Cuisines
The multiple families of Indian cuisine are characterized by their relatively extensive use of spices and herbs. Indian cuisines vary, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse subcontinent. They are also characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques.

Indian cuisines are characterized by exact combination of spices and flavours and the cooking method generally is to saute and simmer the dishes or curries over low heat.

We combine the ancient & the traditional with the modern and take you down the path to losing yourself in the exotic flavours of India.

Gajalee welcomes you to taste the tastiest cuisines of India - The Cuisine of Maharashtra! At Gajalee, we believe, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Enjoy!!!

Maharashtra Cuisines:
The culture of Maharashtra, which reveals itself in many ways, is also reflected in its local cuisine. Overlooking the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea is the western state of Maharashtra, which presents a strong blend of the traditional and the contemporary-each co-existing with the other with surprising ease.

The cuisine of Maharashtra has its own distinctive flavors and tastes. It can be divided into two major sections- The coastal and the interior

The coastal area boasts of its own cuisine, which is a homogeneous combination of Konkani, Malvani, and Goan cuisines. Besides the coastal cuisine, the interior of Maharashtra-has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varadi cuisine.

A lot of spices are used which have dry Red Chilies and other spices like coriander seeds, Peppercorns, Cumin, Cardamom, Ginger, Garlic etc. Some dishes also use Kokum, dried Kokam (Amsul), Tamarind, and Raw Mango (Kairi), Seafood Specialties.

Cuisines - Popular Delicacies:
Vegetarian:
Usal:
This is a very popular and delicious dish made of various sprouts in spicy curry in Maharashtra.

Ghavane:
It is a soft & thin rice dosa and is especially popular in Sindhudurg district. Its netted appearance gives it an even more enigmatic feel.

Bhakri:
It is made of rice flour/Jowari. Bhakri made of rice flour is popular across the coastal Maharashtra and Bhakri made of jowari is popular across Deccan.

Solkadi:
This is an energizing & appetizing drink, highly popular in Maharashtra. It is made from coconut milk and kokum. It tastes tangy and sour.

Non-Vegetarian, Seafood:
Bangda Fry:
This is a very popular dish, especially in Mumbai. The head of the fish called "Bangda" is thrown and the other part is fried as a whole.

Bombil Fry or Bombay duck Fry:
This is an immensely popular dish, especially in north Konkan regions like Mumbai and Vengurla.

Pomfret Curry:
It is a dish consisting of Pomfret cooked in traditional Malvani fish curry. This dish is especially popular in Mumbai.

Non-Vegetarian, Meat:
Kombdi Vade:
This non-vegetarian dish is quite popular in Maharashtra. The dish consists of the traditional Malvani chicken curry (including chicken pieces with bones), vade (also known as puri, which is a fluffy, fried bread of wheat, jowari and corn).

Malvani Mutton Masala:
It is a highly popular dish in the entire Konkan region. Tender pieces of mutton are cooked in a coconut based gravy.