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Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

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HOLI FOOD Right Often

HOLI FOOD Right Often associated with the Holi fest is Thandai, a cold drink made fragrant with spices and nuts, such as saffron and cardamom. Bottom The sweet flatbread, Puran Poli, gets folded into a treat made during special festivals like Holi. THANDAI One of the most popular drinks during Holi is bhang thandai – sweetened yoghurt lassi spiked with very small quantities of marijuana. The buds and leaves of cannabis are crushed into a green paste (called bhang goli) and added to the lassi, which is a mixture of milk, sugar, dry fruits, and spices (saffron and cardamom are most common) to make bhang thandai. It gives you a pleasant high and brings to mind all those Bollywood songs – from Rajesh Khanna singing “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar” (invoking the cannabissmoking Lord Shiva) to the illicit It gives you a pleasant high and brings to mind all those Bollywood songs – from Rajesh Khanna singing “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar” (invoking the cannabis-smoking Lord Shiva) to the illicit crooning of Amitabh Bachchan in “Rang Barse”. crooning of Amitabh Bachchan in “Rang Barse”. Of course, thandai can be made without adding the bhang, but where’s the fun in that? This drink is particularly popular in the northern states of Rajasthan and Uttra Pradesh. PURAN POLI In Maharashtra, puran poli is the staple Holi food. Jaggery and split yellow gram lentils are cooked together to form a sweet paste, which is flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg. The paste is then filled into a wheat flatbread, which is roasted on a pan. The puran poli is usually served with a generous dollop of ghee and a bowl of plain milk to dunk the flatbread. Another accompaniment to this sweet preparation is a thin and spicy lentil curry. Holi falls on March 1st and 2nd this year. If you’re in India, don’t miss trying out some of these festive sweets, most of which are made as special treats for Holi. 48