top seven Best Maharashtrian Food Dishes

1. Misal Pav

Misal Pav is a popular dish from Maharashtra. It consists of Misal & Pav. Misal is a spicy curry usually made from moth beans. The final dish is topped with farsan or sev, onions, lemon & coriander. It is usually served with rolls toasted with butter & buttermilk. It is served as a breakfast dish, as a snack & also as a full meal. Misal Pav Originally from “Nashik” is known for its high spicy content & unique taste. Versions of Misal Pav which is available in Maharashtra’s different region. 1) Nashik Misal 2) Kolhapuri Misal 3) Puneri Misal

2. Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak (steamed modak) is an authentic Maharashtrian recipe. It is made on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi as Prasad of Lord Ganesh. Modak is Lord Ganesha’s favorite food. Ganesh puja is incomplete without modak. Ukadiche Modak is made with the rice flour & the sweet filling of freshly grated coconut & jaggery. The outer softshell of Ukadiche modak is made from rice flour. They are handmade & cooked in a steamer, perishable & need to be consumed immediately. Ukadiche modak is very easy to make. 1)Mawa Modak 2)Fried Modak 3)Kesari Modak 4)Moong Dal Modak

3.PuranPoli

Puran Poli is a popular sweet dish of Maharashtra which is specially made during Holi and Gudhi Padwa that is the Maharashtrian New Year. It is a popular dish in festive occasions it can be eaten at any time of the day Puran Poli is made up with Maida flour or Wheat flour, ghee and stuffed with chana dal, cardamom powder, jaggery, and nutmeg powder. The dish is closely associated with Holi Festival. According to mythology, the dish was offered to the Gods during the lighting of the traditional Holi bonfire. The dish that is provided as food to the God that is called as Naivedya.

4.Pithla Bhakri

Pithla Bhakri is the comfort food for most of the Maharashtrians. In fact it is also known as the farmer’s meal in the Maharashtra State. Mostly, the hot Pithla is served with Bhakri . This is simple dish doesn’t require either too many ingredients or a lot of time to prepare. Its the best to come up when you are out of veggies.pithla is made with gram flour(besan) and bhakri is of any type like rice bhakri, jower bhakri,bajara bhakri and Nachnichi bhakri.

5.Batata Vada

Batata Vada is a famous vegetarian street food item that was invented in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a combination of mashed potatoes and spices that is shaped into a ball, dipped in gram flour batter called besan, then deep-fried. Batata vada is also a part of popular Indian street food called vada pav, consisting of batata vada and chutney, served with soft bun called pav. vada pav is the most popular street food in Maharashtra sold at numerous food stalls in Mumbai.

6.Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is a popular dish In Maharashtra. Sabudana is Sago Khichdi roughly means mixture. This unique dish is a popular breakfast item in Maharashtra food and is mostly seen during times of fasting. The granular texture of sago prepared in tasty mix turns out to be a delicious dish indeed. this dish is best for weight loss also, and it is a low-fat dish.

7. Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a sweet yogurt dish, flavored with cardamom powder & saffron. Shrikhand is a festive dish that is made for Janmashtami (the birthday of Lord Krishna) in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The dish is also very easy to make at home, where it is often served for breakfast or as a light dessert after a meal. This dish is hit at weddings. It is usually served with hot puris called shrikhand puri. And is another Maharashtra food dish that is famous all over the country.

AUTHOR

Aditi Chaudhari