MitraUK is the online community for the Maharashtrian community in the UK started in 1998.  I have run it since 2001.

There are many event from lots of organisations around the UK and the aim of MitraUK is simple.  Have fun, build a community and get involved in doing activities and cultural events.  The events programme for MitraUK over the past 10 years has covered the length and breadth of Britain and we always have something a bit different on the programme. The only thing you need to do is have a go.  All Marathi organisations have members in MitraUK and this website aims to bring that information together.

A number of our members write their own blogs too.  If you want to submit yours then please join and yours will be added here.  With over 1000 members and many joining every month, MitraUK gives you the chance to communicate with the Maharashtrian community here in the UK and with those that have returned home.

If you want to add your event to the website then please go to the add event link and post there.  What might seem like a small local event will make the difference to a person coming to your area that doesn’t know anyone and also give you the support to continue wanting to run them.  If you want to upload photos and links from your events then you can do that from our website or simply link to yours.

Many MitraUK members also write their own blogs on a variety of subjects which are showcased here.

Member Blogs

Mon, Apr 07, 2014
Things have been pretty busy at work. I know my family would like me to either be at home or try something else. However, I stick to this job cause [...]
Source Preeti Deo: ISingCakes (English)
Sun, Apr 06, 2014
To mark the beginning of the New Year’s Day this Chaitra month( according to the lunar calender), our household decked up early in the morning…well before going out to work!! [...]
Source Preeti Deo: ISingCakes (English)
Sat, Apr 05, 2014
Bharli Vangi or Stuffed Aubergine is a common Maharashtrian veggie. I learnt this recipe from my mother.Preparation: Green paste: In a blender add sesame seeds (1 tbspn) , cumin seeds [...]
Source Trupti Rane
Mon, Jan 20, 2014
The very basic thought of a winter visit to Indian subcontinent connects me immediately to a destination which I have been visiting successively almost every year – Keoladeo NP, Bharatpur [...]
Source Saleel Tambe: Green lines (English)
Wed, Jan 01, 2014
If you are a vegetarian or a vegan do not miss out on cakes.Try this eggless chocolate sponge cake. Simple and wonderful recipe.Prepare the sponge cake: Mixture 1: In a [...]
Source Trupti Rane
Mon, Jul 08, 2013
The morning of Sunday 7th July 2013 brought with it the horrifying news of the serial bomb blasts at Bodh Gaya, India. As the day wore on, and Britain got its [...]
Source Nikhil Shrotri: Write from the Heart (English)

Purnima Gore
2014