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Maharashtrian Recipes, Maharashtrain Dishes

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 Maharashtrain 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.

Top Authentic Maharashtrain Dishes

We list the Top Authentic Maharashtrain Dishes for Vegetarains.

1. Zunka

2. Misal Pav

3. Sabudana Khichdi

4. Kanda Poha

5. Rava Sheera

6. Chawal Bhakri

7. Upma

8. Thalipeeth
 

Maharashtrian Recipes, Breakfast Recipes

Misal-PavMisal Pav

Maharashtrian dishes commonly had for breakfast are Upma, Poha which are easy to prepare. Then there is Misal with Pav with some Chai. Some even have Chai and Chapatti.

Maharashtrian Recipes:  Bhaji, Vegetables

We have the entire range of Maharashtrian vegetables. The day to day vegetables range from Methi Pitla to commonly made potato vegetable Batata Chi Bhaji had with Chapatti or Puri. For more details look at Maharashtrian Bhaji Recipes

Fasting Upvas Maharashtrian Recipes

/Sabudana-KhichdiSabudana Khichdi

Generally, those on a fast get up early in the morning and take abhyanga bath to purify their body. Women make sure they wash their hair on fasting days. Common Mahrastrain Food made for fasting are made of Sabudana like Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Thalipeeth. For details of fasting look at Maharashtrian Upvas (Fasting) Recipes

Maharashtrian Recipes :  Rice Bhaat Recipes

Most Maharashtrians have rice for dinner. They opt for spicy rice like Masala Bhaat. For more details look at Maharashtrian Bhaat (Rice) Recipes

Maharashtrian Chutney, Techa

Green-Chilli-ThechaGreen Chilli Thecha

Mahrashtrain recipes loved are Thecha with Bhakri. We highly recommend Green Chilli Thecha which you can have a meal with some good rice based Bhakri Chawal Bhakri. For more details look at Maharashtrian Rotis / Polis Recipes

Maharashtrian Mithai

Maharastrians love their Goudh which means sweets. They have their Til Laddu on Sankrant, Modak during Ganesh Chaturthi. For more details Maharashtrian Mithai Recipes

Maharashtrian Recipes : Rotis

Chawal-BhakriChawal Bhakri

Yes, Mahrashtrians too love their Roti today. Aside from that they have to have a rice based recipe on the table, be it Dodkyacha Bhaat or a rice roti Chawal Bhakri. For more information see Maharashtrian Rotis / Polis Recipes

Maharashtrian Snacks

Who does not love the Thecha stuffed with Pav. Eat Green Chilli Thecha Stuffed Pav and you will forget about Vada Pav. More details at Maharashtrian Snacks Nashta Recipes

Maharashtrian Dal, Varan

They have Basic Toovar Dal Recipe with plain rice which is a common combination. Also popular is Moong Dal Khichdi. Details at Maharashtrian Bhaat (Rice) Recipes

Happy Cooking!

If you liked our Maharashtrain Recipe Collection, you will find these 9 articles of interest.

1. 40 Maharashtrian Bhaat (Rice) Recipes

2. 55 Maharashtrian Bhaji Recipes

3. 44 Maharashtrian Breakfast Recipes

4. 30 Maharashtrian Chutneys Pickles Recipes

5. 32 Maharashtrian Varan Amti Kalvan Recipes

6. 40 Maharashtrian Rotis Polis Recipes

7. 24 Maharashtrian Snacks Nashta Recipes

8. 38 Maharashtrian Sweet Dishes Recipes

9. 96 Maharashtrian Upvas (Fasting) Recipes


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Kand Tikki
Recipe# 41456
Today

