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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…
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 ....
12 Jul 17
Phodshi Sabji, Maharashtrian Monsoon Leafy Vegetable by Tarla Dalal
Phodshi is an off-beat veggie, which is available in Maharashtra in the monsoon months. Soaked chana dal and an assortment of interesting masalas complement the taste of the phodshi, giving rise to a truly delicious subzi.
Phodshi being available only in the monsoon, don’t miss the opportunity t ....
03 Oct 16
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrians would feel lost without poha! beaten rice flakes tossed with the traditional tempering of mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves, this is served aesthetically with tiny wedges of lemon. If you are in a rush, you can just grab a readily available parcel of poha and have it later in t ....
10 Jul 17
Tendli Bhaat, Microwave Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Tendli or ivy gourd is found almost all over the country. In fact, it is available even abroad, under the name of gherkins. But, every community has a favourite way of cooking it.
Telugu people make stuffed tendli curry, while tamilians cook it with a simple tempering. The konkan people like to ....
15 Jun 17
Chawal Bhakri Chivda, Rice Flour Bhakri Chivda by Tarla Dalal
The Chawal Bhakri Chivda is a super tasty snack with a really different flavour. Here, strips of bhakri are cooked with flavourful ingredients like tomatoes, onions, ginger and green chillies to get a scrumptious snack.
Tomatoes give the chivda a nice tang and a bit of moisture, which works well ....
14 Feb 16
Tendli Bhaat, Maharashtrian Tendli Bhaat, Ivy Gourd Rice by Tarla Dalal
A real spicy preparation of rice and tendi, which totally masks the sober nature of tendli transforming it into an exciting ingredient that will be loved by all.
This Tendli Bhaat actually has a double dose of spices! Not only is the rice cooked with sautéed spices, but it is also seasoned wit ....
26 May 16
Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
A satiating and tasty khichdi made without any cereals or pulses – can you believe it? Well, here is a unique khichdi made with potato as the base. Perked up with crushed peanuts, green chillies and lemon juice, this lip-smacking Potato Khichdi has a pleasing combination of spiciness and tanginess t ....
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 ....
20 Feb 14
Faraali Misal ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
The humble sabudana khichdi transforms into an interesting misal eligible for a fasting day, when topped with a peanut-potato mixture and faraali chivda.
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 ....
03 Jun 16
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight.
Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
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 ....
26 Nov 13
Dry Garlic Chutney by Tarla Dalal
A powerful combination of pungent garlic and nutty dried coconut, perked up with a generous dose of chilli powder, the Dry Garlic Chutney is a flavourful albeit strong value-add to many snacks and chaats, especially Vada Pav. For a change, you could try sprinkling some on an open sandwich too!
20 Aug 13
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst maharashtrians. It lends itself to such lovely recipes, such as these vadas! the crunchy peanuts that punctuate every bite are something i look forward to in the vada!
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