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Last Updated : Apr 16,2019



महाराष्ट्रीयन व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Maharashtrian recipes in Hindi)
મહારાષ્ટ્રીયન વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Maharashtrian recipes in Gujarati)

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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Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33048
11 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
Spicy Mango Pickle
Recipe# 3403
23 Jul 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a very simple recipe, which goes well with most parathas and vegetables . You can make it spicier if you like, by adding some more chilli powder. I have used Rajapuri mango ....
Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack)
Recipe# 33421
06 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If the name makes you believe that this is a simple toast of bread with cheese and chilli flakes, you are in for a huge surprise. On Mumbai’s streets, Cheese Chilli Toast is an elaborate treat, of chutney-coated bread topped with a succulent mixture of cheese, capsicum and green chillies. Toasted wi ....
Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocassia leaves are frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cooking, not only for their unique flavour but for their nutritional benefits as well. Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, made with colocassia leaves and chana ....
Masala Milk, Saffron Masala Milk Recipe
Recipe# 40765
09 Apr 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
What better way to end a day than with a cup of steaming hot Masala Milk had in the company of loving people, echoing with zesty chatter about the day gone by. Steaming hot milk is flavoured with a milk masala powder, sweetened optimally and laced with saffron, a magical spice that has the powder to ....
Panchamrut
Recipe# 4381
09 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Panchamrut is a dish with a holy connotation, in the sense that it is offered to God during most pujas. Different regions and communities prepare different versions of panchamrut – some with milk products, some with fruits and honey, and so on. Here is the spicy
Masala Bhaat, Microwave Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat
Recipe# 2774
14 Nov 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Maharashtrian recipe of rice, tendli and peas, simmered with spices makes a great meal by itself.
Paal Payasam, South Indian Rice Kheer
Recipe# 32884
20 Aug 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paal Payasam is a must-serve item during south Indian festivals, weddings and other auspicious occasions. Made of rice cooked in full-fat milk and sweetened with sugar, this kheer has a very rich flavour and creamy texture, which are boosted further by spices like cardamom and saffron. This South In ....
Methi Pitla
Recipe# 198
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Pitla is a variant of the evergreen Maharashtrian dish. The addition of fenugreek leaves gives an exciting twist to the otherwise comforting flavour of traditional pitla, making it a suitable accompaniment for a variety of dishes, especially those like jowar roti, which rely on the accompanime ....
Dry Masala Powder for Mumbai Roadside Chaat
Recipe# 33383
06 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
All of us know what goes into Mumbai’s famous roadside Bhel and other chaats, don’t we? Of course, murmura, sev, papdi, chaat masala, chutneys, crunchy onions, juicy tomatoes, etc. But do you know of the invisible ingredient, which gives it a unique and magical taste? The Dry Masala Powder for t ....
South Indian Filter Coffee, Filter Coffee Recipe
Recipe# 40622
19 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
South Indian Filter Coffee, with its stimulating aroma, is like an alarm clock that can wake you up even when you are dog-tired! An everyday beverage in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Filter Coffee has now become popular throughout the country. Filter Coffee is made using a special utensil that has two p ....
Spring Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33396
06 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
What does spring mean to you? A bounty of veggies, a splash of colours, fresh flavours? Well, experience all the vibrant joys of spring, wrapped inside this scrumptious Spring Dosa. A tasty stuffing of crunchy veggies, boiled noodles and peppy sauces is the highlight of this delicious butter-cooked ....
Shingdane Chi Amti, Microwave Shengdanyachi Amti
Recipe# 35111
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The peanut-based paste is the core character of the authentic marathi shingdane chi amti. Do not store the paste for too many days, as the taste will be ruined. Serve with Dodkyacha Bhaat or M ....
Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeth
Recipe# 35085
18 Oct 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here we present you with one of Maharashtra’s most popular and nutritious delicacies! Made of whole grains, the Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeeth is rich in protein, calcium and iron. You can also use the same combination of flours to make chapattis that are healthy and wholesome. Cabbage adds not j ....
Vegetable Sandwich ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33416
06 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Sandwich, common fare on the Mumbai streets, this is a wholesome meal that you can feast on however short of time you are! Each sandwich is neatly cut into six equal pieces and served with tomato ketchup and chutney. And not to worry if you like it piping hot… bhaiyya will be very happy ....
Kairi Chi Kadhi
Recipe# 40248
16 Jul 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, you will feel like making this Kairi chi Kadhi at least once a week because it is so tasty and in sync with the season! A tongue-tickling paste of coconut and raw mango forms the base for this kadhi, which is perked up with an aromatic, traditional tempering. Since raw mango is very sou ....
Masala Khichiya Papad ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33447
06 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy to the core, and as tongue-tickling as a snack can get! The Masala Khichia Papad is a scrumptious snack of crushed papads topped with chopped veggies, peppy chutneys and of course, crisp sev. When all these merge together in one mouthful, the experience is just too exciting. Keep all the ing ....
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti
Recipe# 3576
26 Nov 12

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by Tarla Dalal
Like Sambhar is to Tamil Nadu, Amti is to Maharashtra. Amti is a flavourful dal preparation that is frequently prepared in Maharashtrian households. It is a versatile dish with many variants, and this particular one is a Sprouted Kala Chana Amti. It is rich in fibre and protein due to the use of kal ....
Onion Tomato Koshimbir
Recipe# 40185
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Easy to prepare, Onion Tomato Koshimbir just involves chopping the veggies and tempering them with traditional ingredients. Raw and juicy, it is quite refreshing, and considered an essential accompaniment for a Maharashtrian meal. Remember that the asafoetida and sugar, though used very mildly, play ....
Dodkyacha Bhaat
Recipe# 40187
08 Sep 17

 
 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. ....
Chawal Bhakri
Recipe# 40160
13 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
Red Chilli Thecha
Recipe# 40158
15 May 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Add some spice to your meal with this spicy and tangy Red Chilli Thecha! Thecha with bhakri is all-time favourite Maharashtrian combo, and this chutney-like dish is often prepared in small batches and stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. While it tastes good when prepared in the mixer itself, the flav ....
Vade
Recipe# 4397
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vade are traditional Maharashtrian version of the deep fried puris. The authentic recipe calls for a lot of pre-preparation in terms of making the flour for the vadas at home. I have used the readymade rice flour for a quick and delicious version.
Danyachi Usal, Maharashtrian Peanut Curry
Recipe# 1740
09 Mar 19

 
 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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