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महाराष्ट्रीयन दाल, वरण, आमटी, कालवण रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Maharashtrian Dal, Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes in Hindi)
મહારાષ્ટ્રીયન વરણ / આમટી / કાલવણ રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Maharashtrian Dal, Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes in Gujarati)

Maharashtrians Dal Recipes, Amti, Kalvan, Varan

maharashtrain dal recipes. maharashtrain amti, varan recipes. Maharashtrians love to cook their dal in tongue-tickling ways, flavoured with spices, perked up with kokum, seasoned with coconut, and so on. Mango, peanuts, cashew nuts, coconut are abundantly grown and used to flavor many varieties of Varan, Amti and Kalvan, which are generally enjoyed with steaming hot rice. 

Methiche VaranMethiche Varan

Maharashtrain Varan

Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aroma and flavour remind you of mom’s cooking!

Kokum kadhi is a tangy preparation with a soothing flavour of coconut milk that makes a well-balanced accompaniment. This delectable kadhi does not take no time in preparation. 

Katachi AmtiKatachi Amti

Maharashtrian Ambti, Maharashtrian Amti

Ambti/Amti is a Maharashtrian style dal, the literal meaning of amti is tangy dal but it is a balance of sweet and spicy flavor. Katachi Amti  is a tongue-tickling preparation of chana dal which is an all-time favourite combination with Puran Poli.

Also try the Maharashtrian amti recipe called Birda or Vaal ki Usal recipe. In Mahrashtrain villages its called by the name Birda.

Vaal ki Usal
Vaal ki Usal

Maharashtrian Kalvan

Kalvan is a Maharashtrian spicy rassawala sabzi. Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian  kalvan preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. 

Green Peas AmbtiGreen Peas Ambti

Kala Chana Sabzi recipe is a spicy Maharastrain kalvan dish. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp.

Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe
Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe

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Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe recipe
Here’s a quick and easy everyday subzi with a classic Malvani touch. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp. Common veggies like tomatoes and onions along with ginger and garlic add taste and volum ....
Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal recipe
Easy though it is to make, the Basic Toovar Dal is the ultimate comfort food for many Indians! It hardly requires any effort and uses only common, everyday ingredients that you are sure to have at home. All you need to do is pressure-cook the dal with onions and tomatoes, and cook it further for ....
Kokum Kadhi recipe
Slurp! What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds nor besan Inste ....
Green Peas Ambti recipe
Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. Serve hot with
Usal recipe
A traditional Maharashtrian recipe of spicy pulses in a thin watery gravy which is usually eaten with bread. Usal is served in almost all street side eateries in Maharashtra. One such eatery where I never miss the usal is situated on the road from Mumbai to Pune. They serve the most lip smacking ....
Vaal Ki Usal  ( Know Your Dals and Pulses ) recipe
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
Moong Dahi Misal recipe
Strikingly different from the traditional way of preparing the popular Maharashtrian snack, this Moong Dahi Misal combines the sprouts with whisked curds, along with chopped veggies, spice powders and of course, tongue-tickling khajur imli ki chutney. When you have sprouts on hand, it takes less tha ....
Methiche Varan recipe
Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aro ....
Katachi Amti, Alavani Amti recipe
When a spicy dish is served with a sweet one, it helps to highlight the best of both! This fact is proved by the all-time favourite Maharashtrian combo of Puran Poli with Katachi Amti. It is made frequently by them, and is a must-have on
Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat recipe
Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody. Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour o ....
Usal recipe
A healthy twist to a common Marathi tale! Serve with steaming hot rice and oodles of ghee for an authentic Maharashtrian experience. You can use any sprouts of your choice instead of mixed sprouts.
Usli (  Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights) recipe
Much-loved by the maharashtrians, the usli is a nutritious and tasty everyday preparation that is enjoyed by the kids as much as the adults, which is a great plus-point for any dish! made with mixed sprouts spiced and tempered traditionally, the usli is so simple, anybody can make it.
Hariyali Vaal ki Dal recipe
Sprouting increases the nutrient content of vaal further making the hariyali vaal ki dal a valuable addition to your diet. A paste made of ingredients you are sure to find in your refrigerator forms the base for this delicious, semi-spicy preparation that goes too well with rice and rotis!
Vegetable Kalvan recipe
An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders. This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy th ....
Malvani Vatana Usal recipe
The Malvani region is a coastal region, which spans the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra. It is famous for its cuisine, shaped by the Konkan communities of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The Malvani Vatana Usal is a classic dish from Malvani cuisine, where kala vatana is cooked ....
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