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Roti with bhaji makes a light and satiating meal. Maharashtrian bhajis have a unique flavour and texture, due to the use of special ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds, several spices and freshly-prepared masalas. Likewise you will find that Maharashtrian cuisine also makes use of several types of vegetables and greens like purple yam, colocasia leaf, etc. Methi Pitla and Usal, Dalimbi Usal are three favourite ways of preparing vegetables.
This section takes you through a wide range of unique Maharashtrian bhaji recipes like Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Dalimbi Usal and Cauliflower Greens Pitla , Green Chilli Thecha, Red Chilli Thecha, Green Peas Amti.
Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji , made with colocassia leaves and chana dal, perked up with a special coconut-based masala, is a treat to your palate with its interesting sweet-and-sour flavour.
07 Dec 15
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian
recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based mis ....
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 ....
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 ....
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. ....
06 Feb 17
Vegetable Kalvan, Maharashtrian Healthy Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
There is something great about kalvan... it seems homely and special at the same time! Indeed, this authentic Maharashtrian delicacy is an all-time favourite.
The Vegetable Kalvan features an assortment of veggies cooked with milk and a paste of roasted coconut and spices. Roasting the coconut h ....
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 ....
20 Apr 16
Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Pitla is a popular accompaniment that Maharashtrians never tire of having! Once you try it, you will want to have it too, as often as possible. Made with minimal and commonly available ingredients, the Besan Pitla is a quick and easy accompaniment that goes well with ric ....
29 Jan 17
Bhoplya Cha Bharit, Maharashtrian Dangar Chi Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing how red pumpkin cooked with minimal oil and everyday spices can turn out to be so tasty! Everyday masalas and a simple tempering give the Bhoplya cha Bharit a very homely and satiating flavour.
It is everyday fare that you can enjoy with any meal. Pumpkin itself is a low-cal veggie ....
16 Dec 16
Mooli Subzi, Maharashtrian Mooli Subzi by Tarla Dalal
This is an excellent subzi, which is also very easy and quick to make. All you need to do is cook grated radish in boiling water for a few minutes, and then sauté it with a couple of common, everyday ingredients like ginger, green chillies and curds.
The naturally pungent taste of radish is acce ....
12 Dec 16
23 Sep 13
Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
The western coast of india generally features coconut-rich food. This malabari curry from the kitchens of kerala is no exception. The veggies rest in a base of coconut milk, and coconut is used in the masala paste also. So, overall the soothing flavour of coconut and the soft feel of boiled vegetabl ....
10 Oct 14
Cauliflower Greens Pitla by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour that lends itself very well to this unique pitla. While you might frequently prepare methi or plain besan pitla, adding iron-rich cauliflower greens to the preparation adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Gr ....
23 Sep 13
Matha Chi Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
A tasty subzi loaded with iron and proteins, the matha chi bhaji is typical homely fare as the sprouts and amaranth are cooked with common ingredients in a very simple fashion, which retains the flavour and nutrients. It is something you can have everyday, for its simplicity, utility and memorable t ....
01 Jun 15
Tondali Chya Kacharya by Tarla Dalal
Kacharya is a way of preparing crispy veggies, popular along the western coastal regions. A dry subzi with a traditional tempering and a garnish of freshly grated coconut, kacharya usually involves stir-frying the vegetable till it is crisp. Ivy gourd is an ideal choice for such a preparation, as it ....
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