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**Maharashtrian/Konkani Rice Dishes

A tasty collection of delicious rice & pulao dishes from my home state of Maharashtra and my ancestral home land of Goa - which is located in the Konkan region along India´s western coast.

Dahi Bhath Recipe star
My delicious & creamy, spiced yogurt rice is a wonderful way to use leftover rice. This recipe is total comfort food at its best for much of South India & Maharashtra state. Eaten simply with some Indian pickle & crispy papads (lentil wafers), my Dahi Bhath makes for a light & healthy meal.

Jhat Pat Seafood Pulao Recipe star
My Quick & Easy Seafood Pilaf is both healthy & delicious -- lovely aromatic rice is combined with jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp & scallops to create this amazing dish filled with bold flavors & textures. In Marathi, "jhat pat" translates directly into super quick - describing this dish perfectly.

Jhat Pat Shrimp Pulao Recipe star
In Marathi, “jhat pat” means quickly and my Jhat Pat Shrimp Pulao is exactly that! This simple shrimp & rice dish is the absolute perfect recipe for a quick, one-pot weeknight meal. It even works well for entertaining those last minute dinner guests. So try making this dish soon :-)

Kesari Bhath Recipe star
My Sweet Saffron Rice is simply heavenly and can be eaten at anytime - as part of a meal or as a dessert or even a tea time snack. This recipe comes straight out of grandmother´s very own kitchen, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Kolambi Bhath Recipe star
My delicious Konkani Shrimp Rice is a simple & tasty meal, serve it with some fresh yogurt & crispy papads. This dish is a huge family favorite, a great one-pot meal that can be enjoyed any day of the week.

Mango Saffron Rice Recipe star
Known as Amba Kesari Bhath in Maharashtra, this delicious and easy rice dish is made with fragrant saffron and sweet mangoes. This decadent combination is indeed heavenly, this dish is always made on special occasions, festivals and holidays.

Masala Bhath Recipe star
Masala Bhath is one of my favorite rice recipes for many reasons – it’s delicious, has loads of vegetables and is full of flavor. It is also a recipe that has been in my family for generations and is always made on special occasions. When I eat it, I am reminded instantly of India :-)

Savory Coconut Rice Recipe star
One of my all time favorite Maharashtrian recipes - my Savory Coconut Rice is simple and light, it´s the perfect side dish to any delicious meal. Try it with some chicken curry, vegetarian dal or your favorite kebabs.

Shengdanya Chi Bhath Recipe star
My Spicy Peanut Rice is a wonderful representation of Maharashtrian fare & is a must try for all peanut lovers! But if peanut allergies pose an issue, no worries - just substitute chickpeas in place :-)

Spicy Ivy Gourd Rice Recipe star
The ivy gourd is a delicious vegetable commonly eaten throughout India. These look like small finger-like cucumbers but have a texture similar to baby zucchinis. They are known in Marathi as “tondli” and in Hindi as “tindora”. Tondli Bhath is a typical Maharashtrian specialty - try it soon :-)

Vangi Bhath Recipe star
This particular dish holds so many wonderful childhood memories for me - my grandmother's very own recipe for her delicious eggplant and rice dish is always a winning combination and a big favorite in my house. Try it for your family today :-)

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