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Lip-Smacking Holi Special Recipes

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Holi is the festival of colors, the festival of love. Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter. For many, it is a day of meeting friends and family. Holi is a festival of lip-smacking Recipes, chaats, and food.


Collage of a collection of Holi Special Recipes
Collage of a collection of Holi Special Recipes

Coming to food, I have a few lip-smacking Holi special Recipes on my blog. Few of them are traditional to Holi Celebrations. And if you like to celebrate the colors of Holi with Natural Food colors check out the links below:

Dry Snacks

Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori
Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori are crispy, flaky and utterly delicious kachori’s made using fried Moong dal along with a few spices.
Check out this recipe
Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori
Besan ke Namkeen Sev
Besan ke Namkeen Sev is a gluten free fried tea time snack generally made during Diwali celebrations in India. Highly addictive and goes well on chaats too.
Check out this recipe
Namkeen Sev in a jar and spread out on a parchment paper
Baked Whole Wheat Methi Matri
Baked Whole Wheat Methi Matri or Crackers is a delicious tea time snack as well as a yummy teething food from the Indian Cuisine.
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Baked Whole wheat Methi Matri (Fenugreek Crackers)
Roasted Poha Chivda Roasted Poha Chivda (Flattened Rice Trail Mix)
Roasted Poha Chivda is a vegan lip-smacking Maharashtrian snack specially made during Diwali or eaten as a tea time snack.
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Roasted Poha Chivda is a vegan lip-smacking Maharashtrian snack specially made during Diwali or eaten as a tea time snack.
Oats Chivda | Spicy Oats Trail Mix
Oats Chivda or Spicy Oats Trail Mix is an Indian inspired tongue tickling munching snack made using roasted oats, healthy nuts and a few spices.
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Oats Chivda_Spicy oats Trail Mix a close up view

Beverages

Homemade Thandai Concentrate and Masala Powder
Thandai is a refreshingly sweet and spicy drink popular during Holi made using Thandai Concentrate using nuts and spices, and is free from processed sugar.
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Close up look of A glass of Thandai with garnish of saffron and rose petals.
Masala Doodh (Spiced Milk with Nuts | Kojagiri Masala Doodh)
Masala Doodh or Masala Milk is a nut and spice flavoured milk that is slightly sweetened with sugar and is made during winters or festive like Kojagiri.
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Masala Doodh served in a brown clay glass
Aam Panna with Jaggery (Raw Green Mango Summer Drink)
Aam Panna with Jaggery is a traditional and refreshing Indian Summer drink or a coolant made using Raw green mangoes.
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Aam Panna with Jaggery served in 2 glasses with a mint garnish. Seen along side are some green mangoes
Indian Style Avocado Lassi |Avocado Yogurt Smoothie
Indian Style Avocado Lassi or Avocado Yogurt Smoothie is a creamy and thick 4 ingredient lassi made using thick yogurt. It is a perfect breakfast smoothie or a meal in itself.
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Indian Style Avocado Lassi

Snacks

Holi Special Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla
Holi Special Dahi Vada are fried dumplings topped with beaten yogurt, lipsmacking chutney’s and spices to make a tasty and mouthwatering chaat.
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Holi Special Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla
Homemade Vada Pav | Mumbai Special Vada Pav
Mumbai's Special Street food, Vada Pav, where the spicy potato filling is coated with gram flour batter and deep fried to make a spicy and yummy snack.
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Holi Special Vada Pav
Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)
Moong Dal Pakoda is a vegan and a gluten free snack, made using yellow split moong dal and a few ingredients available at home, best served along with tea.
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Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)
Rajasthani Paush Bada | Vada | Posh Bada
Rajasthani Paush Bada are delicious and crunchy snacks made during winters or the Hindu Paush Month, using different lentils, spinach and a few spices.
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Paush Bada with 4 types of chutneys and Tea
Gobi Pakora (Cauliflower Tea Time Fritters)
Gobi pakora or Cauliflower pakoda is an irresistible and addictive tea time fritter which are crunchy on the outside, soft inside and perfect as a party appetizer.
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Gobi pakora or Cauliflower pakoda is an irresistible and addictive tea time fritter which are crunchy on the outside, soft inside and perfect as a party appetizer. They are served in a black bowl with 2 chutneys, coriander and tamarind.
Baked Bread Katori (Cup) Chaat
A yummy and a tasty appetizer which can be made within half an hour for your sudden guest or for parties, with few ingredients available at home.
Check out this recipe
Baked Bread Katori Chaat
Instant Khaman Dhokla
Soft and spongy this Instant Khaman Dhokla can be done in under 30 minutes and is a perfect vegan Breakfast or a snack.
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Instant Khaman Dhokla - Soft and spongy this Instant Khaman Dhokla can be done in under 30 minutes and is a perfect vegan and gluten free Breakfast or a snack.
Ragda Pattice
Ragda Pattice is popular street food from the state of Maharashtra made using crispy potato pattice and dry white peas curry called Ragda.
Ragda Pattice served in a black plate with a generous garnish of chutney, tomato, onion and sev


Pakora Platter

Tea time Pakora Platter is an addictive platter which has 6 different types of pakoras. They are yummy and crunchy snack or tea time fritters. Fritters are served on a wooden board with Coriander, Imli and Garlic chutneys on the side.

