A Holi ‘High’: Here are Four Desserts You Can Whip up With Bhang

On India’s own ‘high’ holiday, learn how to infuse some of the most delicious desserts with the wicked bhang.

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Gujiya, lassi and kulfi are some of the desserts you can whip up this Holi with bhang! (Photo: iStock; Images altered by <b>The Quint</b>)

What’s better than a festival that openly encourages the consumption of bhang?

While you chew on that, picture to yourself the streets on Holi, beautifully tie-and-dyed – and amidst them, bhang sellers sitting like crown princes, selling their wares to thousands of hopefuls. Bhang sells more than liquor on this day! Little wonder then that Holi’s also called the ‘high holiday’ of India.

So how much do we really know about this ‘food item’?

Bhang comes from the cannabis plant and is made by crushing and soaking the leaves of this plant in water. Salt, black pepper and sugar are added to this mixture – which is then boiled and strained. The strained green liquid is the magical potion of bhang which is added to sweets and drinks. It’s what makes you wonky when consumed.

In the righteous spirit of Holi then, here are a number of desserts you can whip up with bhang, and take your celebrations a notch ‘higher’!

Bhang Thandai

(Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3KjKrnwJ0">YouTube/Archana’s Kitchen</a>; Card created by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Archana’s Kitchen; Card created by The Quint)

Bhang Falooda

(Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHGpapKFSQ4">YouTube/Poonam’s Kitchen</a>; Card created by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Poonam’s Kitchen; Card created by The Quint)

Bhang Gujiya

(Photo: iStock; Card created by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo: iStock; Card created by The Quint)

Bhang Kulfi

(Photo: iStock; Card created by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo: iStock; Card created by The Quint)

(A freelance food and fashion blogger, Pranjali Bhonde Pethe aims at getting people and their favourite food and style closer through her blog moipalate. Email her at pranjali.bhonde@gmail.com and follow her on @moipalate.)

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