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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…

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Recipe# 32560
20 Feb 14

 
Green Chutney ( Faraal Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling chutney that finds many uses in Indian cuisine! While it is a wonderful accompaniment to everything from puris to samose, this versatile Green Chutney, with the dominant flavour of coriander and green chillies, is also used in the preparation of several savouries, snacks and tiffin ....
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Recipe# 4382
12 Dec 16

 
Vegetable Kolhapuri, Maharashtrain Vegetable Kolhapuri by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Kolhapuri is a traditional vegetable dish prepared in Maharashtrian style. In fact, it is the masala paste made with coconut, red chillies, sesame seeds and other ingredients that gives it the title of Kolhapuri! The paste gives the veggies a ....
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Recipe# 38793
23 Sep 13

 
Malabari Curry ( Desi Khana) 
by Tarla Dalal
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The western coast of india generally features coconut-rich food. This malabari curry from the kitchens of kerala is no exception. The veggies rest in a base of coconut milk, and coconut is used in the masala paste also. So, overall the soothing flavour of coconut and the soft feel of boiled vegetabl ....
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Recipe# 40157
29 Nov 16

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Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha by Tarla Dalal
This chatpata dish is sure to add a lot of excitement to your meal! A classic Maharashtrian accompaniment, the Green Chilli Thecha goes best with Chawal Bhakri , Whole Wheat Bhakri a ....
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Recipe# 40648
16 Feb 16

 
Kolhapuri Bhadang Murmura, Spicy Puffed Rice Chivda Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A handy snack of puffed rice and peanuts sautéed with garlic, curry leaves and spice powders. The addition of red chilli powder adds a spicy dimension to the Kolhapuri Bhadang Murmura, which is highlighted well by the addition of a wee bit of sugar! The crispness of the peanuts is a wonderful value- ....
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Recipe# 41223
05 Nov 16

 
Thecha Hummus by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is an innovative fusion of Maharashtrian and Lebanese cuisine, which is sure to thrill your palate. Hummus is a creamy accompaniment made of white chick peas, olive oil and garlic; while Thecha is a sup ....
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Recipe# 32563
25 Aug 16

 
Bhavnagari Chillies ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This evergreen favourite is made of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Besan is replaced with waterchestnut flour, to make this accompaniment qualify for a fast. Serve Bhavnagari Chillies as an accompaniment to a faraali meal of
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Recipe# 37027
07 Apr 16

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Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe by Tarla Dalal
No festive menu in Maharashtra is complete without Puran Poli! Whole wheat flour polis with a succulent stuffing of cooked and sweetened chana dal are a delight to bite into, especially when they are hot and fresh off the tava, resplendent with the rich aroma of ghee. You won’t need to use ghe ....
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Recipe# 39643
10 Oct 14

 
Cauliflower Greens Pitla 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour that lends itself very well to this unique pitla. While you might frequently prepare methi or plain besan pitla, adding iron-rich cauliflower greens to the preparation adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Gr ....
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Recipe# 38908
23 Sep 13

 
Matha Chi Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
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A tasty subzi loaded with iron and proteins, the matha chi bhaji is typical homely fare as the sprouts and amaranth are cooked with common ingredients in a very simple fashion, which retains the flavour and nutrients. It is something you can have everyday, for its simplicity, utility and memorable t ....
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Recipe# 2860
26 Nov 13

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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!
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Recipe# 33444
03 Oct 16

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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 ....
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Recipe# 41181
12 Oct 16

 
Sweet Potato Khichdi, Vrat, Upvas 
by Tarla Dalal
On fasting days, we are always on the lookout for nourishing but simple recipes that sync with upvas rules. Here is a fabulous Sweet Potato Khichdi, which is just perfect for such occasions. This simple but tasty khichdi is mad ....
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Recipe# 32553
03 Apr 16

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Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
Piyush tastes like nectar, and nothing short of it, especially on a hot summer’s day when you are on a fast. This faraal recipe keeps you full for quite some time, as it is made with sumptuous ingredients like shrikhand and fresh buttermilk. The assortment of spices used, especially kesar, giv ....
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