Each region in Maharashtra has their own kind of cuisine
depending on its geographic location. Coastal Maharashtrian
cuisine is largely dependent on freshly ground spices
and use coconut abundantly. The ghat areas however use dried
spices and masalas and garlic dominates. Be it the aromatic
masala bhaat or the ever popular vada
pav and Sabudana.
Like most of the coastal states of India, Marathi food uses
lots of fish and coconuts.
As in all other parts of India, there is an enormous variety
of vegetables in the regular diet. Grated coconuts spice many
kinds of dishes, but coconut oil is not very widely used as
a cooking medium. Peanuts and cashewnuts
are widely used in vegetables. Peanut oil is the main cooking