Aditya, a young Maharashtrian from London who aims to open a Maharashtrian gourmet restaurant in the city, comes to Pune to find someone who would help him learn traditional cooking styles. In his pursuit, he meets Radha, an eccentric woman who makes lunch boxes for the students and working men in the area. Radha agrees to teach him on the condition that he passes her tests. But, once she starts teaching him, a new path of life opens for Aditya. Gulabjaam is a food film, where Maharashtrian food is one of the important characters.