Gudi Padwa Celebrations

Special Maharashtrian Delicacies that Elevate your Gudi Padwa Celebrations!

Marathi cuisine’s traditional dishes work wonders in a Gudi Padwa celebration. So, celebrate this auspicious occasion with a touch of purity as you prepare some tasty snacks and sweet delicacies with our 100% organic and pure ingredients. Read this blog to know about some of these delights you can prepare on this beautiful occasion!

Gudi Padwa, the auspicious occasion marking the beginning of the Marathi New Year, is widely celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month according to the Hindu calendar by Indians across the world. The words Gudi and Padwa have two different meanings. ‘Gudi’ refers to the flag hoisted during this festival, made of garlands, flowers, neem, and mango leaves and topped with an upside-down silver or copper vessel. ‘Padwa,’ on the other hand, is derived from the word ‘Pratipada’ in Sanskrit and refers to the starting day of a lunar fortnight. 

Besides being celebrated as the beginning of a new year, Gudi Padwa has a significant connection to mythology and history. It is believed that Lord Brahma created the universe and time on this particular day. 

On the day of Gudi Padwa, celebrations know no bounds, and people indulge in limitless revelry as they hoist Gudi flags outside their houses, decorate their homes with colorful rangolis, and eat various traditional dishes of the Marathi cuisine with loved ones, friends, and family. The festival brings people together with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm.

In this blog, we will talk about some of the must-try snacks and sweet delicacies that you should prepare on Gudi Padwa and serve your guests. 

Batata Vada

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Batata Vada is the heart and soul of Marathi celebrations, a snack that adds magic to all gatherings and festivals. Prepared with Chana Besan and various other ingredients, these crunchy, crispy, golden fried namkeens are just perfect to kickstart your celebrations. Even though it takes a little time and effort to prepare this because the entire process is not super easy, here’s our helping hand to you in the form of a detailed recipe for this snack. You can check it out here and enjoy preparing and devouring this dish:


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Modak, the special sweet dish, or rather the quintessential and most delicious sweet dumpling in any Hindu festival, is nothing short of heavenly. The delectably sweet fillings comprising nuts, coconut, and jaggery make this sweet one of the most special delights to enjoy on this auspicious occasion. We also have a detailed recipe for this sweet, which you can check out here:


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Also known as Sooji Halwa, Sheera is one of those Indian sweet delicacies that people simply cannot resist. Prepared with a mix of nuts, sooji, jaggery powder, etc., this is one of the easiest desserts to prepare and the most delicious one to enjoy when it is warm. Every spoonful of this mouthwatering dessert rewards the taste buds with a nutty flavor and utmost sweetness. Once you serve it to your guests, they will instantly finish it and ask for more. Check out this easy recipe and prepare it: 

Puran Poli

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The authentic desi stuffed flatbread, Puran Poli, is a people’s favorite sweet dish and is widely enjoyed with utmost love. Generously filled and stuffed with Chana Dal, Jaggery, and spices that add various flavors, this dish is an example of soul-pleasing, delicious food. It is one of the perfect sweet delicacies to serve during Gudi Padwa, and preparing it is not that difficult. Moreover, our easy Puran Poli recipe will surely make cooking it nothing short of a cakewalk for you. Check out the recipe here:

The traditional Marathi dishes mentioned above are some of the finest delicacies to enjoy during the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa. Prepare these delights with the help of our detailed, easy recipes, and make sure to use Dwaraka Organic’s pure and organic ingredients for the best taste and flavors. You can shop for the ingredients you need from a grocery store near you or order them from Amazon!