Chutneys, Dips & Raitas

Green Coriander Chutney (No onion No Garlic)
Fresh green Coriander Chutney is a lip smacking and each chutney recipe made using Coriander, green chillies, ginger and a few spices.
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Green Coriander Chutney (No onion No Garlic) - Fresh green Coriander Chutney is a lip smacking and delicious chutney recipe made using Coriander, green chillies, ginger and a few spices.
Sonth (Saunth) using Jaggery | Tamarind Chutney
Sonth (Saunth) using Jaggery is a sweet and sour chutney made using Tamarind. It is one of the main lip-smacking chutney’s in Indian Chaats and snacks.
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Sonth (Saunth) using Jaggery | Tamarind Chutney
Mint Yogurt Chutney | Pudine aur Dahi ki Chutney
Mint Yogurt Chutney or Pudina dahi chutney is a refreshing, quick and lip smacking chutney that goes well as a spread or as a dip to different snacks and starters.
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Mint Yogurt Chutney
Farali Peanut Sesame and Curd Chutney
Farali Peanut Sesame and Curd Chutney is a simple, quick protein and fibre-rich chutney perfect for your fasting, vrat or upvas on Navaratri, Ekadashi, Mahashivaratri or any other day.
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Farali Chutney in a glass jar with a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. Seen in the background is a small bowl or peanuts and sesame seeds and a blue and white napkin
Easy Celery Chutney
Easy Celery Chutney is an Indian Style simple chutney made using Celery Stalks and a few spices. It goes well as a spread and is a perfect condiment with Idli, Dosa or Paratha.
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Close up look of celery chutney with a tadka of oil, curry leaves and mustard seeds on top in a steel bowl
Amla Dhaniya Chutney | Indian Gooseberry & Coriander Chutney
Amla Dhaniya Chutney is a simple, delicious, tangy, fresh chutney loaded with the goodness of Amla, the Indian GooseBerry.
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Amla Dhaniya Chutney
Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus
Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus is a quick and easy hummus recipe with the goodness of protein rich chickpeas and anti-inflammatory Turmeric.
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Close up look of Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus
Cucumber Dill Tzatziki Recipe
Cucumber Dill Tzatziki or Greek Tzatziki is a fresh, creamy and refreshing dip made using Greek yogurt, cucumber and Dill.
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Close up look of Cucumber Dill Tzatziki served in a black bowl along with some baked bread
Beetroot Hummus (Vegan and Gluten Free)
A twist to the classic chickpeas hummus with the addition of beetroot to give it a nice pink colour along with flavour and nutrition.
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Beetroot Hummus (Vegan and Gluten Free)
Boondi Raita
Boondi Raita is a simple and delicious accompaniment made with yogurt and small fried chickpea flour balls served alongside main meals.
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Boondi Raita presented in a bowl with a garish of boondi. Seen are some celery parathas on the side
Nasturtium Leaves & Stems Raita (Yogurt Dip)
Nasturtium Leaves & Stems Raita is a quick, refreshing and peppery dip made using Nasturtium Leaves & Stems and a healthier alternative to butter or mayonnaise.
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Nasturtium Leaves & Stems Raita served in a brown bowl with some leaves scattered around