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 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! ....
Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe, Vrat Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 33302
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this recipe and you know that faaral foods can be more sumptuous and often more flavourful than everyday meals! The garnish of sesame seeds and coriander is to this khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flav ....
Kokum Kadhi
Recipe# 8684
12 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Slurp! What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds nor besan Inste ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
11 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Pomegranate Tea, Turkish Tea
Recipe# 41740
08 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pomegranate Tea is a unique Turkish beverage made by blending and straining cooked pomegranate. A dash of lemon juice adds to the tanginess of the drink, which is resplendent with the naturally bright colour and vibrant flavour of pomegranate. When making the Pomegranate Tea, allow the cooke ....
Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 37842
04 Oct 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Methi Pitla is a simple yet tasty Maharashtrian delicacy that can be rustled up in a jiffy to enrich your diet with iron, folic acid and zinc too. Zinc plays an important role in maintaining your immunity levels, and also lends a stunning glow to your skin. Just make sure you serve the Pitla immedia ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
17 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist! Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a per ....
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
Recipe# 4950
10 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. While this mouth-watering delicacy ....
Quick Rava Thalipeeth
Recipe# 42670
10 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, with ingredients readily available at home, the Quick Rava Thalipeeth is a common breakfast recipe in the Saraswat Brahman community. It is kind of similar to Koki of Sindhi and Bhakti of Goan cu ....
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav
Recipe# 37212
26 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based mis ....
Usal
Recipe# 2842
27 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian recipe of spicy pulses in a thin watery gravy which is usually eaten with bread. Usal is served in almost all street side eateries in Maharashtra. One such eatery where I never miss the usal is situated on the road from Mumbai to Pune. They serve the most lip smacking ....
Vaal Ki Usal  ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32821
27 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
Jada Poha Chivda, Jar Snack
Recipe# 42467
01 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Jada Poha Chivda is the homemade version of an all-time favourite Maharashtrian jar snack. With a mix of sweet, salty and nutty flavours, and a wondrous blend of textures, the Jada Poha Chivda is sure to appeal to young and old alike. It is important to ....
Sabudana Khichdi
Recipe# 39657
25 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is a perfect food for those on a fast or vrat – but generally wiped off by others in the family who are not on a fast also, because it is so irresistibly tasty! Its also well known as a faraal food. The chewy texture and starchy taste of sabudana is so beautifully complemented b ....
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy
Recipe# 38906
31 Mar 18

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 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 ....
Matki Pulao ( Cooking with Sprouts )
Recipe# 31069
20 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, a book on sprouts can never be complete without matki pulao! ensure that the matki is cooked just right and not mushy.
Red Garlic Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas )
Recipe# 1656
20 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although red in colour, the red garlic chutney is not fiery. The use of coconut moderates the spiciness of this chutney, making it suitable for all. The use of tamarind pulp is very important to balance the taste of coconut and garlic, and ensure that you add the suggested quantity.
Mango Sheera
Recipe# 42594
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everyone wants to make the most of the mango season because it is the undisputed king of fruits and everybody’s favourite too! Here is another smart way to use this awesome fruit. Add it to the traditional sheera, to make it more interesting and unique. Like any
Poha
Recipe# 33444
03 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian would feel lost without poha! Beaten rice flakes tossed with the traditional tempering of mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves, ....
Moong Dahi Misal
Recipe# 1390
26 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Strikingly different from the traditional way of preparing the popular Maharashtrian snack, this Moong Dahi Misal combines the sprouts with whisked curds, along with chopped veggies, spice powders and of course, tongue-tickling khajur imli ki chutney. When you have sprouts on hand, it takes less tha ....
Batata Poha, Quick Kanda Batata Poha, Aloo Poha
Recipe# 38677
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Batata poha is so wholesome and tasty that you can make it any time of the day, as Breakfast , supper or a simple snack. The potatoes and onions act as a soft and moist interlude to the chewy poha, while the traditional tempering, ginger-chilli paste and ....
Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi
Recipe# 40883
24 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A satiating and tasty khichdi made without any cereals or pulses – can you believe it? Well, here is a unique khichdi made with potato as the base. Perked up with crushed peanuts, green chillies and lemon juice, this lip-smacking Potato Khichdi has a pleasing combination of spiciness and tanginess t ....
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
Recipe# 42079
04 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour. We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will ad ....
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
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