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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…
10 May 17
Whole Wheat Bhakri by Tarla Dalal
A bowlful of pitla would seem quite incomplete without a plateful of bhakri to go with it!
Pitla and bhakri is a traditional Maharashtrian
combo, and we thought we should share a sumptuous Whole Wheat Bhakri recipe for you to enjoy with our
09 Apr 17
Green Chilli Thecha Stuffed Pav by Tarla Dalal
Thecha is a coarsely-crushed, chutney-like Maharashtrian
accompaniment that has the power to jazz up any meal! We have used the tongue-tickling potential of green chilli thecha to make a snazzy snack that will go down well with all age groups.
To make t ....
25 Mar 17
22 Mar 17
Kathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Next time you spot a raw jackfruit in the market, bring it home and try this spicy dry subzi. This Kathal Dry Subzi takes a little bit of time to prepare but it is completely worth the effort, because your family will go gaga over it!
The first and most critical step in preparing this subzi is t ....
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 ....
23 Feb 17
Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi by Tarla Dalal
This Maharashtrian Papdi and Moong Dal Vadi Subzi is a home-style recipe, but has an exotic feel about it because of the exciting mix of spices in it.
It is a traditional Vidharbi recipe that is best enjoyed with chapatis. An interesting combination of valor papdi and moong dal vadi is cooked wi ....
22 Feb 17
Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a mouth-watering preparation of kand and potatoes in a base of curds, thickened with rajgira flour.
The Aloo and Kand Rasawali Shaak gets its finger-licking flavour and appetizing aroma from green chilli paste and a tempering of cumin seeds. The best part is that you can have this ....
20 Feb 17
Ragi Bhakri Chivda , Maharashtrian Snack by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Bhakri is an ever-popular Maharashtrian
bread that is homely and satiating. Here, bhakri transforms into a scrumptious chivda with a dash of spice powders and taste-enhancing ingredients like ginger, garlic and green chillies.
A tempering of mustar ....
20 Feb 17
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy by Tarla Dalal
There are several interesting things about this recipe. First of all, there is the malvani masala, which is so aromatic and flavourful because all the ingredients are toasted before grinding.
Then, there is the hara chana, which is cooked and crushed to a very convenient consistency before being ....
15 Feb 17
Banana and Rajgira Puri, Upvaas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Craving for puris on an upvaas
day? Well, nothing wrong in having a piece or two of this tasty, upvaas friendly Banana and Rajgira Puri to satisfy your hunger and top up the energy levels.
These yummy puris are made of a dough of ....
15 Feb 17
Moong Dal Vadi Rasa, Maharashtrian Gravy by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the Moong Dal Vadi Rasa is a tongue-tickling preparation of moong dal vadis cooked in a gravy of tomatoes, blended with onions and spice powders.
The rich flavour of the tomato-based gravy seeps into the vadis giving them a really nice flavour. ....
08 Feb 17
Sweet Banana Dumplings, Banana Gulgule by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious dumplings are made by deep-frying a batter of whole wheat flour and mashed bananas, perked up with cardamom powder.
A dash of baking soda makes the dumplings puff up beautifully when fried, and also gives them a nice texture that is both crisp and soft.
Known as Banana Gulgu ....
07 Feb 17
06 Feb 17
Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule.
Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the ....
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