Onion Fritters, Kanda Bhajji or Onion Pakoras, Synonyms for true heaven in this season.
Top of the food list for this season, a steaming hot plate of Bhajji is almost always had with a strong cup of tea.
Interestingly, there is no researcher in the world who has been able to crack the mysterious link between the rains and hot steaming bhajjis and strong adrak ( ginger) chai.
Pune365 took a stroll around the city to spot hygienic Kanda Bhajjis outlets in the city that can satiate our readers innate rain-food desires!
Be it any season, a visit to this place is essential say their regulars.The crispy hot bhajis served with red sukkah chutney and Green chilly chutney is worth a try if you are in Camp. Bagicha corner also offers a wide range of bhajis including Corn, Paneer, Brinjal and cheese. It is also famous for special creamy shakes, so if you’re not a chai lover with steaming hot bhajis, have a sip of the famous strawberry creamy shake.
Cost for two: Rs 200
Place: Shop 2, Sterling Centre, Opposite Hotel Aurora Towers, MG Road-Camp, Pune.
Tea Trails Café
As the name suggests the café offers the finest tea, and what goes best with Chai is Kanda Bhaji. The steaming hot bhaji served with, green mint chutney with fired chillies. The variety of bhajis and slow music will calm your soul completely. Their menu features different types of Pakoras including chicken, Corn, chilli cheese and egg. Don’t forget to taste their wide range of tea as well.
Cost for Two: Rs 200
Place: Shop 16/115, Rainbow Plaza, Near Shivar Garden Chowk, Pimple Saudagar, Pune.
Chai Pani Ki Kahani
This place is located in Kharadi It park and is often overcrowded for their apparently heavenly bhajis. The Kanda bhaji is made to order and served directly from the pan to the plate. They’re served with green coriander chutney, and the taste of their chutney will leave you satisfied with it’s spicy sweet taste. Order any Bhaji’s from the Menu along with the strong adrak tea. Along with that, the Café is also famous for Hot Vada Pav’s, white sauce pasta and garden pizza.
Cost for two: Rs 300
Place: Shop 12, Prospero Project, Near Mount & Glory Ground, Kharadi, Pune.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mall head to Pappu Chaiwala, one of the well known outlets for chai and Kanda bhaji. Their hot fried crispy onion bhaji and chutney is spicy and exactly how Punekars like it. Their menu is limited but extremely scrumptious and from what their reviewers say, you won’t regret it. Also, Don’t forget to try their Vada Pav.
Cost for two: Rs 250
Place: F1J, 1st Floor, Seasons Mall, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Pune.
Located in the crowded area of the city, Tapasya is worth trying for their zesty bhajis. People from all over the city visit Tapasya especially for their steaming hot bhajis and Misal Pav. Bhajis are served with spicy red chutney and green mint chutney and chillies. Apart from Kanda Bhaji and misal, the place is also famous for their Potato, Ghosavale Bhaji.
Cost for two: Rs 250
Place: 752, Shivleela Chambers, Kumthekar Road, Sadashiv Peth, Pune.
#All images and prices mentioned are only indicative. Readers are advised to check details at individual outlets. This is not an official #Pune365 review and is purely for reader information.
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