This year's Holi celebrations saw several celebrities take to their social media handles to share glimpses of how they enjoyed the festival. There were colours, water balloons, and water guns, of course. Shilpa Shetty is one of the Bollywood actors who never shies away from expressing her love for food, particularly sweets. She has a sweet tooth and is unapologetically honest about it. Her Instagram stories are proof. A mother of two and a restauranteur, she knows how to achieve work-life balance as well as take time for her health. But during festivals, she goes all out. This Indian mithai seemed to have made Holi extra special for this actress. It is a classic Indian sweet associated with Holi; can you guess what it is?
This year, on Holi, Shilpa celebrated with colours and water, but what featured on her food plate is too good to miss. Since it has been established that she loves sweet stuff, it won’t come as a surprise that she was drooling over a box of gujiyas this year. For the unfamiliar, gujiya is a half-moon-shaped Indian sweet that is sealed from the edges, deep-fried, and dipped in sugar syrup.
The mithai usually comes with a rich and sweet filling of khoya or mawa and nuts. Drenched in chashni, or sugar syrup, gujiyas are generally made during Holi. In states like Maharashtra, it is known as karanji, with slightly different fillings. Shilpa took to her Instagram stories to share a picture of a box full of gujiyas from @meethi_bywokintheclouds and captioned it by thanking them and saying, "Love these."
The gujiyas were carefully filled in pre-made rows in the box and topped with pistachio powder, coconut flakes, and kesar. They looked absolutely delish, and we can only imagine how many of those Shilpa wolfed down yesterday. In fact, this isn’t the only time she satiated her sweet tooth. After introducing a new menu at her restaurant, Bastian, in Mumbai, she personally sampled all the desserts and freakshakes that were set to roll out.