It is a traditional flatbread stuffed with a mixture of jaggery and chickpeas. Like any other Maharashtrian festival, Gudi Padwa is also incomplete with this authentic and delicious regional cuisine. It best savoured with ghee.
The sweet and tangy Aam Panna is one of the most integral parts of Gudi Padwa feast. Made from raw boiled mangoes, sugar, spices and water, the refreshing drink serves as an excellent standalone drink or an accompaniment with a Gudi Padwa main course.
This is a traditional deep fried snack popular in the kitchens of Maharashtra. Soaked sabudana is mixed with smashed potatoes, chillies, ginger, chopped coriander leaves, lemon jucie, and groundnuts and is shaped into round balls. The delicious snack is mostly eaten fresh with green chutney and tea.
Sprouted and boiled black grams cooked in Indian spices, Chana Usal is another major inclusion in the list of must try Gudi Padwa dishes. The tangy and spicy dish can either be enjoyed as a standalone one or with accompaniments like rice or puri.
Yet another traditional Maharashtrian cuisine, Shrikhand puri forms an essential part of Gudi Padwa celebration. It is made from strained yogurt, sugar, and fruit extracts like mango and melons. Saffron, dry fruits and cardamom powder can be added to Shrikhand to enhance its taste. The sweet delicacy is served with deep fried puri.
Popular in the villages of Maharashtra, Gudi Padwa celebration is incomplete without a plate of traditional Pithale Bhakri. Pithale is basically thick Besan Curry, which is served with bhakri (flat bread made from jowar or bajra). Mostly eaten by not-so- well-off people in the villages, Pithale Bhakri now serves as a comfort food in most Maharashtrian homes.
This is another delectable offering that can make the Gudi padwa feast a yummy one. Fried potato pieces are mixed with coriander seeds, cardamom, black pepper, onion, ginger, green chillies and sevai. It is easy to cook and tasty to eat, and can therefore be a part of a Gudi Padwa meal.
This is a popular Maharashtrian snack which is either made at home or readily available at any farsan store. Rice Chakli is prepared in huge quantity on the eve of Gudi Padwa and is stored for future consumption. It is a light bite that goes perfect with a cup of hot tea.
This is a dish common in every Maharashtrian home. On the eve of Gudi Padwa, the dish is prepared with much enthusiasm and comes as an important part of a full course meal. Puri (deep fried crispy breads made from wheat flour) is mainly consumed with batatyachi bhaaji (spicy potato dish).
Popularly known as Saffron Rice, the dish is an exotic sweetmeat of the festival. It is cooked with ghee, sugar, saffron and basmati rice. It is garnished with dry fruits for a royal look and flavour. No Gudi Padwa meal is complete without a bowl of Kesari Bhaat as dessert.