15+ Holi Special Sweets Recipes – Best Holi Recipes for 2024

post modified on March 1

Written by Puja

Check out the best collection of Holi special sweets recipes, you can try this year. We’ve compiled a list of the top Holi Sweets recipes available on my Blog.

This collection of special recipes for Holi contains traditional sweets recipes as well as some of our own tested recipes. So do give it a try and let me know which Holi sweets recipe you liked the most.

About Holi Festival and Holi Recipes:

Holi is a spring festival that is celebrated in India with utmost devotion. It is celebrated by throwing colors over each other and spreading happiness and cheer.

Holi is a day of joy, laughter, mischief, and love. On this day, any and every color is used to play Holi. The Holi festival is also known as Dhulandi , Dhulivandan , Dhulla , Dhulendi , Dhulendi Vasantotsav , Basantotsava , Vasantotsava.

Any festival filled with fun and joy is incomplete without good food. After all, food is all about fun and joy. Isn’t it?

The same is the case in Holi as well, good food is made and shared with friends and family.

Food is an integral part of celebrations in Indian culture which makes Holi recipes important. The special dishes cooked during Holi help create a festive atmosphere and bring people closer together.

Not only this, these Traditional recipes for Holi connect people to their heritage and culture. Preparing traditional sweets and snacks is the best way to pass down customs, traditions, and culture to our younger generations.

The different kinds of flavors and aromas of Holi Recipes are as important to the celebrations as the colorful powders and flowers. They showcase the country’s regional diversity and unite people through the shared experience of preparing and enjoying the special dishes.

Importance of Holi Festival:

Holi is one of Hinduism’s most important celebrations. It is widely observed in South Asia, particularly in India and Nepal. It is said to be a celebration of Lord Vishnu’s triumph over the demon king Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyanakashipu wanted to kill his son, so he invited Holika, his sister. She wore a robe formed of magic. This robe could protect the wearer from being burnt by fire. Hiranyanakashipu told his sister to join Prahlad in front of a burning fire.

He assumed that the fire from the magic robe would not harm his sister, but that Prahlad would be burned to death. However, the outcome was the opposite of what the evil demon king had planned.

As a result, Prahlad escaped the burning fire unharmed, whereas Holika died.

So this festival represents the victory of good over evil, as well as the eternal love of Radha and Krishna.

Holi Special Sweets Recipes:

In India, festivals are incomplete without sweets. Just like in the other festivals, the kitchen smells delicious all week long during this holiday, as Holi preparations begin months in advance. Gujiya, Gud ka pua, Dahi vada, Malpua, Kathal ki Sabzi, Tari wale aloo ki sabzi, and Thandai are some of the traditional Holi foods that are prepared in practically every home during the holiday.

Since Holi is just around the corner, we thought we’d put together a Holi Sweets recipe roundup of our favorite recipes for Holi to serve during the celebration.

Here are some of the most popular Holi sweets recipes that you can make with your friends and family.

holi special sweets recipes

How to Make Gujiya – Mawa Gujia Recipe


Mawa Gujiya Recipe is an Indian sweet snack or a dessert made during Holi or Diwali. It is a deep-fried pastry stuffed with mawa, suji, and grated coconut. Let us see How to make Gujiya at home. About the Mawa Gujia Recipe? Ghujiya, also known as pirakiya/ Pedakiya in Bihar is a deep-fried pastry stuffed … Continue reading

Gur Ka Pua – How to Make Gulgula Recipe

gur ka pua

Gur ka Pua or gulgula is a deep-fried, easy-to-make North Indian sweet and savory snack recipe made with wheat flour and jaggery. About Gur ka Pua Recipe? Gur ka Pua is a traditional recipe from the state of Bihar, especially made during the Holi Festival. These dumplings are slightly crispy from the outside and soft … Continue reading

Malpua Recipe – How to Make Malpua Easy Recipe with Sugar Syrup

malpua recipe

Malpua is one of the special Holi sweets recipes prepared during the Holi festival. You would find people enjoying Malpua on this special occasion. It’s a quick Indian dessert recipe that can also be served along with rabdi. Continue reading…

Kesar Lachha Rabri – Easy Lachha Rabdi Recipe

Kesar Lachha Rabdi Recipe is a traditional Indian dessert made by simmering milk on low heat until it thickens, then flavoring it with saffron and garnishing it with chopped nuts. Continue reading…

Pooran Poli Recipe – How to Make Soft Puran Poli

Pooran Poli Recipe

Pooran Poli (Puran Poli) is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet flatbread stuffed with chana dal (Bengal gram), jaggery with the flavor of cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.

