Maharashtra is a versatile state with vivacious diversity in cultural and traditional aspects and an important part of our national integrity. Every year Maharashtra Day, also known as Maharashtra Din, is celebrated on 1st May to commemorate the state's formation on that day in 1960. The Bombay Reorganization Act was essential for the termination of the Bombay State and formation of two different states- Maharashtra and Gujarat.
In honor of this important day, the vibrant culture of Maharashtra is commemorated through a variety of cultural events, parades, and public gatherings that highlight the state's rich history. It is an opportunity for Maharashtrians to express their profound pride and love for their state.
Perfect celebration can only be done with some delicious traditional dishes of the state.
You can also try some Home-cooked Maharashtrian dishes:
Basundi is a well-known Indian dessert consisting of sweetened, thickened milk and chopped nuts, such as almonds, cashews, and pistachios. The delicacy is traditionally flavored with cardamom and saffron. It is prepared during festivals such as Bhai Dooj, Raksha Bandhan, and Gudi Padwa. The traditional technique for preparing basundi involves a longer period of milk boiling. It is also said that Rabdi is the North Indian dialect closest to Basundi.
Misal Pav is a traditional delicacy from Pune that is popular throughout Maharashtra. It is served with Pav and a fiery and tangy moth bean lentil curry. To reduce the heat, it is sometimes consumed with yogurt. Even though it is breakfast fare, Maharashtrians consume it throughout the day. Misal is available in varieties, such as Puneri Missal, Nagpuri Missal, and Mumbai Missal.
This Maharashtrian bread will satisfy your sense of taste. Puran Poli is uniquely prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi and other festive occasions, adding to the festive atmosphere. Gram flour parcels are filled with jaggery- and saffron-infused sweet lentil mixture.
Bharli Vangi is traditionally prepared by stuffing brinjals with coconut, onion, jaggery, and Marathi goda masala. The Konkani method for preparing Bharli Vangi is to combine the masala paste with toasted peanuts and fresh coriander leaves. This imparts a wholesome taste and leaves one wanting more.
This well-known Maharashtrian dish resembles a multigrain crepe. Thalipeeth is made from flour known as 'bhajanee,' which is comprised of grilled cereals such as rice, wheat, bajra, jawar, and pulses such as chana and urad. To enhance the flavor, chopped onion, coriander leaves, and seasonings are combined with the dough.