Welcome to the round-up of Regional Cuisines of India: Maharashtrian Cuisine event! We have one hundred and forty three dishes that have been sent in from all corners of the Indian food blog world. I am so touched by the overwhelming and enthusiastic response to this event! Many thanks to Lakshmi K for coming up with the idea of exploring the regional cuisines of India, and for giving me this opportunity to play host this month. Some of the entries have been sent in by people who know and love Maharashtrian cuisine, and who are generous enough to share beloved family recipes. Some of them represent forays into trying something new and unfamiliar, and enjoying the similarities and differences of Maharashtrian cuisine with the other cuisines of India. You can expect to read about fond memories, learn more about Maharashtra, find new recipes to try and feast your eyes on some gorgeous food photography to top it off!
In an attempt to make this round-up a useful resource for anyone exploring Maharashtrian cuisine, I have divided the entries into different categories that will be presented in three parts. My usual round-ups are quite verbose, but I promise that these are going to be visual feasts instead!
Today, Part I starts off whetting our appetites with some snacks and light meals, and then we embark on two day-trips: one to the busy cities for some spicy street food, immediately contrasted by a trip to the rural countryside for some earthy fare.
Any plagiarizers lurking around, be warned! All pictures are the sole property of the bloggers who sent them in as entries. Do not copy!
Bhakarwadi: Asha of Foodie's Hope
Bakarwadi: Kolhapuri style: Nupur of One Hot Stove
Besan Laadu: Aarti of Aarti's Corner
Lonavala Chikki: Anjali of Anna Parabrahma
Homeopathic Wadas: Bhags of Crazy Curry
Sabudana Vada: Hima of SnackORama
Khekhda Bhaji: Aarti of Aarti's Corner
Kothimbir Wadi: Meena of Memories of My Mom's Kitchen
Suralichi Wadi: Anupama of Food 'N More
Funke/ Waffole: Aarti of Aarti's Corner
Ratalyache Pohe: Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi
Poha Series: G V Barve of Add Flavor
Sabudana Khichadi: Manasi of A Cook At Heart
Sago Medley: Mandira of Ahaar
Sabudana Khichdi: Sailu of Sailu's Food
Upma: Aarti of Aarti's Corner
Gavhachya Saalacha Upma: Madhuli of My Foodcourt
Vari Tandoolachi Khichdi: Trupti of The Spice Who Loved Me
Pavacha Upma: G V Barve of Add Flavor
Thalipeeth-Raita: Sia of Spice Corner
Thalipeeth: G V Barve of Add Flavor
Sabudana Thalipeeth: Manasi of A Cook At Heart
Aloo Tikki: Vani of Batasari
Utterly Butterly Delicious Pav: Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi
Vada Pav: Aarti of Aarti's Corner
Vada Paav: Nav of Memories and Meals
Misal Pav: Pooja of Khana Pina
Pithla-Bhakri: Swapna of Swad
Full-fledged Maharashtrian Meal: Priyanka of Lajawaab
Simple Summer Meal: G V Barve of Add Flavor
Rustic Maharashtrian Thali: Mahek of Love 4 Cooking
A spin on the farmer's lunch: evolvingtastes of Evolving Tastes
I will be back with some components of the main meal. See you then!