Taste of Maharashtra.

By: Suman Pant

Vada Pav: Iconic street food consisting of a spicy potato fritter sandwiched between a bun.

Misal Pav: A flavorful dish made with sprouted lentils, spices, and topped with farsan served with bread.

Poha: Light and fluffy flattened rice cooked with onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and garnished with peanuts and coriander.

Puran Poli: A sweet flatbread filled with a rich stuffing of jaggery and lentils, enjoyed during festive occasions.

Sabudana Khichdi: Tapioca pearls cooked with peanuts, potatoes, and flavored with cumin seeds, popular during fasting periods.

Kolhapuri Chicken: Spicy and aromatic chicken curry from the city of Kolhapur, known for its bold flavors and fiery red color.

Batata Vada: Crispy and spicy potato fritters coated in chickpea flour batter, commonly served with chutney or as a snack.

Bharli Vangi: Stuffed eggplants cooked in a flavorful coconut and peanut gravy, a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy.

Sol Kadhi: A refreshing drink made with coconut milk, kokum, and spices, often consumed as a digestive after meals.

Modak: Steamed dumplings filled with sweet coconut and jaggery mixture.