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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 17
Ragi Bhakri Chivda , Maharashtrian Snack by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Bhakri is an ever-popular Maharashtrian
bread that is homely and satiating. Here, bhakri transforms into a scrumptious chivda with a dash of spice powders and taste-enhancing ingredients like ginger, garlic and green chillies.
A tempering of mustar ....
20 Feb 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 ....
15 Feb 17
Banana and Rajgira Puri, Upvaas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Craving for puris on an upvaas
day? Well, nothing wrong in having a piece or two of this tasty, upvaas friendly Banana and Rajgira Puri to satisfy your hunger and top up the energy levels.
These yummy puris are made of a dough of ....
15 Feb 17
Moong Dal Vadi Rasa, Maharashtrian Gravy by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the Moong Dal Vadi Rasa is a tongue-tickling preparation of moong dal vadis cooked in a gravy of tomatoes, blended with onions and spice powders.
The rich flavour of the tomato-based gravy seeps into the vadis giving them a really nice flavour. ....
15 Feb 17
Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a mouth-watering preparation of kand and potatoes in a base of curds, thickened with rajgira flour.
The Aloo and Kand Rasawali Shaak gets its finger-licking flavour and appetizing aroma from green chilli paste and a tempering of cumin seeds. The best part is that you can have this ....
08 Feb 17
Sweet Banana Dumplings, Banana Gulgule by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious dumplings are made by deep-frying a batter of whole wheat flour and mashed bananas, perked up with cardamom powder.
A dash of baking soda makes the dumplings puff up beautifully when fried, and also gives them a nice texture that is both crisp and soft.
Known as Banana Gulgu ....
07 Feb 17
06 Feb 17
Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule.
Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the ....
06 Feb 17
Vegetable Kalvan, Maharashtrian Healthy Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
There is something great about kalvan... it seems homely and special at the same time! Indeed, this authentic Maharashtrian delicacy is an all-time favourite.
The Vegetable Kalvan features an assortment of veggies cooked with milk and a paste of roasted coconut and spices. Roasting the coconut h ....
03 Feb 17
Kand Puri, Savoury Kand Puri by Tarla Dalal
Crisp yet soft, savoury to the core, the Kand Puri is a mouth-watering way to satiate your hunger on fasting days. It is a quick and easy recipe, which you must try in the winter season when this root vegetable is available in plenty.
You just need to make a dough of boiled and mashed purple yam ....
03 Feb 17
Kand Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!
31 Jan 17
Sweet Kand Puri, Maharashtrian Upwas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Sweet Kand Puri is a quick and easy recipe that will keep your tummy happy on a fasting day without breaking any rules!
Kand or purple yam is a winter root veggie, which arrives conveniently during the Maharashtrian month of Margashis, when fasting for five Thursdays is said to please Goddess Pa ....
29 Jan 17
Bhoplya Cha Bharit, Maharashtrian Dangar Chi Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing how red pumpkin cooked with minimal oil and everyday spices can turn out to be so tasty! Everyday masalas and a simple tempering give the Bhoplya cha Bharit a very homely and satiating flavour.
It is everyday fare that you can enjoy with any meal. Pumpkin itself is a low-cal veggie ....
21 Dec 16
Maharashtrian Amboli by Tarla Dalal
Amboli is a unique pancake made of a quick and easy rice flour batter. It takes just a few minutes to mix the ingredients into a batter and there is no need to ferment either.
The secret to getting the perfectly-textured Amboli lies in ....
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