5 Popular Maharashtrian Recipes to Celebrate Gudi Padwa

5 Popular Maharashtrian Recipes to Celebrate Gudi Padwa

Maharashtra is the home of rich culture and courageous souls. Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year, is celebrated with enthusiasm and delight throughout Maharashtra and many other regions of India. It's a season of rebirth, introspection, and, of course, delectable cuisine!

We've selected five traditional Maharashtrian recipes that are likely to entice your palate to add some delicious delicacies to your Gudi Padwa celebrations.

Let's dive into the kitchen and explore the rich and authentic Maharashtrian cuisines!

  1. The Nostalgic Puran Poli

As the Marathi’s say, पुरण पोळ्यांचं स्वाद म्हणजे आपलं गृहस्थालंबी.”

Puran Poli is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet flatbread stuffed with a mixture of cooked lentils (usually chana dal), jaggery, and flavoured with cardamom. It's a delicacy often prepared during festivals like Gudi Padwa.

To prepare Puran Poli, begin by cooking 1 cup of chana dal in a sleek and stylish Sumeet Aluminium Pressure Cooker until soft, then drain excess water. Mash the cooked dal and combine it with 1 cup of grated jaggery and 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder to create the sweet stuffing. Next, divide 1 cup of whole wheat flour into small balls and roll them into thin discs. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre of each disc and seal the edges. Cook the stuffed flatbreads on Sumeet Non-stick Aluminium until both sides are golden brown. Finally, serve the Puran Poli hot with a dollop of ghee for an irresistible treat.

  1. Crispy Sabudana Wada

Sabudana Wada is a crispy treat that is relished on Gudi Padwa. It is a delicious combination of flavours and textures. Made with sago, or white tapioca pearls, it has a delicious mixture of mashed potatoes, spicy chiles, and fragrant cumin seeds. When preparing to utilize the deep-frying method, accuracy and the appropriate cookware are necessary to achieve the ideal crunch. Introducing the Sumeet 3mm Hard-Anodised Deep Kadhai, a gourmet companion for flawless daily cooking. This kadhai's uniform heat distribution and sturdy design guarantee that your Sabudana Wada and other treats are perfectly cooked to preserve their flavour, elevating each bite to a celebration of real taste and heritage.

  1. Mouth-watering Modak

Any festival is incomplete without Lord Ganesha's cherished treat, Modak, a dumpling filled with a delectable blend of coconut and jaggery, symbolizing sweetness and devotion. Roast grated coconut in Non-Stick Fry Pan with a Stainless Steel Lid till golden, then mix with grated jaggery and cardamom powder until melted. Form a dough with rice flour and water. Flatten a portion, add filling, seal, and shape with a modak mould. Steam in the efficient Sumeet Stainless Steel Multi-Purpose Modak Maker for 10-15 mins until cooked. Serve warm with a touch of ghee, a divine offering for auspicious occasions like Gudi Padwa encapsulating the essence of tradition and culinary delight.

  1. Creamy Basundi

A delicious combination of flavours is provided by basundi, a divine mixture of thickened and sweetened milk laced with succulent almonds, spices, and scented cardamom. Taste senses will be tantalized by this culinary experience, whether it is enjoyed on its own as a rich dessert or combined with crispy puris or warm chapattis. Creating this decadent confection requires a robust container such as the Sumeet 3mm Thick Hard Anodised Tope, which is made to be both efficient and portable. While its lightweight yet sturdy construction guarantees longevity and simple handling, its deep structure easily fits big amounts. This cookware ensures consistently excellent Basundi every time by distributing heat quickly and evenly, reducing cooking time and fuel usage.

  1. The Tempting Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi is a traditional Gudi Padwa dish that perfectly combines spices, fresh coriander, and besan. Add water to produce a thick batter and mix besan with chopped coriander, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, and salt. Pour the batter evenly and steam hassle-free in the Sumeet Stainless Steel Multi-Purpose Modak Maker for 15 to 20 minutes. Once cooled, cut the batter into squares. Fry shallowly in hot oil till crisp and brown. Perfect served hot with tart green chutney or tomato ketchup, this crispy-on-the-outside, soft-inside Vadis is an appealing delight that brings a taste explosion to the festive celebrations and perfectly captures the culinary allure of Gudi Padwa.

Sumeet cookware is composed of high-quality materials and is simple to maintain. They are an excellent option for your kitchen because of their long-lasting design, which ensures that they will survive for generations. So why hold off? Before Gudi Padwa, stock your kitchen with this incredible selection of cookware from Sumeet Cookware to bring a hint of sweetness to your celebrations.

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