Holi 2022: Try These South Indian Delicacies For Your Holi Spread
Updated : March 17, 2022 10:03 IST
Five yummy dishes from the southern part of the country to make your Holi celebrations special.
Holi is just a day ahead and we know that you are all set to celebrate the festival to the fullest. From smearing your loved one’s cheeks with gulaal to dancing to the beats of hit Bollywood tracks like Rang Barse and Balam Pichkari and gorging on all things delicious, Holi is a fun-filled affair altogether. And as Holi is just here, we know you must be busy planning and preparing. So, to help you in the same, we have come up with a delicious South Indian spread for a delightful Holi. The decadent spread consisting of food and beverages will leave you gobsmacked for sure. Check them out:
1. Neer Mor
A typical Holi spread must have a cooling and refreshing beverage in it. And what can be more delicious than the South Indian buttermilk - neer mor. Flavoured with curry leaves and mustard seeds as a tempering, neer mor is all things delicious and rejuvenating.
Munching on some crispy vadas in between the fun-filled celebrations - sounds scrumptious enough? Fry some paruppu vadai with varieties of dal and relish them with a decadent chutney on the side. We bet you won’t regret the decision.
3. Pineapple Rasam
South Indian delicacies list without rasam? Doesn’t sound right, does it? So, try a sweeter version of the typical rasam made with pineapple to stay hydrated and relish a delicious spread this Holi. The rasam has tropical flavours from pineapples and is perfect to help you get over the fatigue and tiredness.
4. Thengai Poli
A sweet flatbread filled with the goodness of coconut, thengai poli is the South Indian cousin of the Maharashtrian puran poli. The only difference between the two is the filling. While puran poli is made with a chana dal stuffing, thengai poli is made with a coconut stuffing. Try this flatbread this Holi and let us know how it turns out.
5. Unda Payasam
Celebrating Indian festivals without desserts? Impossible, right? As we are delving deep into the culinary heritage of south India, it won’t be fair to complete the list without one of the region’s favourite desserts - unda payasam. Payasam made with rice and coconut dumplings and fried bananas, unda payasam will leave your family and friends drooling this Holi.
We hope you have a delightful Holi with these South Indian goodies. Happy Holi!