#BudgetEats – When The Wallet Turns Light

Food under Rs 50 in Pune
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The dreaded end of the month is when your bills run high and the cash flow goes dry. Such times are when you most crave lip-smacking morsels for a fraction of the price.

The pursuit of pocket-friendly eats led us to these gems in the city that dish out marvelous fare priced well under Rupees 50.

Thecha Omelet

If you happen to be in Viman Nagar then you must head on over to Misal Ani Barach Kahi. Their menu plays with authentic Maharashtrian flavours to serve up some quirky yet delicious dishes. The Thecha omelet brings you the sunshine yellow goodness of a fluffy egg with the zing of a spicy thecha. Not overtly spicy, this is a must try.

Where : Misal Ani Barach Kahi, Viman Nagar
Cost       :  Rs. 40 per plate


Litti Chokha

Litticious is the address of authentic Bihari Litti Chokha in town. Their Litti chokha plate dishes up some sattu stuffed bati with a tangy chokha bharta. Served with pure ghee, green chutney and achar, this one is one delectable mouthful.

Where : Litticious- The Litti Chokha Shop, Wakad
Cost       :  Rs. 40 per plate


Chicken Biryani (Half)

Although this one tugs at your purse strings over 50 INR, what’s a measly 10 rupees, when you are promised Chicken Biryani! Their half plate biryani is perfect for a single diner with a roaring appetite. This café flaunts several other combos that are budget friendly as well.

Where : Mini Meals, Nigdi
Cost       :  Rs. 60 per plate


Chicken Steamed Momos

Momos are the ultimate meal to beat hunger pangs after a long day. Steaming little pockets of succulent chicken, these are brought to you with a tangy chilli sauce and the quintessential mayonnaise. Delhi’ites swear by these for a happy tummy!

Where : Peter’s Momo Center, Bavdhan
Cost       :  Rs. 50 per plate


Single Veggie Pizza

Should you dig onion, capsicum, bell peppers and olives on a cheesy base, then this veggie pizza is for you. This one is a real stunner as their pie can give larger Pizza chains a run for their money.

Where : The Mocktail Den, Katraj
Cost       :  Rs. 50 per plate



#All prices mentioned are indicative and readers are advised to check with individual outlets to confirm rates. Images used for representation purpose only.

Aditi Balsaver

Aditi Balsaver

A rapacious reader and animal lover, Aditi is a traveler on weekends and a writer at night..
Aditi Balsaver