Rice is such a complete dish in itself, isn’t it? Rice plates in Pune have been complete meals for entire generations of Punekars. What exactly is a rice plate, you ask? Well, it’s basically a normal thali with rice as the central food item instead of roti or bread.
Pune has some massively renowned Thali spots, and this list is a recollection for all of us. Some of these names trigger some nostalgia within us, while some are new but definitely worth checking out. So without further ado, check out these seven places that serve delicious rice plates in Pune!
Satkar Rice Plate, Sinhagad Road
A wholesome Thali with a piece of ‘bangda’ fish is what Satkar Rice Plate on Sinhagad Road is famous for. Add in some ‘solkadhi’, and you have a complete rice plate which is going to have you begging for a nap!
Baramati Thali, MG Road
Operated by a soft-spoken couple from Baramati, this place is famous for its egg, mutton, and fish rice plates. The quantity is sufficient enough for person. Also, make sure to try their ‘Paya’ thali when you’re there!
Hotel Jagdamba, Pune-Bangalore Highway
A simple eatery near Shivapur, Hotel Jagdamba is renowned for its mutton thali and unlimited servings of curry. If you’re a fan of the famous ‘laal rassa’, Hotel Jagdamba is the place you definitely need to check out!
Hotel Swaraj, Shukrawar Peth
A favourite among Punekars for its Mutton rice plate, Hotel Swaraj is the only Solapuri Mutton Thali place in Pune. Their mutton biryani is delicious and if you’re up for it, replace the roti here with ‘tandulachi bhakari’. Hotel Swaraj offers an authentic Solapuri dining experience unlike any other!
Aware Maratha Khanawal, Sadashiv Peth
An extremely popular name in our city, Aware Maratha Khanawal is known for their pocket-friendly and complete rice plates. Mutton thalis as well as veg or egg thalis are definitely worth trying out here!
Swad Fish House, Hadapsar
Just like the name suggests, Swad Fish house is renowned for its fish thalis. They specialise in bombil, bangda, surmai, rawas, and a few other fish rice plates. Their sol kadhi is worth checking out as well! For the quality they offer, their thalis are extremely pocket-friendly, making Swad Fish House a must-stop for weekend lunch plans!
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