Surprise your Guests with these 5 Mouth-Watering Snacks This Holi

The vibrant festival of colors is just around the corner, and most of you may be busy planning the perfect Holi party. Like every other festival in India, Holi celebration is incomplete without a table full of scrumptious snacks. While many of us prefer to buy readymade snacks from the local sweet shops, these delicacies may be loaded with unhealthy preservatives. This Holi, skip why not skip readymade snacks and make scrumptious snacks at home? Thanks to the advanced cooking appliances from KENT, preparing your favourite snacks is no more a hassle. So, in this blog, we list 5 delicious snacks you can prepare using the cooking appliances from KENT. Read on.

Holi Recipe

Gujiya Recipe

Gujiya Recipe

Holi celebration is incomplete without a plateful of gujiyas. A native from Rajasthan, the sweet dumplings are filled with khoya and dry fruits. However, making gujiyas manually is a time-taking and tough task, especially during festivals as you need to make the delicacy in large quantity. This is where KENT Noodle and Pasta Maker can help you out. All you need to do is add the ingredients, attach the required die and your gujiya will be ready in minutes.  You can fry or bake the gujiya depending on your convenience.

How to make Gujiya?

Ingredients:

  • Flour (to make the dumplings)
  • Milk
  • Dry Fruits (all nuts)
  • Raisins
  • Grated Coconut
  • Cardamom Powder
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Sugar/ Stevia/ Molasses
  • Sesame seeds (Roasted)
  • Oil or Ghee

Instructions:

Heat ghee in a pan and slightly roast the grated coconut in it. Finely chop all the dry fruits and raisins. Mix them with the grated coconut. Add sugar, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder, and roasted sesame into it. Now, put flour, water, and melted ghee in the KENT Noodle and Pasta Maker. Now shape the small dumplings as gujiyas and fill them with the stuffing. Make sure that you do not stuff too much filling into it. Heat oil or ghee in a pan and fry the gujiyas. Serve at room temperature.

Puran Poli Recipe

Puran poli Recipe

If you want to try something different this Holi, include puran poli in the list of snacks. The delicacy from Maharashtra is sure to win hearts of your guests. The buttery flatbread looks like roti but tastes very different. The stuffing, which is known as ‘puran’, is made of lentils and jaggery. For making the dough of puran poli, you can use the KENT Atta and Bread Maker, which helps you prepare the soft dough with your desired ingredients.

How to prepare Puran Poli?

Ingredients:

  • Flour (to make the dumplings)
  • Water
  • Chana Dal/ Bengal Gram boiled
  • Jaggery
  • Cardamom Powder
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Salt
  • Oil or Ghee

Instructions:

Now, put flour, water, and melted ghee in the KENT Atta and Bread Maker. You will get a nicely kneaded dough now for your Puran Poli. Cover it with little oil and keep it aside for some time. Now, mash the boiled chana dal. Add jaggery and cardamom powder in it and mix well. Now, put a little ghee in a pan and saute the mixture for a while. After the mixture cools down, fill it in smaller portions of dough and roll them out into Puran Polis. Heat oil or ghee in a pan and cook properly. Serve it hot with ghee.

Dahi Vada Recipe

dahi vada Recipe

Your Holi celebration is incomplete without a scrumptious plate of dahi vadas. The chaat is prepared using soaked lentils, chickpea flour, and potato. To prepare the crispy vadas, you can use the KENT Fryer and Curry Cooker. The appliance comes with adjustable thermostat control that prevents chances of overheating and burning. After deep frying the vadas, soak them in water for some time before you soak them in curd.  For best results, soak the vadas in curd for at least 5-6 hours.

How to prepare Dahi Vada?

Ingredients:

  • Urad Dal (soaked overnight)
  • Baking Powder
  • Curd
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Black Salt
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Cumin Seeds (Roasted and crushed)
  • Chaat Masala
  • Ginger Julienne
  • Tamarind Paste
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Green Chilli

Instructions:

Grind the soaked urad dal to a thick paste. Now add baking soda and salt, and beat it well, so that it becomes fluffy. You can check the consistency of the batter by putting a drop of it in a glass of water. If the drop floats then it is ready, otherwise keep beating unless you get the required consistency. Shape vadas with the help of your hand. Now, with KENT Fryer and Curry Cooker, heat oil and fry the urad dal vadas. After the vadas are done soak them in water for 15-20 minutes. Take the vadas out of the water and squeeze the water out of the vadas.

For the Dahi, take curd, mix all the other ingredients into it, except the coriander leaves and ginger julienne. Now pour the dahi over the vadas. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ginger julienne and serve cold.

Thandai Recipe

How to make Thandai at home

A holi staple, the sweet and creamy drink is loved by people of all age groups. The tasty concoction has a cooling effect on your body after drenching yourself in colors. With the help of KENT Turbo Grinder and Blender, preparing thandai is no more a hassle.  Soak cardamom, black pepper and fennel for 2 hours and grind them using KENT Turbo Grinder and Blender. Add this to milk along with almond and pistachios. Serve with ice cubes and chopped almonds.

How to prepare Thandai?

Ingredients:

  • Cardamom
  • Black pepper
  • Fennel
  • Milk
  • Almond
  • Pistachios
  • Sugar

Instructions:

Soak almonds and pistachios in water for some hours. Bring cardamom, black pepper and fennel to fine powder by using KENT Turbo Grinder and Blender. Now mix the powder and sugar in the milk and blend again. Pour the blended milk in a glass. Chop soaked almonds and pistachios and garnish the milk with it. Your Thandai is ready to serve.

Sweet Saffron Rice Recipe

Saffron rice recipe

A delicacy from South India, sweet saffron rice or kesar chawal is a special dish that you can make this Holi. The best part is this recipe can be easily prepared with the help of KENT Electric Rice Cooker. The aroma of this recipe makes it an instant hit during your Holi parties. All you need to do is cook basmati rice with cinnamon stick and salt in the rice cooker. Prepare a syrup made of milk, butter, cinnamon, cardamom seeds, saffron, and sugar. Mix the syrup with cooked basmati rice and garnish with pistachios.

How to prepare Sweet Saffron Rice?

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Saffron dissolved in water
  • Ghee
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Cardamom
  • Green Cardamom Powder
  • Almonds
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Pistachios
  • Water

Instructions:

Rinse the Basmati rice for 3-4 times, till its properly clean. Soak the rice for 20 minutes in clean water. Now heat ghee in KENT Electric Rice Cooker, stir cinnamon sticks and put the rice in it. Cook the rice nicely. While you keep the rice to cool down. Now heat ghee, add cinnamon sticks, cardamom, saffron water, sugar, and green cardamom powder and cook it to make a fine syrup. Now add the cooked rice in it and mix it well. Garnish with raisins, pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts and your Saffron Rice is ready to serve.

Conclusion

Those were some of the mouth-watering delicacies that you can prepare this Holi. Preparing these delicacies at home ensures that you eat healthy delicacies without affecting your health. The best part is cooking appliances from KENT make it very easy to prepare these delicacies without any hassles. Click here to check out the entire range of cooking appliances from KENT.

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