Top 20 Maharashtrian dishes


1. Vada Pav

Vada Pav is in the top most list in Maharashtrian cuisine. It is a vegetarian fast food. The most famous dish not only in Maharashtra but all over India. It is a batata vada sandwiched between two vada(bread), along with chutney. A spicy food of Maharashtra. It is also said to be an Indian Style Burger. The vada pav lives in the heart Maharashtrian. This spicy taste dish is mostly famous in Kashinath Dhuru Marg, Dadar.


2. Shakarpara

Shakarpara’s are traditional Indian tea time snack made during special occasions. The most popular sweet snack among Indians. They are also known as meethi nimki.  They are sugar coated pieces of flour which are deep fried. They are specially made on holi, diwali or special occasion. The sweetest and the best Shakarpara you’ll get is in Kandivali. The sweetest snack during festival time.


3. Aluvadi

Aluvadi is traditional Indian dish of Maharashtra. It is well known by the name of Patra. It is a stuffed roll of colocasia leaves, garnished with coriander leaves and served with tomato chutney. Patra is awesome in taste, a common dish that is easy to make. People mostly love it during tea time. The best Aluvadi is found in Metku Restaurant, Thane. Taste is delicious people love it for their spices.aluvadi

4. Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada are made with a common ingredient sabudana, a crispy, delicious dish, especially made during fasting. It is traditionally deep fried snack of Maharashtra. One of the favourite dish for a Maharashtrian. Sabudana is a crunchy, crispy snack loved by all.


5. Pav Bhaji

The best street food of Mumbai. A delicious mouth-watering recipe. Pav is an Indian bread and Bhaji is mashed vegetable with spices. Pav Bhaji is spicy in taste. This is most popular in Mumbai. The best Pav Bhaji you’ll have is in Sardar Pav Bhaji near a junction. The lovely and spicy Pav Bhaji he makes is pretty delicious.


6. Puran Poli

Puran Poli is a traditional dish of Maharashtra. It has a sweet filling, it is different in taste and has many sweet and little bit salty flavours. This traditional dish lived in the hearts of Maharashtrian’s, without it every festival for them is incomplete. the best puran poli is found in Mumbai.


7. Misal Bhaji

Misal Bhaji is a most popular dish from Maharashtra. It is made up of Misal (sprouted moth beans) and Pav (Indian bread). It is served as a full-time meal as well as for breakfast.  Misal Bhaji is delicious in taste and served with curd, papad or buttermilk. It is garnished with Indian snack Noodle. It is spicy in taste, and the spices are loved by many. The best misal you’ll have is on Marine Drive.


8. Modak

Modak is a traditional sweet from Maharashtra. It is served as a prasad to Ganpati Bappa. A special Maharashtrian sweet loved all over the world. It is made up of rice flour and jaggery. The sweet flavour of coconut is mouth refreshing. It is easily made and has a sweet flavour. Best modak is found in Modha’s modak in Maharashtra.


9. Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi is the traditional Indian Maharashtrian dish, Marathi Manus love it. It’s stuffed filling mixture is spicy which brings the essence of Maharashtra. The amazing taste of Bhakarwadi will make your mouth water just at the mere sight. The Bhakarwadi is a special dish, and this amazing dish is most famous in Thane. You’ll love the taste of it.


10. Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi is a coriander fritter. A traditional Maharashtrian Indian snack, a classic snack with coriander leaves flavour. It’s really crispy and a perfect tea- time snack. One of the favorite dish of all Marathi’s. The best Kothimbir Vadi is of Shreedatta Snacks, Khopoli. Good flavours and a crisped fritter.


11. Pithale

Pithale basically in Maharashtra is a besan Curry. A basic Dish originated in Maharashtra. It is prepared with gram flour and is garnished with coriander leaves. It is a simple and easy dish in Maharashtrian cuisine. It is easy to made and loved by all over India.



Mangoes are liked by everyone all over the world. Aamras is the most famous sweet dish in India. Basically, it is made from the pulp of mangoes. Aamras in Maharashtra is served with puri. They call it Aamras puri. Sweet in taste and has a thick mango layered with juicy flavour. The most famous place to have aamras is Regents Chamber, Nariman Point.


13. Shrikhand

Shrikhand is said to be a main dessert of Maharashtra. An Indian sweet made up of Strained Yogurt. It is a traditional sweet of Maharashtra. Shrikhand is well known by the name of Matho. The taste is sweet and the flavour of pista and kesar will surely delight your mouth. The besishrikhand of Jalan Road is the best place to try out Shrikhand.


14. Sol Kadhi

Sol Kadhi is a digestive Kadhi made out of kokum. It is a refreshing and tasty drink, a mouth freshening dish. It is the most famous drink of Maharashtra. Sometimes it is served with rice. A healthy option with a good taste. It is also known by the name of kokum drink. This drink is the best speciality of Mumbai, the best flavour is added to them.


15. Thalipeeth

Thalipeeth is a most famous and a special dish of Maharashtra. Thalipeeth is a traditional dish of Maharashtra. It is made up of multi-grain flour and vegetables and is served with Ghee and Yogurt. A nutritious dish that contains vegetables. Virangula is a place where thalipeeth is best, the flavours are amazing and freshly served.


16. Chakli

Chakli is a deep fried snack, popular in Maharashtra. Marathi people loves it. They are specially made on the occasion of Diwali and Holi as a snack or sweet. It is made up of gram flour and chili garlic paste. It is crunchy in taste and a little bit spicy. ‘‘Giriraj special Chakli’’  houses the best chakli in Pune.


17. Kanda Poha

Kanda poha is similar to aloo poha, and is a famous Maharashtrian snack served in breakfast. It is consists of onion, white beat rice, other ingredients which come up with spice. It is spicy and delicious in taste. Mumbai street side Poha is delicious.kanda-poha

18. Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is the most famous Maharashtrian dish.  One of the favourite recipe of Maharashtra. It is made on the occasion of Navratri. it can also be eaten as an evening snack. It is made up of Sabudana and peanuts. Sabudana is a little bit spicy. It is also known as shabu Khichdi. The best Sabudana is found in Pune.


19. Coconut Barfi

Coconut Barfi is a festive sweet dish of Maharashtra. It is traditional sweet made up of milk, sugar and garnished with Pista. It is sweet and delicious; this sweet melts up in the mouth and you can savour the  flavour of coconut in your mouth. Bikaji has the most famous coconut Barfi. It is located near Thane.


20. Bharli Vangi

Bharli Vangi is a traditional dish of Maharashtra. It is basically a stuffed brinjals. The stuffing contains onion, tomatoes, and masala. It is served with roti and rice. It is spicy in taste and contains lots of masala in it. It can be easily made at home, and the most famous Bharli Vangi is of Thane.