holi sweets

10 Holi Sweets Recipes | Holi ki Mithai | Sweets for Holi | Holi Special Sweets

Holi Sweets Recipes

Holi is a festival of colors. And, in India, festivals are incomplete without food, especially sweets. There is one thing which is prepared in my kitchen every year at this festival, that holi ki mithai is holi gujiya. How much I love indulging in this holi special sweet. Holi would be incomplete without holi ki gujiya. I am not much fond of playing holi, but I make a lot of holi special sweets which I enjoy with my friends and family. There are so many things which are peculiar to the festivals. As light during Diwali, so are colors during holi and sweets during every festival. Here is a compilation of holi sweets recipes that you can try and make your holi a little happier.

Holi Gujiya

Gujiya is one of the most commonly prepared holi sweets. A deep-fried dumpling made with maida stuffed with a mixture of mawa, sugar and dry fruits along with coconut is gujiya. Gujiya belongs to the state of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, etc. Well, something very interesting about gujiya is that although it originated in North India, it traveled the whole country and as it traveled its name, form and stuffing changed. Let’s make a summary and understand this most popular holi sweet better:

StateName of the sweetCharacteristics
Rajasthan & U.P.GujiyaMade with refined flour

Stuffing of mawa, sugar, desiccated coconut and

BiharPurukiyaMade with simply flour

Stuffing is prepared with mawa or semolina along with sugar & dry fruits.

GujaratGhughraMade with simply flour.

Stuffing of semolina, coconut, sugar & dry fruits.

MaharashtraKaranjiMade with simply flour. Stuffing of jaggery, coconut and optional poppy seeds, sugar or/and cardamom.
SomasTamil NaduMade with refined flour and little semolina.

Stuffing of gram dal, coconut and sugar.

KajjikayaAP. & KarnatakaMade with refined flour.

Stuffing of chana dal or semolina along with sugar and coconut.

NevriGoaMade with refined flour.

Stuffing of coconut, sugar and dry fruits.

Interesting, isn’t it?

Here is a collection of 10 Holi Sweets which you can make at home and enjoy with your family and friends.

10 Holi Sweets Recipes

  1. Mawa Gujiya

As already mentioned, gujiya is no not one of the most popular holi sweets; it is the most popular holi sweet. A deep-fried dumpling with a flaky crust and sweetened stuffing, a must preparation or a must-have in the Indian households on the festival of Holi are gujiya.

More info here.mawa gujiya recipe

  1. Hare Chane ki Barfi

One of the forgotten holi sweet prepared with green chickpeas (hara chana) is chane ki barfi. Barfi with a distinct flavor of fresh green chickpeas or hara chana a hint of cardamom is cholia burfi or chane ki barfi.

More info here.hare chane ki barfi

  1. Besan ke Ladoo

This is every Mom’s favorite sweet. Besan ke ladoo is an ever green sweet recipe and is also prepared on Holi. Besan ladoo is a ball-shaped Indian sweet that is made with gram flour sugar and clarified butter.

View recipe here.holi sweets

  1. Rajasthani Churma

This holi do try this traditional Rajasthani sweet which will leave you craving for more. Churma is a dessert from Rajasthani cuisine, generally prepared using whole wheat flour, sugar and ghee and is an accompaniment to the very popular Rajasthani meal Dal Baati Churma.

View the recipe here.churma recipe

  1. Rose Coconut Ladoo

This ladoo with a lovely color is pretty enough to be great holi sweet. Ladoo prepared with coconut and condensed milk, along with a hint of rose which so well compliments the flavors of the ladoo, is rose coconut ladoo.


  1. Cake pops

Cake pops are sure to please your little ones this holi. A cake pop is a ball of the soft and moist cake coated with chocolate giving an awesome mix of textures.

View the recipe here.Children's Day Special "CAKE POPS (28)

  1. Mohanthaal

Yes, I  have a bit more liking towards Rajasthani sweets. And therefore one more in this list of holi sweets is from Rajasthan and Gujarat. Absolutely delicious fudge made using gram flour (besan), ghee and sugar syrup which just melts in the mouth and keeps you craving for more and more is Mohanthal.

View the recipe here.mohanthal recipe

  1. Meethi Boondi

Meethi boondi is a deep fried tiny ball made up of gram flour which is absolutely juicy and sweet. Slightly tricky to prepare, meethi boondi can be nailed with a perfect recipe.

View recipe here.MEETHI BOONDI

  1. Chhena Murki

Soft paneer coated with sugar along with the flavor of cardamom and rose water is Cheena Murki from the state of Bengal.

View recipe here.chhena murki

  1. Gajar ka Halwa

It is a pudding made using carrot, milk, sugar and clarified butter i.e. ghee is gajar ka halwa. It is one of the most popular desserts prepared in North India during winters.

View recipe here.gajar ka halwa

This holi do try these recipes and write to us how you liked these? Wish you all a very happy and colorful holi.

Tried this recipe?

Please rate us and share your valuable feedback

Let’s Connect

Recipe Videos

[sbvcytc template="7" layout="fitrows" results_per_page="5" no_of_columns_desktop="1" no_of_columns_tablet="1" grid_thumbnail_size="default" title_font_size="15" title_font_weight="700" enable_description="" enable_hd_tag="" enable_video_length="" enable_video_views="" enable_video_likes="" enable_video_post_time="" enable_social_sharing="" pagination_type="disabled" preview_related="" enable_carousel="" channel_id="UCY9O2iE3fv9vZkacrmre99w" api_key="AIzaSyAXCSUG20XxTmVFUTI3rreWcikoNUel0qg" custom_wrapper_class="videos_page side_bar_video"]

Latest Recipes

About the Author

Author’s Name


Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

Trending Recipes

"); newWindow.document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(style); newWindow.document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(style1); newWindow.document.close(); jQuery('.printBlock').show(); } jQuery('.print_btn').on('click',function(){ printData(); })jQuery(document).ready(function () { jQuery("#reletedpostslide").owlCarousel({ margin: 9, nav: true, navText: ["
", "
"], loop: false, navigation: true, touchDrag: true, mouseDrag: false, responsive: { 0: { items: 1 }, 380: { items: 1 }, 480: { items: 1 }, 768: { items: 3 }, 992: { items: 4 } } }) });