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Katachi Amti – Maharashtrian Style

One of the most loved Gudi Padwa recipes, Katachi Amti is a delectable blend of spice and sweetness. Follow the Katachi Amti recipe given below to make this Gudi Padwa special food- Ingredients: Bengal Gram Water (chana dal Water) - 1 cupGhee - 2 tbspCumin Seeds - 1 tspTurmeric Powder - ½ tspRed Chilli Powder - 1 tspGoda Masala - 1 tspSalt - As requiredJaggery (Gur) - 2 tbsp, gratedTamarind Pulp - ½ tspCurry Leaves - 6 to 7Coconut - 1 tbsp,...

Kothimbir Vadi – Maharashtrian Style

Coriander, spice and surely everything is nice! Kothimbir Vadi is a popular Gudi Padwa special recipe prepared during the festive season. One of the most delicious Gudi Padwa recipes, it is light with a perfect blend of aromatic spices and tastes best with green chutney or Maharashtrian thecha.  Ingredients: Coriander Leaves - 2 cupsGinger Paste - ½ tspSesame Seeds - 2 tspTurmeric Powder - 1 tspCumin Powder - ½ tspGreen Chilli - 3,...

Chana Usal ( Maharashtrian Style)

One of the best Gudi Padwa recipes, Chana Usal is enjoyed by all. A Gudi Padwa special food, it uses Koli Masala for spicy, sharp taste. Ingredients: Chana - 1 cupOnion - 1Tomato - 1Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tspFresh Coconut - ½ tsp, gratedCoriander Seeds - 1 tspTurmeric Powder - ½ tspMalvani Masala - 1 tspOil - 1 tbspCurry Leaves - 4 to 5Salt - As required Instructions: Soak dry chana in enough water for at least 5 to 6 hours or overnight.The...

Varan Bhaat – Gudi Padva Speciality

Varan Bhaat is Maharashtrian Arhar Dal Chawal recipe as Varan means Dal and Bhaat means Chawal in Marathi. It is offered as a bhog or naivedh to Lord Ganesha along with Batata Bhaji and Sweets. This is a simple yet delicious dal with a hint of coconut and jaggery. This Varan tastes excellent with rice (Bhaat). Made with Tuvar dal, it gets its additional flavor and aroma from the ghee that’s added right...

Khaman Kakdi- Gudi Padva Speciality

Khaman Kakdi or Khamang Kakdi is a Maharashtrian Cucumber salad recipe that is easy and quick to make. With almost no cooking involved, this Khaman Kakdi can be made by anyone with ease. While the cucumber and peanuts give it the crunchy feel, coconut and spices add to its flavor. The seasoning ingredients give it a delicious aroma that helps in making this Khamang Kakdi irresistible. Ideal for fasting days,...