Maharashtrian Snacks (Nashta)
What strikes your mind when you think of Maharashtrian cuisine? A riot of flavours? A plate of steaming hot misal pav with rassa or deep-fried batata vada with dry garlic chutney? From Kanda Poha made using the most basic ingredients available on our kitchen shelves to an exciting medley of masala in Mini Bhakarwadi , they have an endless range of foods to offer.
Batata Poha, Sheera, Upma, Sabudana khichdi is consumed by 75% of Maharashtrians in bigger cities as breakfast. In the interiors they have Bhadang Murmura which is made of puffed rice perked up with garlic and green chillies and Dashmi Roti a sweet preparation made using jaggery. These are some popular food for those who travel by train or go on picnics.
Thecha with bhakri is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack, and this chutney-like dish is often prepared in small batches and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Try this Red Chilli Thecha. Thalipeeth is a traditional savoury flatbread made using multi-grain flour. It is a nutritious breakfast option often served with thecha, pickle or curd. You can make a faraal-friendly Sabudana Thalipeeth with sago, potatoes and coarsely crushed peanuts.
Whole Wheat Roti Chivda
Diwali is incomplete without preparing Faral at home. Air-tight containers are stocked up with sweet and savoury snacks and served to guests on this festive occasion. Shakarpara is a sweet titbit made with milk, sugar, ghee and flour. They are found in savoury variants too. Jada Poha Chivda is a popular Maharashtrian jar snack. The assortment of sweet, salty and nutty flavours and a wondrous blend of textures makes it a delicious snack.
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