HappleyFit Blog - Healthy Maharashtrian Recipes

The State of Maharashtra, has so much to offer, where food is concerned! With their simple choices of vegetables, and unique spice blends, they bring both health and great taste to the plate and palate! Here are five popular Maharashtrian recipes, that are loaded with nutrients, these recipes can be made easily and can be enjoyed by all!

At HappleyFit, we curate menus, based on what’s cooked at home. No unsourceable ingredients, and unheard of recipes. Simple ‘Ghar Ka Khana’, re-envisioned with the correct nutrition.


Thalipeeth is a popular delicacy in Maharashtra. It is an excellent combination of complex carbs and proteins. Good source of fibre and contains micro-nutrients like iron, folic acid, potassium, calcium and magnesium, also rich in B complex vitamins.

Serving size: 2 medium with 1tsp ghee on each

Best time to have: Breakfast or evening snack

Kothmbir Wadi

Kothimbir Wadi is a steamed snack, made from coriander leaves and gram flour. It is a good source of thiamin and zinc, and a very good source of Dietary fibre, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.

Serving size: 4-5 small wadi with half cup chutney

Best time to have: Breakfast or evening snack

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Kokum Saar

Kokum Saar is a traditional Maharashtrian drink/side dish made using unsweetened Kokum. It is loaded with micro-nutrients like vitamin E, B1, B3, B6, iron, selenium, magnesium and phosphorus, medium chain triglycerides and HCA.

Serving size: 1 cup (150 ml)

Best time to have: Mid-morning snack or during lunch

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Kakdi Chi Koshimbir

A Maharashtrian style cucumber salad, Kakdi Chi Koshimbir recipe is great for summers. It is high in potassium, vitamin C and fibre, excellent for hydration as contains 90% water. Peanuts are a good source of protein and healthy fats.

Serving size: 1 cup (150 ml)

Best time to have: Mid-morning snack or during lunch

Masale Bhaath

No wedding in Maharashtra is complete without a roundel of flavoursome masale Bhaath. A beautiful melody of rice and vegetables cooked in a yummy Good masala, a masale bhaath is a one pot meal that can nourish the soul.Low GI due to addition of veggies to rice. Good source of B complex vitamins.

Serving size: 1 bowl with 1 tsp ghee

Best time to have: Lunch or dinner

In Maharashtra, we believe in the prayer, ‘Anna hain Parabrahma’ . So, do include positive thoughts in your cooking and also include these yummy recipes!

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