5 mouthwatering authentic Maharashtrian dishes you will fall in love with

by Yuvraj Sakhare

First of all Maharashtrian food is primarily a vegetarian-focused cuisine & it has one of the widest range of delicacies. Be it extremely spicy chicken items, sweet festival dishes or evening snacks, Maharashtrian food can satisfy every kind of tastebud.

Here is a list of 5 much-loved Maharashtrian dishes, which are considered an integral part of Maharashtrian cuisine.

Puran Poli


A Maharashtrian festival is incomplete without this sweet dish eaten with Aamti. It is served with a mild spicy curry. This dish is an ambassador of Maharashtrian food & its filled with very mildly spiced Chana dal.  And yes !  don’t forget to dip Puran Poli in Desi Ghee for a heavenly experience. Puran poli is made from split yellow gram, plain flour, jaggery or sugar ghee and water. In Gujarat, toor dal is used. Toor dal is commonly used in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well.


Kolhapuri Tambada-Pandhara Rassa

This spicy non-vegetarian dish originated in Kolhapur, Western Maharashtra. There are two types of rassas, or curries which are served with this dish.  Tambada Rassa, has rich flavours and Pandhara rassa is slightly spicy and has tangy flavour . This dish is served up everywhere in Maharashtra but if you want to experience the true authentic taste, you need to visit Kolhapur city.



Thalipeeth can be eaten as a solid breakfast, or as an evening snack. it is made of three types of flours and is nutritious and tasty. This is one of the few traditional dishes that can be served in 10 minutes or less. It is called healthiest “fast food”.


This is a popular Maharashtrian dish. It is served at almost every celebration. Sheera is made with loads of dried fruits and is a most-memorable sweet dish.

Sabudana Khichadi

This dish is ideal for the people on fast. Beside that, it is served with cucumbers during monsoon season.


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Samantha McLeod

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