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Maharashtrian Dal, Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes


Last Updated : Mar 05,2019



महाराष्ट्रीयन दाल, वरण, आमटी, कालवण रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Maharashtrian Dal, Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes in Hindi)
મહારાષ્ટ્રીયન વરણ / આમટી / કાલવણ રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Maharashtrian Dal, Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes in Gujarati)

Maharashtrians Dal Recipes, Amti, Kalvan, Varan

maharashtrain dal recipes. maharashtrain amti, varan recipes. Maharashtrians love to cook their dal in tongue-tickling ways, flavoured with spices, perked up with kokum, seasoned with coconut, and so on. Mango, peanuts, cashew nuts, coconut are abundantly grown and used to flavor many varieties of Varan, Amti and Kalvan, which are generally enjoyed with steaming hot rice. 

Methiche VaranMethiche Varan

Maharashtrain Varan

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!

Kokum kadhi is a tangy preparation with a soothing flavour of coconut milk that makes a well-balanced accompaniment. This delectable kadhi does not take no time in preparation. 

Katachi AmtiKatachi Amti

Maharashtrian Ambti, Maharashtrian Amti

Ambti/Amti is a Maharashtrian style dal, the literal meaning of amti is tangy dal but it is a balance of sweet and spicy flavor. Katachi Amti  is a tongue-tickling preparation of chana dal which is an all-time favourite combination with Puran Poli.

Also try the Maharashtrian amti recipe called Birda or Vaal ki Usal recipe. In Mahrashtrain villages its called by the name Birda.

Vaal ki Usal
Vaal ki Usal

Maharashtrian Kalvan

Kalvan is a Maharashtrian spicy rassawala sabzi. Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian  kalvan preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. 

Green Peas AmbtiGreen Peas Ambti

Kala Chana Sabzi recipe is a spicy Maharastrain kalvan dish. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp.

Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe
Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe

Happy Cooking!

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Usal
Recipe# 2842
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian recipe of spicy pulses in a thin watery gravy which is usually eaten with bread. Usal is served in almost all street side eateries in Maharashtra. One such eatery where I never miss the usal is situated on the road from Mumbai to Pune. They serve the most lip smacking ....
Usal
Recipe# 31065
25 Feb 19

 
 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.
Usli (  Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights)
Recipe# 214
05 Jul 14

 
 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.
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 
 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 ....
Vaal Ki Usal  ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32821
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat
Recipe# 40855
17 Oct 16

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 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 ....
Vegetable Kalvan
Recipe# 4375
16 May 13

 
 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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