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Maharashtrian recipes


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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Batata Chi Bhaji ( Potato Vegetable, Aloo ki Subzi )
Recipe# 4377
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The simplicity is what lures one to this recipe! So easy yet unbelievably flavourful, the Batata chi Bhaji is a no-fuss preparation of potatoes perked up with the traditional Maharashtrian tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, with crushed peanuts for crunch, aroma and an irresi ....
Hariyali Vaal ki Dal
Recipe# 39158
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting increases the nutrient content of vaal further making the hariyali vaal ki dal a valuable addition to your diet. A paste made of ingredients you are sure to find in your refrigerator forms the base for this delicious, semi-spicy preparation that goes too well with rice and rotis!
Gajbaje, Mixed Vegetable in Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4986
25 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from Konkan cuisine, Gajbaje is a dish of mixed vegetables in a spicy coconut curry. The dish is quite easy to prepare – veggies are cooked till soft and then flavoured with a peppy coconut paste and finally topped with a traditional tempering, which instantly boosts the flavour and aroma ....
Mango Shrikhand, Aamrakhand
Recipe# 40817
30 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Like there are chocolate lovers, there are mango lovers too. They like everything mango-flavoured, from mousses and puddings to shakes and shrikhand! Here is how you can make rich and luscious Mango Shrikhand freshly at home. It calls for just common ingredients like curds, mango pulp, sugar and spi ....
Semiyan Payasam, Seviya Kheer, Vermicelli Kheer
Recipe# 32883
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Roasted vermicelli, cooked in a pot of sweetened milk, laced with cardamom and garnished with dry fruits is a delightful addition to any menu, especially a traditional South Indian meal. It is funny to hear some elders still referring to the Semiya Pay ....
Dashmi Roti  ( Sweet )
Recipe# 40162
11 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When a dash of jaggery is added to whole wheat flour dough, you get this mouth-watering Dashmi Roti (Sweet)! This ever-popular Maharashtrian roti is just mildly sweet, so you can have enough of it to make a complete meal with lemon pickle and black chana usal. As the dough is bound together by the j ....
Dashmi Roti  ( Savoury)
Recipe# 40154
04 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite Maharashtrian bread, the Dashmi Roti (Savoury) is made with a dough of whole wheat flour and besan flavoured with a variety of spice powders. It is easy to prepare since it makes use of readily-available spice powders, but is super tasty too! You can also serve this convenientl ....
Vegetable Kalvan
Recipe# 4375
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders. This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy th ....
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa
Recipe# 4378
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
Bhadang Murmura, Maharashtrian Puffed Rice Chivda Recipe
Recipe# 40641
09 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Scrumptious to the core, this flavourful snack is made of puffed rice perked up with garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. The most interesting aspect of the Bhadang Murmura, however, is the use of crunchy peanuts, which contrast beautifully with the texture and flavour of the murmura, to give yo ....
Malvani Vatana Usal
Recipe# 38457
21 Oct 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Malvani region is a coastal region, which spans the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra. It is famous for its cuisine, shaped by the Konkan communities of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The Malvani Vatana Usal is a classic dish from Malvani cuisine, where kala vatana is cooked ....
Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
Recipe# 2060
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is simply amazing how the humble dahi transforms into a mouth-watering dessert in just a few simple steps. Here is the easiest and best way to make yummy Shrik ....
Methi Chi Patal Bhaji
Recipe# 40163
09 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling subzi of fenugreek leaves and peanuts has a wonderful blend of textures and flavours, which is sure to make your taste buds yearn for more. While the traditional spice enhancers like mustard and cumin seeds feature in this Methi chi Patal Bhaji too, the unique aspect here is a f ....
Sprouted Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 5709
10 Oct 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using sprouted vaal. Apart from boosting the nutrient content, sprouting the vaal also makes it easier to digest, making this a dish suitable for young and old alike. With many a flavourful ingredient, this iron-rich Sprouted Vaal ki Usal is a t ....
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal
Recipe# 4379
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices. Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
Sugar Free Shrikhand, Low- Fat Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
Recipe# 3474
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who does not love the traditional charm of Shrikhand? Now, for all those diabetics who crave for this delightful dessert but cannot have it, here is a Sugar Free Shrikhand recipe, which you can enjoy occasionally in small portions. This creamy delicacy is full of the goodness of curds, but sans ....
Masala Chana ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33446
06 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala chana, this is one cart vendor i want to bless, for providing a really nutritious meal! you can have the spiciness customised to your liking! most popular at chowpatty, beaches and at railway stations too.
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Vada Pav, Mumbai Street Food
Recipe# 4101
06 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This indigenous burger-like snack is the quickest and tastiest meal you can have in Mumbai – any time you are hungry, even in the middle of the night! Succulent and spicy potato vadas are sandwiched between fresh pav bread along with dry garlic chutney, to make a delicious snack that tickles the ....
Dry Fruit Gola ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33449
06 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dry fruit gola, tu hi tu, tu hi tu, satrangi re… look out for the seven colours of the rainbow on your favourite gola! golas, made from crushed ice laced with sherbets of different flavours, are a relief from the scorching heat. Crushing machines keep churning out the ice, to be merged with various ....
Vegetable Kolhapuri
Recipe# 38075
23 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A colourful bunch of veggies in a medium-spicy and tangy gravy, the Vegetable Kolhapuri is sure to steal your heart. It is a fabulous accompaniment for rotis as well as puris , si ....
Mixed Fruit Shrikhand, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33703
20 Aug 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is no longer out of reach of diabetics! This delectable Mixed Fruit Shrikhand keeps the fat in check by using low-fat curds and replacing sugar with sugar substitute. Apart from bringing in ample nutrients, the fruits also increase the fibre count of this dessert. Try and avoid peeling ....
Fresh Garlic Chutney, Spicy Lasun Chutney, Indian Lahsun Chutney
Recipe# 2865
07 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aroma of garlic is unmistakable and pungent. Oil your hands before you peel garlic to prevent your fingers from discolouring and to prevent having a lingering garlic aroma throughout the day! Soaking garlic cloves is hot water makes it easier to peel them. Make this chutney in large quanti ....
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