Kuchh meetha ho jaye! 5 irresistible sweets to elevate your Holi celebration

Zeal Jani

Calling all sweet-toothed revelers! When it's Holi, Gujjus know it's not a real celebration until you're knee-deep in a mountain of mithais with your favorite peeps! So, let's add a burst of sweetness to your Holi festivities with these traditional Indian sweets.

From the iconic Gujiya to the refreshing Thandai, these delectable treats will make your celebration extra special!


During Holi, Gujiya reigns supreme as the quintessential sweet treat. These pocket-shaped delights are generously stuffed with a mixture of mawa, dry fruits, coconut, and sugar. Deep-fried to perfection and dipped in sugar syrup, Gujiya offers a delightful indulgence that is hard to resist.


Beat the Holi heat with a refreshing glass of Thandai. This traditional Indian beverage is infused with a blend of nuts, spices, and saffron, creating a cooling and invigorating drink. With its creamy texture and aromatic flavors, Thandai is the perfect companion for a day of colorful celebrations.


Indulge your sweet tooth with the decadent delight of Rasmalai. This Bengali sweet features soft chhena or paneer discs soaked in thickened milk infused with saffron and cardamom. With its creamy texture and luxurious flavor, Rasmalai offers a delightful conclusion to any Holi feast.

Puran Poli

Puran Poli, a sweet flatbread that is another favorite during Holi festivities. Made with a filling of jaggery and chana dal, Puran Poli offers a perfect balance of sweetness and warmth. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with savory accompaniments, such as dal and pickle, Puran Poli is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.


Holi celebration is incomplete without a bowl of creamy and aromatic Kheer. It is enriched with milk, dry fruits, and fragrant spices, creating a rich and indulgent dessert. Whether served hot or chilled, Kheer offers a delightful indulgence that is perfect for any occasion, including Holi.

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