India is a country which has so many delicious and interesting cuisines where one particular vegetable can be made in so many different ways. Every cuisine has its own flavour and taste due to the use of local masalas and style of cooking. There is one such cuisine where the food is so delicious that if we eat it once, we will crave for it more and more. That cuisine is Maharashtrian, from the land of Marathas which has a lot to offer for food lovers.
Maharashtrian snacks and street food is famous all over the world. From Vada Pav to Misal Pav to Pav Bhaji, one just cannot resist these food items. Vada Pav is one of the most popular street food which is consumed widely on the streets of Mumbai, the city which moves 24 hours. Just like these, there are many more more snacks such as Masala Pav, Aloo Vada which are famous and now sold in every part of India.
But today, we will talk about the main course food, the everyday food which is eaten in Marathi households. Simple, comforting and full of flavour, Maharashtrian food is very simple to make and is absolutely delicious. Just like South India, people here also use coconut in their food which they eat on daily basis. From vegetarian to non vegetarian dishes, there is a huge variety of dishes that you can make for your everyday food.
Today, we have lined up 5 such delicious Maharashtrian Vegetarian combinations that you can make for your weekday meals. Do try them and let us know how you liked it?
1. Maharashtrian Kadhi, Bhoplya Cha Bharit & Maharashtrian Multigrain Thalipeeth
Maharshtrian Kadhi is a delicious combination of yogurt and gram flour which is tempered with mustrad seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Along with it we have Bhoplya Cha Bharit which is a Pumpkin Sabzi. Serve these both along with Multigrain Thalipeeth, which is a very nutritious flatbread.
2. Khandeshi Dal, Maharashtrian Tindora Sabzi & Phulka
A simple and comforting Dal. Khandeshi Dal is a perfect dish for your weekdays. Serve it with Maharashtrian Style Tindora Sabzi and Phulka. You can also serve Bhakri along with this meal.
3. Maharashtrian Style Bhogichi Bhaji, Karlyachi Ambat Goad Bhaji & Ajwain Puri
Maharashtrian Style Bhogichi Bhaji is a mixed vegetable sabzi which is flavoured with Maharshtrian masalas. Serve it with this delicious Karela Sabzi and Puri which is flavoured with Ajwain. We have also served Pudina Pyaaz Kachumber with this meal to make it more delicious.
4. Kala Chana Amti, Bharli Bhendi & Bhoplyache Gharge
We all love black chickpeas and therefore you will love this Maharashtrian Kala Chana Amti which is flavoured with their local masalas. Serve it with Bharli Bhendi, where Bhindi is stuffed with spicy masala and Bhoplyache Gharge which are sweet Pumpkin Puris.
5. Maharashtrian Goda Ambat Dal, Batatyachi Bhaji & Rice Flour Bhakri
This is a very comforting and delicious meal. It includes Goda Ambat Dal along with Batatyachi Bhaji which is a simple Aloo Ki Sabzi. These both goes really well with Rice Flour Bhakri.
6. Dal Vangi, Lal Mathachi Bhaji & Methi Thalipeeth
Dal Vangi is a delicious combination of Dal and Baingam, which you must try. Serve it with Lal Mathachi Bhaji, a simple stir fry and Methi Thalipeeth which is a flatbread flavoured with fresh fenugreek/methi leaves.