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Maharashtrian Sweet Dishes recipes


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Mahrashtrian Sweet Dishes, 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 Maharashtrian Sweet Dishes like Modak, Til Laddu , Shrikhand.

Fried ModakFried Modak

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 RecipeKaranji Recipe

Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish, 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.  

Til LadduTil Laddu

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.

Maharashtrian Mithai

Besan LaddooBesan Laddoo

Maharashtrains love their Gulab Jamun, Shrikhand, Mango Shrikhand, Coconut Rava Ladoo and Besan Ladoo and Karanji.  Most of Maharshtrain Mithai's are made on special occassions and festival.

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Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
11 Oct 18

 
 
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 ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
17 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist! Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a per ....
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
Recipe# 4950
10 Sep 18

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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 ....
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
30 Aug 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
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35789
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is a magical transformation of simple curds into a delicacy, by a simple procedure. It involves no cooking and is a standard feature of sunday meals, festive menus as well as faraal foods! things get even easier as it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for close to 15 days. U ....
Nariyal ki Meethi Roti, Sweet Coconut Roti
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 ....
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
Recipe# 2566
27 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen accompaniment for chai, the Khari Biscuit or Puff Pastry Biscuit is something that many people think to be a speciality that only bakeries can produce. Here we show you how to start from scratch and make wonderfully ....
Til Laddu, Til Ke Ladoo, Til Gud Ladoo Recipe
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 ....
Karanji Recipe, Rava Maharashtrian Karanji
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 ....
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
Recipe# 2034
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Besan Laddoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine. It might be known by various names, but this delicious laddoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country. When making this, remember that the rich flavour of the laddoo depends ....
Nariyal Vadi, Naralachi Vadi, Maharashtrian Coconut Mithai
Recipe# 41950
03 Sep 18

 
 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 ....
Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling
Recipe# 41469
03 Sep 18

 
 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 ....
Sweet Banana Dumplings, Banana Gulgule
Recipe# 41473
02 Oct 18

 
 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 ....
Mango Shrikhand, Aamrakhand
Recipe# 40817
30 Aug 18

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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 ....
Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
Recipe# 2060
19 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is simply amazing how the humble dahi transforms into a mouth-watering dessert in just a few simple steps. Here is the easiest and best way to make yummy Shrik ....
Til Ke Ladoo, Microwave Til Ladoo
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 ....
Easy Anarase Recipe
Recipe# 37516
06 Nov 12

 
 by Jyoti V B
This is very popular Maharashtrian dish of diwali. This is my favorite dish. No more soaking of rice in water for 3 days. Easy way of making anarse directly with rice flour.
Dry Coconut With Jaggery Modak
Recipe# 37263
10 Sep 12

 
 
by Jyoti V B
It is a sweet that maharashtrian's make on ganesh chaturti. We generally make 21 modaks for navidya.
Jaggery and Til Laddu
Recipe# 37459
29 Oct 12

 
 by Jyoti V B
No reviews
This is a maharashtrian sweet made during sankranti. Til is rich in calcium. It is a substitute for a cup of milk.
Traditional Modak
Recipe# 33879
14 Dec 10

 
 by Palak Rajput
No reviews
Traditional Modak is a sweet dumpling made with rice flour. The stuffing is prepared with freshly grated coconut and jaggery. Both are cooked along with few condiments till the mixture comes together. The mixture is then stuffed in rice flour dough to form modak.
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