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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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Vegetable Kalvan, Maharashtrian Healthy Sabzi
Recipe# 41467
30 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is something great about kalvan... it seems homely and special at the same time! Indeed, this authentic Maharashtrian delicacy is an all-time favourite. The Vegetable Kalvan features an assortment of veggies cooked with milk and a paste of roasted coconut and spices. Roasting the coconut h ....
Sweet Kand Puri, Maharashtrian Upwas Recipe
Recipe# 41444
31 Jan 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet Kand Puri is a quick and easy recipe that will keep your tummy happy on a fasting day without breaking any rules! Kand or purple yam is a winter root veggie, which arrives conveniently during the Maharashtrian month of Margashis, when fasting for five Thursdays is said to please Goddess Pa ....
Banana and Rajgira Puri, Upvaas Recipe
Recipe# 41480
15 Feb 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Craving for puris on an upvaas day? Well, nothing wrong in having a piece or two of this tasty, upvaas friendly Banana and Rajgira Puri to satisfy your hunger and top up the energy levels. These yummy puris are made of a dough of ....
Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
Recipe# 40781
20 Apr 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pitla is a popular accompaniment that Maharashtrians never tire of having! Once you try it, you will want to have it too, as often as possible. Made with minimal and commonly available ingredients, the Besan Pitla is a quick and easy accompaniment that goes well with ric ....
Sooji Ka Halwa, Banana Rava Sheera
Recipe# 2785
14 Nov 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A super tasty dessert ready in minutes, made using the microwave oven, and using everyday ingredients! You will enjoy the strong taste of banana and its creamy texture in this lovely Sooji Ka Halwa. It is important to fry the sooji nicely in ghee before adding the milk, bananas, etc., in order t ....
Mooli Subzi, Maharashtrian Mooli Subzi
Recipe# 41310
16 Dec 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is an excellent subzi, which is also very easy and quick to make. All you need to do is cook grated radish in boiling water for a few minutes, and then sauté it with a couple of common, everyday ingredients like ginger, green chillies and curds. The naturally pungent taste of radish is acce ....
Puri Bhaji, Poori Bhaji, Aloo Puri Recipe
Recipe# 41333
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An age-old combo with a timeless charm, Puri Bhaji makes a perfect breakfast! It is prepared in almost all regions of India, with just mild variations. Fluffy and golden brown whole wheat flour puris are served with a bhaji of potatoes perked up with everyday ingredients like onions, green chill ....
Whole Wheat Roti Chivda
Recipe# 41301
30 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Roti Chivda is a light and tasty snack, which can be made with fresh or leftover rotis. The rotis are shredded and sautéed with a tempering of cumin seeds and other tasty ingredients like onions, green chillies and garlic. A dash of lemon juice and a garnish of finely chopped cor ....
Masala Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe# 41300
13 Dec 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
We know it is natural to associate only potatoes with the word ‘Fries’ but here, in a little experiment, we discovered that sweet potatoes make great Fries too! Sweet potato fingers are deep-fried and then tossed with a dash of spice powders to get a perfectly crisp sweet-and-spicy snack. It ....
Bajra Rotla Chivda, Maharashtrian Bajra Rotla Chivda
Recipe# 41302
30 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is really oozing with flavour in every bite, starting right from the rotlas with which this chivda is made. The dough for the rotlas is boosted with quite a few taste-givers like ginger, garlic and green chillies, and further the shredded rotlas are also cooked with an aromatic temperi ....
Aloo Mutter,  Aloo Matar Subzi Recipe
Recipe# 4323
16 May 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Mutter is one of the most popular North Indian Subzis , loved by Indians across the globe. In this easy version, a salsa-like gravy of tomatoes, onions, ginger and green chillies cooked along with aromatic spice powders houses the ever popular co ....
Vegetable Kolhapuri, Maharashtrain Vegetable Kolhapuri
Recipe# 4382
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Kolhapuri is a traditional vegetable dish prepared in Maharashtrian style. In fact, it is the masala paste made with coconut, red chillies, sesame seeds and other ingredients that gives it the title of Kolhapuri! The paste gives the veggies a ....
Kolhapuri Bhadang Murmura, Spicy Puffed Rice Chivda Recipe
Recipe# 40648
30 Aug 18

 
 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- ....
Thecha Hummus
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 ....
Bhavnagari Chillies (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32563
20 Feb 14

 
 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
Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe
Recipe# 37027
19 Dec 18

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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 ....
Cauliflower Greens Pitla
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 ....
Sweet Potato Khichdi, Vrat, Upvas
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 ....
Sabudana Vada Stuffed with Coconut Chutney, Vrat, Upvas
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 ....
Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas
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 ....
Tondali Chya Kacharya
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 ....
Usli (  Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights)
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.
Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6420
04 Jan 19

 
 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 ....
Whole Wheat Bhakri
Recipe# 39637
10 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A bowlful of pitla would seem quite incomplete without a plateful of bhakri to go with it! Pitla and bhakri is a traditional Maharashtrian combo, and we thought we should share a sumptuous Whole Wheat Bhakri recipe for you to enjoy with our
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