When Comfort Food Gets An Innovative Makeover

Desi Food with a Twist
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With a new food outlet popping-up almost every week in the city, Pune is certainly the ultimate gastronomical destination..

This week, we decided to check on the innovative breed who have used the fine art of fusion to create interesting new dishes on their menu.

Dishes that are common but given a real good spin to produce a classic and innovative option for the city foodie. Here is what all we found!!

Karlo Art Kitchen & Café

An Art Kitchen and Café as the name goes, this place nestles in the heart of the city. A quaint bungalow converted to a restaurant makes it both comfortable and quirky.

The menu here if full of innovative recipes that give you a different take on your regular favourites.  Bhakarwadi Millet chat, Sev-tamatar Bruschetta, Hasslebak Excess, Masala Mac and Cheese Gratin.

The quintessential cheese cake with a Motichur twist for dessert is a must try, say their regulars. 

Address: 35/6, Madhav Nivas Lane, Shramasaphallya Apartments, Prabhat Road, Deccan Gymkhana.

Cost:  Rs 750 for two (approx.)


Classy interiors, soothing music, relaxing vibes and food that’s delicious too? MasalaBar in Balewadi is the place to spend those special nights with friends, family or your partner.

A place with realistic names of the dishes and a European style bar that serves dishes right from the streets of North India and the by-lanes down South. From Purani Dilli Wala Sheekh Kabab to Mahabaleshwar Mirchi Fry.

Goat’s cheese mash, an improvised eversion of Misal Pav and Desi Open Tacos are some of their unconventional pics from the menu.

Address: Unit 13 & 14, Cummins India Campus, Balewadi High Street, Balewadi.

Cost:  Rs 1,500 for two (approx.)

Baked & Wired Pizzeria

This place is famous for introducing the Chicago style deep dish pizzas into the food space of Pune. Done with those thick crust or regular cheese burst, then dig into a sinful portion of their deep-dish delicacies.

Giving your regular cheese burst an exotic swap into something cheesier and tastier, this place has Mutton Bolognaise, ham and cheese and fire in the hole for you.

Address: Shop 3, Saniara Apartments, Opposite Nagarwala Dayschool, Kalyani Nagar.

Cost: Rs 800 for two (approx.)


This takeaway and delivery-only place is a perfect example of how Indian food can be fused to create dishes that are mouth-watering.

A spin on the regular veg parathas are their Nutella and Cheese Corn Capsicum paratha and their Butter Chicken and Egg Bhurji Paratha that will leave your hardcore non-veg friend demanding for more.

Address: In and around Aundh

Cost: Rs 800 for two (approx.)


Desserts are ‘the’ food course that see a major innovation and fusion happening and this place does keep up to it.

Serving Apple Cinnamon and Nutella and Mascarpone Jaffles, (Jaffles- that might appear like a sandwich but is a far-off cousin of our old waffles) incidentally.

And, their famed ice cream misals (Puran Poli Ice Cream Misal, Choco Oreo Misal) make it  a place that ought to be visited.

Address: Shop 5, Dr. Herekar Park, Opposite Kamla Nehru Park, Bhandarkar Road, Deccan Gymkhana.

Cost:  Rs 350 for two (approx.)


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#All images and details are indicative and readers are advised to check finer details with the respective outlets. This is not an official #Pune365Review and is intended only for reader information. 

Loveleen Kaur

Loveleen Kaur

She loves travelling, dogs, sarcasm, humour and anything that spells F O O D, in that order. A writer on a journey to make positive stories a morning ritual and give society what it needs the most - optimism !!

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