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Holi – Cuisines and Festivals

Published on: March 26, 2013 | Updated on: February 9, 2018
Holi Special Lunch

Holi is not just about colors… it is about colorful food too

We need something special to go with every festival, whether it is our attire or our food. If it is a festival, it has to be awesome in every way! Over a period of time, we have developed a penchant for the art of festivity.A special lunch at home or at the workplace is now part of the ritual. Most corporates in India which provide food, paid/subsidized or free, have at least 6 special meals every year: New Year’s eve or New Year day, Republic Day eve, Holi eve, Independence Day eve, Dusehra Day/ Vijaydashmi Day/ Durga puja eve and Diwali eve. Of course the Special Meal Days are governed by local preferences and so is the food for the day. A typical special festival thali may look something like this for a Holi corporate lunch:

  • Green Salad
  • Papar
  • Achar
  • Raita
  • Jeera Rice
  • Daal Makhani
  • Masala Paneer
  • Gobhi Aloo
  • Poori
  • Moong Daal ka Halwa
  • Gujia

Of course it is a heavy lunch and can make working after it difficult and sleep the first priority. Despite that, healthy food is pushed on the back burner and tasty food becomes a priority. Conceptually, one item is added to add to the festive flavor and rest of the food is more or less standard. For instance Holi lunches today must include Gujia, Dushhera must include Jalebi and Diwali must include Barfi. Festival lunches are across the board free of charge, organizations do not collect coupons for the same.

About this photograph: This photograph is the actual photograph of Holi Lunch at Mapsofindia.com. Happy Holi and have fun!

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