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Gudi Padwa Recipes

gudi padwa recipes

Get 30 recipes for the Gudi Padwa festival. Gudi Padwa is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Maharashtra and marks the beginning of the new year as per the lunisolar calendar. The list below shares 30 popular gudi padwa recipes that are made during Gudi Padwa. This year Gudi Padwa is celebrated on 13 April 2021.

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In Andhra Pradesh this festival is called as Ugadi and in Karnataka, known as Yugadi.

Wishing all readers a happy and prosperous Gudi Padwa festival.

Gudi Padwa Recipes

Find below Maharashtrian and some more Indian recipes that make up for a festive treat during gudi padwa.

I have listed some sweets, snacks and main course dishes that you can easily make for this auspicious festival.

Note that in some recipes I have may have added garlic and onions. Kindly skip these if making a satvik meal or if offering the food to your deities.

Sweets and Desserts

puran poli recipe, pooran poli recipepuran poli recipe, pooran poli recipe

5 hrs

Puran poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram/chana dal and jaggery.

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15 mins

Shrikhand is a delicious and simple dessert recipe made with thick yogurt flavored with sugar, saffron and cardamom. Get two ways of making shrikhand recipe with hung curd as well as greek yogurt.

modak recipemodak recipe

1 hr 20 mins

Ukadiche Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian steamed sweet dish offered to Bhagwan Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

suji halwa recipesuji halwa recipe

15 mins

Suji ka halwa or Sheera is a classic Indian semolina pudding made with sugar, ghee and dry fruits. The recipe I have shared is a family heirloom recipe. We have been making this suji halwa recipe for decades during family get togethers, special occasions & festivals. The sooji halwa recipe can be easily halved, doubled or tripled.

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30 mins

An easy method to make rava laddu recipe for Diwali or any festival. This rava ladoo recipe is made with rava (sooji or semolina), coconut, powdered sugar, dry fruits and ghee.

basundi recipebasundi recipe

25 mins

This basundi recipe is a quick and easy recipe of sweet thickened milk flavored with cardamom and dry fruits.

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1 hr 25 mins

Easy and tasty coconut burfi recipe made with condensed milk and desiccated coconut. 

fried modak recipefried modak recipe

1 hr 5 mins

Fried modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish offered to Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

mango modak recipemango modak recipe

30 mins

Mango modak is a delicious modak variety prepared with fresh mango pulp and khoya (mawa or evaporated milk solids).

1 hr 20 mins

Karanji is a crisp flaky fried pastry stuffed with desiccated coconut and dry fruits. it is also one of the sweet snack that is a part of Diwali faral.

sabudana kheer recipesabudana kheer recipe

35 mins

Sabudana kheer is a sweet pudding made with tapioca pearls or sabudana, milk and sugar.

puran poli recipepuran poli recipe

1 hr 30 mins

Bobbatlu or Holige or obbattu are sweet flat breads made with chana dal stuffing or tuvar dal stuffing. This bobbatlu recipe is one of the best bobbatlu made with a spiced chana dal stuffing. 

Snacks and Savories

kothimbir vadi recipekothimbir vadi recipe

35 mins

Kothimbir vadi is a delicious savory crisp snack made with gram flour (besan), coriander leaves and spices.

shankarpali recipeshankarpali recipe

1 hr

Sweet shankarpali recipe – crisp, flaky, melt in the mouth fried and baked biscuits. Shankarpali is a popular festive snack from maharashtra.

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1 hr 15 mins

Crisp & crunchy snack for Diwali festival. Chakli is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or a mixture of lentil flours.

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55 mins

Bhakarwadi is one of the popular snack from western India. Bhakarwadi are fried and crisp pinwheels or spirals. They are addictive and have a sweet, spicy and tangy taste.

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45 mins

Batata vada is a fried potato stuffed fritter. The recipe shared here is the Maharashtrian recipe of making batata vada.

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5 hrs 30 mins

Sabudana Vada are crisp fried patties made with tapioca pearls, peanuts and mashed potatoes. They are slightly sweet and spiced to taste.

alu vadi recipe, patra recipealu vadi recipe, patra recipe

37 mins

Alu vadi also known as patra or pathrode is a delicious dish of colocasia or taro root leaves smeared with spiced, sweet and tangy gram flour paste and steamed to be tempered later.

Main Course

masale bhaat recipemasale bhaat recipe

1 hr 5 mins

Masala bhat is a spicy and aromatic one-pot traditional rice recipe with veggies from the Maharashtrian cuisine.

poori bhajipoori bhaji

40 mins

This is a warm and lightly spiced aloo sabji or bhaji with hints of coriander, ginger and other Indian spices. This sabji goes very well with pooris or chapatis.

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30 mins

Batata bhaji or aloo sabzi is an easy recipe of boiled, peeled and chopped or crumbled potatoes tempered with spices and sautéed.

varan bhaatvaran bhaat

1 hr

Maharashtrian varan bhaat recipe – delicious lentil stew or dal made with pigeon pea lentils and served with rice.

katachi amtikatachi amti

35 mins

Katachi Amti Recipe is a thin spicy dal made from the strained stock of cooked chana dal/bengal gram. It is usually served with puran poli but also can be served with steamed rice.

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1 hr 10 mins

This Colocasia leaves gravy is Maharashtrian recipe of a delicious sabzi made with colocasia leaves (arbi ke patte). Can also be made with spinach.

usal recipeusal recipe

1 hr

Usal is a Maharashtrian curried dish made with legumes/sprouted legumes or mixed sprouted legumes and is had with pav (bread), chapati or rice.


buttermilk recipe, chaas recipebuttermilk recipe, chaas recipe

10 mins

A classic Indian buttermilk drink made with yogurt, black salt and roasted ground cumin. Buttermilk is an excellent body cooler, digestive and appetizer.

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10 mins

Solkadhi is a digestive and cooling drink from Goan cuisine.

piyush recipepiyush recipe

5 mins

Piyush recipe is a thick, creamy sweet beverage made with shrikhand, yogurt and milk. Summer cooling drink.

aam pannaaam panna

20 mins

Aam ka panna is a cooling vegan Indian summer drink made with unripe green tart mangoes. It is slightly sour and sweet to taste and is flavored with cardamom, cumin and black salt. This recipe post shows the method of making both aam panna concentrate and the drink. 

This gudi padwa recipes post from the archives (Mar 2017) has been republished and updated on 12 April 2021.