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10 Must-Try Holi Sweets

Holi is one of the most enjoyed festivals in India. It marks the death of Holika, the evil sister of demon king Hiranyakashipu. We celebrate Holi by smearing colours on our friend's and family's face in the spirit of Holi and distribute sweets. Here is a list of popular sweets prepared by hundreds of household across the country on this joyous occasion.

Thandai
Indian thandai (literally translated as 'something that cools') is a sweet, creamy milk drink flavored with nuts and mixed with spices. On Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the refreshment is traditionally served with the addition of bhaang (a derivative of marijuana). Here we've substituted gin instead, which accentuates the nutty, floral flavors in thandai perfectly.
Gulab Jamuns with Rabri
These little balls of happiness are an amazing holi sweet. They are delicious when eaten with a milk based rabri which makes it a must-try this holi
Colourful Kulfis
Traditional Kulfis and some colourful ones for this Holiā€¦ Kulfi is a very popular frozen dessert from the Subcontinent and is popular in countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma. Traditionally, Kulfis are prepared by continuously stirring and thickening flavoured Milk until its volume is reduced by almost half. The thickened Milk is poured into sealed Kulhars (above) or Kulfi molds and frozen.
Masala lassi
Masala lassi is perfect for holi festival. Lassi is a standard drink on the holi menu and yes you can add a little twist by adding bhang.
Bread Rasmalai
Here is the most easiest recipe to make rasmalai out of bread and impressing everyone at your holi party.
Malpua with Rabri
A rich variation is the mawa malpua where mawa or unsweetened khoya is added to the batter. These rich pancakes are also immersed in sugar syrup flavored with saffron and served with rabri. Serve your family and friends this soft textured heavenly dessert along with other special Holi special recipes like Gujiya and Thandai.
Mava Kachori
Jodhpur is famous for its mava kachoris. Rich dry fruit and mava (khoya) stuffed crisp deep fried kachoris are coated in sugar syrup. These kachoris are a welcome treat at your holi party.
Rose Pistachio Sesame Tahini Halva

Honeyed crunchy halva, so tempting. It just cries out to be broken into so that you can discover it's unique taste and texture. It's terrific taste and satisfying treat for all to enjoy. It is not very difficult to make, only thing is difficult wait as it takes almost 36 hours to get right.

Coconut Khoya Gulkand Ladoo
Coconut Khoya Gulkand Ladoo or Coconut Mawa Gulkand laddu is easy laddoo recipe made with minimal ingredients desiccated coconut, khoya or mawa and stuffed with gulkand. Try this to impress your guests this holi.
Chocolate barfi
Chocolate barfi is an amazing addition to your holi party menu. So make sure you try it this holi.