15 Special Holi Recipes for Your Kids

Special Holi Recipes for Kids

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Holi, the popular Indian festival of colours, will soon be here on March 29th. Children have already started planning for it – the colours they’ll ask mom to buy and the pichkaris they’ll spray their friends with. But aside from all the fun and games, Holi is much loved for one more reason – food! So, what comprises food for Holi?

When you’re planning Holi-special food for your children, there are certain guidelines to remember. The dishes you make should ideally be a fair mix of traditional and modern, colourful to behold, full of flavours and not too time-consuming. After all, you want to be there to play with the kids and not stay cooped up in the kitchen all day long.

We bring you a set of Holi special food recipes that are sure to win your child’s heart and also be easy to whip up. It’s time to be the colourful and festive Mommy Chef!

Kid-Friendly Holi Sweets, Snacks, and Other Recipes

1. Chana Moong Papdi Chaat

Specially curated heart-shaped papdis on Holi for your little heart. Watch out for outbursts of affection when he and his friends wipe the plate clean!

Chana Moong Papdi Chaat Recipe

2. Badam Phirni

This indulgent dessert made of almond paste and rice paste, served in clay pots for maximum flavour. Need we say more?

Badam Phirni

Badam Phirni Recipe

3. Mawa Kulfi

Kids love kulfi. Kids love mawa. And summer season is already here in many parts of the country. Period.

Mawa Kulfi

Maawa Kulfi Recipe

4. Gulab Jamun

Come on, do you or the kids really need a reason to eat Gulab Jamun? Let’s give you one anyway – Holi Hai!

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun Recipe

5. Dahi Wada

Tangy, creamy, tongue-tickling– just what the kids need after a mad morning spent playing with colours and water.

Dahi Wada

Dahi Wada Recipe

6. Panipuri/Gol Gappe

For happiness comes in small packages – and in panipuris served with spicy, tamarind-flavoured chutney.

Pani Puri

Panipuri/Gol Gappe Recipe

7. Potli Samosa

Small packages of happiness continued. Or wait. We think they are more than packages. They are bumper-hampers of flavour!

Potli Samosa

Potli Samosa Recipe

8. Maalpua

Behold these Indian pancakes packed with the richness of milk, cardamom, sugar syrup and pistachios. They are also one of the simpler Holi festival food recipes – something even the kids can help you with.

Maalpua

Maalpua Recipe

9. Carrot Halwa

Always a good option, notwithstanding the occasion. Plus, the rich colors make this a must-have for Holi!

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa Recipe

10. Palak Pakoda

Health freak moms out there, frowning about all the sugar and oil, why not sneak in some spinach into these yummy fritters? Remember to serve with tomato ketchup or chutney.

Palak Pakoda

Palak Pakoda Recipe

11. Crispy Karanji/Gujiya

Finally, let’s face it. The day is incomplete without this sinfully delicious, traditional Holi food. Go on and indulge your senses!

Gujiya

Crispy Karanji/Gujiya Recipe

12. Kesar Pista Cookies

Is your little one craving cookies? Then try out this Indian version of cookies which are oh-so-good!

Kesar Pista Cookies

Kesar Pista Cookies Recipe

13. Mysore Pak

This sweet preparation requires a lot of attention and patience to get that desired texture and crispiness. But the end result is worth it!

Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak Recipe

14. Kesar Malai Peda

The goodness of khoa, sugar and saffrons blended into semi-soft pedas. This irresistible dessert has an amazing texture and succulent mouthfeel, making it popular among kids.

Kesar Malai Peda Reciepe

15. Chikoo Puree

Sapodilla is excellent for digestion, especially for children. After the Holi celebration, this puree will fill your kid with natural energy.

Chikoo Puree
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Chikoo Puree Recipe

Also Read:

Mouth-Watering Holi Sweets Recipes
Colourful Holi Party Ideas for Children
Effective Ways for Making Natural Holi Colours at Home

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Aarohi Achwal holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a master’s degree in English Literature. While working as an intern for an English daily, she realised that she likes writing above anything else. The idea of being heard without having to speak appeals to her. She likes to write research-based articles that are informative and relevant. She has written articles on pregnancy, parenting, and relationships. And she would like to continue creating content on health and lifestyle.