Like every year, we celebrated Holi this year too with lots of fun. To me the first thing that comes to my mind when you say Holi is… No! Not colours… but Gujhiya!!! 🙂 Ever since I can remember, I remember having made this at home with my family for Holi. It was for gujhiya that I waited the entire year for Holi. Making Gujhiya was an affair where the whole family was involved. My mother used to start preparations for making this sweet well in advance before Holi. She made lots of Mawa at home with milk and dry fruits and then the rest of us do the filling part. The Gujhiyas were then fried. I remember those days we made hundreds of them. We always had friends visiting for Holi and between us and the visitors, it was consumed in a few days. Now we neither have so many visitors for Holi and nor do we prefer to eat too many for health reasons, but still to keep the tradition alive for Cheebu, I have been religiously making a few every year. This year too, I made them over the weekend before Holi.
To me, Holi is also associated with lots of food 🙂 Some things that my mom always made were Pua, Kachoris and Dahi bade. I also try to make these every year for Holi
On the holi day itself, morning was spent in cooking and eating 🙂 Luckily hubby was home for Holi. Did I mention that he is now home only on weekends. Yes, he has moved and I am a single parent during the weekdays managing home, work and Cheebu (pat on my back 😉 ) Anyways, I digress. After breakfast we went down to play holi with friends. We have community Holi celebrations in our building where everyone comes down to play. Cheebu had lots of fun with her friends and so did we 🙂 We came back after a couple of hours all of us beyond recognition 🙂 I didn’t take any pictures this year but here is a collage from last year
So that was our Holi filled with fun, food and friends. How was yours?