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Holi heralds the beginning of spring and historically there is a religious story of good defeating evil. We feast at Holi, getting ready to celebrate as a family, and dedicating entire days to cooking. Holi is about having lots of fun. The combination of colours and food brings back lovely wonderful, heady memories. As children, we would chase each other in the neighbour hood smearing colours on each other’s faces and stuffing ourselves with as many sweets as possible. I remember relishing on kachoris and karanjis (crisp deep fried pastries filled with a delicate mixture of shredded coconut, dates, sultanas and nuts) as a child. When you try these foods, you know spring is finally here. :) For this Holi, I only dished out Thandai. Blame it on my super busy schedule at work. ;) Well, at least the spirit of Holi was celebrated. It is a super simple refreshing drink that can easily be made at home. The drink tastes exotic with saffron flavour and the spices elevate it to another level.