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When we think of Maharashtrian food, immediately our mind starts to think about Vada Pav, Missal Pav, Pav Bhaji, Aamti or Bhelpuri etc. our mouth will just fill with these chatpate flavors of Marathi cuisines.
Maharashtrian cuisines has an unending list of wildly flavored food, which will leave you mesmerized even after several hours of eating it. From popular street foods to immensely delicious local Marathi food, you will love all.
The state of Maharashtra has so much to offer in respect to food, that’s unbelievable. Same food from a different region in Maharashtra will taste unbelievably different. Their use of ingredients is super exciting with locally found most basic food items across Maharashtra. Vada pav, which originally comes from Mumbai, will taste different, say in Nasik.
Places like Aurangabad are famous for fusion of Mughlai and Maharashtrian style of cooking. Whereas, Kolhapur is famous for green chilly chutney as well as mutton curry. The places near Konkan use cashew nuts, rice, mangoes and coconut milk aggressively. They use Kokum in place of tamarind in food.
The way in which Maharashtrian people use freshly ground masalas like goda masala, malvani masala and, kala masala is really delighting. They use it attackingly; I mean to say, heavily. The extensive use of masalas makes it so yummy and mouthwatering that I can’t describe.
The main ingredients which Marathi cuisines uses are lentils, grains like jowar, rice, wheat and bajra etc along with all types of vegetables.
Pav is a kind of bread that is used extensively in Maharashtra. Vada is served inside pav, polis all served with a combination of ussal, bhajjis, missal or ragda. Bread is used in everyday cooking in Maharashtra.
Going to non-veg food, it too has a great variety of foods to offer. Right from mutton with curries to tandoori chicken to fish. You will get an endless variety of non-veg Marathi recipes there.
This is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe which uses a paste of assorted spice mixed with onions and coconut. You will also require some veggies, potatoes and tomatoes to make this recipe.
This is a Maharashtrian Snack recipe made with gram flour, cashew nut and, spices.
It is a snack made from soaked sago, potatoes, and ground nut powder.
It’s a preparation of potatoes tossed up with cumin seeds, curry leaves, and green chillies. Peanut is also added to give it a crunchy taste and nutty aroma.
Panchamrut means five essentials. Here, capsicum is perked up with powder of roasted sesame seeds and peanuts other ingredients such as coconut, jaggery, and tamarind pulp.
06. Bhakri from flavorsofmumbai.com
Rice Bhakris comes from Konkan cuisine even some part of the Goan region make this lovely bhakris. Also, a lot of Agris in India make these rice bhakris. It’s ideally supposed to be eaten with mutton rassa, chicken rassa Or some vegetables. Rassa means curry in the Marathi language. Bhakris are Indian flat bread. It’s made with mainly rice flour.
It’s a rural Marathi dish. Whenever you are tired and want to eat some healthy food, this is the quickest and fastest dish to make. You can make pithale dry or as like curry but I curry version. It goes well with rice as well as roti. Pithale is one of my comfort food I can eat this pithale anytime.
Dalimbi Usal is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe made by field beans, kokum, and spices. In Maharashtra hyacinth beans or field beans are known as val or pavta. And the sprouted beans is known as dalimbi in Marathi.
It has some sweet flavour due to coconut and jaggery. Lots of coriander is used as sprinkles as it’s essential to improve the aroma and flavour of the vaal usal.
Vangyache Kaap where Vangi means eggplant or baingan in Hindi and kaap means slice. Vangyanche kaap is made by sprinkling some spices and salt on baingan slices and then coating it with besan and semolina mixture.
Anarase is a recipe made of rice flour and jaggery (gur). It’s generally made during Diwali. It starts by soaking rice in water for two days and then kneading it with milk and then sprinkling poppy seeds. It gives a nice crunchy and sweet flavour.
Gul poli is a indian bread recipe especially, made during Sankranti with wheat flour, maida, sesame seeds, peanut powder and jiggery. This recipe is taken from madhurarecipe.com.
This is a popular Maharashtrian side dish recipe which primarily made of cucumber salad. It’s known as kakdi chi koshimbir which means salad made of cucumber.
Chivda also known as poha chivda recipe is a recipe where beaten rice is deep fried with vegetables and spices. You can also call it chivda pulao. This recipe is taken from indianhealthyrecipes.com.
Palak (Spinach) is a very healthy vegetable. Takatla palak is actually spinach kadhi (Curry).
This recipe Is made up of Pumpkin puree and gur(jaggery). It can also be used as travel snacks. It stays for couple days and can be great with tea and coffee. This recipe is taken from madhurarecipe.com
Chirote is crusty sweet snack recipe. These are delectable and appetizing. This Maharashtrian recipe can be prepared for any special occasion or festival.
Puran poli is an Indian stuffed bread recipe where puran is stuffing and poli is known as roti(Indian bread) made with wheat flour. Roti is stuffed with sweet dal. I have featured this recipe from spiceupthecurry.com
Thalipeeth is a popular Maharashtrian Indian bread recipe, which is made by mixing three flours, wheat flour, millet and Bengal gram flour or besan.
Masala bhaat is a kind of vegetable pulao. Its spiced up with lots of veggies.
Chakli is an Indian Snacks recipe made from a mixture of flours such as rice, gram, wheat or lentils etc. It’s also known as murukku down south. It is generally prepared during Diwali.
Ghavan is a recipe which is primarily made up of Rice flour and oil.
