The spring festival Holi is about colours, but incomplete without good food too. Gujiya, Kanji vadas, Dahi Bhalle and Thandai, are a must on every table to usher in the festive spirit. Holi like all other Indian festivals is about eating and merriment. Traditional sweets and savoury dishes have always been associated with Holi, but to break the monotony and shed the image of these being rich and sinful, fun and modern twist is being given by chefs nowadays. So this Holi, head to any of these 5 places and enjoy an array of flavours, some traditional and others with an inventive twist.
Mumbai’s speciality Indian restaurant – Neel, along with Authenticook brings you ‘Experience Maghaii Chulhaa’ - the taste of authentic Bihari flavours, this Holi. Home Chef Chandana along with the chefs at Neel has curated a menu. Begin your experience with a traditional welcome drink - Mattha - a refreshing, spicy drink with mom’s secret spices or a sweet and tangy drink of Jaggery Mint Sherbet. Enjoy Litti-Chokha served with traditional accompaniments like Aloo Chokha, Baingan Chokha, Tamatar Bharta, Dhaniya Chutney and garam ghee, and Barra, Kachri, Bhabhra and Aloo Cut - a deep-fried delicacy.
Revel in the festival of colours at Hotel Sahara Star’s Holi celebrations at The Earth Plate. The beverages will include a range of refreshing Thandai and special Holi mocktails that will complement your food perfectly. A scrumptious spread of regional dishes will be served with seasonal vegetables which will be prepared with Indian spices. The curated lunch will end on a sweet note with delectable desserts.
Mondo Fine Dine is offering a special 4 course Holi special menu which comprises both sweet and savoury dishes - Chole Puri, Thandai Shots, Green Peas Kachori and Lavang Lata with Rabdi.
If you are in the Rang Barse mood and craving some delicious Thandai, Plate & Pint has introduced a special Thandai Cheesecake only for Holi. You can head over on Tuesday, 10th March for some delicious cheesecake with a twist. Only for Rs. 180+ taxes per slice, we promise you won't stop at one!
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.