If you are looking for Holi recipes, this Dry Fruit Cake is sure to wow your kids or guests. Moist, spongy and loaded with the flavors of dried nuts & fruits and glazed with the Holi special Thandai.
I have a story to tell you before I share the recipe as there are a series of things that lead me to this recipe. I was on my phone texting my SIL when she sent me a picture of my nephew playing Holi, with water guns and water balloons. My son, who was sitting next to me was quietly peeping into my phone and he saw the picture too. I knew that very moment that my curious little fellow will throw another question at me. There you go..
Why can we not play with water guns ???or have balloon fights??..why cant we have a bonfire like them?? (imagine the sad grumpy face). So I started explaining to him that they are in India and its summer there, while here in Virginia, we are getting ready for another snow storm expecting atleast 12″ of snow. He was still mumbled and I knew that this wasn’t enough for him and that anything I say is just going to make him sad now. So it was time to put on my thinking cap again. This time not just the cap, but warm jackets, gloves, snow boots everything. Why?? As what I was about to do would required all these things apart from the actual recipe. :)
So what if it’s not summer here and we can’t play dry / wet Holi? I had to bring a smile on my son’
s face and make him happy. So we decided to play Snowball Holi. Never heard of that before, well there is always a first time. So I decided to make these color snow balls on my deck, just so that we could have a colorful snowball fight. Believe me when I say this, it gave me so much pleasure to see my little fellows have fun that it was totally worth it. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.
So here you go, that was our, his first snow Holi. So now after all the Snowball Holi, and numb hands, I had to warm up the kids and make them cozy and comfortable back again. So while they were warming up besides the fireplace, I made them their favorite dessert, cake. My kids love dry fruits and since we were all in the festive mood, I decided to bake a Dry Fruit cake with a Thandai glaze on it. To warm up myself and my hubby, made some Kesari Badam Chai / Saffron Almond Tea. Recipe next time as I was more concerned about warming up ourselves first :)
For more Holi Recipes don’t forget to check out our Gujiya Bites (small bite size gujiya’s when your hands are full of color), the traditional Kanji , Thandai Shrikhand, & Rangeeli Thandai & Tapioca Shots.
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