5 Classic Breakfast Dishes From Maharashtra That Have Our Heart
- Sushmita Sengupta
Updated : November 06, 2022 03:11 IST
Fasten your seatbelts, it is time to take a gastronomical tour of Maharashtra.
Maharashtrian cuisine is one of India’s oldest cuisine. Influenced by a host of local and foreign influences, Maharashtrian fare has evolved into a tempting mishmash which has something for everyone. From spicy curries, to light and appetising pohas, the breakfast in Maharashtra is a whole wide gamut in itself. Here, we bring to you, five of our most favourite breakfast delicacies from the region.
1. Misal Pav
This crowd-puller of a dish has two components. The ‘Misal’ which is essentially a fiery curry made with goodness of sprouted moth beans. Misal is often garnished with sev, onions and chopped green chillies. This curry is often paired with pav, a soft bread.
2. Vada Pav
Mumbai thrives on ‘vada pav’ and there are no two ways about it. This classic snack comprises a pav slit in half with a batata vada slid in between. Batata vada is a hefty potato patty made with mashed potatoes coated with chickpea flour batter.
3. Pav Bhaji
By now, you may have established that ‘pav’ is indeed an indispensable part of Maharashtrian fare. In this iconic breakfast dish, which is also a popular street food, the ubiquitous bread is paired with bhaji, a tempting curry made with mashed vegetables and rustic spices.
Thalipeeth, is a firm and savoury breakfast dish. You can call it the Maharashtrian multigrain pancake. A mix of flours like jowar, atta, ragi or bajra go into the dough of thalipeeth, which is then rolled out flat in round shapes and cooked on tawa.
5. Kanda Poha
Probably the easiest recipe on our list. Kanda is another word for onions. In this classic recipe, rice flakes are tossed with onions, pepper and some rustic spices. Light and satiating to the core.
Did we miss out on any of your favourite dishes? Do let us know.