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