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Recipes from Maharashtra


As is the case with all other states, Maharashtra has its own distinctive cuisine and a host of tasty foods to pick from. In Maharashtra, coastal areas are famous for Malvani cuisine (fresh coconut-based hot and sour curries with fish and seafood) while the interiors have the more frugal, Vidharba cuisine which uses a lot of dry coconut. Bring a taste of this state to your table with my recipes for some delicious Maharashtrian dishes.

Maharashtrian Chicken Curry

Maharashtrian Chicken Curry is made with the trademark coconut milk used in lots of Maharashtrian cooking. Serve it with rice and a green salad or a simple vegetarian side dish.

Tendli Bhaaji

My favorite way to eat Tendli Bhaaji is with hot Chapatis. This simple, Konkani recipe for cooking gherkin turns out a really tasty dish!


Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, nutritious snack. It is often eaten for breakfast or brunch. Add extra zing to Poha by serving it with Mint-Coriander Chutney!

Puran Poli

Puran Poli can be at any meal with a dollop of cream (that's how I love it!) or even as dessert. Whatever you decide to do, Puran Poli is worth the effort involved in making it.

Kayree Panha

Made with fresh raw mangoes, abundant in the summer months, Kayree (raw mango) Panha is from the state of Maharashtra in Western India. It is a sweet-sour-spicy drink!
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