5 Traditional Maharashtrian Delicacies for Gudi Padwa


​Puran Poli

​One of the popular Maharashtrian sweet delicacies, Puran Poli is a must-have for every celebration, be it Holi or the Maharashtrian New Year, Gudi Padwa. Filled with jaggery and chana dal in a flatbread or roti made of flour, it is best eaten with a dollop of desi ghee.


​This sweet and creamy dessert is available across India and in various flavours such as kesar pista, pineapple,vanilla and the most popular mango or amrakhand.It is prepared using hung curd, sweetened with loads of sugar and garnished with dry fruits and saffron on top.


​ Modak is a steamed dessert filled with jaggery, coconut and dry fruits. It is prepared in every Maharashtrian household, especially during Ganesh Chaturthi and Gudi Padwa.

​Batatyachi Bhaaji and Puri

​‘Batata’ means potato and it's a simple yet scrumptious meal prepared with boiled potatoes and tempererd with curry leaves and mustard. This dish is relished with hot fluffy puris.

​Sabudana Vada

​The crispy fritters prepared with potatoes and sabudana are an awesome delicacy capturing the zeal and joy of Gudi Padwa. Best had with curd, these make for a great snack.

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