Puran Poli is a festive treat made for most festivals, including Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Holi, Ugadi. This sweet is made all over India, although it is particularly famous in Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. Continue reading...

Pink Coconut Ladoo – Made with 100% Natural Colour

pink coconut ladoo

Pink Coconut Ladoo, also known as Nariyal Ladoo, is an Indian fudge-like dessert prepared with roasted grated coconut, condensed milk, cardamom, and 100% natural color. So let us learn how to make pink coconut ladoo with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. About Pink Coconut Ladoo Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, is incomplete without ladoos. This holiday, celebrate … Continue reading

Mango Coconut Laddoo – Instant Mango Laddu

mango coconut laddoo

In India, festive seasons are incomplete without ladoos. There is a wide variety of laddoos that can be made as per your choice. But the most popular and delicious laddoo is the mango coconut laddoo. The presence of coconut, condensed milk, and mango pulp gives it a heavenly taste. This recipe is perfect if you are looking to prepare something quickly and don’t have a lot of time on your hands. Continue reading…

Recipe of Mango Shrikhand – Delicious Amrakhand Recipe

Mango Shrikhand is an Indian dessert made with Mango, hung curd, and sugar. In this blog post, we will tell show you the recipe for mango shrikhand and everything you need to know about Mango Shrikhand- what it is, how to make it, and things to keep in mind while preparing it. Continue reading…

Mango Phirni – How to Make Delicious Recipe of Mango Phirni

mango phirni

Mango Phirni is a very tasty dish that has the aroma of mangoes and saffron in it. It is a very simple dish that can be made very quickly. This dessert is very popular at weddings, festive occasions, or any special celebrations all across North India, especially in Punjab and Haryana. Continue reading…

Delicious Mango Rava Kesari – How to Make Mango Sheera

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Mango Kesari also known as mango halwa is a very popular dessert in India and is made during festivals and weddings. It is also served as a prasadam (offering to God) in temples. Mango Kesari can be made with either fresh or canned mangoes. I prefer to use fresh mangoes as they are already sweetened and have a lovely flavor. You can use any type of mango for this recipe, but I prefer the Alphonso variety as it is very sweet and fragrant. Continue reading…

Mango Kalakand – Easy Mango Kalakand Recipe

Mango Kalakand

Mango Kalakand is a delicious treat that brings together the goodness of traditional Indian sweets and the amazing taste of mangoes. This dessert has a creamy texture, and sweet fruity flavors, Continue reading…

Shahi Tukda Recipe – Recipe of Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda Recipe

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, our tutorial on how to make Shahi Tukda will guide you to success. Shahi Tukda is an irresistible dessert Continue reading…

Bread Jalebi – Crispy Fried Bread Jalebi

Bread Jalebi

Bread jalebi, also known as bread kaja is a popular Indian dessert that is made by deep-frying slices of bread and then soaking them in a sweet syrup flavored with Continue reading…

Dudh Peda Recipe – How to make Doodh Peda from scratch

Dudh Peda Recipe

Homemade dudh peda recipe is a delicious dessert treat perfect for any occasion made with fresh milk and topped with nuts and dried fruits. You can now make this sweet at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. About Recipe for Dudh Peda Dudh Peda is a delicious sweet that one can relish all year round. Peda … Continue reading

Paan Coconut Laddoo Recipe – How to make paan laddoo

paan laddoo

Instant Paan Coconut Laddoo filled with dates and tutti fruity is the perfect sweet treat for Diwali! In fact, you only need 20 minutes to make this delicious Indian recipe! In this article, we will provide you with the step-by-step process on how to prepare Paan Coconut Laddoo at home. About Paan Coconut Laddoo It’s … Continue reading

Recipe for Makhana Kheer – How to Make Makhane ki Kheer

Recipe for Makhana Kheer is a traditional healthy Indian dessert made by simmering Makhanas in milk till it becomes creamy. Makhana is also known as “Lotus seeds” or “Foxnuts.” This dessert is simple and quick to make, taking less than 30 minutes with just a few basic ingredients. Makhane ki kheer is a perfect dessert … Continue reading

