The Essential Marathi Cookbook, a modern, easy-to-use introduction to several Marathi sub-cuisines, travels across the regions and religions of Maharashtra to bring out the most authentic and appetizing recipes from the state.

Journalist and chef Kaumudi Marathé presents a varied and nuanced selection ranging from the delectable entrées long associated with Maharashtra to appetizing and unusual side dishes and a plethora of desserts, as well as lesser-known but equally tantalizing family and regional specialties which have never before appeared in an English-language cookbook.


The comprehensive introduction describes Marathi cooking basics, ingredients and techniques and also explains the special spices used in Marathi kitchens along with the methods for their best use in seasonings.

Packed with personal anecdotes and food memories from the author and other contributors, The Essential Marathi Cookbook is the definitive English language guide to Marathi food and customs.

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