Snack Away On These Heavenly Local Favourites

Maharashtrian Snacks
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Authentic Maharashtrian Snacks are prepared with simple elements and ingredients that are combined together to give you truly heavenly that can satisfy any appetite.

From the crispy Sabudana vada to the healthy Thaiipeeth, this city has it all. Almost eery nook and corner has an outlet that can give you the taste of local cuisine. 

Pune365 took a tour of the city to identify the popular outlets for these for these mouthwatering and scrumptious Maharashtrian snacks.


Thalipeeth is a type of multigrain pancake in which dough is prepared from the five to six roasted grains, added with onion, coriander, finely cut gree chillies and roasted on a pan. Thalipeeth is one the healthiest breakfast options, served with curd, a scoop of butter and green coconut chutney

Shrimant Misal A popular place for misal that also serves the finest Thalipeeth in the city.

Place: Shrimant Misal, Shop 15, MSFC Campus, Adjacent To Passport Office, Senapati Bapat Road.

Cost for two: Rs 150 approximately

Sabudana Vada

A traditional deep fried snack prepared out of sabudana this are soaked overnight.Mixed with boiled potatoes and roasted peanuts they are are served with green chutney and curd. They are also considered to the best snack during a fast. Prabha Vishranti Gruha is a seventy-five-year-old very outlet for Maharashtrian snacks.

Their menu is limited, but certainly worth trying. Some of their must-try dishes are Khichda, Batata Vada and Misal.

Place: Prabha Vishranti Gruha, Opposite Kesariwada, Kelkar Road, Narayan Peth, Off, Shaniwar Peth.

Cost for Two: Rs 100 approximately

Kothimbir and Alu Vadi

Kothimbir Vadi is a crispy snack made from gram flour and coriander leaves and spices. Alu wadi is made from Patrode leaves( Alu/colacacia leaves). Both the dishes are perfect Maharashtrian starters or side snacks, They are served with green chutney and tastes better when served hot. And Wadeshwar specializes in serving it hot and crispy.

From casual snacking to healthy breakfasts, and from full-fledged midday meals to intimate family dinners, Wadeshwar is the one-stop place for healthy South Indian, Maharashtrian and fusion delicacies. Regulars recommend trying out their Dahi Wada.

Place: Wadeshwar, Survey 1229/A, FC Road.

Cost for two: RS 200 approximately

Misal Pav

Ask anyone in Pune about Misal Pav and they’ll drool. Spicy red gravy (rassa) sev, farsan, chopped onion, lemon and some warm pav… sounds like a flavourful dish, doesn’t it? The eternal Misal Pav has been one of the perfect Maharashtrian quick dishes. Bedekar tea stall is the legendary Misal Pav joint. The misal here is not that spicy but you always ask from their spicy rassa called sample and you’ll know why it is the perfect dish.

Don’t forget to sip their buttermilk and sol kadhi.

Place: Bedekar Tea Stall, Munjabacha Bol, Near Patrya Maruti Temple, Narayan Peth, Sadashiv Peth.

Cost for two: RS 200 approximately

Shegaon Kachori

Kachori’s are of various types but when in Pune, don’t forget to try the hot Shegoan kachoris that are served with green chillies.

The Shegoan kachori is different from the normal kachori because it has a stuffing of pulses (urad and moong especially) or peas and is a delicacy to die for.

Some more dishes that are worth trying are Kachori Burger, Chaat Kachori and Dahi Kachori.

Place: Shri Gajanan Shegaon Kachori, Near Sai Baba Mandir, DP road, Karve Nagar

Cost for two: Rs 150 approximately


#Images are details are for reader information only. Readers are recommended to check finer details at the respective outlets. This is not an official #Pune365 Review of these establishments. 



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