Watli dal is made from soaked whole channa dal with paste and then cooked. It’s also used as snacks and traditionally prepared during visarjan day of Lord Ganesh as a farewell dish (Anant Chaturdashi)
Usal is a malvan cuisine and different in taste than the regular Maharashtrian usal. Usal is made from sprouted or lentils
It’s a traditional recipe which is made during the second day of Ganpati in Maharashtra, which is known as “Rushi Panchami”. It’s primarily prepared from corn and Imli (Tamarind) and other veggies too. Delicious recipe! This recipe is from chakali.blogspot.in
In Maharashtra, we know baingan (Brinjal) as Vangyache. It’s actually is a mash of baingan known as baingan bharta, which is very spicy and delicious recipe. This recipe is taken from madhurarecipe.com.
- Rassa (Tambda /Pandhra) – (रस्सा तांबडा पांढरा)
It’s a NonVeg – Spicy hot mutton curries that literally burn your mouth
It’s a stuffed brinjal recipe where a peanut flavoured mixture is stuffed into small brinjals to bring the flavour of Maharashtrian cooking. It’s cooked over a low flame very delicately.
It’s a healthy khichdi recipe where palak, peanuts, rice, and lentils are cooked together in one pot.
It’s a Maharashtrian bread recipe where gram flour are stuffed with a sweet mixture of dal, jaggery, and saffron.
This is a stuffed parval recipe known as bharwa parwal, which is made by stuffing some masala into the Parwal. Parwal is also called Potol in Bengali, Parbal or Pointed Gourd. It’s a vegetable cooked with some filling made by Indian Spices and Besan. This is very famous in Eastern Indian especially Assam, Bengal etc. Parwal ki sabzi can also be made with other vegetables such as Potato, tomato etc. with gravy.
This Malabari curry is made of coconut.
This recipe is made from besan paste which is cooked with ginger garlic paste, onion curry patta, cumin and mustard seeds. It can be served with bajre or jwar ki roti.
It’s a classic Mumbai street food recipe where soft pavs are loaded with lots of spicy masala. You will just lick your finger all through. It’s a great Indian snacks recipe.
Batata vada is a potato recipe where the potato is smashed with rich masala and spices and then covered with a thick besan batter. It is an authentic Maharashtrian recipe.
It’s a kind of upma or semolina upma recipe where broken wheat or lapsi is used along with onion, cumin seeds, mustard seed curry leaves and other spices
This is a dal recipe. Mainly yellow dal or tuar dal is used in this recipe. Its cooked with curry leaves and different spices to bring out the rich aroma and flavor of Maharashtrian food.
Aam ka Panna is a raw mango juice. Here mango pulp is pressure cooked with water and cumin seed etc. It’s great during summer and helps us beat the summer heat. It’s very healthy for our body.
This recipe is made from corn with spicy sauce prepared from colocasia leaves and Bengal gram dal.
In this recipe besan is stuffed with an onion and coriander filling with poppy seeds and copra.
It’s an Indian bread also known as roti. It’s prepared in almost every household.
In this recipe sprouts and amaranth are cooked with other spices. It’s a very healthy recipe as it’s loaded with iron and proteins. This recipe is consumed on daily basis in Maharashtra.
Pav Bhaji is the most popular Maharashtrian fast food dish of Mumbai Street. It’s a popular snack and a mixture of so many boiled and mashed vegetables which is cooked in tomato gravy with spicy masala and butter. Serve hot with Pav which is roasted with lots of butter.
This is a Marathi bread recipe made with jawar or jwar.
This is a potato recipe where potato mash is mixed with spicy masala and then served together with bread to create a perfect Maharashtrian meal.
Maharashtrian desserts or sweet recipes
Sheera is a holy recipe prepared during Satyanarayan puja. It’s prepared using semolina or suji. This recipe is taken from madhurarecipe.com.
Solkadi recipe is made from coconut milk and Kokum. It’s a popular snacks recipe.
This is an authentic dessert recipe of Maharashtra and Gujrat. It’s made from hung curd also known as chakka in Marathi. This is very popular and common in Maharashtra and you will get this in almost every restaurant with Thali.
Modak is a very popular dessert of Maharashtra and prepared during Ganpati Utsav. It’s a part of 51 dishes served to Lord Ganesha. its also called as ukadiche modak. Modaks are made from ukad or rice flour dough. They are steamed after shaping them.
Karanji is a recipe where maida is stuffed with dry coconut, semolina (suji) and poppy seeds. It’s made during Ganpati Utsav. This recipe is taken from madhurarecipe
This is a like rabdi recipe, made with thick sweetened milk with flavoured cardamom or saffron and then garnished with pistachios or chironji. It differs from rabdi only in respect to its texture due to different coking style.
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Khirapat is also a holy dish prepared during Ganpati puja in Maharashtra. It’s also known as Panchkhadya because it contains ingredients whose name starts with “kh” in Marathi.
- Khobra khisun (Grated dry Coconut)
- Kharik Dry dates (finely chopped)
- Khaskhas (Poppy seeds)
- Khismis (raisins)
- Khadisakhar (Rock Sugar)
52. Dinkache Ladoo
This ladoo is prepared with dink or edible gum popularly known as “gond”, dry dates, dry coconut and other ingredients.
Piyush is a kind of lassi but is thicker than lassi. It is made from mixing shrikhand and buttermilk with some cardamom. It’s a popular shake in Maharashtra.
Kharvas is made from the milk a cow gives for the first few days after she has given birth to the calf. It’s very healthy. It’s a kind of milk cake also known as junnu.
- Aam Ras (Not sure if it is really a part of Maharashtrian Cuisine, I simply Love it!!!)
Aamras is made from Mango during the season of mango. For this riped mango is used and it’s pulp is used to make Aamras
Besanche laddu is made from besan and it is a popular dessert recipe of Maharashtra.
It’s made from palm fruit and milk and keeps us cool our body during summer.
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