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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…
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 ....
31 Aug 12
Amrit Modak by Tarla Dalal
Pistachio-stuffed modaks add colour to the festivities
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
30 May 15
Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
Name the spice, choose your flavour, and you will find it in this bhaji. A traditional Maharashtrian favourite, the Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji revolves around an intense paste of assorted spices, onions and coconut, which makes it super-tasty! Although the ingredient list is long, this dish is not as ....
10 Feb 16
Bhadang Murmura, Maharashtrian Puffed Rice Chivda Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Scrumptious to the core, this flavourful snack is made of puffed rice perked up with garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. The most interesting aspect of the Bhadang Murmura, however, is the use of crunchy peanuts, which contrast beautifully with the texture and flavour of the murmura, to give yo ....
16 May 13
Bharleli Vaangi by Tarla Dalal
Small brinjals stuffed with a sweet and spicy, peanut flavoured mixture drawing out all the authentic flavours of Maharashtrian cooking. The brinjals have to be cooked over a slow flame with utmost care in order to preserve the natural flavours of this dish.
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 ....
08 Feb 16
21 Oct 12
Cashew Curry by Tarla Dalal
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household!
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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