1. Kothimbir Vadi :
Kothimbir vadi is supposedly a very popular and typical Maharashtrian dish although I dont remember my mom making it of eating it too much. It is the maharashtrian equivalent of dhokla and quite tasty. This is a relatively healthier version of the dish. I follow Nupurs recipe closely with a few variations and was very happy with the outcome.
2. Puran Poli :
Puran Poli is one of the most popular sweet item in the Maharashtrian cuisine. It is a stuffed Indian Bread. It is similar to the Paratha except that the stuffing is sweet. It is made from jaggery (molasses or gur), yellow gram (chana) dal, plain flour, cardamom powder and ghee (clarified butter). It is a eaten after meals or as a snack and is present in almost all Maharashtrian festive occasions.
3. Mirchi bhaji :
Deep fried, chillies. Some people prefer these coated in chick pea flour batter.
4. Solkadhi :
Solkadhi is a type of curry usually had with rice or sometimes drunk after the meals. Popular in the Konkan region of India, it is made from coconut milk and kokum. Its known for it digestive properties. The preparation is prepared from liquid extracted from fresh coconut known as coconut milk; however nowadays you can also get this extracted milk in TetraPack. The coconut milk so obtained is usually mixed with kokum, a little bit of salt and/or chiligarlic paste is added for taste.
5. Bhajji :
Bhajji or bhaji is a spicy Indian snack similar to pakora or potato fritters, with several variants. It is usually used as a topping on various Indian meals but has become popular to eat alone as a nack. It is a popular street food in Maharashtra, India and can be found for sale in streetside stalls, especially in dhabas on highways.Apart from being a must in the traditional Maharashtrian Hindu meal on festivals and the like, bhajjis top the comfort food list when it comes to monsoons and rains. They are generally served with a piping hot cup of coffee, tea or a traditional serving of Yameen.
6. Mung bean :
he mung or moong bean(also known as green gram or golden gram) is the seed of Vigna radiata, native to the Indian subcontinent, and mainly cultivated in Philippines, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Burma and Indonesia, but also in hot and dry regions of Southern Europe and the Southern United States. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.
7. Pitla Bhakri :
Pitla Bhakri is a rural food of Maharashtra, the staple food amongst the farmers and village folk. It forms part of the typical Maharashtrian cuisine and has in the last two decades become quite popular amongst the more cosmopolitan city dwellers as well. It consists of Pitla, a pastylooking dish prepared from the powdered version of Dal, a popular pulse. Pitla is usually eaten with Bhakri, a bread made from either Jowar or Bajra, both of which are cereals. It is usually accompanied with Khanda Bhaji(raw chopped onions in a spicy chilli paste). Pitla Bhakri can be enjoyed in Pune at one of the select restaurants serving typical Maharashtrian cuisine or many as road side vendors.