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Maharashtrian Mithai recipes


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Mahrashtrian Mithai Recipes

Mithais hold a special place in any cuisine. A little bit of mithai served with the meal makes it seem special. Likewise, occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi and Sankranti are also incomplete without mithai like Modak, Til Laddu , Shrikhand.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm. It's time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is a Steamed Modak  recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. You can also make fried modaks or shrikhand modak.

Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet, it is popularly prepared during Diwali. Plain flour shells loaded with a sweet and succulent filling of coconut, semolina, spices and nuts are deep-fried and enjoyed during the festive occasion. Several regional cuisines in India feature dishes similar to Karanji and are known as Gujiya, Ghughra, Purukiya, Kajjikaya, and are made using different stuffings. Puran Poli is one delicacy that tops the list of foods made during all festive occasions in Maharashtrian households.  

This Til Laddu  also requires very little ghee, just to boost the aroma, because the crushed peanuts and jaggery provide enough stickiness to hold the laddu together. This traditional Maharashtrian sweet is served during festivals like Sankrant. People exchange Til Laddu and say, "Tilghud ghya godd godd bola" that means to forget the past ill-feelings and speak sweetly.

Rava Sheera is another delicacy generally eaten as breakfast or made for prasadam during Satyanarayan puja. This traditional preparation requires no advance preparation and can be whipped up even at short notice.

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Recipe# 33448
21 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
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Recipe# 4780
10 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will love the luxuriant texture of this coconut-stuffed sweeet treat ! Chapatis are stuffed with a delectably sweet mixture of roasted coconut delicately flavoured with nutmeg and cardamom. This Nariyal ki Meethi Roti is quite satiatin ....
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Recipe# 5016
21 Jan 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is a traditional charm about this recipe that makes it appeal to everyone! Aromatic ingredients like dry roasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts are sweetened with jaggery and laced with cardamom to make delicious laddoos. Unlike sugar, jaggery has a distinctive flavour, which complements the ....
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Recipe# 4950
09 Jan 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. While this mouth-watering delicacy ....
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Recipe# 42216
27 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of the best known traditional sweets of Maharashtra, the Karanji is a delightful treat of deep-fried plain flour shells loaded with a sweet and succulent filling of coconut, semolina, spices and nuts. As the crunchy shell gives way to the sweet stuffing, you are greeted by shades of spice, t ....
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Recipe# 41950
31 Jul 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy coconut treat with a sugary rush, this Nariyal Vadi is a Maharashtrian mithai that is worth trying in this festive season. It is easy to make but tastes just awesome – the creamy crunch of coconut is combined with the charm of mixed nuts and t ....
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Recipe# 41469
06 Feb 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule. Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the ....
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Recipe# 41473
08 Feb 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious dumplings are made by deep-frying a batter of whole wheat flour and mashed bananas, perked up with cardamom powder. A dash of baking soda makes the dumplings puff up beautifully when fried, and also gives them a nice texture that is both crisp and soft. Known as Banana Gulgu ....
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Recipe# 39650
10 Oct 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
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Recipe# 41122
10 Sep 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Although an integral part of Ganesha Utsav , Fried Modak is a delicacy that can fit into any festive menu. Any time you do a puja or havan for Lord Ganesh, Fried Modak is an apt offering to make. Even those who hesitate to make s ....
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Recipe# 40817
10 May 16

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by Tarla Dalal
Like there are chocolate lovers, there are mango lovers too. They like everything mango-flavoured, from mousses and puddings to shakes and shrikhand! Here is how you can make rich and luscious Mango Shrikhand freshly at home. It calls for just common ingredients like curds, mango pulp, sugar and spi ....
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Recipe# 35104
21 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering laddoo made of sesame seeds and crushed peanuts, which will make your taste buds jump with joy! Dry roasting the sesame boosts the aroma and flavour of this laddoo phenomenally. Crushed peanuts and jaggery also add to the fabulous taste of this laddoo, which is quite easy to make in ....
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