Maharashtrian cuisine is a prominent Cuisine around the globe. The cuisine is rich in flavours. Can you resist yourself from a platter of steaming hot vada or pavbhaji? This amazing State offers a large array of street foods from the local kitchens. From aamti and misalpav to bhelpuri – every recipe is equally precious.
Maharashtrian food is associated with incredible desi masalas and such recipes can be prepared with various fundamental food items. The cooking generally follows the local style. Different regions of this State have their exclusive and own version of the dish. Vadas are considered as a pride of Mumbai. These preparations have been originated from there. If you are going to travel this State, do not forget to experience the prominent and significant flavors of various dishes cooked with local ingredients. Some of malvani masala, the fresh and commonly used ground masalas are goda masala, and kala masala. These masalas are regarded as the Maharashtrian cuisine.
Vegetables, lentils with various kinds of grains including rice, wheat, bajra, and jowar are the major part of their regular cooking. Bread has a prominent significance as a staple Maharashtrian food. You can take pavs, vadas, polis that is served with the combination of missal, bhajjis, ussal, or ragda.
The Kolhapur area is very famous for the authentic white and red mutton curries and the traditional and mouth-watering green chilly chutney. The Cuisines of Konkan belt is featured with cashew nuts, coconut milk, and rice along with mangoes. Kokum is a commonly used that is heavily used in various Maharashtrian preparations. It is used as a substitute of tamarind. Aurangabad is famous for the fusion of Maharashtrian style cooking along with the Mughlai flavours.
Two iconic and evergreen foods of Maharashtra are as follows:
- SambharVadi: The sambharvadi is a famous dish street food. It is one kind of spring roll that is stuffed with Coriander. In Nagpur, Cilantro or Coriander is called as Sambar and it is from where the name is originated from.It can be served as an evening snack. You can relish this crispy street food in the home if you properly follow the overall recipe. For the recipe, you can search through the internet. If you are going to make this recipe as a Jain recipe, then you should skip Ginger from the cooking procedure.Sweet Tamarind and Dates Chutney can be used for its serving.
- BatataVada: It is another popular street food of Mumbai. In Marathi, Potato is known as Batata. It is called Potato Bonda in the South as well. It has different taste in different areas. It is because of the different Spices’ inclusion in its Potato stuffing. In the VadaPav, the same BatataVada is used. If you are a lover of spicy foods, then you can have this BatataVada along with the accompaniment of some fried and salted Green Chillies.
Some other dishes are PavBhaji, PooranPoli, BharleliVangi, Aamti, Kolhapuri Vegetables, SabudanaKhichdi, Rassa, PithlaBhakri and so on.