Thandai combos for you ‘Holi-day’ party
Holi is all about uniting as a community without
any boundaries to have fun. Painting the faces of your loved ones consequently paints
the biggest smile on your face. And no celebration in India is complete without
vast amounts of scrumptious food to gorge on. Soothingly sweet thandai paired with delectable snacks is
the hallmark of this celebration. Praveen
Gonsalves, Chef, Barbeque Nation presents a list of dishes that pair up
perfectly with thandai, promising a
unique experience at your Holi party this year.
1. Divine Dates and Walnut
everything is being painted in vivid colours, why make your usual white kheer?
Add colour to your menu with this silky and lip-smacking Dates and Walnut Kheer.
This easy-to-prepare dish consists of dates, walnuts, oats, sugar, almonds,
milk and cream. Chef advises us not to complicate this dish with extra
additions and let the taste of each ingredient come through. Once this dish
lands on their plate, your guests will relish every spoonful. While this traditionally
doesn’t pair up with thandai, it’s a healthier alternative to gujiyas and the
perfect end to a meal.
Zesty hot Peri-Peri Chicken:
If you and your guests are fans of grilled chicken and spices, this is the
perfect dish. Don’t fret, Chef Gonzalves tells us how to make zesty Peri-Peri
Sauce from scratch. In a pre-heated oven, roast the chillies for 10 minutes.
Chop them finely and sauté the chillies, oregano, salt, paprika, garlic, olive
oil and red wine vinegar in a pan and bring them to simmer. Cool the mixture
and make a paste out of it. Hand-rub the
Peri Peri mixture over the chicken and leave it aside for marinating. Grilling
this will ensure searing in all of the flavourful juices while charring the
outside of succulent Peri Peri Chicken.
3 Vibrant Vegetarian Seekh
Kebab: This is a dish that radiates with the vibrancy
of spring, just like the festival of Holi. Seekh kebabs are prepared using
fresh vegetables and spices, and grilled or pan-fried to perfection. Chef
recommends this light and flavourful snack for a perfect pairing with Thandai.
Eat it for the taste, love it for the nutrition!
4 Karari Tikki:
Potatoes, as we know, are versatile and can be prepared in many delicious ways.
Chef tells us how to make this simple yet flavour packed dish using only basic
ingredients. Into a bowl of mashed potatoes, just add curd, lemon juice, green
peas, ginger paste, chopped garlic and mustard oil. Flatten out these tikkis
and shallow fry them. The result? A tikki that is crisp-on-the-outside, gooey
on the inside, guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. These make for the perfect
finger food with mint chuntey and a cold glass of Thandai.
. Goodness of Gujiya:
Gujiyas are the signature dish of Holi. A flaky, buttery crust that crumbles
just as you bite into it, followed by the sensational stuffing. The stuffing
generally includes khoya, dried coconut and dry fruits. The crunchy taste of
gujiya goes perfectly with the light and refreshing thandai. Even though
gujiyas are traditionally prepared with khoya, you can recreate this dish using
unique ingredients like condensed milk, sooji, chocolate etc.
Make this Holi about colours, food and fun. Try
out these sumptuous dishes with your loved ones at your Holi party.
Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd.)
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