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Maharashtrian cuisine is a zesty and spicy one, which makes abundant use of aromatic and flavourful ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds and chillies. There are several traditional snacks like Poha and dishes like Usal, which Maharashtrians enjoy having frequently. Zunka is one of the most famous dishes, where the zunka is made using besan flour and had with hot bhakri. They also love rice, and feel dissatisfied if they do not have at least a little rice with the meal.

Apart from plain steamed rice, which is enjoyed with spicy accompaniments like Methi Pitla or Amti, rice is also enjoyed in the form of lip-smacking dishes like Dodkyacha Bhaat , Masala Bhaat, Tendli Bhaat, etc. The snack-lovers look forward to the monsoon, to enjoy hot Bhajias and Vada Pav made even more delightful with the addition of green chillies and Dry Garlic Chutney. Enjoy sweets like Modak and Puran Poli . Enter, to fall in love with Maharashtrian cuisine…

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Recipe# 1390
07 Apr 15

 
Moong Dahi Misal by Tarla Dalal
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Strikingly different from the traditional way of preparing the popular Maharashtrian snack, this Moong Dahi Misal combines the sprouts with whisked curds, along with chopped veggies, spice powders and of course, tongue-tickling khajur imli ki chutney. When you have sprouts on hand, it takes less tha ....
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Recipe# 33239
13 Sep 16

 
Sprouts Misal, Protein Rich Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Bring the spirit of Maharashtra into your homes with this protein-laden Sprouts Misal. While many think that milk and milk products are the most important source of proteins, they are unaware of the power of sprouts, which give you a superb, more easily digestible protein boost. And this is un ....
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Recipe# 38458
21 Oct 12

 
Cashew Curry by Tarla Dalal
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household!
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Recipe# 4373
16 May 13

 
Bharleli Vaangi by Tarla Dalal
Small brinjals stuffed with a sweet and spicy, peanut flavoured mixture drawing out all the authentic flavours of Maharashtrian cooking. The brinjals have to be cooked over a slow flame with utmost care in order to preserve the natural flavours of this dish.
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Recipe# 33442
20 Aug 13

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Misal ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) 
by Tarla Dalal
Misal means “mixture” in marathi and if you are in bombay, you should definitely not miss this treat! technically, a usal topped with farsan, chopped onions, tomatoes and lemon, it is best served with pav. Puneri misal and kolhapuri misal are the granddads of the missal clan!
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Recipe# 5714
10 Oct 14

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Date and Sesame Puranpoli 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet, delicious and nutritious too – that’s a rare combination, isn’t it? Well, it all features in the Date and Sesame Puranpoli, a traditional treat loaded with the goodness of iron from dates and sesame seeds. It wins over hearts with its nutty taste and rich aroma of til, and is so satiating tha ....
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Recipe# 3606
26 Nov 12

 
Sweet Potato Puranpoli by Tarla Dalal
A healthy version of the traditional calorie laden puranpolis. Sweet potatoes have been used instead of dal to minimize the sugar used. Cardamom powder, nutmeg and saffron add to the pleasing aroma of these low-fat puranpolis. Enjoy them with low fat milk instead of ghee for a sweet ending!
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Recipe# 4372
24 Feb 17

 
Zunka by Tarla Dalal
Traditional Maharashtrian and spicy, the Zunka is considered by many as a dry version of the famous pitla. It is like a curry of ginger, green chillies, garlic, onions and coriander perked up with a very flavourful tempering. Although a variety of spices are used, the curry leaves in the tempering l ....
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Recipe# 22172
18 Jun 16

 
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
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Recipe# 4812
14 Jun 14

 
Sprouts Misal by Tarla Dalal
A recipe put together in minutes if sprouts are handy. . . . . . I have chosen this recipe as sprouting increases the calcium content of pulses and also aid digestion. Serve it with whole wheat bread or rice.
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Recipe# 8701
16 May 08

 
Shahi Poli by Tarla Dalal
Though cooked using very little ghee it tastes as scrumptious as the traditional puranpoli. I have added low fat mava to give it a shahi touch.
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Recipe# 4376
05 Mar 16

 
Shengdane Ani Vatane Chi Bhaji, Maharashtrian Peanut Green Pea Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A rare combo, peanuts and green peas come together in this tongue-tickling subzi that is sure to steal your heart. The crushed peanuts and boiled green peas are flavoured with a traditional tempering and a paste of coconut and spices, which imparts not only a rich flavour but also a luscious texture ....
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Recipe# 2945
22 Jan 16

 
Thalipeeth, Maharashtrian Thalipeeth by Tarla Dalal
A nutritious pancake made with 3 kinds of flours, making it delicious and more importantly nutritious also. Thalipeeth is the easiest snack that you can make. The iron and folic acid content of the recipe is high and will help you supplement your needs during the
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