Vegetables: Small round eggplant The soft texture of stuffed brinjal marinated in spices and herbs in this Traditional Maharashtrian Bharli Vangi is a delicacy that one can’t get over. The eggplant is stuffed with spicy masala and then cooked until perfection.
Vegetables: Okra This is a dry bhindi recipe from the Maharashtrian cuisine. In marathi the word ‘bharli’ means ‘stuffed’ and ‘bhendi’ is ‘okra’. hence the name Bharli bhendi. This is a simple bhindi recipe to make. Cooking the okra does not take much time. Its the preparation and stuffing that takes some time. But fairly easy to make.
Vegetables: Capsicum A simple yet tasty recipe of a sabzi or bhaji made with capsicum (green bell peppers or shimla mirch) and besan (gram flour). In marathi language this recipe is also known as Bhopla mirch chi peeth perun bhaji, where bhopla mirch means capsicum and peeth means flour.
Vegetables: Tomato Tomato bhaji is a tangy and sweet tasting dish. the stars in this dish are tomatoes, peanuts, jaggery and desiccated coconut. This tomato sabzi goes very well with chapatis or as a side dish with varan bhaat or amti or even plain simple dal fry.
Vegetables: Ivy Gourd This is a spiced and tasty ivy gourd rice recipe from the Maharashtrian cuisine. Goda masala is a special spice blend that has distinct aroma and flavor and is used in many Maharashtrian recipes. If you do not have goda masala, then you can add garam masala, but the taste and flavor will change.
Vegetables: Snake Gourd This is a no onion no garlic recipe. Addition of onion is not required but if you want then you can add onions. Made with chana dal, this adds some texture in the dish but also tastes good and some additional protein in the food always helps.
Vegetables: Long Beans The chawli bhaji recipe uses chana dal and coconut. You can skip chana dal, but do add coconut. This sabzi tastes very good with chapatis and can also be served as a side veggie dish with dal and rice.