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Gudi Padwa 2018 : Special dishes to be cooked by Maharashtrians

Gudi Padwa 2018 : Special dishes to be cooked by Maharashtrians
Written by Mrinalini Mahajan

Gudi Padwa is the main festival of Maharashtrian as this is the first day of the year for the people of Maharashtra. People decorate houses with different lights, make beautiful rangoli and prepare different food and sweets. Gudi Padwa is the first day of new year. This is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra. The main food items which are prepared are Puranpoli, Aam Panna, Shrikhand, Poori, Batatyachi Bhaaji, Modak, Chana Usal, Thalipeeth, Pista Brafi, Ambe Dal, Kesari Bhatt. A large number of different variety of food is prepared. People gather and make food and do puja. First, the food is prepared and then is worshipped and after that, it is served.

Puranpoli is the main food items. No Maharashtrian festival is complete without Puranpoli. This is a flatbread stuffed with a mixture of chickpeas and jaggery. This is mainly prepared on every festival. Aam Panna is the made by boiling raw mangoes and then mixing the pulp with sugar, spices and water. Shrikhand is the Indian version of preparing Yoghurt. This is the traditional food of Maharashtrian. This is sugary in taste and is prepared by fruits. Poori is the Indian bread that is usually cooked with white flour. This is cooked along with some delicious vegetable.

Batatyachi Bhaaji is made from boiled potatoes. Modak is the favourite sweet of Maharashtra. This is the favourite sweet of Lord Ganesha. Chana Usal is used to prepare the sprouts which is also served during the festival. Thaipeeth is a multi-grain masala roti which is infused with flavours. Pista Barfi is made from pistachio paste which is mixed with khoya. Ambe Dal is a classic flavour of Maharashtra. Pithale Bhakri is mainly enjoyed by the people. It is the humble food of people of Maharashtra. People make different types of food.

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Mrinalini Mahajan

where many thoughts cross mind everyday, a thought of becoming a writer hit hard and made me a blogger. I am a cheerful girl that contributes a lot of happiness to my own happy world.

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