Holi is over. And with that the lovely festival season that started last year with Dussehra. The countdown to Holi had so many beautiful festivals...Dussehra, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Lohri...I am going to miss them all.
I always think there is a reason why in India we get to celebrate them one after another in winters and say our byes to them come summers. Winter is definitely the more likeable season here and it gives us an opportunity to gorge on yummy goodies without worrying about the flab (since we have our winterwear to hide behind), plus all those calorie laden dishes are just so easy to digest in the cold weather :)
Come summers, its time to eat healthy & fit in our summer wardrobe so it makes sense for the festivals to bid us bye bye and we get a chance to get ready for the next festival season in these next few months. Makes sense, doesn't it?
So thats my little logic:)
We had a quiet Holi celebration at home with parents.
A little tikka but with lots of home cooked food.
Whats Holi without some almond sherbet served in pale cream ceramic kulhads? The weather was perfect so we planted ourselves in the balcony and enjoyed the last bit of cool breeze before the bad hot summers arrive:)
Since Holi is a fun festival, the menu had to be FUN too. Chaat party, anyone?
I didn't want to do the usual Bhel puri & Paapdi Chaat (Both very popular & much loved in India). So I made Bhakadwadi chaat, palak chaat & tandoori murgh chaat for the meat lovers in the family.
Since we had to work so hard to eat so much...some fresh orangey-lemonade with strawberries & mint was the need of the hour.We ended our eating marathon with coconut -rose kulfis served in coconut bowls :)
Holi hai!! Holi hai!!
I am linking to Patty's weekend wrap up.
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