Vadas, Pavs, Puris and Batatas are things that make up a typical Maharashtrian meal. The land of the Marathas, this state offers a delicious cuisine that includes many classic Parsi dishes as well. Traditionally, Maharashtrians have considered their food to be more austere than that of other regions in India. A true Marathi meal is high on taste and flavor and includes a spectrum of dishes ranging from mild to super spicy. These restaurants in Delhi hit bull’s eye when it comes to Maharashtrian cuisine.
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A fancy outlet that will instantly transport you to Bombay (not Mumbai) with its décor and ambience. The lively and energetic atmosphere is sure to pick you up and the food adds to the charm. The menu is loaded with Parsi, Irani and Bombay’s characteristic food items like the Shrewsbury Biscuit, Irani Chai and the state’s signature Vada Pav. If you ever do manage to make it past the awesome starters, do try the Bohra Keema Pav, Eggs Kejriwal (named after Mr. Devi Prasad Kejriwal and not whom you are thinking of) and the Breach Candy Awesome Okra.
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The capital’s craft hub and one of the most innovative eating outlets come together, tt’s a match made in heaven, to say the least. Café Lota has a relaxed and chilled out atmosphere and the food makes it even better. The place offers regional classics but with a twist. Yes it does sound whacky because that’s exactly what it is! Try their Bhappa Doi Cheesecake, Mushroom Uttapam and Mushroom Khichdi and you’ll know what we mean.
Where: Kasturba Gandhi Marg
The Maharashtra Sadan is clearly one of the prettiest things that have happened to the Capital. Complete with beautiful domes and stone structures, this place delights you even before you’ve tasted their food. The restaurant is magnanimous with a menu that is exhaustive. The food is impeccable and they offer a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis to choose from. The Marathwada and Parsi Thalis are must trys!
Mumbai – Kingdom Of Dreams
The Kingdom Of Dreams is best known for it’s breathtaking musicals and plays. But what also makes the place a hot favorite is the Culture Gully which a street full of stalls with food from different state capitals of India. The street is a feast for the eyes (too). Shaped in the form of an actual local train, The Mumbai stall offers traditional savories from the region like Puran Poli with Shrikhand, Mutton Keema Pav, Kanda Bhajia and Maska Pav Bhaji. *profuse drooling*
Where: GK II
Located right next to Savitri Cinemas in GK 2, Country Curries is a Desi food junkies’ delight! A takeaway outlet, this place offers a variety of dishes from around the country. The cuisines on the menu include Maharasthrian, Bengali, Chettinad, Andhra, Kashmiri and Rajasthani with a selection of Biryanis as well. Their Marathi Gauti Chicken and Anglo Indian Meatball Curry are something that you absolutely cannot miss.
Maharashtra Food Stall
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Yet another jewel in Dilli Haat’s crown, the Maharashtra Food Stall is a delight for the homesick Marathi Maanus. The place serves a variety of dishes from this state, some of their specialties including the Sabudana Khichdi, Misal Pao, Dabeli and Batata Vada.