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3 traditional Maharashtrian recipes for you

By Dinesh Mhatre
March 31, 2020 10:00 IST
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Gorge on some scrumptious Maharashtrian delicacies as you stay at home.  

Urad Dal Vada

Ingredients: 

  • 500 gm urad dal (whole)
  • 5 to 6 black peppercorn (whole) pieces
  • 600 ml oil for frying
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 50 gm chopped onion
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 10 gm salt

Method:

  • Blend the dal in the grinder till a smooth consistency is achieved. Allow the mixture to ferment for at least 2 hours. Just before frying in the oil, add all the other ingredients.
  • Mix well and deep fry at medium heat. Serve hot. 

Rawa Bhakri

Ingredients: 

  • 200 gm suji rawa (semolina)
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tbsp desi ghee
  • 1 tsp salt

Method: 

  • Boil water in a thick bottom pan and add ghee and salt. Add rawa in the boiling water. Mix it properly. Remove from the heat and keep it aside for 10 minutes. Use bit of cold water in the mixture. Keep mixing it for 10 minutes.
  • Make small sized dough and roll it like a round chapatti. Cook it on a hot plate. Rawa bhakri is ready. 

Shrikhand Mousse

Ingredients: 

  • 200 gm shrikhand
  • 200 gm dairy cream
  • 3 tsp agar-agar
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 50 gm almond

Method: 

  • In a bowl, take dairy cream and saffron. Boil it and keep it aside for cooling. Add shrikhand and agar-agar. Mix it well and pour in a small sized kulhad (traditional clay pot).
  • Keep it for cooling, and garnish with sliced almonds. 

Dinesh Mhatre is the executive chef of Hilton Mumbai International Airport.


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