9 Colorful Indian Recipes for Holi

Red Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk and Kale © Nicholas Hopper
By F&W Editors Posted March 05, 2015

From gorgeous dal to bright mango chutney, here are nine colorful Indian dishes to make to celebrate the beginning of spring. 

While it may still be snowing in many parts of the country, Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, begins tomorrow. From gorgeous dal to bright mango chutney, here are nine colorful Indian dishes to make to celebrate the beginning of spring. 

1. Red Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk and Kale 
Creamy lentils are topped with vibrant spice-cooked onions, red chiles and fresh cilantro. 

2. Red Cabbage Stir-Fry with Coconut
This quick vegetarian dish is made with a fresh coconut, a Keralan staple.

3. Vegetarian Biryani 
Potato, carrots and and peas star in this flavorful rice dish.

4. Chickpeas in Spicy Tomato Gravy
Served with yogurt and naan, this classic Punjabi dish is great for a crowd.

5. Spicy Chickpea Salad  
Rajat Parr's healthy salad is inspired by the Indian street food, chana chaat.

6. Mango Chutney 
This beautiful golden spread is great with curry dishes or with cheese and crackers.

7. Saffron Lassi  
Saffron gives this yogurt-based drink it's beautiful color and elegant flavor.

8. Aloo Gobi 
Ready in just 45 minutes, this is a light version of the classic potato and cauliflower dish.

9. Fresh Vegetable Curry
Make this recipe easier by cooking the vegetables directly in the sweet and spicy curry sauce.

Related: Delicious Indian Recipes
Easy Indian Dishes
A Northern Indian Culinary Tour

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