and food, that's for sure.
COVID-19 is threatening our community-based Holi celebrations this year. We need to ensure the festival is enjoyable as ever, despite restrictions.
Let's explore ways to enjoy Holi and still stay safe.
Origins of Holi
Celebrated by Hindus in India and neighbouring countries, Holi is a festival of spring.
We lit a bonfire on Holi eve to signify the burning of Holika, who tried to trick Prahalad into worshipping his father instead of Vishnu.
Bonfires on a full moon night commemorate the arrival of spring and Vishnu and Prahalad's victory over Holika.
Read more about the origins of Holi here
Playing with water and colours.
Aha, the most awaited activity of Holi is playing with colours, and I am damn sure you like it too.
The excitement of smearing pigments on faces is heavenly.
Holi is undoubtedly time for connecting with family and neighbourhood, and what's better than a treat of sweets to bring all of us together
Safety amid pandemic
This year isn't the same for me, this pandemic, I plan a small home base Holi, yet it won't be without colours and a tasty treat for the family.
The extended community gathering is virtual for me over video calls.
How about that? The use of tech in Holi celebration.
One experience of Holi that need not be affected too much by COVID is feasting! Our festivals are known for that, and Holi is no exception.
Favourite Holi Food to Enjoy Amid Covid-19
Over the last few days, I have been hunting for Holi special treats that can be ordered online and are available near me.
My favourite Holi feast includes cool Dahi vada, hot pakoras, savoury papri chaat, the mouth-watering Gujiya; the list is endless.
You can order your tasty Holy delicacies from Bakehoney.com and get them delivered at your doorsteps.
Bakehoney partner with the best bakers and home-bakers in NCR ( Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram), specialising in custom-made bakery items.
Thandai, the refreshing Indian drink, is customary for Holi. More so when people sometime add bhang to it. Some exciting additions of various flavours include Rose, Kesar, and Mango.
One home baker Milli's Cookies, at bakehoney.com, has incorporated these flavours into her Thandai Cookies, making it an exciting gifting option this Holi.
Gujiya is another fascinating treat for Holi.
Its mouth-watering taste that comes from deep-frying the mix of khoya, coconut, dried fruit, and nuts is savoury.
Another home baker, Chocodezire at bakehoney.com, bakes plane Gujiya, and a tastier option comes as Chocolate Gujiya that's irresistible.
A sweet that's popular among all festivals and especially on Holi, is Rasmalai.
Soft as a sponge and drenched in a milky syrup with a hint of saffron and crushed nuts, these little balls of kneaded cheese makes it a sublime experience to eat.
Fresh Bakes by Meera, a baker at Bakehoney.com, has twisted it better into her unique Rasmalai cake.
A sponge topped with fresh cream and flavoured with Kesar, Badam, and Pista; it's sure to be the perfect addition to your dessert spread this Holi!
Holi will undoubtedly be different this year, but Bakehoney.com is here to be your partner to make it better by offering online delivery of all your favourite Holi Food items.
I hope your Holi as before sans community participation. For the delicious treat, rest your faith on bakehoney.com
Happy Holi !!