Gudi Padwa 2022: Mouth-watering festive recipes to try on Marathi New Year

Updated on Apr 02, 2022 10:24 AM IST

Gudi Padwa 2022: This year Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on April 2. Here are some mouth-watering festive recipe you can try making at home.

Gudi Padwa 2022: Mouth-watering recipes
Gudi Padwa 2022: Mouth-watering recipes

Gudi Padwa 2022: Gudi Padwa, observed on the first day of Chaitra month is an auspicious occasion for people of Maharashtra. Also known as Samvatsar Padvo, it is the first day of the year for people of Maharashtra and Konkan region. The beginning of the harvest season is celebrated with much pomp and show and lip-smacking traditional food is prepared to mark the day.

On this day, people wake up early in the morning, decorate their houses with rangolis and install a 'Gudi' at the front gate which is known to ward off evil and invite prosperity. It is followed by a traditional feast with items like basundi, puran poli, modaks and shrikhand to name a few.

This year Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on April 2, the same day when Chaitra Navratri also begins. Here are some mouth-watering festive recipe you can try making at home.

1) Vermicelli Kheer

Vermicelli Kheer
Vermicelli Kheer

Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Executive Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

Ingredients

Vermecili - 100 gm

Desi ghee - 10 gm

Milk full cream - 400 ml

Almonds - 10 gm

Sugar - 50 gm

Cashewnut - 20 gm

Cardamom - 0.5 GM

Method

* Wash vermicelli and put it in a sauce pan along with ghee and stir for 2 minutes

* Add milk and sugar and stir well

* Simmer for about 1 hour or till milk reduces to half and of creamy consistency

* During this period stir from time to time

* Add almonds and cashewnuts

* Sprinkle crushed cardamom

* Serve hot or cold

2. Puran Poli

Recipe by Dayal Singh Negi, Chef at Foodya, Noida Sector 63

Ingredients

For the stuffing:

* 1 cup of chana dal/bengal gram (washed and soaked)

* 3 cups of water

* 1 cup of jaggery

* 1 tsp cardamom powder

* ½ cup ghee

For the dough:

* 2 cups of refined flour (you can mix it with whole wheat flour)

* A pinch of salt

* 2 tbsp ghee

* 1 cup water

Preparation of the stuffing:

Add chana dal and water in a pressure cooker and let it cook for 3-4 whistles. After draining, take the coarsely mashed chana dal in a pan and add the jaggery and ghee. Sprinkle some cardamom and let it cook gently on a low flame. Cool the mixture once dry.

Final Preparation:

* Knead the flour, water and ghee into a bowl, and leave the dough for half an hour.

* Break the dough into round balls and roll each into a flat chapati. Dust the flat dough with some flour and add a generous amount of the sweet stuffing.

* Cover the edges of the dough and roll it flat again. Heat the pan and grease generously with ghee. Place

the flatbread on top of the pan, and cook evenly on both sides. Dress the puran polis with some extra ghee as desired. Serve hot.

3. Paneer Basundi

Recipe by Thayanithy Tamilarasu, Sr. Sous Chef, Signature Club Resort, Brigade Group

Paneer Basundi
Paneer Basundi

Ingredients

Milk – 1 litre (full cream)

Paneer – 100 g

Sugar – ¼ Cup

Almonds – 4 (chopped)

Cashew nut – 4 (chopped)

Pista – 4 (chopped)

Saffron – 4 strands

Cardamom Powder – 1 pinch

Method:

* Boil milk on low flame in a thick bottomed pan for about 10-12 minutes until it reduces to quarter the volume (the milk should rise 4 to 5 times).

* Stir continuously while the milk is boiling. After the milk thickens add in roughly smashed paneer and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add in diced almonds, cashew nuts and pisa.

* Add sugar and mix until it dissolves. Add saffron strands and mix well until the colour changes to light cream. Add cardamom powder mix. Serve Paneer Basundi garnished with slivers of nuts either chilled or hot.

4. Milk Mawa Barfi

Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Executive Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

Milk Mawa Barfi
Milk Mawa Barfi

Ingredients

Milk powder -200 gm

Fat free milk - 150 ml

Cardamom seeds powdered - 0.5 gm

Sugar - 100 gm

Method

* Mix all the ingredients in a flat bowl.

* Put the bowl in a microwave for 7-8 minutes, switch off the microwave every 2 minutes and stir well.

* Let the mixture cool for 3-4 minutes. Add sugar and mix it well

* Put all the mixture in a flat tray and let it cool to a temperature which is comfortable to touch. Make a dough of the mixture and roll on a flat tray with a rolling pin or press by hand

* After about 2 hours, cut the burfi in diamond or square shape

5. Beetroot Modak

Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Executive Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

Beetroot Modak
Beetroot Modak

For Modak

Ingredients

Besan or gram flour - 2 cup

Rava/semolina/suji (fine) - 2 tbsp

Beetroot colour or two oven cooked beetroot paste - ¼ tsp

1½ cup water

Oil for frying

For Sugar Syrup

Ingredients

Sugar - 1 cup

Water - ½ cup

Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp

Lemon juice - ½ tsp

Cashew/kaju (chopped) - 2 tbsp

Preparation of Modak Mixture

* Take a bowl and mix the above modak ingredients with water, let it sit for 30 mins

* Prepare oil for frying and use perforated spoon to jerk and make small globules

* Make sure it is slow cooked and deep fried, remove from the oil and place it in paper towel to remove oil.

* Cool down to mix it with sugar syrup

Method

* To the hot sugar syrup, add above prepared modak mixture

* Continue cooking for 2 -3 minutes or until when sugar syrup thickens

* Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes

* After 10 minutes, sugar syrup is absorbed completely by mixture

* Add 2 tbsp cashew and 2 tbsp pistachios. Mix Well

* When the mixture is dried and all the sugar syrup is absorbed, prepare modak taking a small amount of mixture. Add milk, if required to moisten modak

* Finally, modak is ready to be served or can be refrigerated for a week

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