Navratri Food Delight

With just a few days left for Navratri to get over, here are a few places to get your Navratri delights…

Swaying your hands to the dandiya beats and making the bright festival of Navratri even better is the sumptuous food being eaten during those 9 days. But you just cannot have any kind of food. It must have the religious do’s and don’ts. So for the last two days, we provide you with the places where special Navratri food is being served for those who want to feel religious with food.


Utsav Ki thaliThe Indian food joint – Mast Kalandar – entices one and all with their two traditional thalis, called ‘Utsav Ki Thali‘ and ‘Vrat Ki Thali‘. One can try out special delights from North India till October 14th at all of their outlets. Both the thalis would be available at just Rs 189.
What you get in the ‘Utsav Ki Thali‘ are quite a few delicacies from UP and Central India. Some of the amazing dishes to found in this thali are Nawabi Matar Paneer, Chole, Dum Banarsi Aloo, Pulav, Matar Puri, Masala Puri, Pyaz Pakoda Chat, Gulab Jamun and Kachori. The Vrat Thali will provide a variety daily like Aloo ki Subzi, Kuttu Ki Pooris, Kele Ka Chaat, milk based dessert and Kuttu ki Pakodi.
Address & Contact: 1. Shivshakti Complex, Shop no 228, Opp Ravi Electrical, Baner Road, Baner; Call 020-65610000. 2. Hotel Sahara Building, Senapati Bapat Rd; Call 020-4120 6022. 3. Ground Floor, Konark Industrial Area Building, Viman Nagar Rd, Viman Darshan Society.


Navratri ThaliWhy not eat some delectable Navratri delights in style? It can happen, at least till October 12th, at Keys Cafe where a Navratri Thali is being offered at Rs. 650 all inclusive for two guests. You can try out mouth-watering dishes like Kache Kele Ke Chaat, Jeera Aloo, Paneer Kaju Bhurji, Sabudana Khichdi, Swang Ke Chawal, Kaddu Ka Raita, Kuttu /singhara Flour Puri/Roti, apart from desserts like Assorted Cut Fruits and Kuttu Ke Aate Ka Halwa. The best part would be that you can eat all this in a silver thali. But simplicity is the keyword here. You can catch this thali between 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10.30pm.
Address & contact: Keys Hotel Pimpri, Pune, 31/6 Old Mumbai – Pune Highway, Next to Bank of Maharashtra; Call 020-39441000.


Khandani Rajdhani - Navratri Vrat thaliTraditional food at Rajdhani Thali is a must for most of us and they now are celebrating Navratri with their special Navratri Upwas thali. Since it is the time when people refrain from certain food items, Rajdhani will be cooking the food items with the right veggies and spice. What you can expect here are delicacies like Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Wada, Paneer Tomato, Aloo Sukha, Rajgiri Puri, Shrikhand and much more. You can have this thali at Rs. 275 only. You can have till October 13th.
Address & Contact: 1. Near Bal Gandharv Theatre, Congress Bhavan Road, Off JM Road. 2. 2nd Floor, Phoenix Market City, Nagar Road. 3. Level 2, East Block, Amanora Town Centre, Hadapsar Kharadi Bypass, Hadapsar.