Posted on October 21st, 2015, 4:07
Maharashtra occupies the western and central part of the country and has an extensive coastline along the Arabian Sea. It is no wonder then that most of the Maharashtrian cuisine relies heavily on seafood and coconut and is often very spicy. Maharashtrian sweets are mainly made of coconut, lentils, jaggery. A lot of sweets are prepared during the festivals and sweets are served as desserts as well as at the beginning of a meal. Every Marathi household has sweets because the sweets play a refreshing change to hot and spicy Maharastrians curries. Maharashtrians like to celebrate festivals by sharing sweets with their friends and families.
Puran Poli is one of the most popular sweets in the Maharashtrian cuisine. It is made with jaggery, yellow gram, plain flour, cardamom powder and ghee. It is made at almost all festivals and especially on special occasions. It is eaten after meals or as a snack and is present in almost all Maharashtrian festive occasions. Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt and one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine as well as Gujarati cuisine. Srikhand is often eaten along with puris. It is served chilled and garnished with toasted dry fruits and saffron. Kanawla is a small deep fried dumpling, is usually made in large amounts and distributed on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Kharwas is a unique sweet which is like a custard and cheesecake. Sheera, a semolina sweet dish, is another favourite during Maharashtrian weddings.
During festivals, an array of sweet dishes is prepared in each household. These are the must have delicacies of Maharashtra. During Ganesh Utsav , each household prepares a variety of sweets and other savory dishes. Some of the famous dishes made are modak, moti chur laddoo, khopra pak, shrikhand, , moong dal halwa, kaju katli, karanji, chivda and besan laddoo.
Another coastal state lying at the south of Maharashtra, Goa is famous for its natural beaches and sea food. The cultural mix of Indian, Arabic and Portuguese cooking is what makes their cuisine so unique. The culinary wonders of Goa include so much more than just seafood. Goa boasts of Bebinca, a layered pudding garnished with dry fruits. Another loved delicacy in Goa is Perad, itís nothing but traditionally made guava cheese or guava halwa. Dodol is yet another popular mithai made with coconut, rice flour and jaggery during Christmas in Goa.
Apart from these unique sweets, the quintessential halwa, barfi, laddus, rasgullas, gulab jamuns are also equally savoured by people from Maharashtra and Goa. Thinking of ordering sweets online, look no further just go online and order your pack of milavat free mithai from leading online sites.