Gudi Padwa Recipes

Get 30 recipes for the Gudi Padwa festival. Gudi Padwa is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Maharashtra and marks the beginning of the new year as per the lunisolar calendar. The list below shares 30 popular gudi padwa recipes that are made during Gudi Padwa. This year Gudi Padwa is celebrated on 13 April 2021.

vector photo signifying and symbolizing gudi padwa festival

In Andhra Pradesh this festival is called as Ugadi and in Karnataka, known as Yugadi.

Wishing all readers a happy and prosperous Gudi Padwa festival.

Gudi Padwa Recipes

Find below Maharashtrian and some more Indian recipes that make up for a festive treat during gudi padwa.

I have listed some sweets, snacks and main course dishes that you can easily make for this auspicious festival.

Note that in some recipes I have may have added garlic and onions. Kindly skip these if making a satvik meal or if offering the food to your deities.

Sweets and Desserts

puran poli folded and served on a green color plate.
Moderate 2 hrs

Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from hulled and spilt bengal gram/chana dal, jaggery and ground spices. This traditional recipe is from the Maharashtrian cuisine.
top shot of shrikhand with chopped pistachios on a dark green serving tray
Easy 15 mins

Shrikhand Recipe (2 Ways)

Shrikhand is a delicious and simple dessert recipe made with thick yogurt flavored with sugar, saffron and cardamom. Get two ways of making shrikhand recipe with hung curd as well as greek yogurt.
modak arranged beautifully on a bright green plate.
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Modak Recipe (With & Without Mould)

Modak or Ukadiche Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet of stuffed rice flour dumplings offered to Bhagwan Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
suji halwa recipe
Easy 15 mins

Suji ka Halwa | Sheera Recipe

Suji ka halwa or Sheera is a classic Indian semolina pudding made with sugar, ghee and dry fruits. The recipe I have shared is a family heirloom recipe. We have been making this suji halwa recipe for decades during family get togethers, special occasions & festivals. The sooji halwa recipe can be easily halved, doubled or tripled.
rava ladoo in a circle with lit earthern lamp in center on a bronze plate
Moderate 30 mins

Rava Laddu | Suji Ke Laddu | Rava Ladoo

An easy method to make rava laddu for Diwali or any festival. This rava ladoo also known as suji ke laddu is made with rava (sooji or semolina), coconut, powdered sugar, dry fruits and ghee.
closeup shot of brass spoon filled with basundi on top of a brass bowl with basundi
Easy 25 mins

Basundi Recipe

Basundi is a thickened, sweetened milk flavored with cardamoms, spices and nuts. This basundi recipe is a quicker version made with sweetened condensed milk and comes together under 25 minutes.
coconut burfi slices on a white platter with a rakhi in the background.
Moderate 1 hr 25 mins

Coconut Burfi | Nariyal ki Barfi

This Coconut Burfi is a delish, melt in the mouth fudge made with sweetened condensed milk, milk, and desiccated coconut. 
closeup shot of fried modak in a round bamboo bowl with a dark pink flower inside
Moderate 1 hr

Fried Modak

Fried modak is a delicious and popular modak variety made during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and offered to Bhagwan Ganesha. This recipe has the crust made of whole wheat flour with a sweet stuffing.
mango modaks placed over a turmeric leaf kept on a plate.
Moderate 30 mins

Mango Modak

Mango Modak is a delicious variant of modak prepared with fresh sweet mango pulp and khoya/mawa (evaporated milk solids).
five karanji pieces on a white plate on a cream doily
Moderate 1 hr 20 mins

Karanji Recipe (Authentic)

Karanji is a crisp, flaky, fried, moon-shaped pastry stuffed with a sweet filling of desiccated coconut, nuts and dry fruits. It is also one of the sweet snack that is made during Diwali festival.
sabudana kheer recipe
Easy 35 mins

Sabudana Kheer

Sabudana kheer is a sweet pudding made with tapioca pearls or sabudana, milk and sugar.
puran poli recipe
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Bobbatlu Recipe

Bobbatlu or Holige or obbattu are sweet flat breads made with chana dal stuffing or tuvar dal stuffing. This bobbatlu recipe is one of the best bobbatlu made with a spiced chana dal stuffing. 

