Maharashtra is undoubtedly a passionate place for the Foodies. They have the best and exclusive restaurants as well as the cheapest food in the state too. Maharashtra is a great place for the ones who loves to eat street food. In this Article, we will show you some of the best desserts of Maharashtra that you should try once in Life. The motive of this Article is to promote the food of Maharashtra and most importantly, Food of India.
Shrikhand is one of the most famous desserts of the Cuisine of Maharashtra. It’s prepared with strained curd, sugar, saffron, milk and cardamom powder. Shrikhand makes a simple ordinary curd into a delicious flavored delicacy. If you never tried Shrikhand, then just try it once and you will surely become ‘Fan’ of it.
2. Puran Poli
Puran Poli is unarguably the most famous sweet item of Maharashtra. It’s a sweetened roti prepared with fillings of channa dal, jaggery, plain flour, cardamom powder and ghee. It also looks like a cheeni parantha, but its taste is purely unique and original. Puran Poli is prepared during festivals and special occasions.
This one is my personal favorite. Basundi is quite popular dessert of Maharashtra and it’s also famous in Gujarat and Karnataka. Basundi is prepared by boiling the sweet milk on the low heat till it remains half of its total quantity. It’s prepared during festivals like Bhai-Dooj and Kali Chaudas.
Modak is loved by none other than our Lord Ganesha and is mostly prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. Modak’s are stuffed with the mixture of coconut and jaggery and this combination tastes heavenly good. Modak’s can be prepared in two forms, either steamed or fry and steamed Modak’s are usually eaten with Ghee.
Amrakhand is also called as Mango Shrikhand as Mango is the only new item used to prepare it. Amrakhand gives a perfect taste of fresh yogurt and ripe mangoes. It’s prepared with the mixture of mango, yogurt, cardamom, saffron and sugar. And it tastes so yummy that you just want to eat this over again and again.
Anarsa is very popular sweet dish of Maharashtra which is commonly prepared during festivals. It has a great combination of jaggery and rice which tastes you amazingly good. It’s prepared with rice, poppy seeds, jaggery, milk and ghee. The best part of Anarsa is that its deep fried in the Ghee which makes it more authentic and tasty.
Aam means ‘Mango’ and Ras means ‘Juice’. It’s purely different from Mango juices which we are famous in North India. The best part of Aamras of Maharashtra is that is prepared purely from Mangoes and milk is optional for it. Thick Aamras is served with poori’s usually and Cardamom powder is the only ingredient which is added in the Aamras. Aamras is the ultimate Delight.