Rajasthani cuisine is one of the finest amalgamations of India spices and traditional home-grown ingredients cooked to perfection. Being rich in culture, Rajasthan reveals volumes about its traditions and the historical backing through its traditional and authentic taste and cooking techniques. The state of the Maharajas still does their cuisines the way the lords would have savoured it and Pune has numerous outlets serving the delicacies, to give you the taste of the royalty.
Here are some places where you can grab a bite in the rich, flavourful and scrumptious Rajasthani delights.
Baba Ramdev Dhaba
Known to have a perfect hand in making the most famous dish, Dal Baati, they don’t have just one but varieties of it. They are elaborate enough that a plate of Daal Baati can satiate two decent eaters. Keeping up with the countryside vibe, they have the typical ‘Khaat’ styles seating with intricate paintings resembling the heart of the vibrant state. Not to miss on the ‘Desi Ghee’ sweets and the special Rajasthani a-la-carte menu if you are in a mood to experiment. The place sees huge footfalls on weekends, so patience is the key to good food here.
Address: Transport Nagar, Near Bhakti Shakti Garden, Nigdi.
Cost: Rs 400 for two (approx.)
A takeaway and delivery outlet operating from Pimple Saudagar, Marwari Junction is the place for some home-made delights. A small menu offers all things yummy right from Gattey Ki Sabzi, Aloo Tamatar Curry, Plain Kadhi, Missi Puri Dabji Combo, Senv Ki Bhaji or the popular Dal Baati Churma.
Address: Near Just Grill, Kunal Icon Road, Pimple Saudagar.
Cost: Rs 200 for two (approx.)
Up for some Rajasthani Chole Puri, Besan Gattey Ke Pulao, Lehsuni Dal, Jalebi or the special Dal Bafla Churma, you just have to Hukam at this casual dining place in Bhosari. The five-page menu also offers Chinese and North Indian and has a special breakfast menu too.
Address: Shop 12, Mantra Moments, Moshi Chikali Road, Chikhali, Moshi, Bhosari.
Cost: Rs 300 for two (approx.)
They bring all the Rajasthani dishes in one platter giving you a run for your money with their rich burst of flavours. Right from their fancy ‘farmaan’ menu to the rustic interiors and servers dresses in traditional attires, Kesariyo is the place to have an extensive experience. Try their season Haldi Ki Sabzi or the extra delicious Gulab Jamun Ki Sabzi, Delicious Dhanwa swee, Coconut Halva, Biscuit Bhakri or Khaman Dhokla.
Address: Shop 22 ABC Rutuja Elegance, Akurdi Railway Station Road, Government Employee Staff Quarters, Pradhikaran, Nigdi.
Cost: Rs 300 for two (approx.)
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 Rajasthani thali, they also offer Gujarati and Maharashtrian thalis. 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.)
#All prices and details are indicative and only for reader information. This is not an official Pune365 Review of these outlets and is only meant to inform readers.
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