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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# 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# 38888
23 Sep 13

 
Chana Dal and Coconut Puranpoli 
by Tarla Dalal
Puranpoli is a traditional maharashtrian dish, and variants of it are made all over the country. It is a wholesome and delicious snack made of chana dal and coconut sweetened with jaggery and flavoured mildly with spices like elaichi. While it is festive fare, it can be made any day when you feel li ....
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Recipe# 40160
15 May 15

 
Chawal Bhakri by Tarla Dalal
The pure taste of cooked rice flour is soothing and satiating at the same time! You will really enjoy this Maharashtrian delicacy made with a dough of cooked rice flour. The Chawal Bhakri is really soft and yummy, combining perfectly with spicy Red Chilli Thecha. Since rice flour has a tendency to h ....
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Recipe# 41305
13 Dec 16

 
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 ....
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Recipe# 400
21 Dec 16

 
Chilli Garlic Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy though it is, the Chilli Garlic Chutney has a vibrant flavour that makes its presence felt in any recipe! Just a few ingredients and a few minutes are all it takes to make this dynamic chutney, which combines the fieriness of chillies and the pungency of garlic. You can store ....
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Recipe# 41173
05 Oct 16

 
Crsipy Potato Topped with Peanut Curd Chutney, Vrat, Upvas by Tarla Dalal
Here is a fabulous snack that adds an element of fun to your upvas . Crispy, deep-fried potato slices are served with a fabulous chutney, which combines the crunch and earthy flavour of peanuts with the tang of curds and the spicines ....
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Recipe# 4379
22 Jan 16

 
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices. Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
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Recipe# 1740
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 ....
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Recipe# 40154
14 May 15

 
Dashmi Roti ( Savoury) 
by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite Maharashtrian bread, the Dashmi Roti (Savoury) is made with a dough of whole wheat flour and besan flavoured with a variety of spice powders. It is easy to prepare since it makes use of readily-available spice powders, but is super tasty too! You can also serve this convenientl ....
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Recipe# 40162
16 May 15

 
Dashmi Roti ( Sweet ) by Tarla Dalal
When a dash of jaggery is added to whole wheat flour dough, you get this mouth-watering Dashmi Roti (Sweet)! This ever-popular Maharashtrian roti is just mildly sweet, so you can have enough of it to make a complete meal with lemon pickle and black chana usal. As the dough is bound together by the j ....
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Recipe# 5714
10 Oct 14

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Date and Sesame Puranpoli 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet, delicious and nutritious too – that’s a rare combination, isn’t it? Well, it all features in the Date and Sesame Puranpoli, a traditional treat loaded with the goodness of iron from dates and sesame seeds. It wins over hearts with its nutty taste and rich aroma of til, and is so satiating tha ....
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Recipe# 40187
08 Jun 15

 
Dodkyacha Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
Dodkyacha Bhaat is neither a khichdi nor a pulao, but it has a very homely and satiating flavour! A Maharashtrian preparation of rice and ridge gourd perked up with common spices and pastes, Dodkyacha Bhaat is very easy to prepare and very tasty too. Sautéing the rice gives a good aroma and also pre ....
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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# 32568
20 Feb 14

 
Faraali Misal ( Faraal Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
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The humble sabudana khichdi transforms into an interesting misal eligible for a fasting day, when topped with a peanut-potato mixture and faraali chivda.
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