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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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Maharashtrian Amboli
Recipe# 41324
21 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Maharashtrian Amboli is a unique pancake made of a quick and easy rice flour batter. It takes just a few minutes to mix the ingredients into a batter and there is no need to ferment either. The secret to getting the perfectly-textured Amboli lies in ....
Bharleli Vaangi, Pressure Cooker Recipe
Recipe# 33346
16 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bharleli Vaangi is a semi-dry subzi that is very popular in Maharashtra. It is one of those magical recipes that has withstood the test of time, and remains popular across generations thanks to its tongue-tickling taste and ease of preparation. The brinjal ....
Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle
Recipe# 3422
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet mango pickles are very special. The mangoes chosen for this pickle should be firm and under ripe. They are peeled, cut into thin slices and simmered in sugar syrup with garlic, cloves, bay leaf, peppercorns, spiked with chilli powder and fennel seeds. The mango flesh softens but stays intact a ....
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 621
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Moong dal khichdi is very popular as a comfort food. It is sure to soothe you and make you feel better when you are off colour, especially if you are down with a fever or stomach ache! Dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, it is a light and healthy meal despite t ....
Tendli Bhaat, Maharashtrian Tendli Bhaat, Ivy Gourd Rice
Recipe# 1967
28 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A real spicy preparation of rice and tendi, which totally masks the sober nature of tendli transforming it into an exciting ingredient that will be loved by all. This Tendli Bhaat actually has a double dose of spices! Not only is the rice cooked with sautéed spices, but it is also seasoned wit ....
Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
Recipe# 40157
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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 ....
Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe
Recipe# 42514
06 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a quick and easy everyday subzi with a classic Malvani touch. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp. Common veggies like tomatoes and onions along with ginger and garlic add taste and volum ....
How To Make Indian Tea Recipe ( Perfect Homemade Chai Recipe)
Recipe# 42492
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indians like their tea with milk – and that does not mean just adding a spot of milk to the tea after infusion. Indian tea or chaai is made by cooking the tea leaves in a mixture of milk and water, till it acquires a rich hue, aroma and flavour. These three – that is, colour, aroma and taste – s ....
Upvaas Thalipeeth (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32557
20 Feb 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the Upvaas Thalipeeth is a real treat t ....
Black Sesame Seed Chutney Recipe, Tilkut Maharashtrian Accompaniment
Recipe# 42497
13 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although white and black sesame seeds are available in the market, the black one has a more rustic flavour and stronger aroma. It is just right for traditional recipes like this Tilkut or Maharashtrian Black Sesame Seed Chutney. Although the black sesame is the focus of this recipe, other ingred ....
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
Recipe# 3581
13 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Maharashtrian rice is an amazing combination of spicy flavours and mouth-watering textures. When served with low fat curds or raita , it makes a complet ....
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35789
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is a magical transformation of simple curds into a delicacy, by a simple procedure. It involves no cooking and is a standard feature of sunday meals, festive menus as well as faraal foods! things get even easier as it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for close to 15 days. U ....
Phulka Recipe, Indian Chapati Recipe
Recipe# 4392
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chapatis or phulkas is the daily bread for millions of Indians . No meal is complete without them and yet many find them difficult to make. These are called so because they swell up with steam while being cooked. They are cooked first on a dry hot tava, then he ....
Dry Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 2860
26 Nov 13

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 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!
Nariyal ki Meethi Roti, Sweet Coconut Roti
Recipe# 4780
08 Mar 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will love the luxuriant texture of this coconut-stuffed sweeet treat ! Chapatis are stuffed with a delectably sweet mixture of roasted coconut delicately flavoured with nutmeg and cardamom. This Nariyal ki Meethi Roti is quite satiatin ....
Masala Chai Or Masala Tea
Recipe# 40555
09 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Curling your fingers around a steaming hot cup of Masala Chai, slowly sipping the invigoratingly flavoured and aromatic beverage, is like spending quality time with a friend! It can soothe you when you are unwell, rejuvenate you when you are tired, and revive your spirits when you are bored. Turn to ....
Chana Dal and Coconut Puranpoli
Recipe# 38888
23 Sep 13

 
 
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 ....
Kathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit Subzi
Recipe# 41580
23 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Next time you spot a raw jackfruit in the market, bring it home and try this spicy dry subzi. This Kathal Dry Subzi takes a little bit of time to prepare but it is completely worth the effort, because your family will go gaga over it! The first and most critical step in preparing this subzi is t ....
Katachi Amti, Alavani Amti
Recipe# 42418
20 Feb 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When a spicy dish is served with a sweet one, it helps to highlight the best of both! This fact is proved by the all-time favourite Maharashtrian combo of Puran Poli with Katachi Amti. It is made frequently by them, and is a must-have on
Rajgira Paneer Paratha (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32558
20 Feb 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous recipe that is sure to satiate you even on a fasting day! Here, wholesome rajgira parathas are stuffed with a succulent mixture of grated paneer perked up with green chillies, lemon juice and coriander. What makes this Rajgira Paneer Paratha very appealing is that the rotis are made of a ....
Matha Chi Bhaji
Recipe# 38908
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack
Recipe# 42219
28 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet potatoes, which are naturally gifted with a pleasant taste and mouth-feel, are ideal to serve as a snack! While there are many ways to enjoy this yummy veggie, the Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are especially tasty and aromatic. Here, the sweet potatoes are cut, laced with spices and roasted ....
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
Recipe# 2566
27 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen accompaniment for chai, the Khari Biscuit or Puff Pastry Biscuit is something that many people think to be a speciality that only bakeries can produce. Here we show you how to start from scratch and make wonderfully ....
Methi Ghavan
Recipe# 1696
22 Feb 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Not all dosas are from the south! here is a quick and easy dosa from maharashtrian cuisine. The batter for methi ghavan is made by just mixing together rice flour,methi leaves and spices, and there is no soaking or fermentation involved.
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