Pancakes , Breads & Flatbreads

Moong Dal Chilla | Cheela (Savory Yellow & Green Moong Dal Crepes)
Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.
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Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.
Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma (In oven & Pressure Cooker)
Rajasthani Dal Baati churma is a traditional delicacy from the state of Rajasthan and one of the most popular meals consisting of lentils, Whole Wheat bread/rolls & Churma a sweet.
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Rajasthani Dal Baati churma is a traditional delicacy from the state of Rajasthan and one of the most popular meals consisting of lentils, Whole Wheat bread/rolls & Churma a sweet.
Puran Poli (Sweet Lentils Flatbread)
Puran Poli is a delicious sweet Lentils Flatbread from the state of Maharashtra made during special occasions like Holi, Gudi Padwa etc.
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Puran Poli is a delicious sweet Lentils Flatbread from the state of Maharashtra made during special occasions like Holi, Gudi Padwa etc.
Bedai (Urad Dal Stuffed Crispy Puri)
Bedai is a crispy puri stuffed with spicy urad dal filling, served along with Mathura ke Dubki wale Aloo for breakfast or lunch.
A close up look of an open piece of crispy bedai with stuffed urad dal. In the background are some more puris
Bhatura (Without oil or Baking pwd or Baking Soda in dough)
Learn how to make the delicious Indian fried bread, fluffy and soft Bhatura, without any baking powder, soda or oil in dough.
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Bhatura (Without oil or Baking pwd or Baking Soda in dough)
Missi Puri | Besan Ki Masala Puri
Missi Puri or Besan Ki Masala Puri is a North Indian style Puri made using a combination of wheat flour, gram flour (Besan) and a few spices.
Check out this recipe
Pooris arranged in a plate
Eggless Indian Pav/Dinner Rolls
Soft and puffy, this Indian Bakery Style pav/pao buns or Dinner rolls are eggless and made with just 5 ingredients flour, yeast, milk, sugar, and butter.
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Eggless Indian Pav
Methi Puri (Poori) | Fresh Fenugreek leaves Puri
This perfectly puffed up Methi puri (poori) aka Fresh Fenugreek leaves fried bread are loaded with protein rich Methi and is a perfect travel food.
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Meethi Puri (Poori) | Fresh Fenugreek leaves Puri
Whole Wheat Mangalore Buns
Whole Wheat Mangalore Buns is a deliciously soft and fluffy puri made using overripe bananas and flour and is a popular breakfast or a tea time snack served in the coastal region of Karnataka.
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Whole Wheat Mangalore Buns served with coconut chutney and no onion no garlic Baingan Bharta
Gul Poli | Tilgul Poli | Jaggery and Sesame seeds stuffed Indian flatbread
Gul poli or Tilgul poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with sesame seeds, poppy seeds and jaggery and is traditionally made for Makar Sankranti festival.
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Gul poli or Tilgul poli is an Indian sweet flatbread stuffed with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, jaggery and is traditionally made for Makar Sankranti festival.
Whole Wheat Palak Naan #BreadBakers (Whole Wheat Spinach Flatbread)
Whole wheat palak Naan has the nutrients and the natural colour of palak and made using whole wheat flour to pair with some rich gravies.
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Whole Wheat Palak Naan #BreadBakers (Whole Wheat Spinach Flatbread)

Curries

Easy Vegetable Korma (No Onion No Garlic)
Easy Vegetable Korma without onion and garlic is a rich and creamy curry, made with a mix of vegetables and goes well with flatbreads or rice.
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Easy Vegetable Korma served in a big bowl
Methi Matar Paneer without Cream
Methi Matar Paneer is a nutritious and healthy curry which uses fresh homegrown methi, matar (green peas) and home made paneer (cheese).
Check out this recipe
Methi Matar Paneer is a nutritious and healthy curry which uses fresh homegrown methi, matar (green peas) and home made paneer (cheese).
No Onion No Garlic Chole | Chana Masala (Instant Pot and Pressure cooker method)
No onion No garlic Chole or Chana Masala is a protein and fiber-rich vegan curry made using Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans.
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Cooked Chole in a serving kadai or wok with a garnish of ginger. Seen in the background are few coriander leaves, green chili and lemon in a brown small bowl.
Vegan Kale, Tofu and Corn Curry
Vegan Kale, Tofu and Corn Curry is a versatile Indian style curry which uses fresh Purple Russian Kale, protein rich Tofu and a few spices.
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Vegan Purple Kale, Tofu and Corn Curry. Closer look of Tofu pieces in the green Kale Curry
Matar Makhana Sabji | Green Peas Fox nut Curry
Matar Makhana Sabji is a simple and delicious No Onion No Garlic curry made using the simple ingredients available in your pantry.
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Matar Makhana Sabji | Green Peas Fox nut Curry
Palak Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy)
Palak Paneer is an easy to cook gravy dishes which is healthy and is packed with proteins and vital nutrients along with a few spices.
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Palak Paneer
Matar Paneer (No Onion No Garlic)
This No onion No garlic version of, Matar Paneer or Green Peas with Indian Cheese is a quick and easy main course recipe and is generally paried with Naan.
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Matar Paneer
No Onion No Garlic Pav Bhaji
No Onion No Garlic Pav Bhaji is a famous Street Food from Mumbai. A finger-licking, yummy, delicious and favourite party meal of all ages.
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Pav Bhaji being served in a white bowl. Seen along side are some pav.
Mathura Ke Dubki wale Aloo (Aloo Saag/Sabji)
Aloo saag/sabji or Mathura Ke Dubki wale Aloo is a simple yet flavourful, tasty and spicy no onion no garlic vegan curry made using potatoes.
Check out this recipe
Aloo saag/sabji or Mathura Ke Dubki wale Aloo is a simple yet flavourful, tasty and spicy no onion no garlic vegan curry made using potatoes.

