Holi the festival of colours is just around the corner and you might be pretty busy with the preparations. Yes, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is a bit difficult to celebrate festivals in the way we use to celebrate earlier. But with proper precautions, guidelines and care, we can definitely enjoy celebrating it at our home with our loved ones.
Holi is not just the “festival of colours” but it’s also the “festival of love”. It brings lots of happiness, bonding, love and immense joy with itself. It’s also the “festival of spring” as it marks the beginning of the spring season and the end of the winter season. It also signifies the triumph of good over evil. To celebrate this auspicious festival thoroughly some prior preparations like getting all pooja essentials, groceries, sweets, shopping, and much more needs to be done. We understand how difficult it is to manage everything in such a busy work schedule. We also understand how important it is to celebrate festivals happily with your family and friends without any hustle. We want you to enjoy the festival of colours and for a hassle-free festival, we have curated a special Holi festival shopping list for you.
The Justhaat team is back with a checklist of items that will be required by you for the Holi festival. We believe in making sure that our beloved customers enjoy the festivals thoroughly and need not worry about the preparations. So all your Holi requisites are mentioned below and are just a click away from your shopping cart. So why wait, shop your heart out and fill your shopping cart with everything you need for the Holi celebration.
First things first. Holi celebrations are absolutely incomplete without this aromatic and refreshing Holi special drink which is a mixture of dry fruits and fragrant spices. It comes in different flavours such as Badam Thandai, Rose Thandai, Kesariya Thandai, and many other flavours are available. Thandai is full of exotic dry fruits such as almonds, cashews and pistachios. The hint of saffron makes this drink very desirable. Serve your family and friends with this amazing Holi special Indian drink.
Oh yes! There has to be loads and tons of colours as Holi is known as the festival of colours. Using traditional colours such as Gulaal is considered very auspicious during the festival. These days’ organic Holi colours are gaining a lot of love and have become the customer favourites as they are very gentle on the skin and do not have harmful side effects.
Incense sticks are the basic requirements for any Indian festival. During the Holi Pujan and Holika Dahan, incense sticks are used. These are available in a variety of fragrances. Sandal incense sticks which are made out of sandalwood oil are the most widely used incense sticks for the Holi Pujan.
Coconut has a special significance in every pooja or festivals celebrated in India. Same way coconut is very important for Holika Pujan and Dahan. Whole coconuts are placed inside the Holika Dahan and then these coconuts are distributed as prasad to all.
People in India also place raw mango along with coconut and popcorn inside Holika Dahan. Holi comes during the spring season, it marks the end of the winter season. It is the in-between phase of the winter and summer season, and it's the time when mango trees are loaded with small mangoes. Some people start eating mango only after offering raw mangoes to Holika Dahan.
Dates are eaten in combination with popcorn during the Holi festival. Dates are extremely nutritious and healthy. They are sweet and gooey. Dates are also used in making a lot of chutneys that are eaten with chats and other delicacies during the festival. The date chutney can be teamed with a lot of food items such as Dahi Vada, Samosas, Papdi Chaat, Bhel and even Kachoris which can be enjoyed with friends and family during the Holi celebrations.
Popcorn is offered as Prasādam in Holika Dahan and has both traditional and religious significance in the celebration of this festival. They are also very easy to make and quick to serve. Make sure to stock a lot of packets of these beforehand for an easy and smooth going celebration.
Any Indian festival celebration and pooja is incomplete without Ladoos. Different varieties of Ladoos are prepared in every household among which Rava Ladoo, Wheat flour Ladoo, Besan Ladoo, Coconut Ladoo are some of the most famous ones. Ladoos are also offered as prasad.
Kachori especially Moong daal kachori is a very popular fried snack that is relished during Holi. It is crispy on the outside and stuffed with a spicy mixture of lentils and spices. It is best eaten with chutney and can also be clubbed with aloo curry or even Matar curry. Kachoris are children's favourite too. They can simply grab a piece or two while they go off to play with colours.
Talking of Indian snack items, we cannot forget the Samosas as they are the most famous Indian fried snack. The Samosas are triangular in shape made out of refined flour and stuffed with a mixture of potato, peas, lentils and lots of spices. It is a perfect snack to serve to your guests during any festival celebrations and get-togethers.
Dry fruits samosas are yet another type of samosas that are stuffed with the goodness of dry fruits. These are excellent snack items for the Holi parties and get-togethers that you will be hosting during Holi. It is ready to eat a snack and can be also used as starters at the Holi dinners.
Dal Vada is prepared by fermenting lentils and is zingy and tangy in flavour. These Vadas are a staple food item during the Holi celebrations and are capable of not only adding an item to your Holi meal spread but also something that you can serve to your guests. Trust us, you will be hearing a lot of appreciation and all your guests will fall in love with this super tasty snack.
Holi isn't happening without Dahi Vada. Indians are absolutely obsessed with this exciting delicacy which is a perfect combination of sweet and salty flavours. Dahi Vada is an Indian snack prepared with lentils and topped with sweet yoghurt along with spices, green coriander chutney, tamarind chutney and roasted cumin powder. It is a perfect go-to food item for the celebrations and we are sure you're going to love it to bits.
To make sure you have a hassle-free shopping experience, all the items needed are just a click away. Below is the list of all items that you will need during the Holi celebrations. You can just simply click on the products and easily add them to your shopping cart. You can also visit our online grocery store for more daily grocery essentials, ready meals, dry fruits, beverages, fresh vegetables and fruits, snacks and sweets.
- Gulaal (Holi colours)
- Incense sticks
- Raw Mango
- Punjabi Samosa
- Dry fruits Samosa
- Dal vada
- Dahi vada
The entire Justhaat Team Wishes you and your family a very safe, colourful and Happy Holi. Enjoy the festival of colours to the fullest!