Maharashtrian recipes are very easy to make and anyone can learn it very quickly. Many authentic recipes are there including Puranpoli, Zunka Bhakar, Pithle, Aluchi wadi, etc. But today we are discussing household breakfast recipes that are cooked in almost every house every alternate day. These are simple, easy, quick and tasty Maharashtrian recipes.

Top five Maharashtrian Recipes

1. Maharashtrian Recipes – Kande Pohe

Kande pohe is a famous Maharashtrian recipe. There are many people in Maharashtra who can eat this breakfast daily for a year. Varieties like Potato poha, Tomato poha are always there but Onion poha (Kande Pohe) is very famous in Maharashtra. This dish is also famous in Madhya Pradesh.


  • Poha – 1 bowl
  • Onions – 1
  • Green Chili – 3 to 4
  • Peanuts – 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon/Lime – 1/2
  • Coconut – 1/4
  • Water – 1/2 glass
  • Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 5-6
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar (optional) – 1/4 teaspoon


  1. Take poha in a strainer and keep strainer in a plate.
  2. Add water to it, keep water for 1 minute and then remove plate below the strainer and let water strain.
  3. Keep the poha as it is so that it can get moist.
  4. Remember you should not soak poha for a long time.
  5. Take oil in a pan/kadhai, let it heat and add mustard seeds to it.
  6. Once it crackles, add cumin seeds, chopped chili, curry leaves and fry for 30 seconds.
  7. Then add peanuts and fry for 30 seconds. (Many prefer to add fried peanuts after poha is cooked)
  8. Add onions and fry till its color changes into golden.
  9. Then Add turmeric powder, salt as per taste and sugar (optional).
  10. Take poha in pan/kadhai, mix well.
  11. Put a lid on it for one minute, then remove a lid, mix well and again put a lid on it.
  12. Take cooked poha in a plate; add lime/lemon juice as per your requirement.
  13. Add chopped coriander and grated coconut on it and serve

2. Maharashtrian Recipes – Upma

I have a doubt about this dish whether it belongs to Maharashtra or South India? But wherever this dish was invented, now this is part of Maharashtrian recipes and you can get it in most of the Marathi families. It is tasty as well as healthy.


  • Rava/Semolina- 1 cup
  • Onions – 1
  • Green peas (optional) – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Chopped carrot (optional) 1/2 tablespoon
  • Urad Dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chili – 3 to 4
  • Peanuts (optional) – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon/Lime – 1/2
  • Water – 2 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 4 to 5
  • Hing/ Asafetida – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste


  • Take rava in a pan/kadhai and add little oil to it.
  • Roast rava till its color changes to light golden.
  • Take out rava in a plate and clean the pan/kadhai.
  • Now, take a pan/kadhai again, heat oil in it.
  • Add mustard seeds, let it crackle.
  • Then add hing, cumin seeds, green chili, curry leaves, urad dal and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add peanuts (optional) and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Fry chopped onion adding to it, till its color gets golden.
  • Steam chopped carrot and green peas and add to it, fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Then add roasted rava to it, mix well and add hot water.
  • Keep stirring it so that it won’t make clogs.
  • Once mixed well then keep a lid on it on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander and add little lime juice.
  • Upma is ready to serve.

3. Maharashtrian Recipes – Shira

There are two types of Marathi people, one who can’t eat many sweets and another stay away from sweets. This Maharashtrian recipe is not limited to breakfast. It is related to culture. Whenever there is something good happens people make this dish. In other parts of India, it is known as Halwa.


  • Rava/Semolina – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Milk/water – 2 cup
  • Cardamon Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Dry fruits – 2 teaspoon


  1. Take rava in a pan or kadhai add ghee to it.
  2. Roast it on low flame till you get light golden color and ghee fragrance from it.
  3. Then add hot milk into it and keep stirring till it’s mixed well without any clog.
  4. You can add water instead of milk as well.
  5. Then add sugar and cardamom powder in it.
  6. Mix well and keep a lid on it for 5 minutes on low flame.
  7. Remove lid mix it again, add crushed dry fruits and serve.

4. Maharashtrian Recipes – Sabudana Khichadi

When we here word sabudana, we remember fasting but this Maharashtrian recipe becomes famous as a morning breakfast. No doubt this is one of the tastiest dishes you can have in Maharashtra.


  • Sabudana – 1 cup
  • Grind peanuts – 1 cup
  • Cucumber – 1/2 of small size
  • Potato – 1
  • Green chili – 3 to 4
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Lemon/lime – 1/2
  • Ghee/oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Water (to soak sabudana) 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak sabudana for 5 to 7 hours.
  2. Take peanuts, roast it then let it cool and then grind it into a grinder.
  3. Now take soaked sabudana and grid peanuts and mix it well.
  4. Add salt and sugar (optional) to it.
  5. Take ghee/oil in a pan or kadhai and let it heat.
  6. Add cumin seeds and chopped chili and fry for 30 seconds.
  7. Then add grated cucumber to it and fry till its water gets absorbed.
  8. Take finely chopped small pieces of potato and add to it.
  9. Fry till potato gets soft.
  10. Once potato gets soft and a mixture of sabudana and grind peanuts.
  11. Mix well, put a lid on it and keep on low flame for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove lid, mix well again and put the lid.
  13. Cook for 2 minutes and your sabudana khichadi is ready to serve to add little lime juice.

5. Maharashtrian Recipes – Thalipeeth

This is my favorite too! This authentic dish you may not get in other parts of the country. It is a very healthy recipe having so many ingredients made in almost no time. You may not find it in most of the restaurants but if you are coming to Maharashtra, research where you can get it and do taste it.


  • Jowar flour/White millet flour – 1 cup
  • Genhu flour/ Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Bengal gram flour/Besan – 1/4 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Coriander – 1 tablespoon
  • Ajwain – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – cup


  1. Take 3 flours and add together.
  2. Add chopped onion, tomato and coriander to it.
  3. Also add ajwain, red chili powder, and salt as well.
  4. Mix it together to form a dough.
  5. As tomato consists of water it can be used to make a dough, you can add water as required.
  6. (Instead of these veggies you can make Thalipeeth of only cucumber or onion + cucumber as well)
  7. The dough should be very soft.
  8. Take a pan and add oil to it.
  9. Option 1: [Let the oil be lukewarm, then take handful part of dough.
  10. Make a round and spread it on oil by using your hands.
  11. You have to keep pressing it till it gets evenly spread like paratha.]
  12. Option 2 : [If you are afraid of putting your hand in pan then you can use a different method.
  13. Take a wet plain white cotton cloth or muslin cloth on a plate.
  14. Add oil to your hands, take handful part of the dough, make round and spread it on plate evenly like paratha.
  15. Now, heat oil in a pan and take that cloth with dough spread on it.
  16. Keep the dough side towards pan and gently put it on oil and remove cloth immediately]
  17. Option 3: [you can spread handful part of the dough on your hand as well.]
  18. Make a hole with the help of a knife.
  19. Let it cook for 5 minutes on low-medium flame by keeping a lid on it.
  20. Remove lit, flip on other side and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  21. Thalipeeth is ready to serve with pickle and curd.


This article about Maharashtrian recipes for breakfast does not include some popular recipes because I have mentioned those recipes which are famous in a household than the restaurants. But I would like to do some honorable mentions and it includes vada pav, bhaji pav, misal pav, bread pakoda, etc.

To know about top five south Indian breakfast recipes click on South Indian Breakfast Recipes

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