7 Maharashtrian dishes will give mouthgasm (View pics): Maharashtrian cuisine is an interesting blend of flavours. Though it is characterised as mildly spicy food, the cuisine ranges from street food to snacks to fine cuisine. The food here is diverse, because of the many communities, that cover a range from mild to very spicy dishes. The cuisine is packed with everything from meat and fish curries to desserts like kheer made from rice and jaggery. Talking about the diversity in food, the Konkan cuisine has more coconut, the Kolhapuri cuisine emphasizes more on non-veg and spices and the Vidharba food has a strong hold on chili powder and garlic. On the occasion of Marathi Language Day (February 27) we bring to you 10 Maharashtrian dishes that need to try at least once.
The trunk god’s favourite food ‘Modak’ is made of rice flour stuffed with a mixture of jaggery, coconut, and dry fruits. They are either steamed or fried, but the steamed ones have their own charm.
2 Puran Poli
There is a tradition of making Puran Poli during festivals. The sweet flatbread is prepared from flour, chana dal, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder. The melt in the mouth is served with oodles of ghee.
3 Sol Kadhi
Taking true to its name, the Soul Kadhi is literally the soul of Maharashtrian food and is mostly found in Konkan region. The kadhi is accompanied with food and is prepared from kokum extract and coconut milk.