Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari.
Celebrating this beautiful festival of colours with Mazedar multi flavoured ice Popsicles or thanda thanda Kala Khatta Gola as it is called colloquially in Mumbai! to lift up your spirits and your Holi weekend!!
So what if we cannot play Holi with colours and water? The spirit and fervour of the festival is most certainly not dampened when you have these cheerful ice lollies for company!!
Ever stood along the roadside at a street vendor & enjoyed one of these juicy tangy sticks of crushed ice, dipped in gaudily-coloured sweet liquids or sherbets? Sprinkled with lime and a secret masala, it totally tantalizes your taste buds!!
Hey, do you remember closing your eyes while drawing in all the sweet-tangy juice? Isn’t it just heavenly?!
Make them boozy with Breezers or Mojitos if serving your friends at a Holi get- together using the ratio of 4:1 or 4 parts juice to 1 part of alcohol and freeze for 6 -8 hours. Else enjoy it just plain with multi flavoured sherbets topped with chaat masala -Kala Khatta, Orange, Ganga-Jamna combos, Lime or Strawberry, they all taste just as good! Feeel the chillz!!!
When the sizzling summer beckons, beat the heat with barfeela Golas!!
And hey, it does resemble a pichkari (water gun) too, doesn’t it?!
Wishing you all a safe, joyful & colourful Holi!!