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Maharashtrian Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes
Last Updated : Apr 11,2018
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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09 Apr 18
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
06 Apr 18
Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a quick and easy everyday subzi with a classic Malvani touch. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp.
Common veggies like tomatoes and onions along with ginger and garlic add taste and volum ....
20 Feb 18
Katachi Amti, Alavani Amti by Tarla Dalal
When a spicy dish is served with a sweet one, it helps to highlight the best of both! This fact is proved by the all-time favourite Maharashtrian
combo of Puran Poli with Katachi Amti.
It is made frequently by them, and is a must-have on
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 ....
15 Mar 18
Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal by Tarla Dalal
Easy though it is to make, the Basic Toovar Dal is the ultimate comfort food for many Indians! It hardly requires any effort and uses only common, everyday ingredients that you are sure to have at home.
All you need to do is pressure-cook the dal with onions and tomatoes, and cook it further for ....
17 Oct 16
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 ....
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 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
05 Apr 18
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.
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 ....
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.
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!
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 ....
28 Mar 18
Malvani Vatana Usal by Tarla Dalal
The Malvani region is a coastal region, which spans the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra. It is famous for its cuisine, shaped by the Konkan communities of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.
The Malvani Vatana Usal is a classic dish from Malvani cuisine, where kala vatana is cooked ....
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