The most special and symbolic Holi recipe is the delicious sweet gujhiya, made with dried whole milk powder and nut stuffing. Other preparations are dahi vada, which are fried balls of skinned and split white lentils preparations dipped in seasoned curd, puran poli that is the cooked sweet yellow gram paste preparation rolled up in a spread out of dough made from wheat flour, and besan papri with the salty preparations of gram flour in flattened fried small pieces.
The people of Southern India prepare exotic sweet rice preparations and a variety of fruit mixtures, along with cold beverages called Sherbets.
Apart from this, thandai, gol gappe, dal kachori, paapri chaat, kachoris, dahi bhalle, chhole bhature, kanji vada, assortment of namkeens are savoured with love.
Though many people indulge in drinking alcohol on this day, the traditional famous drink of Holi is the bhang lassi. It is also associated with the Hindu God Shiva, and is available in special shops set up by the Government, specifically in northern India. People also eat bhang mixed with pakoras that are balls of fried paste made from gram flour, or it is even eaten as golees, which are chewy little balls of bhang mixed with ghee and sugar.
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