Sight the first shower and you can be sure, a true Puneri begins craving piping hot veg bhajjis, Joshi Vada Pao and ‘Durga ki coffee’.
But this year, we urge you to ditch the old favourites and try our carefully curated list of mouth-watering monsoon bites from these new eateries across the city..
And yes, we made sure they’re pocket friendly too..
Momo Noodle Soup
Raining cats and dogs outside? Worry not as you get more time to slurp a hot bowl of soup with veggies, noodles and stuffed momos. The tangy sauce gives it that extra kick and those floating dim sums keep you fuller for longer.
Where: Café PeterDonuts, Kothrud
Price: Rs 175 onwards
Corn Au Gratin:
We all love savouring our favourite monsoon delicacy; The CORN right? So here is a corn dish with a twist. This creamy, corny and super cheesy platter is perfect for those lazy monsoon weekends. It’s sweet, savory, and decadent all at once.
Where: Corn Club, FC Road
Price: Rs 99
Choco Nut Mousse
What’s better than a holistic super food for those cheat days or mid-week cravings .This nutty, gooey, chocolaty and banana sweetened nutri dessert is an instant crowd pleaser. The feeling of having a cold dessert this monsoon is inimitable.
Where: The Green Chef, Wadgaon Sheri
Price: Rs 79 per portion
Pune’s Maramari with Ghar ka Aloo Sandwich
Monsoons are incomplete without a cup of ‘Chai’! Pune’s Maramari at the Chai Shai is none than the regular but definitely better. A sip of this household national beverage with their famous Ghar ka Aloo Sandwich will transport you to your hometown instantly.
Where: Chai Shai, Vimannagar
Price: Rs 60 and Rs 80 respectively
Roasted Broccoli Soup
Since this is about unconventional monsoon recipes, this had to make the list. OW’s trusted bowl of broccoli with some cream cheese, a dash of lemon and Parmesan is so tempting that, you won’t think twice diving into the bowl.
Where: Open Window Café Bistro, Shivaji Nagar
Price: Rs 220 per serving
Chicken and Cheese Ratatouille
Serving French delicacies right from their kitchen is Pardon Me French. Their Chicken and Cheese Ratatouille (crepes stuffed with veggies and chicken) complimented with some coleslaw is what one needs to get over those Monday blues.
Where: Pardon My French, SB Road
Price: Rs 180 per serving
*Prices are subject to applicable taxes and charges. Please check prices with the restaurant before visiting or ordering.
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