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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# 40157
29 Nov 16

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 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

 
 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# 4394
16 May 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Puris are perhaps one of the most well-known and versatile of indian foods. It can be served as a snack or a meal depending on the accompanying items. However, it is important to know the right way of making puris, so that they come out nice and fluffy and without too much oil. While the perfect pur ....
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Recipe# 41223
05 Nov 16

 
 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

 
 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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 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

 
 
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

 
 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# 41181
12 Oct 16

 
 
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# 41172
02 Aug 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Vada is one of the most traditional and all-time favourite fasting foods. Made with boiled potatoes, crushed peanuts and soaked sabudana, these vadas have a unique texture and pleasing flavour. Here, we have given the tr ....
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Recipe# 41170
05 Oct 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome pulao perfect for fasting days, the Sama Pulao combines the unique, earthy flavour of the sanwa millet with the aroma and flavour of whole spices and coriander. Crushed peanuts give the pulao a fabulous texture and ....
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Recipe# 40184
01 Jun 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kacharya is a way of preparing crispy veggies, popular along the western coastal regions. A dry subzi with a traditional tempering and a garnish of freshly grated coconut, kacharya usually involves stir-frying the vegetable till it is crisp. Ivy gourd is an ideal choice for such a preparation, as it ....
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Recipe# 214
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Much-loved by the maharashtrians, the usli is a nutritious and tasty everyday preparation that is enjoyed by the kids as much as the adults, which is a great plus-point for any dish! made with mixed sprouts spiced and tempered traditionally, the usli is so simple, anybody can make it.
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Recipe# 6420
23 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
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 on 11 Jan 18 02:32 PM