Spring is here, and so is Holi! Known as the festival of colours, Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, unshakable faith and purity of heart. And, Dubai leaves no stone unturned when it comes to celebrating this festival of colours. Apart from all the fun and frolic, one thing you cannot miss out at festivities is the food. Thankfully, Dubai is blessed with the best, letting us savour delicacies from India.
So, this Holi, bask in the colours and flavours with these Holi-themed dishes and Dubai’s top Indian restaurants.
1. Binge On A Holi Set Menu
Celebrated for its playful tradition, PINCODE, the recently launched Pan-Indian cuisine restaurant by Celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur, is all set to commence the celebrations with an exclusive Holi Set Menu. Inspired by traditional Indian flavours and dishes, the menu features a variety of food selections for vegetarians, non-vegetarians, and can be customised for Jain diners.
What better way to start the celebration than with Chaat? Indulge in Dahi Kachori chaat with Spiced Ragda alongside Berry Chutney. Get into the Holi groove with appetizers such as Pan Seared Prawn with Malai Sauce; Bread Pakoda Slider with Spiced Potato and Sriracha Mayo; Tandoori Paneer Roulade with Cheddar Sauce; Tandoori Lamb Chop alongside Pineapple Chutney, and more.
The feast continues with Paneer Kofta plus Buttered Cherry Tomato; Chicken Cheese Kofta with Smoked Makhni Gravy; Dal Makhni, and Tandoori Chicken Tawa Pulao for the Mains. End your meal with some Thandai Tres Leches, Poached Pear, and Mascarpone Cream for Dessert.
The menu is priced at AED 119 for vegetarians and AED 139 for Non-Vegetarians. Indulge in flavour-rich dishes emanating the same vibrancy as the festival of colours at PINCODE.
What: Bask In the Flavours and Vibrant Colours of Holi with PINCODE’s Special Holi Set Menu
When: 7th and 8th March 2023
Price: AED 119++ pax for Veg | AED 139++ pax for Non-Veg
Address: PINCODE, First Floor, Next to Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall
Contact: +971 4 566 1424
2. Enjoy Complimentary Thandai shots and Traditional Festive Gujiya All Day
How about enjoying complimentary Holi special delicacies? Dhaba Lane, a home-grown Punjabi restaurant that celebrates the tradition of Indian Dhabas is offering complimentary Thandai Shots and Holi Special festive sweets of Gujiya all day. The offer is open to all the diners this Holi, on 8 March. Savour Dhaba Style delicacies such as Dahi Kebabs, Pani Puri shots, Kadai Paneer/chicken, malai kulfi, chole bhature and more at this popular restaurant. Besides, you can also enjoy complimentary thandai shots and sweets on every table all day.
When: Holi on 8th March all-day
What: Complimentary Thandai Shots and Gujiyas
Where: Available at Dhaba Lane Karama and Garhoud and Jumeirah Lake Towers
Contact: 043583554, 042237233, 0549994251
3. Indulge in Colourful Dessert Platter at Jehangirs in Mankhool
Located in Mankhool, Jehangirs known for its opulent interior and the modern Mughalai and Indian food, is all set to celebrate the festival of colours on 8 March. Diners headed to Jehangirs can indulge in colourful desserts like Ras Malai, Gulab Jamun, Carrot Halwa and Gujja and Rabri for AED 38. The sharing platter is good for two. Diners will also be welcomed with Thandai shots (Kesar Badam and Mint flavoured).
What: Colourful sharing dessert platter for AED 38 & Thandai shots on house
When: Holi 8 March all Day
Address: M Square Building – Shop No. 5 – Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St – Al Mankhool – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Contact: +971 4 591 6167
4. Celebrate Holi at High Note with Unlimited Vodka Shots & Holi Themed Set Menu
Get high on food this Holi with a Holi-inspired menu at High Note Pool & Sky Lounge at Aloft Mina. Menu highlights include welcome drinks like the Aam Panna Mojito, Gin Mango Lassi Fizz, and others! You can also enjoy the live chaat counters serving savory and sweet snacks, such as Dahi Puri, Bhel Poori and Paapdi Chaat. Want to add more fun to your Holi celebrations, the chaat counter will be serving unlimited Vodka Pani Puri Shots for AED 50 per person.
Along with appetising live chaat counter, guests can savor a three-course menu featuring famous Indian delicacies such as live counters of the famous Kathi Rolls (Paneer & Chicken), Tawa Parathas, and small plates such as Chicken Lollipop, Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Finger Fish, and Hara Bhara Kabab.
Traditional family favorites from the menu include Narangi Paneer Makhni, Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken Taar Korma, Dal Tadka, and Vegetable Pilaf. The decadent Mawa Gujiya, Motichoor ke laddoo, Rabdi Jalebi, and everyone’s favorite Gulab Jamun await as a sweet finish.
Priced at AED 299 per person, it is available from 12 p.m. until midnight from 8th-11th March . Unlimited Vodka Pani Puri shots are charged extra.
What: Holi Celebrations
When: 8th-11th March Timings : 12noon-midnight
Price: AED 299 per person for set menu, Unlimited Vodka Pani Puri Shots for AED 50 Address
5. Celebrate the Festival of Colour with The Saffron Boutique’s Holi Set Menu
Pan Indian restaurant, The Saffron Boutique in Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, is all geared up for the upcoming Indian Festival of Colours – Holi! Celebrate the spirit of new beginnings with #SaffronWaaliHoli, offering a Holi-exclusive set menu. Get the celebrations started with a customary Holi drink – saffron and almond-infused Thandai along with scrumptious Samosa Chaat.
Indulge in a colourful 3-course set menu featuring dishes such as Sarson Paneer Tikka, Aloo Mewa Tilnaaz or Cochin Roast Chicken, Lamb Boti Kebab, and more, served with Raw Papaya Kalongi Murabba, Smoked Pepper Chutney, and Amchoori Mangoes. Indulge in a colourful selection of mains like Peeli Sarson da Saag, Paneer Peppery Khurchan, Nali Rogan Josh or Chicken Curry Awadh Style accompanied with steamed basmati rice and assorted bread. Bask in the sweetness of Saffron Boutique’s Holi special Gulkand infused Gulab Jamun, Kesari Ras Bahar and Caramel Mawa Gujiyan in Dessert.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Saffron Boutique is also offering Unlimited Holi-inspired Cocktails with nostalgic flavour-infused spirits.
The Holi exclusive menu is available from 8 – 11 March all day long at AED 199 per person for soft drinks and AED 299 per person with unlimited Holi-inspired cocktails. Embark on a vibrant, colourful, and playful #SaffronWaaliHoli experience at The Saffron Boutique.
What: #SaffronWaliHoli : Celebrate the festival of colour with The Saffron Boutique’s Holi Set Menu
When: 8th – 11th March 2023 | All-Day
Price: AED 199 per person for food only, AED 299 per person with Holi-inspired cocktails
Address: Oaks Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 444 5578
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