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Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes
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!
18 Jun 16
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
21 Oct 12
Cashew Curry by Tarla Dalal
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household!
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 ....
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
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!
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 ....
15 Jun 12
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
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
07 Apr 15
Moong Dahi Misal by Tarla Dalal
Strikingly different from the traditional way of preparing the popular Maharashtrian snack, this Moong Dahi Misal combines the sprouts with whisked curds, along with chopped veggies, spice powders and of course, tongue-tickling khajur imli ki chutney. When you have sprouts on hand, it takes less tha ....
15 Apr 16
26 Nov 12
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 ....
10 Oct 14
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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