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All the way from Maharashtra

Maharashtrian cuisine is a plethora of flavours where there is something for everybody. Right from coastal Malavani delights to spicy Kolapuri preparations, delicious snacks and an array of flat breads, it has them all. A unique and interesting fact about their food is the spices they use like Malvani, Goda and Kala masala; these ground masalas are specially blended to be used in their irresistible and exciting dishes.

Let’s explore the subtle and spicy taste in this exquisite cuisine and prove that Maharashtrian dishes are a true delight to the food lovers.

We bring to you a full course Maharashtrian meal to try out and enjoy!

Shuru karte hai: Vangi Kape is an enticing starter to your meals; perfectly sliced brinjals coated in spicy masala blend are shallow-fried till golden.   Another popular Maharashtrian starter, the Kothimbir Vadi has a crunchy texture and tangy flavour with tamarind, jaggery and yoghurt mix. They are also a saviour to your fried food cravings and works best when it’s rainy outside.


Healthy and hearty: The Rajgira Thaipeeth popularly known for being the Indian version of Pancakes, made with mashed potatoes, rajgira flour and a range of selected spices is super healthy and delicious at the same time. Drizzle some butter on it and serve hot. Vade is a type of Puri loved by Maharashtrians and is serves alongside many curries. Prepared with Urad dal, they are deep-fried till fluffy and golden.


Zestful Zhunka-Bhakri: A speciality of Maharashtra is Zumka-Bhakri, if you do not try this; you haven’t had a complete taste of Maharashtra. The Zhunka infused with a variety of spices prepared with roasted gram flour will add to your favourites list once you try it. Bhakri is a masaledaar roti prepared with rice flour. We believe they go best with each other, try it and let us know what you feel!


Dil-icious Dal: Maharashtra has a true pyaar for dal and hands down they are awesome.  The Ambat Varan is a popular Maharashtrian dal cooked with tangy tamarind and sweet jaggery with a comforting aroma of curry leaves. Shengdanyachi Amti dal, don’t judge it by the complicated name, it is super easy to make. Prepared with roasted peanuts and kokum petals, this dal surely carries a unique taste of its own. Serve them both piping-hot with steamed rice. If you are a non-veg lover, you have got to try the Bombil Duck curry. This seafood recipe is a speciality of Mumbai, delectable and flavoursome, this juicy curry is finger-licking good.


Mannpasand Meetha: Maharashtra has their own desserts which have been dear to them since ages. The Puranpoli is a class-apart sweet and enjoyed by everyone from elders and adults to kids. Another is the Modak, the favourite of Lord Ganesha and you will love it too. We have got this Double Decker Modak recipe with a filling of fresh coconut and jaggery, garnished with some chocolate chips. You are sure to give it five stars.


Hope you like your wholesome meal and have a dashing experience enjoying it. We will be back with more of your favourite cuisines and recipes!

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.