Delicious Delights: Gudi Padwa Recipes to Celebrate with Flavor

Delicious Delights: Gudi Padwa Recipes to Celebrate with Flavor


Gudi Padwa, also known as Ugadi in some parts of India, marks the beginning of the traditional Hindu New Year and is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm. It's a time to rejoice, renew, and relish the essence of new beginnings. And what better way to usher in this auspicious occasion than with an array of delectable dishes that tantalize the taste buds and bring joy to the heart?

In this blog post, we'll explore a selection of mouthwatering recipes perfect for celebrating Gudi Padwa in style. From traditional sweets to savory delights, these recipes are sure to add a burst of flavor to your festive spread.

1. Shrikhand (Sweetened Yogurt Dessert)

Shrikhand is a creamy dessert made from strained yogurt and flavored with sugar, saffron, and cardamom. It's a refreshing and indulgent treat that pairs perfectly with puris or as a standalone dessert.

Cookware: Use DONIV Titanium Triply Stainless Steel Tasla


  • 2 cups plain yogurt (hung curd)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts for garnish (optional)


    • Hang yogurt in a muslin cloth for a few hours to remove excess water.
    • Transfer the thickened yogurt to a bowl. Add powdered sugar, saffron, and cardamom powder. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
    • Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
    • Garnish with chopped nuts before serving.

2. Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca Pearl Pilaf)

Sabudana Khichdi is a popular fasting dish that's also enjoyed during Gudi Padwa. Made from soaked tapioca pearls, peanuts, and spices, it's light, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying.

Cookware: You'll need a DONIV Triply kadhai for cooking the Sabudana Khichdi.


  • 1 cup sabudana (tapioca pearls)
  • 1 medium potato, boiled and diced
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste


    • Rinse sabudana under running water and soak it overnight.
    • Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and chopped green chilies.
    • Add boiled and diced potatoes, crushed peanuts, and soaked sabudana.
    • Cook until sabudana turns translucent, stirring occasionally.
    • Season with salt and garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving.

These delightful recipes are perfect for adding a burst of flavor to your Gudi Padwa celebrations. Whether you're indulging in sweet treats like Puran Poli and Shrikhand or savoring the savory goodness of Sabudana Khichdi, these dishes are sure to make your festive feast memorable. Wishing you a joyous Gudi Padwa filled with delicious delights and new beginnings!


1. Can I prepare these recipes in advance for Gudi Padwa?

Yes, you can certainly prepare some of these dishes in advance to save time on the day of the celebration. Puran Poli and Shrikhand, for example, can be made a day or two before and stored in the refrigerator. Sabudana Khichdi is best prepared fresh but can be partially prepared by soaking the sabudana beforehand.

2. Can I customize these recipes to suit my taste preferences?

Absolutely! Cooking is all about creativity and personalization. Feel free to adjust the sweetness level of Shrikhand or add more spices to Sabudana Khichdi according to your taste preferences. You can also experiment with different fillings for Puran Poli, such as coconut or nut-based fillings, to create your own unique variation.

3. Where can I find the ingredients for these recipes?

Most of the ingredients for these recipes are readily available in grocery stores or supermarkets. Items like chana dal, jaggery, yogurt, and tapioca pearls can be found in the grains and pulses section or the dairy aisle. If you're having trouble finding specific ingredients, consider visiting specialty Indian grocery stores or ordering online from reputable retailers.

4. Can I make a larger batch of these recipes for a larger gathering?

Certainly! These recipes can be easily scaled up to accommodate larger groups. Simply adjust the quantities of ingredients accordingly and follow the same cooking instructions. It's always a good idea to plan ahead and make a list of ingredients based on the number of guests you'll be serving.

5. How can I store leftovers of these dishes?

Leftovers of Puran Poli, Shrikhand, and Sabudana Khichdi can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to a few days.

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