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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# 2774
30 Mar 16

 
Masala Bhaat, Microwave Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
This Maharashtrian recipe of rice, tendli and peas, simmered with spices makes a great meal by itself.
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Recipe# 198
05 Jan 15

 
Methi Pitla by Tarla Dalal
Methi Pitla is a variant of the evergreen Maharashtrian dish. The addition of fenugreek leaves gives an exciting twist to the otherwise comforting flavour of traditional pitla, making it a suitable accompaniment for a variety of dishes, especially those like jowar roti, which rely on the accompanime ....
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Recipe# 35111
15 Apr 16

 
Shingdane Chi Amti, Microwave Shengdanyachi Amti by Tarla Dalal
The peanut-based paste is the core character of the authentic marathi shingdane chi amti. Do not store the paste for too many days, as the taste will be ruined. Serve with Dodkyacha Bhaat or M ....
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Recipe# 35085
18 Oct 10

 
Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeth 
by Tarla Dalal
Here we present you with one of Maharashtra’s most popular and nutritious delicacies! Made of whole grains, the Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeeth is rich in protein, calcium and iron. You can also use the same combination of flours to make chapattis that are healthy and wholesome. Cabbage adds not j ....
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Recipe# 40248
16 Jul 15

 
Kairi Chi Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, you will feel like making this Kairi chi Kadhi at least once a week because it is so tasty and in sync with the season! A tongue-tickling paste of coconut and raw mango forms the base for this kadhi, which is perked up with an aromatic, traditional tempering. Since raw mango is very sou ....
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Recipe# 8684
15 Jun 12

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Kokum Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Slurp! What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds nor besan Inste ....
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Recipe# 3576
26 Nov 12

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Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti 
by Tarla Dalal
Like Sambhar is to Tamil Nadu, Amti is to Maharashtra. Amti is a flavourful dal preparation that is frequently prepared in Maharashtrian households. It is a versatile dish with many variants, and this particular one is a Sprouted Kala Chana Amti. It is rich in fibre and protein due to the use of kal ....
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Recipe# 40188
30 May 15

 
Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji 
by Tarla Dalal
Name the spice, choose your flavour, and you will find it in this bhaji. A traditional Maharashtrian favourite, the Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji revolves around an intense paste of assorted spices, onions and coconut, which makes it super-tasty! Although the ingredient list is long, this dish is not as ....
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Recipe# 40185
30 May 15

 
Onion Tomato Koshimbir by Tarla Dalal
Easy to prepare, Onion Tomato Koshimbir just involves chopping the veggies and tempering them with traditional ingredients. Raw and juicy, it is quite refreshing, and considered an essential accompaniment for a Maharashtrian meal. Remember that the asafoetida and sugar, though used very mildly, play ....
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Recipe# 40187
08 Jun 15

 
Dodkyacha Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
Dodkyacha Bhaat is neither a khichdi nor a pulao, but it has a very homely and satiating flavour! A Maharashtrian preparation of rice and ridge gourd perked up with common spices and pastes, Dodkyacha Bhaat is very easy to prepare and very tasty too. Sautéing the rice gives a good aroma and also pre ....
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Recipe# 40160
15 May 15

 
Chawal Bhakri by Tarla Dalal
The pure taste of cooked rice flour is soothing and satiating at the same time! You will really enjoy this Maharashtrian delicacy made with a dough of cooked rice flour. The Chawal Bhakri is really soft and yummy, combining perfectly with spicy Red Chilli Thecha. Since rice flour has a tendency to h ....
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Recipe# 40158
15 May 15

 
Red Chilli Thecha by Tarla Dalal
Add some spice to your meal with this spicy and tangy Red Chilli Thecha! Thecha with bhakri is all-time favourite Maharashtrian combo, and this chutney-like dish is often prepared in small batches and stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. While it tastes good when prepared in the mixer itself, the flav ....
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Recipe# 4397
16 May 13

 
Vade by Tarla Dalal
Vade are traditional Maharashtrian version of the deep fried puris. The authentic recipe calls for a lot of pre-preparation in terms of making the flour for the vadas at home. I have used the readymade rice flour for a quick and delicious version.
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Recipe# 1740
28 Mar 16

 
Danyachi Usal, Maharashtrian Peanut Curry by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling and scrumptious preparation of cooked peanuts perked up with a traditional tempering and a flavourful coconut paste, the Danyachi Usal can be served with meals or separately as a tea-time snack. Ready within 10 minutes, this satiating dish is also easy to prepare. Just make s ....
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