Holi 2024: 6 Vegetarian Dishes For Holi Brunch
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Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated in India, representing the different colours of Indian tradition. One of the colours is hospitality. In India, guests are treated as equal to God. People gather with family and friends to play Holi, share a meal together, rekindle friendship, dance and have fun. The table is filled with fruits, snacks, juices, sweets, and snacks. It is a time to relax and make new memories. These vibrant colours of the festival carry over to the food and colourful drinks as well.  


Crispy Khasta Kachori filled with savoury spiced moong dal. Make the flaky dough with flour, salt, ghee and water. Soak and grind moong dal into a coarse mixture. Fry with spices, salt and asafoetida for the tangy filling. Shape dough into balls, stuff with filling, seal and flatten into kachoris. Fry in hot oil until golden and crispy. Serve these mouthwatering kachoris warm with chutneys or curd.    

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Paneer Tikka   

This tandoori dish will delight your taste buds with an explosion of flavour. Marinate cubes of paneer (Indian cheese) and veggies in a spiced yoghurt marinade. Thread onto skewers and grill until the paneer edges turn golden. The paneer absorbs the flavours of ginger, garlic, spices, and tangy yoghurt as it cooks. Sprinkle with chaat masala when done for an extra punch. Enjoy this quick and easy paneer tikka with mint chutney and onion rings.   

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Moong Dal Chaat   

This lip-smacking Moong Dal Chaat is the perfect vegetarian snack for your Holi party. Simply soak and pressure-cook the moong dal with basic spices like ginger, green chilli, and asafoetida. Mash the cooked dal with butter and cumin powder. For a spicy tadka, infuse hot butter with red chilli powder and chopped red hilies. Finish the chaat with a sprinkle of cumin, chilli powder, chaat masala, ginger, lemon juice and coriander. Top it with a pat of butter for a rich, creamy treat. This easy yet flavourful snack takes dal to the next level.  

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Ragda Chaat 

Ragda Chaat is a fun and flavourful Indian street snack! The star of this chaat is ragda, a spiced curry made from dried white peas that have been cooked until soft and creamy. The ragda is topped with a rainbow of fresh veggies, like diced onions, tomatoes, and green chilies. Then you add sweet and tangy chutneys, a sprinkle of spice blends like chaat masala, and a squeeze of lime and serve.  

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Pav Bhaji  

This easy one-pot Pav Bhaji recipe is a spicy, comforting mashed vegetable curry that will transport your taste buds. Diced potatoes, carrots, peas, and cauliflower are simmered in a flavourful, tomatoey sauce punctuated with aromatic spices. 

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The vegetables are mashed together, then topped with crisp raw onion, fresh cilantro, and tangy lime juice. Serve with warm, buttered pavs for a quintessential street food experience right in your own kitchen.  

Dilli Style Aloo Tikki Chaat   

Aloo Tikki, a popular street food in North India, is a crispy potato delight you can make at home in just 25 minutes. Simply boil, peel, and mash potatoes with spices, then form patties. Make a tasty filling of cooked lentils, shape into balls with the spiced potato, and pan fry until golden brown. Top the patties with whisked curd, sweet and minty chutneys, crunchy sev, and fresh cilantro for a mouthwatering chaat bursting with flavour and texture.