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Maharashtrian cuisine is a zesty and spicy one, which makes abundant use of aromatic and flavourful ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds and chillies. There are several traditional snacks like Poha and dishes like Usal, which Maharashtrians enjoy having frequently. Zunka is one of the most famous dishes, where the zunka is made using besan flour and had with hot bhakri. They also love rice, and feel dissatisfied if they do not have at least a little rice with the meal.
Apart from plain steamed rice, which is enjoyed with spicy accompaniments like Methi Pitla or Amti, rice is also enjoyed in the form of lip-smacking dishes like Dodkyacha Bhaat
, Masala Bhaat, Tendli Bhaat, etc. The snack-lovers look forward to the monsoon, to enjoy hot Bhajias and Vada Pav made even more delightful with the addition of green chillies and Dry Garlic Chutney. Enjoy sweets like Modak and Puran Poli . Enter, to fall in love with Maharashtrian cuisine…
Try Our Other Maharashtrian Recipes…
39 Maharashtrian Bhaat (Rice) Recipes
54 Maharashtrian Bhaji Recipes
24 Maharashtrian Chutneys Pickles Recipes
33 Maharashtrian Mithai Recipes
40 Maharashtrian Rotis Polis Recipes
15 Maharashtrian Snacks Nashta Recipes
61 Maharashtrian Upvas (Fasting) Recipes
29 Maharashtrian Varan Amti Kalvan Recipes
18 Aug 17
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy by Tarla Dalal
There are several interesting things about this recipe. First of all, there is the malvani masala, which is so aromatic and flavourful because all the ingredients are toasted before grinding.
Then, there is the hara chana, which is cooked and crushed to a very convenient consistency before being ....
09 Jan 16
22 Mar 17
Kathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Next time you spot a raw jackfruit in the market, bring it home and try this spicy dry subzi. This Kathal Dry Subzi takes a little bit of time to prepare but it is completely worth the effort, because your family will go gaga over it!
The first and most critical step in preparing this subzi is t ....
27 Oct 17
Karanji Recipe, Rava Maharashtrian Karanji by Tarla Dalal
One of the best known traditional sweets of Maharashtra, the Karanji is a delightful treat of deep-fried plain flour shells loaded with a sweet and succulent filling of coconut, semolina, spices and nuts.
As the crunchy shell gives way to the sweet stuffing, you are greeted by shades of spice, t ....
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
20 Feb 14
Upvaas Thalipeeth ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the Upvaas Thalipeeth is a real treat to your palate too. Remember to season your thalipeeth with rock ....
06 Oct 17
Sanwa Dosa Recipe, Crispy Varai Dosa by Tarla Dalal
Sanwa Dosa is a crispy, flavour-packed dosa just like the Rava Dosa, one of South India’s most famous snacks. Once cooked, it is difficult to differentiate between Sanwa Dosa and Rava Dosa!
This is good because you get the same taste with a better grain, and also it can be had on fasting days. A ....
31 Mar 16
Sabudana Khichdi, Upvas, Faraal, Fasting Sago Khichdi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is a perfect food for those on a fast – but generally wiped off by others in the family who are not on a fast also, because it is so irresistibly tasty!
The chewy texture and starchy taste of sago is so beautifully complemented by the nutty flavour of coarsely powdered peanuts ....
10 Oct 14
Date and Sesame Puranpoli by Tarla Dalal
Sweet, delicious and nutritious too – that’s a rare combination, isn’t it? Well, it all features in the Date and Sesame Puranpoli, a traditional treat loaded with the goodness of iron from dates and sesame seeds. It wins over hearts with its nutty taste and rich aroma of til, and is so satiating tha ....
20 Sep 17
Potatoes and Buckwheat Pakora, Kuttu ki Vrat Pakodi by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, when vrats coincide with festivals, there is a lot of work to do and there are lots of visitors too, so you cannot go on a total fast. You need something tasty to serve your guests and also to keep you energised.
Recipes like the Potatoes and Buckwheat Pakora, which are absolutely exc ....
14 Nov 11
07 Feb 17
27 Jan 16
Jowar Bhakri, Healthy Jowar Bhakri by Tarla Dalal
Flours of millets like jowar add a rustic touch to bhakris. The homely aroma that emanates from the kitchen when you cook a Jowar Bhakri itself will give you a very content and comforting feel.
Here we have combined jowar flour with a little whole wheat flour to make the rotis easier to roll a ....
27 Sep 17
Sabudana Thalipeeth, Upvas Vrat Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Thalipeeth, a sumptuous, traditional Maharashtrian
snack, is made in a faraal-friendly way in this recipe. We have used a dough of sabudana and mashed potatoes perked up with peanuts, green chillies and other flavour-givers.
When flattened and cooked on ....
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