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Maharashtrian Recipes - Top 20 Dishes of Maharashtra

Top 20 Maharashtrian Recipes

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"Maharashtrian Recipes includes mild and spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit are dietary staples."

The expression “Indian food” always invokes a riot of flavours arising out of the incredible diversity of the country’s landscape, climate and cultures. The culinary culture of Maharashtra can be best explained from a similar perspective. The landscape of this state presents a patchwork of food habits ranging from the briny flavours of the coastal areas to the rustic flavours of the inner mainland. Apart from certain signature dishes that have found a place in restaurant menus throughout the country (such as Vada pav & Pav Bhaji ), traditional Maharashtrian food is relatively unknown beyond the confines of the state. Maharashtrian cuisine is one of the most wholesome and underrated cuisines of the Indian subcontinent.

Here are a few great Maharashtrian dishes which represent Maharashtra food at the best!


Top Maharashtrian Recipes

Misal Pav

Misal Pav is quintessentially from Pune and is one of the most popular Maharashtrian breakfast, snack or even brunch. There are various types of Misal such as Puneri Missal (topped with poha), Nagpuri Missal, Kolhapuri Missal and Mumbai Missal which are very spicy.

misal pav
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Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables, in a thick gravy served with bread. Vegetables in the curry may commonly include potatoes, onions, carrots, chillies, peas, bell peppers and tomatoes. Street sellers usually cook the curry on a flat griddle (tava) and serve the dish hot.


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Vada Pav

Vada Pav can easily be called the Indian version of a burger!  A delicious, spicy, deep-fried patty made of potato is squeezed between a thick slice of bread, similar to a burger bun.


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Puran Poli

Puran poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned spilt bengal gram/chana dal and jaggery.


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The sweet filling on the inside of a modak consists of freshly grated coconut and jaggery, while the outer soft shell is made from rice flour or wheat.

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Bharli Vangi

Bharli vangi is a Maharashtrian-style stuffed brinjal recipe where small brinjals are stuffed with a spicy peanut masala and then simmered in a spicy onion tomato gravy.

भरलेली वांगी



Shrikhand is a traditional maharashtrian sweet of the Indian subcontinent made from strained yogurt. It is often served as part of a thali (platter) or with puris (puffed deep-fried whole wheat bread).


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Poha (Kande - Pohe) - Maharashtra food classic

Kanda poha is a mouth watering and tummy filling breakfast which is derived from Maharashtrian cuisine which is made with beaten rice.

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Sabudana khichdi

Sabudana khichdi is one of the most popular fasting dish that is made with sabudana pearls, boiled potatoes, roasted peanuts and a few spices. It is usually made during Hindu fasting days like Navratri or Mahashivratri or Ekadashi.

साबुदाणा खिचडी

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Ragda Pattice

Ragda patties (colloquially ragda pattice) is a dish of mashed potato patties and pea sauce, and is part of the street food culture in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is similar to chhole tikki, more popular in North India. This dish is a popular street food offering and is also served at restaurants that offer Indian fast food.

रगडा पॅटिस


Sheera is a Popular dessert or an Indian Mithai that has a significant part in a Maharashtrian cuisine. It also has an important role in Cuisines of neighboring states like Karnataka, Gujarat and several other Indian states where it is known by different names.


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Sol kadhi is a popular summer drink which is the specialty of Konkan region of Maharashtra. This is healthy and made from kokum and coconut milk. It tastes just awesome.


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Pithla Bhakri

Pitla is a traditional Maharashtrian curry made with besan (gram flour) and onions. A spicy base of ginger-garlic-green-chillies and onions is cooked with gram flour and water until thick.

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Amti (Maharashtrian Dal)

Amti dal is a traditional Maharashtrian main dish which is prepared with five main ingredients: toor dal, kokum, goda masala, powdered jaggery and grated coconut. Amti translates to mixture of spices in a sweet and tangy mix.




A  mixture of puffed rice, crispy chickpea noodles, vegetables (such as onion and potato), and savory sauces that is eaten especially as a snack in Maharashtra, India.

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Basundi is a popular Indian dessert consisting of sweetened, thickened milk with the addition of chopped nuts such as almonds, cashews, and pistachios.

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Kairiche Panha

Kairiche Panhe is a traditional Maharashtrian drink. As kairi or kachha aam is available in summer, this is summer special drink. After roaming around in hot summer day, this drink will help you to cool down and refresh you.

कैरीचे पन्हे

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This creamy delicacy is usually associated with Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and it is commonly served at festive occasions.


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Maharashtrian cuisine includes mild and spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit are dietary staples. Peanuts and cashews are often served with vegetables. Meat was traditionally used sparsely or only by the well off until recently, because of economic conditions and culture.

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