With ever so many food outlets mushrooming in the city, Pune is definitely the ultimate foodie paradise. You name a cuisine and you will find over a dozen outlets that can whip up your favourite dish. Yet, there are times when you just want to savour a bit of it all and bury yourself in a scrumptious, wholesome Thali..
Thali indulgence as we call it, is epitomised by the huge variety that a typical Gujarati and Rajasthani thali gives you. From the ultimate savoury to the delicious mains and culminating in the mouth watering desserts. They have it all!
Pune365 went on the hunt to find the perfect list of homely, piping hot, delicious thalis and this is what we found:
This casual dining outlet is always bustling with customers, making you long for that scrumptious thali. Specialising in only thalis of various cuisines, (Gujarati, North Indian, Maharashtrian), it is a popular outlet for all ages groups.
Their menu changes every day and serves multiple roti options, sweets, salads, vegetables, rice, dal and more. And yes, since the summer is here, do not miss their unlimited ‘aamras’. A visit during any festival will spoil you for choices as they offer special menus too.
Address: 636, Pulachi Wadi, Deccan Gymkhana.
Cost: Rs 600 for two (approx.)
Cuisines: Gujarati, North Indian, Maharashtrian
On entering this thali outlet, you will be served with a welcome drink of the day.
The interiors are decent, spacious and airy. There are quite a few options to choose from, though in comparison to the others, a little less.
You may have to order an extra side dish if you wish to try some of their specials. They also serve offer meal boxes and special meal boxes and a full parcel enough for four adults at a reasonable price.
Address: Kotwal Complex, Near PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Bhandarkar Road, Deccan Gymkhana.
Cost: Rs 650 for two (approx.)
Cuisines: Gujarati, Rajasthani
Sri Murlidhar Veg Thali
Tucked in the quaint lanes of old Pune, this decently priced outlet is where one should head to have an authentic home thali flavour.
Apart from the decent Gujarati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian thalis this place offers, their simple and flavour rich khichdi and fresh ‘aamras’ is what many look forward to here.
This prepaid outlet has a variety of savoury and sweet dishes to offer, including ‘aamrakhand, moong dal halwa and gulab jamun’.
Address: Shop 219, Narayan Peth, Opposite Bhide Bridge, Kelkar Road, Sadashiv Peth.
Cost: Rs 250 for two (approx.)
Cuisines: Gujarati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian thali
This vegetarian restaurant serves only a Gujarati thali, yet with a vast array of dishes.
In as little as 150 rupees, two people can have a healthy and hearty meal. For those who haven’t tried a gujrati thali in Pune and are not afraid to experiment with the cuisines of India, this is the place.
And of course, for its lovers, this is paradise. Their efficient army serves you with piping hot vegetables and fluffy rotis and puris, while you satiate your craving for a home cooked meal from Gujarat.
Address: 47, Destination Centre, Magarpatta City, Magarpatta.
Cost : Rs 150 for two people (approx.)
Paramhans Pure Veg
A Pocket friendly neighbourhood outlet, Paramhans serves some delectable Rajasthani thali variants. It starts from special dal baati churma on to dal baati tadka, moving to dal baati thali and then the unlimited rajasthani thali.
In their a-la-carte menu, they also serve some typical rajasthani vegetable dishes like rajasthani kadi, rajasthani raita and besan gatta masala.
Address: Balewadi Phata, Baner. Near Vadacha Bus Stop, Van Devi Mandir, Karve Nagar.
Cost: Rs 500 for two (approx.)
Cuisines: Rajasthani, North Indian, Chinese
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