Snacks and Savories

kothimbir vadi served on a white plate with a small bowl of chutney on the side.
Moderate 35 mins

Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir vadi is a delicious savory crisp snack from the Maharashtrian cuisine made with gram flour (besan), coriander leaves, peanut, sesame seeds and spices. They are a popular tea time snack loaded with coriander leaves (cilantro).
top closeup shot of shankarpali filled in wooden bowl
Moderate 1 hr

Shankarpali Recipe

Sweet shankarpali are crisp, flaky, melt in the mouth fried and baked biscuits. Shankarpali is a popular festive snack from Maharashtra.
chakli kept on a white plate on a green background
Moderate 1 hr 15 mins

Chakli Recipe

Chakli is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or a mixture of lentil flours. Make this crispy and crunchy snack for Diwali festival. 
bhakarwadi recipe, bakarwadi recipe, how to make bhakarwadi or bakarwadi
55 mins


Bhakarwadi is one of the popular snack from western India. Bhakarwadi are fried and crisp pinwheels or spirals. They are addictive and have a sweet, spicy and tangy taste.
batata vada served on a white plate with fried green chilies kept on the left side.
Moderate 45 mins

Batata Vada

Batata vada is a fried snack of batter-coated potato stuffed fritter dumplings. Making these take some time but absolutely worth it. I share this lip smacking delicious recipe of Maharashtrian style batata vada that you will love.
closeup shot of a stack of sabudana vada on top of each other in a white plate with red chilli sauce in a white bowl
Moderate 5 hrs 30 mins

Sabudana Vada (Authentic Traditional Recipe)

Sabudana Vada is a popular savory deep fried snack made during Hindu fasting days, featuring tapioca pearls (sago), potatoes, peanuts and herbs. They are naturally gluten-free and vegan. This fool proof sabudana vada recipe gives you a super delicious crispy vada with a soft and light interior.
alu vadi recipe, patra recipe
Moderate 37 mins

Alu Vadi | Pathrode Recipe | Patra Recipe

Alu Vadi also known as Patra or Pathrode is a delicious dish of colocasia or taro root leaves smeared with a spiced, sweet and tangy gram flour paste and steamed to be tempered later.

Main Course

masale bhaat recipe
Moderate 1 hr 5 mins

Masale Bhat Recipe | Maharashtrian Masala Bhat

Masala bhat is a tasty, spicy and aromatic one-pot traditional rice recipe made with various mix vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and coconut from the Maharashtrian cuisine.
poori bhaji
Moderate 40 mins

Puri Bhaji | Batata Bhaji

This is a warm, lightly spiced potato dish called Batata Bhaji with hints of coriander, ginger and other Indian spices. This semi-dry potato preparation is served with the fried Indian bread called poori (or puri) and thus called Puri Bhaji.
batata bhaji recipe, aloo sabzi recipe
30 mins

aloo sabji

Batata bhaji or aloo sabzi is an easy recipe of boiled, peeled and chopped or crumbled potatoes tempered with spices and sautéed.
varan bhaat
Easy 1 hr

Varan Bhaat (Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat Recipe)

Maharashtrian varan bhaat recipe – delicious lentil stew or dal made with pigeon pea lentils and served with rice.
katachi amti
35 mins

katachi amti

Katachi Amti Recipe is a thin spicy dal made from the strained stock of cooked chana dal/bengal gram. It is usually served with puran poli but also can be served with steamed rice.
alu chi patal bhaji recipe
Moderate 1 hr 10 mins

Colocasia Leaves Recipe | Alu Chi Bhaji

This Colocasia leaves gravy is Maharashtrian recipe of a delicious sabzi made with colocasia leaves (arbi ke patte). Can also be made with spinach.
usal recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Usal Recipe | Maharashtrian Malvani Usal

Usal is a Maharashtrian curried dish made with legumes/sprouted legumes or mixed sprouted beans and is had with pav (dinner rolls), chapati or rice. This Usal recipe comes from the Konkan region of the Maharashtra state in India.


close up shot of masala chaas or chaas filled in a glass with a few cilantro sprigs
Easy 10 mins

Chaas Recipe (Pudina and Masala Chaas)

The classic Chaas (Chaach/Mattha) also known as the Indian version of buttermilk is a refreshingly cooling summer drink made with creamy yogurt and seasonings. It is an excellent body cooler, digestive and appetizer. Find two easy chaas recipes – Masala Chaas and Pudina Chaas.
three clear glasses of kokum kadhi on a pink napkin.
Easy 40 mins

Solkadhi Recipe | Solkadi (Kokum Curry)

Solkadhi (also known as solkadi, sol kadhi, kokum kadhi or kokum curry) is a cooling drink best had during hot summers. This mauve-hued, tart digestive beverage from the Goan cuisine is easy to make.
piyush recipe
Easy 5 mins

Piyush Drink | Piyush Recipe

Piyush recipe is a thick, creamy sweet beverage made with shrikhand, yogurt and milk. Summer cooling drink.
aam panna in glass on a green table.
Moderate 20 mins

Aam Panna Recipe – With Boiled and Roasted Mangoes

Aam ka panna is a cooling Indian summer drink made with unripe green tart mangoes. It is slightly sour and sweet to taste and is flavored with cardamom, cumin and black salt. This recipe post shows the method of making both aam panna syrup concentrate and the drink using the method of boiling as well as roasting mangoes. 

This gudi padwa recipes post from the archives (Mar 2017) has been republished and updated on 12 April 2021.

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