Maharashtrian cuisine and Marathi recipes
are known not only in India but outside too. Though the Marathi cuisine
is known for vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food, we will include
here only vegetarian dishes.
Maharashtra is a western state in India. The language spoken is Marathi which originated from Sanskrit like other Indian languages. Marathi is written in Devnagari script.
You can see some maharashtrian dishes in the image below which includes snacks, breakfast, sweets etc.
Every Indian state has its own special cuisine. Maharashtra is no exception to this.
The Maharashtrian diet is balanced and includes seasonal ingredients. Maharashtrian cuisine includes rice as well as wheat dishes.
Along with rice and wheat, millet varieties such as jowar (sorghum), bajra (), nachani (finger millet) etc. are included in most meals.
The taste ranges from mildly spicy to very spicy dishes. The dishes include faral (snacks and appetizers), lonchi (pickles), poli (varieties of flat breads), bhaat (rice dishes), koshimbir (salads), murabbe (jams and jellies), bhaji (vegetable dishes), daliche padarth (lentil dal dishes) , gode padarth (sweets and desserts) etc.
The festivals have their own special dishes which include both sweets and savories. These use the seasonal ingredients. The coastal konkan area uses more rice as well as coconuts and has a sweetish taste.
The other areas (ghaati) generally make more chili hot food. They also use peanuts / groundnuts (shengdana) in their dishes.
The everyday meal is served in a thali (plate) where rice, bread such as ghadichi poli (chapati) , bhakri (made with jowar, bajra or rice flour) , amti (a lentil / dal curry), one or two vegetable dishes, curd (plain yogurt) / buttermilk are served.
Breakfast includes kanda pohe, batata pohe, tikhat sanja (upma), sheera , sabudana khichadi, sabudana vada, missal - pav, usal, poori, amboli (pancake) etc.
The snacks include batata vada (aloo bonda – Potato ), chivda, vada-pav, kothimbir vadi, methiche vade etc.
You will find some of the Maharashtrian dishes on this website listed here.
We keep adding more as the Maharashtrian cuisine includes a very
vast variety of dishes.
If you are familiar with Maharashtrian recipes, you may already know
these dishes. You may also submit your favorite Maharashtrian dishes at
Indian Flat Bread - made with whole wheat flour.
Most Indian households make this chapati everyday.
Potato masala subji served with Poori - Chapati - dosa
Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold.
Festival sweet - Curd/ Yogurt based dessert recipe, flavored with saffron and cardamom.
Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Quick and easy to make. Keeps for long.
Peanut / Shenga chutney powder goes well with jowar roti, chapati, dosa, idli, poori, sandwich etc.