5 Fun Ideas for your Holi Party

5 easy yet fun ideas to pep up your Holi Party: 1. Pani Puri Shots Who doesn’t love pani puri !? Make it look spectacular by serving them on these plastic shot glasses with a little mint leaf on top. It is also more convenient to serve and eat. 2. Popcorn Candy  This is going to be…

Pav Bhaji

Well, I will start with the confession that no matter how much I try to improvise my recipe, I can never even get close to the Pav Bhaji one gets in Mumbai. But this one is quite close and I make it every time I get a craving for it. Ever since I moved out…

Shahi Paneer

This is one of the very first recipes I learnt (rather copied) from my MIL (mom in law 😉 ) and I can assure you it is delicious. A lot of restaurants serve the sweeter version of Shahi Paneer which I personally don’t like much. I prefer the creamy, tangy, savory and a little spicy…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Frosting

It’s been a year since I started baking but I didn’t have a good egg-less cake recipe until now. I experimented from chocolate, butterscotch, strawberry pineapple to plain vanillas but all with egg. The couple of times I did try my hands at an egg-less one, it turned out to be a disaster. But then I did…

Bell Pepper Fried Rice

This recipe is no rocket science. In fact this is one of the easiest ways to add some color to your Holi menu. What do you think? This is just an update of the regular Cumin rice or veg pulav. Give your menu a little twist with this colorful rice dish. It is delicious when served…

Color Blast with Rangoli

Originally posted on pep the party:
You can either make a flower rangoli or the tradition color rangoli. If you are not very comfortable with making one yourself, use of stencils can make it really simple. You can also make your own stencils. Step 1: Finalise a design you want to make. You can get…

Thandai – An Indian Classic

The countdown for Holi has begun and the temperatures are soaring already here in Bangalore! I have become an AC freak over the last couple of days. I am so looking forward to some rain. Or  on a second thought, the Holi rain dance would be great too 😀 Thandai is an Indian classic when…

Colorful Popcorn Candy

I was munching on my bowl of cheese popcorn while watching ‘The Revenant’ when it struck me to have rainbow colored popcorn for my Holi party this year. I browsed the internet for ideas and came up with this variation of popcorn. I wanted to have a rainbow color theme but then I realised I…

Dahi Bhalla

‘Dahi Bhalla’ is fried lentil balls dipped in sweet and sour yogurt. It is a delicacy often prepared during the festivals of Holi and Diwali. I don’t mind saying that I worship this dish :D. Last december when I was visiting my in-laws, my mother in law made a version of it which I had…

Paneer Tikka

All of us has that one friend who doesn’t like to experiment. He would any day prefer to have the staple dal-chawal over a mexican burrito bowl! When planning for a different cuisine on a party menu, it is very important to ensure that you have a few staples. This is one of those universally…

Finger Food – Stuffed Mushrooms !

I fancy this part of the year more because of the many celebrations we have lined up- starting from Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas to New Year’s eve (which also happens to be my husband’s birthday). Food being the key ingredient of any celebration takes the front seat.I tasted this variation of stuffed mushrooms in a restaurant…