Must Have Marathi Dishes
India is a diverse nation and every state in this country has its own cuisine.While cuisines like Punjabi, South Indian, Rajasthani etc have crossed the regional barriers and spread all across the world, some others are still not that well known. Marathi cuisine is one such cuisine which is slowly making a place in the heart of people all around the country. The cuisine of Maharashtra is largely influenced by the landscape. Konkan area is known fir its delicious sea food and kokum (a sweet and sour fruit used as the souring agent in curries in place of tamarind or tomatoes) where as Kolhapur is famous for its spicy non vegetarian food. Over all, vegetables, lentils along with grains like wheat, rice, jowar and bajra constitute an integral part of everyday cooking.Breads are also given a lot of significance. Here is my list of amazing Marathi dishes, you absolutely must try, I am pretty sure after going through the same you would be heading to the nearest Marathi restaurants to savour your taste buds with authentic Marathi cuisine
The quintessential breakfast recipe, Pohay or Pohe is a snack made from flattened rice. Ideally it is made with onion and potato, though some people like to add more veggies too.The dish is garnished with different things like fresh coriander, grated coconut, crushed peanuts or Sev. It is light yet delicious.
Misal means mixture in Marathi.This dish is a mixture of spicy curry usually made of sprouted moth beans, commonly known as matki and chilly powder gravy called ‘Kutt’. It is topped with farsan, chopped onions, tomatoes and lemon, it is best served with pav.
Bharli Vangi or “Stuffed Eggplant” is a very traditional Marathi dish. Every cuisine across the country makes stuffed eggplant in their own unique way.Marathi cuisine,uses of peanuts and coconut as the stuffing along with a variety of spices.The gravy is sweet and tangy. The eggplant have to be cooked over a slow flame with utmost care in order to preserve the natural flavours of this dish.
Aamti is an appetizing Maharastrian Dal.It can be made with different lentils or dals and is known by different names like Katachi aamati (made with Chana Dal), or Golyanchi Aamti (fried Balls in Dal) or Massor Aamti (made with red lentil) thought the most traditional Aamti is made with Tur Dal.Amti is a little hot, a little sweet and a little tangy.A perfect every day dish.
Well this popular snack is famous all over the country.It is also known as Indian Burger. Vada Pav is basically a batata vada stuffed in a pav and served with spicy and sweet sauces. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. You will find vada pav stalls in every nook and corner of Maharashtra.
Puran Poli is also a very famous dish of Marathi cuisine.It is a sweetened paratha stuffed with delicious filling made of channa dal and jaggery.It is a eaten after meals or as a snack and is present in almost all Maharashtrian festive occasions.Puran Poli is best served with dollop of ghee.
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