Food is the ultimate way to celebrate any special occasion. Enjoy traditional delicacies of Maharashtra as you bring in Maharashtra Day. Pohe, Sabudana Khichdi, Kothimbir Vadi, Bhaji, Poli, Varan Bhaat, are simple, home-style dishes that are synonymous with this State. Of course, there is lip-smacking non-vegetarian fare one can relish too. Every area in the city offers places where one can indulge in these dishes. So head to the one nearest you and celebrate the culture of Maharashtra with its distinct and flavourful cuisine. My Top 5 picks:
Savour home-style food as you celebrate this special day. Step into Diva Maharastracha for a traditional yet homely meal. From Appams with Prawn Curry to Jowar Bhakri with Wangyache Bhareet or Kalya Vatanyachi Amti, one can relish simple, flavourful food. Do not miss the Pithale here. The fresh Kharvas is the best way to round off a perfect meal here.
The menu in this simple, no-frills but clean eatery, offers Maharashtrian dishes leans in favour of carnivores. The Shimplyan Masala, Kekada Sukka and Fried Crispy Chicken are the highlights here. Try the Mutton Masala with Vade or the Fish Curry-Rice. Vegetarians must try the Dal Khichadi and the traditional Valche Birde.
One of those rare places in Mumbai, which offers home-style dishes like Methi Pitla, Sol Kadi, Shev Bhaji, Bhakri, Chicken Sukka, Masala Bhat, Shevgyacha Rassa. One can enjoy a hearty meal here without any burden on the wallet and relish the memorable flavours of Maharashtra.
Get ready to set your taste buds on fire with the fiery cuisine from this region of Maharashtra. From Tambda Rassa to Pandra Rassa with Bhakris, traditional vegetables and fish, one can savour a variety of thalis here. The food may be spicy, but the flavours are well-balanced and spot-on.
Thalipeeth, Missal, Batata Vada, Kokam Sarbat and Piyush, are some of the traditional delicacies you can expect to relish here. The crowds and simple ambience notwithstanding, there can be no better place to celebrate the unpretentious cuisine of Maharashtra.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.