History of Maharashtrian Food
This Cuisine established in the 17th century with the birth of Maratha empire by Shivaji Maharaj. Food is the most important part of Maharashtra’s cultural heritage. The meal included both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal delicacies balanced with different taste and flavors. This cuisine based on the mostly ayurvedic principle. Thus, they include rice, roti, vegetable, dal all in 1 thali. But the uses of coconut and groundnuts are on a higher side in this cuisine.
Malwani & Saraswat Cuisine
Malwan comes under the coastal region of Maharashtra. Malawan is a land of seafood and coconut. Key Ingredients of Malwani food culture are- Coconut, kokum, amsul, tamarind, raw mango and rice. Saraswat cuisine is generated by Saraswat brahmins of west coastal area. This cuisine originally hails from goan region.
The staple food of Malwani & Saraswat Cuisine is-
Kalya Vatanyachi Aamti
One of the spiciest cuisines of Maharashtra. Key Ingredients of this cuisine are- Peanut Oil,Dry coconut and lavangi mirchi. This cuisine is very famous for their kala masala preparation.
The staple food of Khandeshi is-
Khandeshi Chicken Curry
After Khandeshi cuisine this is the second spiciest cuisine of Maharashtra. This cuisine is very famous for its own Kolhapuri special masala. Which they used for all Veg and Non-Veg preparation.
The staple food of Kolhapuri Cuisine is-
Sweet Delicacies included in Maharashtra Cuisine-
Snack Delicacies included in Maharashtra Cuisine-
Zymin Nutrition Meter Rating –
The Maharashtrian food is delicious and healthy at the same time. Coconut is been used in cooking curries which increases the fat content of the meal. The food is well known for the spiciness and masalas used in it. The food could be more healthy if oil and spices are used moderately in cooking.
Cuisine Rating – 6