The festivals in India, are all celebrated with full gusto and taam jhaam, and the food plays a major role in all of them, be it Holi, Diwali or Eid. Also, all these festivals are connected with food and majorly dry fruits. Haven’t prepared any Holi delicacies for this festival? Below are a few recipes, by Jaipur-based sister duo Ratika Bhargava and Richa Khetan to help you prepare some mouth-watering dishes this Holi…
These easy and hatt-ke recipes can make your festival even better, they include dry fruits and can be prepared well in advance. Just bring some thandai, papad, peanuts and chutney and you have a unique spread ready for your guests!

Chocolate Pista balls

1 cup crumbled eggless vanilla sponge cake
4 tbsp chopped pistachios
2 tbsp desiccated coconut fresh
For The White Chocolate Mixture
1/4 cup chopped white chocolate
1/4 cup fresh cream

Method – Combine cream and white chocolate in a non stick pan and melt.
Fold cake, coconut and pista in the chocolate mixture.
Make a dough kind of thing and make balls out of it.
Roll in some coconut, freeze for an hour before serving.

Badami kebab

1/4 cup badam
1/4 cup paneer
1 slice bread , sides removed
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped onions salt to taste
2 tsp fresh cream
1 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tsp chopped mint leaves
bread crumbs for coating
1/2 tbsp ghee for cooking

Method – Blanch badam in boiling water and peel.
Blend paneer, badam, cream and bread in Mixie
In a pan heat oil, fry onion and chillies
Mix all ingredients and cook till mixture leaves sides of pan
When mixture is cool enough to handle, make kebabs and roll in some breadcrumbs
Roast on tawa and serve hot

Chana chaat

1 1/2 cups soaked and boiled kabuli chana
1/2 cup paneer small cubes
1/2 cucumber chopped finely
1 spring onion chopped finely
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp chopped coriander salt to taste

Method – Mix everything and keeps aside for few hours
Serve cold

Ratika Bhargava and Richa Khetan, a sisters duo from Jaipur have been delivering mouth-watering dishes from home. The duo began from doing cooking classes from home, as a passion and later began delivering different delicacies of varied cuisines such as Thai, Italian, Chinese and many more.