Regional Indian delicacies never fail to amaze us. Their distinctive taste, texture and flavour are a testament to the diversity of cuisines in the country. Wondering what has got us talking about traditional dishes? It’s Anupam Kher‘s latest foodie update. He recently posted a short video on Instagram stories, showcasing a delectable three-part meal. Any guesses what he had? The clip featured a trio of beloved Maharashtrian dishes. We first spotted a small serving of good old sabudana khichdi, garnished with curry leaves. Next to it was a half-eaten vada pav, with garlic chutney and chillies at the side. Finally, we spied a plate with kothimbir vadi, on top of which was a small container of green chutney.The person accompanying the actor was relishing what seemed to be misal pav. Anupam Kher added three big smiling emojis to the video, which we’re guessing aptly reflected his satisfaction as he indulged in these mouth-watering treats. Take a look at the screengrabs below:
Maharashtra has innumerable delicacies that are nothing short of irresistible. If you’re now craving some food with those flavours, check out the easy recipes below.
1. Sabudana Khichdi
Various Bollywood celebrities including Shraddha Kapoor have expressed their love for Sabudana Khichdi. Light on the tummy and packed with loads of nutrients, sabudana khichdi is especially popular during the Navratri season – as it is a vrat-friendly dish. But in Maharashtra, it is enjoyed all year long. Recipe here.
2. Vada Pav
Presenting one of the most popular street foods of Maharashtra – the yummy vada pav. You can easily prepare this classic snack at home as well. Get the recipe here.
3. Misal Pav
This is another famous Maharashtrian treat you need to try. Misal is a spicy, flavourful curry-like delicacy served with soft, fresh pav (a type of bread). The dish is packed with the goodness of spices, along with onion, garlic, ginger, chillies and other ingredients. Find the complete recipe here.
4. Kolache Pohe
Kolache pohe is a poha preparation that is especially popular in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. What makes it stand out is the use of coconut milk, jaggery and tamarind. Click here for the full recipe.
5. Pavachi Bhaji
Turn pav into a sabzi-like dish with the help of this recipe. It resembles a spicy bread upma, mixed with a mashed vegetable gravy. Here’s the detailed recipe for Pavachi Bhaji.
Which is your favourite Maharashtrian dish? Let us know in the comments.