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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.
16 May 13
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
16 May 13
Batata Chi Bhaji ( Potato Vegetable, Aloo ki Subzi ) by Tarla Dalal
The simplicity is what lures one to this recipe! So easy yet unbelievably flavourful, the Batata chi Bhaji is a no-fuss preparation of potatoes perked up with the traditional Maharashtrian tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, with crushed peanuts for crunch, aroma and an irresi ....
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 ....
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.
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 ....
22 Jan 16
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices.
Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
27 Aug 16
Gajbaje, Mixed Vegetable in Coconut Curry by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from Konkan cuisine, Gajbaje is a dish of mixed vegetables in a spicy coconut curry. The dish is quite easy to prepare – veggies are cooked till soft and then flavoured with a peppy coconut paste and finally topped with a traditional tempering, which instantly boosts the flavour and aroma ....
14 Mar 16
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 ....
16 May 13
Makai Patal Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
This dish made of hearty chunks of corn on the cob in a sweet and spicy sauce of colocassia leaves (arvi) and Bengal gram dal.
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 ....
23 Sep 13
Malvani Chana Masala 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 use ....
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 ....
16 May 15
Methi Chi Patal Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling subzi of fenugreek leaves and peanuts has a wonderful blend of textures and flavours, which is sure to make your taste buds yearn for more. While the traditional spice enhancers like mustard and cumin seeds feature in this Methi chi Patal Bhaji too, the unique aspect here is a f ....
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