Gudi Padwa is celebrated as a Maharashtrian New Year which marks the beginning of the Marathi New Year as per the lunisolar calendar. This auspicious day is celebrated by preparing various authentic dishes that embark the Maharashtrian New Year. Read on to prepare these traditional Gudi Padwa dishes that you can enjoy with your friends and family this year.
- Shrikhand Recipe
Who knew a simply hung curd can taste so delicious? Read on to prepare this mouth-watering shrikhand on the occasion of Gudi Padwa.
- 1 cup thick curd
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
- A few saffron strands
- 1 tbsp of warm milk
- ½ tbsp of cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp of pistachios slivers
- 1 tbsp of almonds
- To make the shrikhand, hang the curd in a muslin cloth into a cool place for about 3 hours until the whey has completely drained off
- Rub the saffron in the warm milk until it completely dissolves
- Now, mix the hung curds, sugar, cardamom and saffron mixture until smooth
- Garnish with pistachios slivers and almonds and serve!
2. Kothimbir Vadi
Crispy, sweet, spicy and delicious. Made with a very few ingredients this Kothimbir Vadi can surely make you drool. Read on to prepare this savoury delicacy at the comfort of your home.
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts
- 1 tsp of ground ginger
- 1 tsp of garlic
- 2 green chillies
- 1 to 2 tbsp of water for grinding
- 2 cups of coriander leaves
- ¼ tsp of turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp of red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp of coriander powder
- ½ tsp of cumin powder
- 1 pinch of asafoetida
- 1 tbsp of white sesame seeds
- 1 cup of besan
- ½ tsp of sugar
- Salt as required
- ½ cup of water for the batter
- In a small grinder, combine – ginger, garlic, green chillies, and water. Grind together until a smooth and fine paste is formed
- In a mixing bowl, add the ginger-garlic and chilli paste along with the chopped coriander and mix well
- Now, season the mixture with some salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder and white sesame seeds
- Combine the gram flour into the mixture and add water as required
- Make sure you form a soft dough
- In a medium-sized, deep-dish bowl, grease some oil and place the mixture
- Now, pressure cook it for 10-15 minutes
- Allow the mixture to cool down. Once, the mixture reaches room temperature cut it into squares
- Shallow fry before you serve them!
3. Kesar Rice
Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary and so is the cuisine which has variety and strong flavours which varies from region to region.
- Saffron a few strands
- Basmati Rice soaked 1 cup
- Desi ghee 1 tablespoon
- Raisins 2 tablespoons
- Cashew nuts halved 7-8
- Sugar 1/2 cup
- Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Sugar crystals 25 grams
1.Start by dissolving the saffron in one tablespoon of warm water and set aside. Now, heat ghee in a pan and sauté raisins, cashew nuts and drain them to set aside
2. In the same ghee add rice and sauté for two to three minutes
3. Add one and a half cups of boiling water along with saffron water and let the rice cook
4. When the rice is half done add the sugar and continue to cook till all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked
5. Add the cardamom powder and mix gently. Decorate with raisins, cashew nuts and sugar crystals and serve hot.
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