Maharashtra also has its own range of monsoon delicacies, including a soup made with a whole gamut of beans
Monsoon in Maharashtra merits a book of its own. Bringing alive the dry patches of land, making the trees greener and the skies bluer. The nip in the air also intensifies the cravings for all things warm and comforting like soup. The classic chicken soup and sweet corn have their own charm, but did you know Maharashtra also has its own range of monsoon delicacies, including a soup made with a whole gamut of beans and lentils such as moong, matki, masoor kulith, and chawli, etc.
This multi-bean soup is known as Kalhan. A light, nourishing, and criminally underrated soup, Kalhan is one of the monsoon gems you should try before the season ends. While the beans offer a perfect, earthy base, the soup is also punchy in parts courtesy the spices such as ginger, green chillies, hing, and cumin.
Together, they offer a medley of flavours that is comforting and tantalising at the same time. One of the best features about the soup is that it is incredibly easy to prepare, and you do not even need an army of exotic ingredients to put it together. Just a bunch of everyday staples.
Here’s the recipe for Red Chawli Kalhan.
Try this soup soon and let us know how you liked it. Do not forget to share the pictures.