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5 mouth watering sweets and drinks you should taste this Holi

By Hugo Wang, Taiwanese Master Chef and the founder of Moon of Taj

India, the land festivals, is approaching with its spring festival Holi. Holi marks the beginning of the new year as well as its an occasion to renew relationships, get rid of past conflicts and emotional impurities. No matter what the occasion is, be it marriage, birth or festival, people in India are geared up to taste sweets. Holi being celebrated in almost every part of the country also has the same desideratum for sweets. It’s our basic urge to greet our kith and kins with the pack of Mithais, so we intend to provide our relatives with the perfect blend of taste and quality.

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This Holi you can try something luscious with mouth watering sweets starting from traditional to a modern one.

1. Meetha Pooda (Sweet Pancake) made by wheat flour, water and sugar. It is the easiest recipe that one must try during Holi.

2. Nougats- A very unfamiliar name for Indians! As nougat is a Taiwanese sweet blended to suit Indian hearts. It is made of quality skimmed milk powder, desi ghee and hand-picked almonds from California, giving it a soft, tender and chewy crunch. The nougat gets its smoky fragrance and burnished gloss, by going through varying degrees of heat apropos. So it’s a must try.

3. Thandai- Holi is nothing without this name, Sardai or thandai is a drink that is usually prepared with mixture of fennel seeds, watermelon kernel, vetiver seeds, almonds, saffron, rose petals and milk. This drink is associated with the festival of Holi. There are few of thandai that are common during Holi are Bhaang Thandai and Almond (Badam) Thandai.

4. Fruit Tarts- It’s a Taiwanese sweet dish that charms everyone. This Holi you can gift your near and dear ones with this rich legacy from Taiwan. Moreover, this is a loved menu for diabetes patients because of its healthy balanced elements. These scrumptious tarts are enclosed in elegant cases, ensuring safety and quality in every bite and lending it an attractive look at the same time.

5. Neureous or Gujia- It’s a type of Gujia or Purukiya but altogether with a different recipe. It is a sweet dumpling made with maida flour or suji and is stuffed with Khoya.

The author is Hugo Wang, the founder of Moon of Taj, an exclusive confectionary brand that blends the exotic flavours of  two Asian culinary giants Taiwan and India. 

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