ITC Maratha : Unique Taste Of Maharashtra Cuisine

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Maharashtra is known for its culture and food. The culture of Maharashtra, which reveals itself in various ways, is additionally reflected in its local cuisine. Though most people are not very familiar with Maharashtrian food and it has yet to discover  its way into five-star kitchens. First time  under the aegis of ‘Kitchens of India’, ITC Maratha presents ‘Unique Tastes’ of Maharashtra, through this
promotion ITC Maratha  introducing Maharashtrian fare in their menu both a la carte and buffet.

Selected food bloggers were invited for a food review. I couldn’t say No since I wanted to  taste the aromatic curries and flavoured delicacies  It’s the best occasion  for the gastronomes  like me to savour different varieties of the state’s cuisine.  ITC Maratha offers a great melange of the Maharashtrian dishes, selected from various regions of the state. The  weeklong food fiesta offers authentic Marathi dishes from the regions like Coastal, Interiors and Kolhapur Cuisine.  The Coastal is famous for Malvani  cuisine where fresh coconut is added to the dishes.  The Interiors ie. the Vidarbha area, has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varadi cuisine, where powdered coconut is used for cooking.

Chef Dipti  introduced  us distinctive tastes of  local cuisine. Being a daughter of a farmer she knew  coastal and interior cuisine and unravelled  the homemade recipes. You will notice that Maharashtrian food  is cooked  under low temperature.  The vegetables are pretty much steamed and delicately prepared to hold their  nutritional value.

Maharashtrian chutney - known as Thecha
Maharashtrian chutney – Known as Thecha

Thecha is a rural Maharashtrian chutney recipe which is specially served with any type of Bhakari.

Kuppyacha Kalvan - Indian Tuna simmered in fresh coconut red chilli and kokum gravy
Kuppyacha Kalvan – Indian Tuna simmered in fresh coconut red chilli and kokum gravy

 

Kolhapuri Pandhra Rassa - Tender chicken morsels cooked in coconut and onion gravy tempered with green chilli
Kolhapuri Pandhra Rassa – Tender chicken morsels cooked in coconut and onion gravy tempered with green chilli
Maharashtrian Thali - Thaat, Bharlivaangi, Patal bhaji, bajri
Maharashtrian Thali – Thaat, Bharlivaangi, Patal bhaji, bajri, daal, roasted papad

 

Gujiya
Famous sweet dish – Karanji  known as Gujiya in North India
Maharashtra Cuisine
Unique Taste Of Maharashtra Cuisine

I had a  sumptuous meal with fellow food bloggers @ ITC Maratha. If you love Maharashtrian food don’t miss out  the undiscovered and unknown cuisines of Maharashtra.


 

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. You know I learnt eating khichdi Iin Maharashtra. Being vegan I like few cuisines from this warrior land and my favorite is vada pao. Lol.. The thecha looks stimulating. Now I’m getting hungry 😛

  2. Amazing pictures! They’ve managed to put together almost all famous Maharashtrian delicacies. I’ve heard a lot about thecha. Definitely trying this place the next time I crave for spicy food!

  3. SO true Maharashtrian cuisine is so much more than vada pav and sabudana vada, and I am glad you got such a delicious opportunity to relive these delicacies. Your photographs makes me want to eat up your blog.

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