Oriole + Happy Gudhi Padwa


I am painting every single day these days. Painted this oriole, also posted a process video of this painting on Instagram check here.

Clock wise – Flavored Sour Water (Katachi Aamti), Flat Bread (Puran Poli), Boiled chopped Potatoes  (bataaya chi bhaji) ( sautéed with mustered/cumin seeds, green chilies, garlic, onion) and last one is Plain White Rice.

Today on the occasion of “Gudhi Padwa” I made Puran poli is an Indian sweet flatbread. Puran poli is made from cheakpea, Plain flour (wheat flour), Jaggery or Cane Sugar, Cardamompowder and/or Nutmeg powder, Ghee and Water. The method of preparation varies from place to place.
It is also the special dish of Maharashtra which is prepared on every occasion at every house especially during festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi. In Pune ( my hometown) It is eaten with a variant of Amti (flavored sour water) known as Katachi Amti is prepared with the remaining water of cheakpeas used to make Puran ( sweet stuffing for flat bread)
A topping of ghee on flat bread is must, because cheakpeas are heavy to digest and ghee eases to digest.

Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new year for Marathi Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra, India 🇮🇳 on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.

About Gudhi – BEEC61EF-B272-4DE5-B87D-A2BB3D4E71DA


Photo from Wikipedia

A notable sight during Gudhi Padwa are the numerous Gudhi arrangements at every household. It is a bright colorful silk scarf-like cloth tied at the top of a long bamboo. On top of it, one or more boughs of neem leaves and mango leaves are attached along with a garland of flowers. This arrangement is capped with a silver, bronze or copper pot (kalash). The whole arrangement is hoisted outside each household, typically to the right, or through a window or terrace. It is visible to everybody.
Happy Gudhi Padwa to all my Maharashtrian friends!

And to all my overseas friends hope you enjoyed my description about The festive special food plate and the festival.

5 thoughts on “Oriole + Happy Gudhi Padwa

      1. I call them either name; they are interchangeable for me – and love them! Roasting them in the oven with spices of choice sprinkled on makes a good crunchy snack or salad topping 🙂

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      2. Yes I like roasted ones for snacks. If you like curries then You can try Curry version ( Indian style) will send you a link on Instagram by the evening. It tastes good 😋

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