Holi is just around the corner and these hotels across India are all set to satiate your taste buds with colourful delights. By Kumar Shree
1. Vedic Village, Kolkata
If you are celebrating Holi in Kolkata, head to the Vedic Village Spa Resort at Rajarhat. What should you expect there? Well, mouthwatering festive food and full-on entertainment at Rang Leela. This year, these guys are truly raising the carnival bar in Kolkata. The major attractions here will be the Tomatina fiesta, kid’s zone, cabanas to chill, rain-dance party, countless games, DJ on the floor, dance troupe performances, and of course, delicious food. Need we say more?
2. Hyatt Regency, Pune
The Hyatt Regency, Pune is all set to bring forth a special Holi brunch on March 21. And, this spread will have all sorts of festive favourites! From thandai to chaat and jalebis, Hyatt is totally digging the desi vibe this year. The celebration will also have DJ beats to keep you on your toes! P.S – they are all about responsible celebration this year; yup, expect to play with dry organic colours. We say, way to go, Hyatt!
3. Hilton, Jaipur
If you are going to spend Holi in Jaipur, may we suggest, you head to Hilton, Jaipur? Because they are all about — Asli Holi at Hilton Jaipur Gully this year. Indulge in traditional culinary delights from different regions of India curated especially for this occasion by Executive Chef Japvir. The delicacies include kesar badam thandai, paneer sham savera, hariyali kebab, kand ke ladoo, paneer uulal, narangi dal, Banarasi chaat station, mawa gujiya, mawa kachori, puran poli, coconut ladoo, shakkar para, imarti, makhane ki kheer, pichkari-themed colourful cupcakes, thandai ice-cream and more. You can experience all these in a relaxing ambience, amid hearty chats, friendly banter and lots of fun.
4. Alila Fort, Bishangarh, Rajasthan
In India, no festival is complete without desserts. And, out of all, Holi is known for its sweetest indulgences. Visit this hotel or learn how to bake scrumptious almond and coconut cake this Holi especially curated by Alila Fort Bishangarh. If you are visiting Alila Fort Bishangarh on Holi, you have to try this delicacy. If you want, you can also try cooking the same at your home as the chef has shared the recipe with love.
QTY UNIT Description
200.0 GM Desiccated Coconut
250.0 GM Sugar
100.0 GM Almond Slice
400.0 GM Butter
20.0 GM Vanilla Essence
200.0 GM Almond Powder
1.0 GM Vanilla Pod
10.0 GM Salt
20.0 GM Staranies and Cinnamon Powder
500.0 GM Milk
300.0 GM Cream
400.0 GM Icing Sugar
20.0 GM Baking Powder
50.0 GM Brown Sugar
* Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt the butter, and put it in a mixing bowl of the food processor, fitted with metal blade. Add sugar.
* Process until smooth. Add vanilla extracts. Blend again and then break the eggs one at a time, processing again each time.
* Mix the flour, process again, and then pour the mixture into the pan, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
* Bake for 50 minutes approximately.
* When the cake looks golden, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the pan before turning out.
* Serve with ice-cream and chocolate sauce.
5. Hilton Garden Inn Lucknow
Hilton Garden Inn Lucknow is all geared up too for a Holi-special menu at Garden Grill & Bar with specialities like moong dal mawa gujiya and lacche gosht ki biryani at the lavish dinner buffet on March 21. The buffet menu will also have a kid’s special offering apart from various desserts. The Holi special menu has been designed by the Food and Beverage Production team lead by Chef Akash Rathore of Garden Grille & Bar.
6. Fairmont Jaipur
Fairmont Jaipur is all set to bring to you a divine gastronomical experience this Holi. The celebration at the property’s rooftop – Aasma – will have environment-friendly colours, water sprayers, an extravagant spread of speciality dishes and the holy bonfire as well. A combination of the ancient folk dance and dynamic digital music will also be there to uplift the festive mood. To celebrate Holi like never before, you can definitely head to the Fairmont Jaipur.