Whenever you think of Maharashtrian food, there are some dishes that invariably come to your mind like Bhel puri across, hot vada pav and sweets like modak and karanji . So here we have listed the top 10 most popular Maharashtrian dishes that you must try from a authentic Maharastrain restaurant
1. Misal Pav
Misal Pav is usually eaten for breakfast or midday snack. It’s prepared by adding cooked potatoes and moth beans to spices and is served with chopped onions, coriander , tomatoes, and a dash of lemon with hot pav or bread. A very tasty vegetarian dish that has been described by the Foodie Hub Global Awards as a ‘wonderful contrast of textures and colours’. We couldn’t agree more.
2. Puran Poli
Puran Poli is an absolute treat for your sweet tooth. A Indian flatbread that is stuffed with jaggery falvoured lentils and saffron and nutmeg or Cardamom powder . Puran poli can be enjoyed with curry and pickle. Add a generous lump of ghee and let it flow freely on the puran poli to enhance the taste.
3. Kaju Kothimbir Vadi
Kaju Kothimbir Vadi is an popular Maharstrian snack made of gram flour. In addition to the flour, there are lots of spices and cashew nuts added to this popular snack of Maharashtra. A must eat tasty snack or side dish that is first steamed and then fried until crisp and is served with lip smacking chutney.
4. Pudachi Wadi
These are Coriander Rolls and is a specialty dish from Maharashtra. Made with stuffing the mixture of onion and coriander added to spices, poppy seeds and coconut inside a case made up of gram flour and then deep frying the same.
5. Batata Wada
Potatoes are boiled and mashed followed by addition of spices. They are added to a thin mixture of gram flour and then deep fried till golden brown. You can never know how tasty potatoes can be unless you taste batata wada. Coriander chutney or a special dry garlic chutney is a must have with this dish.
6. Zunka Bhakhri
Zunka Bhakhri is a paste of gram flour that is added to fried onions and a paste made up of ginger and garlic along with curry leaves and spices like cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. A side dish that is served with jowar and bajra rotis and is really tasty and very easy to make.
A tasty and healthy food item prepared with lentils. Aamti is prepared by adding Maharashtrian goda masala to masoor daal or toor daal. Spices and curry leaves are added conventionally, but the unique flavour is brought about by the special masala. A humble daal yet with awesome flavour.
8. Pav Bhaji
All the vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, peas and potatoes are mashed to prepare Bhaji. It takes wonderful because of the addition of spices, onion and sprinkling lemon juice according to your taste. It tastes the best when eaten with Pav. This is one of the most famous and filling dishes that is tasty and makes a full meal.
9. Bharleli Vangi
Eggplant stuffed with juicy coconut and delicious spices are used to prepare Bharleli Vangi. Goda Masala is added to this dish also. It has to be served with piping hot rotis for the most amazing taste. The very aroma and look are enough to fall in love with this spicy and tasty dish.
10. Vada Pav
The most famed fast food of Maharashtra that is made by stuffing a batata wada inside a pav. A loved version of Indian Burger and a must try if you have not yet tried it.
Maharashtra is a lot beyond street foods that are globally famous. That is quite evident from the items mentioned above. Delicacies like Thalipeeth served with butter, ghee or yoghurt and Patodi with amazing gravy served along with steaming hot bhakhri or rotis are also the most tasteful Maharashtrian dishes. Next time when you visit Mumbai or Pune , you know exactly what to have.
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