Coconut Laddoo Recipe – How to make Delicious Nariyal Ladoo

Coconut Laddoo Recipe is a traditional, utterly delicious Indian Sweet, prepared during festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. What the Coconut Ladoo Recipe? Coconut laddu is an old-fashioned Indian sweet loved by every age group. It’s soft, chewy and melts in your mouth! Coconut laddoos are an absolute delight to make especially when you … Continue

How to Make Chocolate Coconut Laddoo

chocolate coconut laddoo

In this post, we will learn how to make chocolate coconut laddoo. Chocolate coconut laddoo is a quick three-ingredient dessert made with freshly grated coconut, condensed milk, and dark chocolate. The chocolate coconut laddoo recipe is a twist on the classic nariyal laddoo (coconut laddoo). These soft coconut balls with a dark chocolate crust looks … Continue reading

Besan Laddoo – How to make Besan ke Laddu

Besan laddoo is a traditional North Indian sweet ball made from gram flour, ghee, powdered sugar, cardamom powder, that is aromatic and tasty. This recipe with an easy step-by-step guide will help you make the best besan ke laddoo at home. About Besan Laddoo There are many laddoo varieties, but besan ke laddu is one … Continue reading

Beetroot Halwa Recipe – Chukandar ka Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Halwa Recipe is a healthy Indian sweet dessert recipe. Beetroot halwa is a combination of grated beetroot and sugar. Apps, apps, and apps. These days, everything is on apps. Open any website, talk to any service provider or, buy any product. The first thing they all want you to do it to install their … Continue reading

Parval ki Mithai – How to Make Parwal Sweet from scratch

Parval ki Mithai is a delectable and unique dessert that is made by stuffing khoya/mawa in parwal and is topped with some nuts and cherries. This delicacy is very popular during festivals, but it can also be enjoyed normally as well. Continue reading

Gajar ka Halwa Without Khoya

Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert or sweet dish made with fresh red carrots, milk, ghee, sugar, and some dry fruits. Gajar ka Halwa is made using minimal ingredients. This halwa tastes really good and is loved by all. Continue reading…

Recipe of Suji ka Halwa – How to Make Instant Sooji Halwa

sooji halwa

Recipe of Suji ka Halwa, cooked with fine semolina, ghee, and sugar, is one of the most basic North Indian desserts. Continue reading…

Besan Halwa Recipe – How to Make Besan Halwa

besan halwa

Besan Halwa is a quick sweet dish for the ones who do not want to spend a lot of time making a sweet dish for an occasion. Besan Halwa recipe is a quick sweet dish that you would love. The aroma of gram flour gives it a unique taste. It doesn’t take a lot of time to make this. Continue reading…

Rice Kheer Recipe – How to make chawal ki kheer in a pressure cooker

chawal ki kheer

Rice Kheer Recipe is made with milk, rice, sugar, and cardamom powder. This recipe is very easy to make and can be prepared in a pressure cooker easily. Continue reading…

Chocolate Rice Kheer Recipe – How to Make Chocolate Rice Pudding

Chocolate Rice Kheer Recipe is an easy-to-make dessert recipe for all chocolate lovers. This recipe is perfect for any festival. Continue reading…

Mixed Fruit Custard Recipe

Fruit Custard Recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert recipe. Fruit custard is a combination of custard powder and mixed fruits. So if you are a bachelor or a working mom, and you don’t have much time to prepare those traditional recipes, then you can try this recipe for Holi. Continue reading…

Khoi Laddoo – How to Make Moa Laddu with Khoya

khoi laddoo

Khoi laddoo is a dessert that can be served at any time. It’s quick and easy to make, and it tastes great. It is one of the most popular Bengali desserts. Another great recipe for bachelor and working moms. All you have to do is combine everything and your dessert is ready to eat. Continue reading…

Suryakala Sweet Recipe – How to Make Suryakala Sweet

Suryakala sweet

Suryakala Sweet is a tasty recipe made by stuffing khoya in maida dough, shaping it like the sun, deep-frying it, and finally soaking it in sugar syrup. Surkala Sweet Recipe Continue reading…

Lavang Lata Sweet | Lobongo Lotika | Laung Lata

Lavang Lata Sweet

Lavang Lata is a sweet, layered parcel, filled with kheer(reduced milk), also called khoya, and sealed with clove. (step-by-step-pictures) About Lavang Latika: The name comes from the word “laung,” which Continue reading…

I hope you liked these Holi Sweets Recipes. Do let me know which one is your favorite by commenting. Would love to hear from you!!! 🙂

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Happy Cooking!!! 

This post was last updated on 5th Feb 2024.

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