Gudi Padwa is the harvest festival which falls on March 18, 2018. It is a festival celebrated by Hindus. This auspicious occasion marks the beginning of a Hindu New Year according to Hindu lunisolar calendar and falls on the first day of Chaitra month. It is believed that on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa people should buy any new things as it lasts longer and brings in good luck. Gudi Padwa marks the end of one agricultural harvest and the beginning of the spring season. This specific day is also observed as New Year in various other parts of the country in the form of Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Yugadi in Karnataka, Cheti Chand among the Sindhi people, Baisakhi in Punjab and Navreh in Kashmir.
On the day of the occasion of this auspicious festival, people prepare various delicious foods including Puran Poli, Shrikhand, Aam Panha, Gulab Jamun, Puri and much more to enjoy the festival feast. Here we have a list of lip-smacking dishes which you can prepare for Gudi Padwa to spread the magic of love, happiness with a platter of delicious food. (Also read: Gudi Padwa, Ugadi 2018: New Offers For ‘New Year’)
This yummiest mixture of boiled lentils with jaggery and cardamom powder is the best thing you can eat during Gudi Padwa. This wheat flour poli is the best eaten with thick creamy rabdi or crumbled boondis.
This delectable sweet dish is a must-try in Maharashtra during the season of Gudi Padwa. Kesari Shrikhand is the classic form of this sweet. Other than Kesari, you can also find other flavours like strawberry, chocolate chip, watermelon, apricot, and mango.
Aam Panha (mango drink)
The best summer refreshment beverage in India, Aam Panha, is made up of fresh raw mangoes. It is a sweet and tangy drink which is prepared by boiling fresh mangoes. The cooked mango pulp is then added to the right amount of sugar, spices and water to create a sweet-spicy drink that will refresh your throat.
This basic kheer dish made with milk, rice, and sugar with extra nuts is one of the best sweets made by the Maharashtrians.
Puri is an Indian bread that is made up of wheat flour which is deep fried. One can easily consume these hot Puri with Batatyachi Bhaji (mashed potatoes with Indian flavouring) or sweet dish Shrikhand.
This yummy sweet dish is a dessert which is made up of freshly curdled milk and garnished with dried nuts like almonds. In spite of its extreme levels of fats, this dish is one of the most loved sweet dishes in the Indian cuisine.
This delectable Imli Chawal will take your mouth on an extravagant rollercoaster ride through all the intense flavours. This one is best served with small portions packed in banana leaves.
Modak is one of the most delicious traditional Maharashtrian food which is offered to Lord Ganpati Bappa. This dish is specially made during Ganeshotsav. However, modak lovers have made it a traditional addition to the festivities of Gudi Padwa as well.