From Pomfret to bhakri, Maharashtrian cuisine has it all. Imagine all of these irresistible delicacies sitting in front of you on a thali. Here are a few joints where you can devour good Maharashtrian meals.
Khadpe’s, Prabhadevi’s hidden gem, serves you with the most authentic Malvani meals and is definitely a treat for your taste buds. We gave the Fish Thali (₹330) at this joint a try and we only have good things to say about it. The thali consists of fried Pomfret, Sol kadi, rice, 2 types of fish curry, sukha javla Kkismur, and bhakri/vade/chapati. You can choose to replace the Pomfret with Bangda, Surmai, Bombil, Prawns, Mandeli. Tisrya, Crab or Shark Fry.
Address: Khadpe’s Malvani And Konkni Restaurant, Three View Co-Operative Housing Society, 515-A, Shankar Ghanekar Rd, Opposite Bengal Chemical, Dadar West, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400025
Phone: 022 2430 0231
2. Highway Gomantak
Highway Gomantak, started 26 years ago, is a little restaurant with basic interiors but with extremely delicious seafood. We tried the Special Fish Thali (₹450) and it didn’t fail us. It is Bangda fry with Pomfret curry is served with chapatti, rice & accompaniments. The tasteful blend of flavors in this thali will leave you with wanting more of it. Let’s not forget to mention how delicious the prawns masala curry tasted.
Address: Highway Gomantak, 44/2179, Gandhi Nagar, Behind Maratha Store, Service Road, Highway Facing , Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Phone: 022 2640 9692
3. Purepur Kolhapur
When you think of Marathi food, you think of the spices and how delicious it tastes. Purepur Kolhapur has both of those and that tooin abundance. Purepur Kolhapur is one such place, where you can savour the zesty flavours of Maharashtra’s Kolhapur region. Be it the delicious Tambda/Pandra Rassa (red and white chicken gravy), Chicken Dhangari Meal or Vangyachi Bhaji, you’ll get all the fiery flavours you need! The place is known for its exclusive Maharashtrian thali menu.
Cost: ₹650 for two people (approx.)
Vile Parle: 1, 2 Aditya Apartment, Parleshwar Road, Parleshwar Mandir, Vile Parle East.
Dadar: 8, SK Bole Road, Sahakari Bhandar, Agar Bazar, Dadar West.
Sadichha, a small joint located in Bandra, serves you with the most authentic and lip-smacking Maharashtrian dishes. One of the most highly recommended dish is the prawns thali. It comprises of prawns curry, sukke prawns, white rice, two chapattis and a dal. Apart from the prawns thali you can also go for the surmai thali, which has a large piece of fried Surmai and an insanely delicious fish curry.
Address: Shop No. 2/461-A, Ram Nivas, King’s Circle, Matunga East, Maheshwari Udyan, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019
Price: The unlimited thali costs ₹180.
5. Achrekar’s Malvan Katta
Archrekar’s Malvan Katta, a seafood lovers favourite joint, is known for its crispy Surmai Masala. You haven’t gone to a Maharashtrian joint if you haven’t eaten their spicy Sol Kadi and the Sol Kadi over here is to die for. While you are there, do try their crispy fish fry.
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