Besides the sea, the tall skyscrapers and of course Bollywood, there is a lot that Maharashtra has to offer that we often tend to miss out on. Starting from the rich history of Marathas that has left an indelible imprint on the region’s cuisine. The Maharashtrian cuisine is, in fact, an eclectic mix of local and foreign influences. The pav, that is so ubiquitous to the Maharashtrian ‘foodscape’ was brought here by the Europeans, Portuguese to be specific. Because of its proximity to sea, the seafood fare of Maharashtra is truly special and worth all the hype, but there’s also a gamut of vegetarian options to appease the non-meat eaters.
Here, we have tried to compile a list of classic Maharashtrian snacks that are fit for all seasons.
No surprises here. We had to start our list with one of Maharashtra's most beloved snacks and here we are. A red, thick curry made with mashing vegetables and hot spices, paired with buttery bread. Can it get any better than this, we guess not.
Contrary to popular belief, Bombay duck is not a duck at all, but a unique kind of a fish that is very common in the coastal areas of Maharashtra. This crispy, tangy, spicy snack will satiate you to bits.
Omelette with a desi, spicy, wholesome edge. It is just the right amount of drama you need at the start of your day.
A very popular street food, this sandwich is essentially just chapatis, smeared over with chutneys and butter. The 'sandwich filling' comprises of a delectable mix of tomatoes, onions, mushrooms.
Red alert! This spicy curry made with moth bean curry, topped with sev, onions, coriander and chillies is as delightful to look at, as it is to eat. Pair it with Pav and you are good to go.