I have just come across a few recipes that I have to share even before trying them out. They sound easy enough and better still are the perfect antidote to every paranoid mums justified fears about synthetic colours that will be a part of the revelry on Monday.
Ah, Holi! This will be the first time our three year old will be going into the playground armed with his pichkari and doting Dad. Needless to say I?m terrified about the gulal stuffed with bromides, sulphates and oxides and am trying to organise the mothers of the younger ones to at least experiment with organic colours.
So you know what I am going to be busy with all of tomorrow! Wish me luck and I hope you are headed to get the ingredients too.
Create dry mehndi by mixing flour with henna powder.
Dry and powder the leaves of the Gulmohur tree to get a nice fine green.
Paste coriander, spinach and mint in water and then leave it to dry.
Mix two spoonfuls of haldi powder with four spoons of besan for a bright yellow.
Put two teaspoonfuls of red sandalwood in a litre of water and boil. Dilute and use.
Boil gooseberries in an iron vessel for 5 minutes and keep it aside to cool. Dilute it with water and spray away. Ladies, this also
works as a great hair conditioner I believe!
Grate beetroot into water and use the strained liquid.?
Happy Organic Holi!