10 Maharashtrian Wedding Foods That Are Tastefully Simple and Delicious!

10 Maharashtrian Wedding Foods That Are Tastefully Simple and Delicious!


If you’ve gone through our blog on Maharashtrian wedding rituals, then you’d know that a Maharashtrian wedding is known for its traditional simplicity and cheerfulness. Similarly, their festive foods are a blend of heritage tastes and simple delicacies. Though some Maharashtrians are non-vegetarian, the wedding food menu will usually consist of vegetarian food. Scroll on to learn more!

 

KOKUM SHERBET

Kokum sherbet is a welcome drink served at Maharashtrian households and can also be served at weddings as a thirst quencher. As the name suggests, it is a juice made from kokum. It is seasoned with jeera and black salt for flavouring.

KOKUM SHERBET

 

BATATA VADA

‘Batata’ refers to potato in Marathi. It is basically a ball of mashed potato coated with a thick layer of besan (a kind of batter). Makes for a great appetiser at Maharashtrian weddings. Served best with chutneys.

BATATA VADA

 

MIXED VEGETABLE BHAJJIS

In other words, vegetable fritters. Bhajjis are a standard starter in every Maharashtrian household. Spinach and methi, onion and potato are often used.

MIXED VEGETABLE BHAJJIS

 

BHARLI VAANGI

This refers to stuffed brinjal/eggplant and is an authentic Maharashtrian dish that is present at all weddings and functions. It is packed with flavour due to the choice spices used in its preparation. It can be eaten with roti or rice.  

BHARLI VAANGI

 

BATATACHYI BHAJJI WITH MASALA PURI

It is the Maharashtrian version of potato fry or curry seasoned with spices and served with puri. (Deep-fried puffed bread).  Can be accompanied with onion slices, lemon wedges, coconut chutney or pickle.

BATATACHYI BHAJJI WITH MASALA PURI

 

MASALA BHAAT

Masala bhaat is essentially vegetable pulao. It is served as a main course in Maharashtrian functions. Its delectable texture and spicy flavour make it a popular dish.

MASALA BHAAT

 

VARAN BHAAT

This is another rice-based dish. It is usually a Maharashtrian staple and made during festivals or pujas as well but can also be served at weddings. It is basically lentils/toor dal eaten with plain rice. Contrary to other Maharashtrian foods, it is not spicy at all and has a smooth, light texture.

VARAN BHAAT

 

PURAN POLI

This is a sweet-dish that is popular among Maharashtrian families. It is a jaggery filled chapaati that can be eaten on its own but goes great with ghee, kudi or any other gravy.

PURAN POLI

 

SHRIKHAND

Another traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish that is made from strained yoghurt and sugar. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine. It is flavoured with cardamom or saffron. Fruits and nuts are added as well.

SHRIKHAND

 

RAVA CHE LADOO

Rava che ladoo is a sweet made from semolina (sooji), cashew nuts and homemade ghee. They are traditional and made during festivals, pujas, weddings or any other small function as well.

RAVA CHE LADOO

 

 



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