Maharashtrian Dishes

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  1. Vandhana

    Vandhana Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Lakhmi,

    The only vadis that i am familiar with are Kothimbir Vadi and Alu Vadi( patra). I have given the kothimbir vadi recipe already. But this is like stand alone snack not a curry. I am not aware of curries being made with the vadi.

    As for the sprouted mong sabji, it is called Usal, can be amde with any sprouted bean. I will post the recipe in a day. Just give me some time to draft it up.

    Vandhana
     
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    laksn Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Vandhana,
    Thanks for your reply..I am waiting for the usal recip!

    Regards,
    L
     
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    Usal Recipe

    USAL : The Marathi version of Sundal. Usually goes well with Rotis and kadhi.

    Ingredients:
    1 cup( 240 gms) - moth beans , Whole Moong, Chawli ( black eyed beans) - (soaked overnight and sprouted ),Sprouting is optional
    1 medium sized onion (optional),
    11/2 tsp Goda masala( mahrashtrian Masala),
    1 tsp red chili powder,
    1 tsp grated jaggery or sugar,
    2tbs coconut grated
    chopped coriander leaves,
    1 tsp mustard seeds,
    1 tsp turmeric powder,
    a pinch of asafoetida
    salt to taste
    2 tsps Oil

    Method
    1. Pressure cook the soaked beans in just enough water for 1 to 2 whistles.
    2. Chop onions into small pieces.
    3. Heat Oil in a pan
    4. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and then onions
    5. After onion pieces turn transparent, add the beans ( drained)
    6. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
    7.Add black masala, jaggery, chili powder and salt. Cook again for 3 minutes.
    Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves

    You can add chopped tomatoes and garlic if you like( to be fried along with the onions). Also, you can take 1 tsp of dry roasted jeera and grind it with coconut and add it to the Usal mix.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
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    Vandhana,
    I tried Capsicum Besan Sabji just now and came out very well. Simple and yummy. This is first time I am trying a Maharashtrian dish. Thanks for the recipe. Keep posting more.
     
  5. Vandhana

    Vandhana Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Safa,

    Yes it is superbly simple to prepare. And quick too. yes I will definitely post more recipes .

    Vandhana
     
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    laksn Senior IL'ite

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    ReGoda Masala!

    Hi Vandhana,
    Thanks for the usal recipe..Where can I find Goda Masala? and which brand should i buy? PLease let me know!>

    Thanks,
    L
     
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    Hi lakshmi,

    I usually buy the ready made Goda masala. The MDH brand is good. It should be available in the Indian Stores.

    Vandhana
     
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    Hi Vandhana,
    Thanks...I will get that from the Indian store this weekend and try it out..Also for garam masala, which is good? I get confused between the curry powder and garam masala and what not...Can yo u suggest me some good garam masala? for making northie curries?

    L
     
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    Dear Lakshmi,

    I find Everest Garam masala and their Punjabi Garam masala really good. If you do not get everest, then try Badshah brand they have been around for sometime. When ever you buy please check the expiration dates. Mostly the pack will say " best before 2 yrs from manufacturing" . So look for a pack that has an expiration 2 yrs from now.

    Vandhana
     
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    laksn Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Vandhana,
    Thanks for the reply! Waiting to try the usal recipe this weekend! am making it for a pot luck! since I want something that I really like:)


    rgds,
    L
     

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