When you hear about Maharashtrian food, is “spicy” the first thing that comes to your mind? Well, you’re right! Most of the Maharashtrian food recipes are spicy, but not all of them! The regular Bhindi or Baingan you make at your home, instead try these Maharashtrian versions of it and we are sure you’ll love it!
Other than the typical Maharashtrian food main course recipes, we also have some other delicacies like Ukdiche Modak, Batata bhaji, Mirchi bhaji, Kolhapuri Misal, Puranpoli and lots more!
Going south of Maharashtra, you enter Andhra Pradesh, from where you’ll start seeing South Indian food everywhere. Do you love South Indian food as well? Watch out for our South Indian recipes here.
Which Maharashtrian Food Recipe would you like to watch today? Select from the below available options!
Puranpoli Recipe Video
Puran Poli is a Roti, stuffed with a sweet filling of Dal and Gud (jaggery). In Marathi, the sweet stuffing is called as Puran and the roti is called as Poli. It’s eaten as a dessert or as a snack as well.
Steamed Modak – Ukdiche Modak Recipe Video
Modak are Maharashtrian festive dumplings made of rice dough covering and a sweet coconut-jaggery filling. These sweet dumplings are traditionally made by hand, without a mold. Since it is quite challenging to make that version, we have shown here the easier version of making it through molds. The rice dough coating is flattened, filled with sweet coconut stuffing and then steamed. Many people like it topped with clarified butter/ Ghee.
Shakkarpare – Shankarpali Recipe Video
Shakkarpare or known as Shankarpali in Maharashtra, is a sweet dish made during the festival of Diwali! It requires minimal ingredients to make and tastes very delicious.
Aloo aur Mirch ke Pakode – Batata Bhaji ani Mirchi Bhaji Recipe Video
Many of us like Pakodas or fritters! In Maharashtra we call it “Bhaji”! These Aloo and Mirch Pakodas are very simple to prepare. Just make a batter, dip the veggies in it, and fry them! As easy as it is to make them, they are nothing less when it comes to taste!
Solkadhi Recipe Video
Solkadhi is one of the most liked beverages of Maharashtrian people. It is made from Kokam (Garcinia Indica), Coconut, Sugar, Coriander, Garlic, Green chilli and Salt. Above all, it has numerous health benefits! For instance, it aids digestion, acts as a cooling agent, protects from diabetes and much more!
Besan Shimlamirch Subji Recipe Video
Not many of you would have eaten or heard about this dish. People usually avoid Shimlamirch ki subji because their complaint is that it tastes bland. But this is not the case with this particular recipe. It is a basic combination of Besan/ Gram flour and Shimlamirch/ Capsicum, cooked together to create a yummy dish.
Gavar ki Subji Recipe Video
Gavar, or as you call it Gawar/ Gwaar phalli in hindi, is one of the most liked vegetables in our house. It blends in greatly with any gravy/ spices you cook it in. Here is a simple Maharashtrian food recipe of the same, where we have used minimal ingredients to make the dish.
Sambhar Bhindi Recipe Video
You must have eaten Bhindi/ okra subji at least once in your life. But, have you eaten Bhindi ki subji with a gravy? It might sound weird at first, but it really isn’t. This tangy gravy greatly enhances the taste of Bhindi/ Okra! So next time you decide to cook bhindi or your mom/ wife cooks it for you, ask them to try out this version!
Maharashtrian style Baingan Bharta Recipe Video
Trust us, once you start making Baingan Bharta like this, you’ll fall in love with Baingan/ Brinjal! Here, a large sized Eggplant is slowly roasted directly over flame, so it has that smoky, barbeque-y texture and flavor. It is then cooked along with some spices to make a mouth-watering dish!
Jowar Bhakri Recipe Video
These days so many alternatives are available for bread like roti, chapati, naan, kulcha and so on! But in spite of these new dishes coming up, this authentic Jowar Bhakri will simply win your hearts. Unlike roti or chapati, a bhakri is not rolled out, rather made completely with hands. Try making this for your parents or for your grandparents, and they will love you for it!
Maharashtrian style Besan – Pitla Recipe Video
You must have heard about the Marathi term “Jhunka Bhakar”? So we did discuss about “Bhakar” in the above video already, now let’s talk about “Jhunka”! So it is typically “Besan ki subji” as you call it in Hindi; in Marathi, we call it “Pitla” or “Jhunka”. In this dish, Besan or Gram flour is cooked along with some onions and spices, to get a subji of creamy texture. Not only with a Bhakri, but this dish is equally enjoyable with a chapati or rice.
Maharashtrian Mircha – Thecha Recipe Video
You would have had different side dishes with your food like Achar, Chutney, etc. but have you tried this particular side dish? Mircha or Thecha is a combination of Green chillis, Peanuts and Garlic, roasted together and added with a dash of oil towards the end. It is coarsely ground and is eaten in little little quantities dues to its spiciness.
100 years old Grandma cooks Authentic Bajre ki Bhakri Recipe Video
As you have already watched and learnt Jowar ki Bhakri, let’s move on to our next Bhakri, Bajre ki Bhakri! Remember we mentioned that Bhakri was authentically loved by our previous generations? Here’s a proof! Our neighboring Nanny had a wish to shoot a video of her cooking some authentic dishes, and how could we say no to such a sweet-heart!
100 years old Grandma cooks Authentic Masala Baingan Recipe Video
Wasn’t the Nanny extremely cute in the previous video? Here’s another dish cooked by her, “Masala Baingan” or known as “Masala Wangi” in Marathi. She also has made it in the authentic way of cooking it on “chool (Marathi word for traditional fireplace used to cook food)”.
Kolhapuri Misal Recipe Video
Misal is one of the favorite snacks of Maharashtrian people, and is also enjoyed by others from different states. This dish consists of a gravy also called as “Tarri”, some legumes usually Matki/ Moth beans, and is topped with farsan. In some parts of Maharashtra, you’ll also find batata vada/ potato patty or Poha instead of legumes. Also the spiciness of the tarri too depends from city to city. Misal is best served with Pav and some buttermilk along with it.
Kothimbir Vadi Recipe Video
This simple snack is made entirely out of coriander and a little bit of gram flour/ besan. Ingredients are mixed together and are given a shape of small balls or dumplings. These dumplings are then steamed until they are completely cooked. After that, they are sliced and shallow fried, added with a tempering of mustard seeds and white sesame seeds. If you are health conscious or on a diet, you can directly eat them after steaming.
Bhindi ki Subji Recipe Video
This is a very basic recipe of Bhindi ki Sabji! No fancy ingredients, no fancy techniques. Just simple cooking and delicious taste. The way it is prepared, you’ll love the crunchiness of Bhindi once it is cooked.
Fried Modak Recipe Video
Fried Modak is an essential and one of the favorite religious sweet dishes in the state of Maharashtra, and is considered to be the favorite dish of Lord Ganesha. It is extremely delightful and easy to make.
Prawns Masala Recipe Video
Cooked in Maharashtrian style, you’ll love this spicy Prawns Curry. This simple masala is made from onions and some Maharashtrian spices, and prawns are cooked in the gravy itself.
Green/ Coriander Chicken Recipe Video
Green Chicken or Coriander Chicken is a great starter recipe! It is marinated and cooked in a coriander based marinate. It is a simply melt-in mouth kind of dish! Don’t take our word for it, try it yourself!
Maharashtrian Style Chicken Curry Recipe Video
It is a Maharashtrian Food specialty. This delicious curry has the base of coconut, mixed with other spices and ingredients. It tastes just bomb with Roti, Chapati, Bhakri, Rice, you name it!