Maharashtrian Cuisine

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Shrimp/Prawns Pickle

Shrimp/Prawns Pickle Ingredients for the Marinade: 1 lb. medium size Shrimp – peeled & deveined 1 teaspoon minced Garlic 1 teaspoon minced Ginger 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Pepper 1/2 teaspoon Salt [Or according to your taste] Mix above marinade ingredients in a large size mixing bowl. Add peeled & deveined Shrimp to … Continue reading

Puran Poli [Stuffed Sweet Roti]

Puranpoli (Stuffed Sweet Roti) Stuffing Baked Poli Stuffing (Puran) ingredients: 1 1/2 cup chana dal [Yellow Split Peas Lentils] 1 cup crushed jaggery 1 tablespoon crushed cardamom seeds 1 pinch nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups water Boil channa dal in water for thirty minutes over medium high heat. Make sure that daal is cooked … Continue reading

Kothimbir Wadi [Small Cilantro Patti]

Kothimbir Wadi [Small Cilantro Patti] Dough Ingredients: 2 cups very finely chopped Cilantro leaves 1/3 cup Chick-pea flour (Besan flour) 1 teaspoon Rice flour 1 teaspoon Cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon Yogurt 1 teaspoon Lime/Lemon juice 2 teaspoon Vegetable oil Seasoning … Continue reading

Paav Bhaaji [Veggie Purée With Bread]

Paav Bhaaji Note: This recipe is divided into three steps, as a result it may appear lengthy but it is easier to make. Ingredients: 2 medium size onions – finely chopped 1 large size tomato – chopped 1 small size potato – boiled and mashed 1/2 medium size green bell pepper – diced 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Steamed Modak

Modaks: Prepare Modak Stuffing: Prepare Modak Dough: Prepare Modak Wrappers: Insert Modak Stuffing: Prepped Modaks: Steam Modaks: Method: STEP #1: Prepare Modak Stuffing 2 cups Shredded Coconut (freshly shredded preferred) 1 cup jaggery [broken into very small pieces] 1/16 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder Mix shredded coconut, jaggery, and salt in a pan and … Continue reading

Thalipith [Five Flour Pancakes]

Thalipith Ingredients: 2 cup Jowar flour (Sorghum Flour) 2 Tablespoon Bajar flour (Millet Flour) 2 Table spoons Nachani flour (Ragi Flour) 2 Tablespoons Rice flour 2 Tablespoons Chana daal flour (Chickpea Flour) 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 1 Tablespoon Salt (Or according to your … Continue reading

Spicy Scrambled Eggs [Bhagara]

Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 medium size onion [chopped in small pieces] 1 medium size tomato [chopped] 1 long hot green chili pepper [chopped] 1 Tablespoon Cilantro – chopped [optional] 1/8 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon red chili powder 1/8 teaspoon garam masala powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt Method: Heat oil in a sauté … Continue reading

Indian Fried Rice (Fodnicha Bhaat)

Indian Fried Rice (Fodnicha Bhat) Ingredients: 6 cups plain steamed/cooked rice [left over preferred] Tip: Use previously cooked rice. Gently rub the rice with fingers to break up the clumps. 1 large size onion – chopped 2 medium size green hot chili pepper – chopped 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon red chili powder [optional] 1/8 … Continue reading


Pithale 1/2 Cup chickpea flour [Besan flour] 2 medium size Garlic cloves – minced 4 hot green chilly peppers – slit in the middle 1 small onion – finely chopped [minced] 3 curry leaves [optional] 1/8 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon red chilly powder 1/8 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1/8 teaspoon cumin seeds a pinch of … Continue reading

Zoonka [Scallions In Chickpea/Besan Flour]

Zoonka [Scallions In Chickpea Flour] Ingredients: 20 individual Scallions – long stems 2 large Garlic cloves – minced 1/8 teaspoon Cumin seeds 1/8 teaspoon Black mustard seeds 1/16 teaspoon Turmeric 1 teaspoon Chili powder [Red Pepper] 1/2 cup Chickpea flour [Besan flour] 1/4 cup Vegetable oil Prepare Scallions: Cut bottom onion part of each scallion … Continue reading