Every year hundreds of pilgrims make way from all over India and the world to pay homage at the resting place of Shirdi Sai Baba, Shirdi. Located in Ahmednagar in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Shirdi is one of the holiest places in India. Most pilgrims undertaking this religious journey prefer vegetarian food and lucky for them, Shirdi has ample options.
A trip to Shirdi is not complete without savouring the delicious Prasad at the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. Available at the Sanstan office daily between 6am and 10pm, these delicious Laddoosare made fresh in the world’s largest solar cooker. For a small price of Rs.10, devotees and outsiders can be treated to one of the country’s best laddoos, made from pure ghee and an assortment of cashew nuts and boondi.
As Shirdi is situated in Maharashtra, visitors to the city must sample the rich variations of the traditional cuisine. With so many options, you will not have a chance to repeat the same meal in a day. Steaming hot Poha garnished with peanuts and lemon is a breakfast favourite. Don’t forget to also sample Missal gravy, Vada Pav and onion fries. Peanuts are popular in the state and most meals will be accompanied with a spicy peanut chutney.
Visit Shirdi to experience some of the best traditional vegetarian Maharashtrian dishes.