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Last Updated : Jul 18,2017
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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28 Mar 16
Danyachi Usal, Maharashtrian Peanut Curry by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling and scrumptious preparation of cooked peanuts perked up with a traditional tempering and a flavourful coconut paste, the Danyachi Usal can be served with meals or separately as a tea-time snack.
Ready within 10 minutes, this satiating dish is also easy to prepare. Just make s ....
24 Apr 16
Farali Cool Dessert by Jyoti V B
Sabudana has a bland taste by itself, so by adding some mango pulp and kesar flavoured milk, this dessert becomes tasty and healthy! This is filling for upvas, and one of the best Faral recipes! It is loved by all age groups. Hope you enjoy!
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 ....
22 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 ....
16 May 13
Aloo Mutter, Aloo Matar Subzi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Mutter is one of the most popular North Indian Subzis
, loved by Indians across the globe.
In this easy version, a salsa-like gravy of tomatoes, onions, ginger and green chillies cooked along with aromatic spice powders houses the ever popular co ....
31 Aug 12
Amrit Modak by Tarla Dalal
Pistachio-stuffed modaks add colour to the festivities
11 Dec 14
Authentic Bombay Pavbhaji by Swapnil Thakkar
A real bombay street side pav bhaji that everyone loves! For that we ll need a large pan with a flat bottom. To make it more tastier, i cook it in noon, when it cools down, put it in fridge and reheat it before dinner, trust me it tastes better this way!
18 Jun 16
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
13 Dec 16
Bajra Rotla Chivda, Maharashtrian Bajra Rotla Chivda by Tarla Dalal
This dish is really oozing with flavour in every bite, starting right from the rotlas with which this chivda is made.
The dough for the rotlas is boosted with quite a few taste-givers like ginger, garlic and green chillies, and further the shredded rotlas are also cooked with an aromatic temperi ....
16 Aug 17
Baked Bhakarwadi, Healthy Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous Maharashtrian jar snacks. With an exquisite blend of flavours, it is the perfect accompaniment for a cup of hot tea on a rainy day.
Here, we have made a healthier version, which is baked instead of deep-fried. Two things are important to get the perfect Bhaka ....
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 ....
23 Nov 14
Basundi ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
basundi is a rich and delicious dessert of thickened milk, very similar to the North Indian rabdi. Almonds and pistachios add crunch to this creamy sweet. Remember to keep scraping the sides of the vessel when cooking, as that will make the basundi thic ....
16 May 13
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
16 May 13
Batata Chi Bhaji ( Potato Vegetable, Aloo ki Subzi ) by Tarla Dalal
The simplicity is what lures one to this recipe! So easy yet unbelievably flavourful, the Batata chi Bhaji is a no-fuss preparation of potatoes perked up with the traditional Maharashtrian tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, with crushed peanuts for crunch, aroma and an irresi ....
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