Sweets

Soft Spongy Bengali Rasgulla (Pressure Cooker & Open pot method)
Soft Spongy Bengali Rasgulla or Rasagolas are sweet balls made using fresh chenna and soaked in sugar syrup and served chilled.
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Close up look of Soft and spongy rasgulla, pure white
Moong Dal Halwa without Mawa
Moong Dal Halwa without Mawa is a Rajasthani traditional sweet made using Moong lentils, ghee, milk and sugar for festivals like Diwali and Holi.
Check out this recipe
Moong Dal halwa without mawa served in two glass bowls
Mishti Doi in Instant Pot using Evaporated Milk
Mishti Doi in Instant Pot using Evaporated Milk is an easy, quick and a classic Bengali sweet yogurt, sweetened with Jaggery.
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Mishti Doi in Instant Pot using Evaporated Milk is an easy, quick and a a classic Bengali sweet yogurt, sweetened with Jaggery.
Eggless Gulkand Muffins #BreadBakers
Eggless Gulkand Muffins are flavourful, moist, nutty and delicious muffins bursting with flavours from Gulkand aka Edible Rose Petal Jam and Cardamom.
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Eggless Gulkand Muffins | Edible Rose Petal Jam
Kesar Badam Kulfi (Kulfi without condensed milk or milk powder)
Kesar Badam Kulfi is a rich, creamy and easy kulfi recipe made using the traditional method of simmering milk and adding nuts, sugar and saffron.
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3 Kulfi kept on Ice cubes. Along side 3 more kulfi moulds seen
Gluten-Free & Vegan Ragi Banana Cake (Processed Sugar-Free)
Gluten-Free & Vegan Ragi Banana Cake is a one-bowl processed Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Cake made using finger Millet and Banana.
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Baked Gluten-Free & Vegan Ragi Banana Cake seen in a square tin
Egg-Less, Butter-Less, Chocolate Ragi Brownie
This Chocolate Brownies are Egg-less, Butter-Less, made with a healthy gluten free flour called Ragi. They are very rich in texture and bursting with chocolaty flavor. 
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Chocolate Ragi Brownie
No-Churn Coffee Almond Ice Cream
No-Churn Coffee Almond Ice Cream is a 5 ingredient quick, rich, creamy, and super easy Ice cream to make without any ice cream maker.
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Ice cream presented in a waffle cone with 2 huge scoops of Ice Cream
No-churn Homemade Ice Cream (3 Flavour – Chocolate, Vanilla, Paan Masala)
No-churn Homemade Ice Cream is a rich, creamy, egg-free easy Ice Cream that is made without an Ice Cream maker made primarily with 2 ingredients.
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Chocolate Ice Cream served in chocolate cup
Rice Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)
Rich and creamy Rice Kheer or Indian Rice pudding is one of the quintessential Indian desserts made using Rice, Milk, and Sugar.
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Rich and creamy Rice Kheer or Indian Rice pudding is one of the quintessential Indian desserts made using Rice, Milk and Sugar.
4 Ingredient Gulkand Ice Cream (Without Ice Cream maker)
4 Ingredient Gulkand Ice Cream aka Edible Rose petal Jam Ice Cream is an easy , rich and creamy Ice Cream made without any Ice cream maker.
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4 Ingredient Gulkand Ice Cream (Without Ice Cream maker)
Dudhi Halwa (Lauki halwa)
Dudhi Halwa or Lauki halwa is a rich, creamy Indian sweet flavoured with cardamon and made using bottle gourd, ghee, sugar and milk.
Close up look of Lauki halwa served in a diamond shape cream bowl
Shrikhand | Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
Shrikhand is a traditional Indian sweet from the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is a traditional recipe from my mom passed on to her by her dad.
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Shrikhand served in a bowl with a generous garnish of kesar and elaichi



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veena

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

I am amazed at the collection. Each one looks so good. The dahi vada is very inviting. Loved the collection of both sweets and savouries

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Wednesday 20th of March 2019

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Chef Mireille

Sunday 17th of March 2019

So many of the holi recipes are all sweet. So nice to see some savory ones here in this collection!

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Sunday 17th of March 2019

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Mina Joshi

Sunday 17th of March 2019

What a great idea to share all holi recipes in one Post. The dahi vada is my favourite .

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Sunday 17th of March 2019

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Mayuri Patel

Sunday 17th of March 2019

An awesome collection of recipes that one can prepare for Holi. Love the bread katori chaat. Actually can't make up my mind which one I like the best.

CookwithRenu

Sunday 17th of March 2019

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Archana

Sunday 17th of March 2019

That is one awesome collection of recipes for Holi. I cannot think where I want to start reading. Great share.

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Sunday 17th of March 2019

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