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Maharashtrians love to cook their dal in tongue-tickling ways, flavoured with spices, pepped up with kokum, seasoned with coconut, and so on. There are many varieties of Varan, Amti and Kalvan, which are enjoyed with steaming hot rice. Have your fill of homely dishes like the Green Peas Ambti, Kairi chi Kadhi and Methiche Varan.

Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices.

Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aroma and flavour remind you of mom’s cooking!

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Recipe# 37212
07 Dec 15

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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 ....
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Recipe# 31065
01 Jan 1999

 
Usal by Tarla Dalal
A healthy twist to a common Marathi tale! Serve with steaming hot rice and oodles of ghee for an authentic Maharashtrian experience. You can use any sprouts of your choice instead of mixed sprouts.
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Recipe# 4799
01 Jun 16

 
Methiche Varan by Tarla Dalal
Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aro ....
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Recipe# 214
05 Jul 14

 
Usli ( Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights) by Tarla Dalal
Much-loved by the maharashtrians, the usli is a nutritious and tasty everyday preparation that is enjoyed by the kids as much as the adults, which is a great plus-point for any dish! made with mixed sprouts spiced and tempered traditionally, the usli is so simple, anybody can make it.
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Recipe# 1486
23 Sep 13

 
Green Peas Ambti by Tarla Dalal
Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. Serve hot with
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Recipe# 39158
05 Jul 14

 
Hariyali Vaal ki Dal by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting increases the nutrient content of vaal further making the hariyali vaal ki dal a valuable addition to your diet. A paste made of ingredients you are sure to find in your refrigerator forms the base for this delicious, semi-spicy preparation that goes too well with rice and rotis!
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Recipe# 4375
09 Aug 16

 
Vegetable Kalvan by Tarla Dalal
An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders. This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy th ....
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Recipe# 5709
10 Oct 14

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Sprouted Vaal ki Usal by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using sprouted vaal. Apart from boosting the nutrient content, sprouting the vaal also makes it easier to digest, making this a dish suitable for young and old alike. With many a flavourful ingredient, this iron-rich Sprouted Vaal ki Usal is a t ....
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Recipe# 3964
29 Jun 16

 
Vaal ki Usal by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
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Recipe# 33048
20 Aug 09

 
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
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Recipe# 40855
17 Oct 16

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Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody. Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour o ....
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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# 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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