No matter what the circumstances, festivals are part of our lives and during such times it’s also a welcomed distraction. And speaking of festivals, Gudi Padwa is here! We are sure you have amazing memories of celebrating this Marathi New Year with friends and family. But this time, it’s better to celebrate with people already present at home. And instead of going out and buying supplies for the ceremony, why not whip up some delicious dishes. Here are some of our favourite homemade Gudi Padwa recipes.

Oreo Jalebi

 homemade Gudi Padwa recipes

Chef Karann Talwar, Kitchen Kraft Luxury Catering, New Delhi

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
All-purpose flour200 gm
Urad dal pithi50gm
 Water250 ml
vegetable oil2 teaspoons
Oreo cookies18
Additional vegetable oil or canola oil 1 ltr

Method

  • Freeze 18 Oreo cookies for about an hour.
  • Fill a heavy cooking pot with 2-3 inches of cooking oil and heat to 200°c.
  • Combine all-purpose flour, urad dal pithi, water, and 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Keep it aside in a warm place for 24 hrs.
  • Dip a cookie in the mixture and completely cover it so you can’t see through the batter.
  • Carefully drop the coated cookie(s) in the hot oil and fry on each side just until golden brown.
  • Remove cookie from oil with tongs and dip in warm sugar syrup.
  • Serve with warm. ENJOY

Chef’s Notes: We used Double Stuff Oreos for this recipe but feel free to experiment with your favorite Oreo variation!

Basundi

 homemade Gudi Padwa recipes

Maharaj Jodharam Choudhary, Khandani Rajdhani

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Full fat milk2 Ltr
Sugar1/2 cup
(reduce by another tbsp)
Cardamom powder1/2 tsp
Saffron7-8 strands
(soaked in 2 tbsps of warm milk)
Pistachios 2 tbsp
  Almonds 7-8, blanched and peeled

Method

  • Sliver the blanched almonds, chop the pistachios and set aside.
  • Boil milk in a large heavy-bottomed wide vessel on high flame. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the flame to low and allow to simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring in intervals of 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar. keep stirring constantly.
  • Allow the milk to simmer till it has thickened and has reduced the quantity to half.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Cook for a few minutes and allow it to cool.
  • Garnish with almonds and pistachio. This is definitely one of the most delicious homemade Gudi Padwa recipes.

Avocado Shrikahand

 homemade Gudi Padwa recipes

Chef Ishijyot Surri, Roti Republiic

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Hung curd300 grams
Castor sugar350 grams
Additional castor sugar50 grams
Avocado puree100 grams

Method

  • Whisk the hung curd and make it smooth. 
  • Add sugar and whisk it until the sugar is completely dissolved. 
  • Now add the avocado puree and mix it well. 
  • Add sugar if required. 
  • Refrigerate it. 
  • Serve it chilled with Puris.

Boondi 

 homemade Gudi Padwa recipes

By Jagmohan Gupta, MM Mithaiwala

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Gram Flour (besan)1 1/2 cup
Sugar1 cup
Saffron1 pinch
Ghee2 cup
Water1 1/2 cup

Method

  • Combine the sugar and water in a pan, mix well and cook on a high flame for a few minutes or till the sugar syrup is of 1 thread consistency.
  • Once sugar is dissolved completely and the syrup becomes a little sticky, put off the flame and keep aside.
  • In a bowl add besan and water and then add saffron, soaked ina tablespoon of water. Make sure that the batter doesn’t get too thin and no lumps are formed. In a pan then heat ghee and pour some on the besan batter.
  • Stir and deep fry the boondis in the ghee gently and fry till crisp but not brown. Take out the boondi and place on a tissue to remove the excess ghee. Immerse the boondi in the ghee for a few minutes and then remove it.
  • Spread the Boondis and garnish by adding Cardamom and Almonds. Mix well!
  • Allow it to cool and then place it in an airtight container. VoilaMM’s famous Boondi is ready. One of the easiest homemade Gudi Padwa recipes you can try.

Sago & Peanut Paniyaram with Kaddu & Dahi Dip & Rajgira jaggery crisp

For representational purposes only. Source

By Saveen Shetty, Consultant Chef at And It Was Called Yellow

Ingredients

Ingredients (For the paniyaram)Qty
Sago100g
Boiled potato100g
Roasted peanuts25 g
Cumin Seeds5gm
Shredded Curry leaf 2g
Chopped green chilli2g
Saltto taste
Sugar to taste
Desi ghee25 ml
Ingredient (For the Roasted Kaddu Dip)Qty
Oven-roasted pumpkin100g
Roasted jeera powder2 g
Deggi chilli powder1 g
chopped coriander 5g
Ingredient (for sweet curd dip and rajgira crisp)Qty
Curd100g
Sugar50g
Rajgira toasted25 g
Jaggery50g
Chilli flakes2g
Pomegranate5g

Method

For the paniyaram

  • Mix all the ingredients well
  • Heat ghee in paniyaram mould 
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the mould
  • Cover and cook well on a slow flame
  • Spoon a little more ghee and turn them around to cook on the other side as well
  • Remove when the outer part is golden and crisp

For Roasted Kaddu Dip  

  • Peel and boil the pumpkin till soft
  • Roast in the oven for at 150* C for 8 minutes, remove it and let it cool and purée it to smooth consistency 
  • Mix all ingredients and keep it in a bowl.

For Sweet Curd Dip  

  • Mix Curd, sugar and add a pinch of salt

For the crisp

  • Toast the rajgira over a slow flame and cool
  • Heat jaggery till it melts and boils
  • Add toasted rajgira.
  • Mix well and remove onto an oiled surface and spread immediately using a spatula into a thin sheet
  • Allow to cool and harden

To serve

  • Make swirl of roasted pumpkin dip and sweet curd in a plate 
  • Place the Sago Paniyarams
  • Garnish with the Rajgira crisp, fried Curry Leaves & Pomegranate.

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Sweet Potato Vada

By Foodhall

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Soaked Sabudana200g
Sweet potato (boiled and mashed)200g
Grated ginger1 tbsp
Chopped Green Chilli1 tbsp
Crushed Peanuts1/2 cup
Chopped Corianderhandful
Cumin powder1 tsp
Saltto taste
Ingredient (for stuffing)Qty
Hung Curd1 cup
Cumin Powder1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder1/2 tsp
Ghee5 tbsp
Salt and Black pepperto taste

Method

  • Wash and Soak the Sago/Sabudana in water for 4-5hrs & strain to remove all water.
  • Boil the Sweet Potato until cooked, peel and mash. Add the sweet potato to the soaked Sabudana along with peanut crushed & cumin
  • powder, chopped ginger, green chilly, fresh coriander and sendha namak. Mix well to make a well-bound dough for the Vada.
  • For the Stuffing mix very thick hung curd with sendha namak, cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander fresh and black pepper. Mix all the ingredients well and keep aside.
  • Portion out small-sized dough from the sabudana mixture, take each portion and flatten on palm to make the edges thin, press in the center.
  • to make a well and fill with a spoonful of the hung curd stuffing.
  • Seal the vada from all sides and shape into a flat round patty, similarly repeat the same process to make all the vadas.
  • Heat ghee on a non-stick pan and shallow fry the vadas until golden. Serve immediately with mint chutney.

Puran Poli Ice Cream 

Puran Poli ice cream

By Chef Roger Gonsalves, Esora 

Ingredients

IngredientQty
Milk1 ltr
Sugar/Jaggery200 g
Salt1 pinch
Vanilla Essence5 ml
Cinnamon Powder1 pinch
Chana dal300g
Creme Anglaise200g
Chopped pistachio10g
Chopped Almonds10 g
Chopped Cashew10g
Ingredient (for Creme Anglaise)Qty
Egg Yolk2
Hot Milk200 ml
Sugar 50 g

Method

Milk base for Ice Cream

  • Take one nonstick pan, Place on the gas range on medium heat.
  • Bring Milk to a boil and reduce to almost 1/4 of the milk, you should have 750 ML of milk left, then add in 100 grams sugar or jaggery, salt, vanilla essence, cinnamon powder and let it simmer for 5 minutes handling with interval stirring.
  • Then add in remaining dry nut ingredients. Remove milk base off the gas and store it in a container and then in the refrigerator to chill.

Puran Sauce

  • Soak the channa dal in water for 2/3 hours before you attempt to make this recipe.
  • Cook the chana dal in the pressure cooker on high flame for 5 minutes till you hear 2 whistle pops. Release pressure and then open the lid carefully. 
  • Using a hand masher, crush the chana dal carefully making sure you don’t make a paste-like consistency
  • As you’ve achieved your desired consistency then add in the remaining 100 gms jaggery, and stir till the jaggery is completely dissolved.
  • Once you’ve done this, switch off your flame and keep aside your Simple Puran Sauce to add in your third step i.e Creme Anglaise. 

Creme Anglaise

  • Keep one medium-size saucepan ready and kept aside.
  • Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl to blend.
  • Gradually whisk hot milk mixture into yolk mixture. Return custard to saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when a finger is drawn across, about 5 minutes (do not boil).
  • Strain English Cream into a bowl, Add in the Puran sauce( Chana Dal + Jaggery Mixture), set aside to cool. 

Ice Cream

  • Pour Milk base (step 1) Into Creme Anglaise (step 2)  and whisk lightly for the mixture to blend and look fluffy.
  • Place ice cream in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours Or till completely set.

Serve

  • Take a scoop dipped in hot water, scoop out a nice big serving of Puran Poli Ice Cream, garnish with crunchy nuts, Enjoy effortlessly. Our homemade Gudi Padwa recipes are made with love to add a little spark in your Gudi Padwa adventure. 

Gulavani

by Chef Saroj Budke, Lecturer, ITM IHM Nerul

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Boiled Milk2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Jaggery1/2 cup
Ghee1 tbsp
Cardamon powder1/4 tsp

Method

  • In pan keep water and jaggery to boil on slow flame
  • When jaggery dissolves and water starts boiling switch off the flame.
  • Stir it properly by adding cardamom powder, ghee and milk.
  • Serve it hot with Puran Poli and enjoy one of the easiest homemade Gudi Padwa recipes.

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