It’s hard to find a street corner in any city that doesn’t sell these pockets of heaven. We list our top picks from around the streets of Pune.
Founded in 2015, Authenticook is a young company celebrating regional diversity by providing an authentic dining experience in the homes of incredibly talented home chefs. We had a chat with co-founders Ameya Deshpande, Aneesh Dhairyawan and Priyanka Deshpande about the concept, their experiences, our culinary heritage and, of course, food.
A freakshake is a thick, creamy and cakey mashup of heavenly joy. It is basically a HUGE milkshake with a crazy load of toppings from cakes, ice-cream bars, doughnuts to pretzels and brownies. Invented in Canberra, Australia, these desserts have finally migrated to Pune. Thank the heavens for that. Here are the freakiest shakes of Pune.
We all love some level of spice in our food. Most of our palates have evolved to handle a very high level of spiciness. Here are some of our picks for the must try spicy Chicken Curries that Pune has to offer. We assure you they score high on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale. Get on this trail before Shravan begins, Punekars!
Finding a pocket-friendly meal seems to be getting harder these days in Pune. A hundred bucks isn’t what it used to be when it comes to filling your belly. Fortunately, we here at The Punekar have you covered. Listed here are the yummiest locals meals you can eat for under Rs. 100!
Summers are here! Here are the top eight favourite foods of all times, that we Punekars love and look forward to every summer.
Be it marathwada or marwar, Poha or pohe has been the breakfast of choice since one can remember. The spill over or rather adoption of the dish by other parts of the country is purely because it is an easy way out to get some essential carbs and vegetables into our system, packed with taste. In Pune, we have had a few versions of it. Be it the dadpe pohe at Poona Guest House, or the 4 am pohe fix at Amruteshwar.
I have had paani puri from almost all parts of India; and hell, I am Bengali. So, ‘puchka’ is supposed to be like a gospel. But, for me the paani puri of Pune is always on the top of the charts. You could devour these little bursts of joy at Ganesh Bhel or Kalyan Bhel or a roadside vendor opposite Fergusson college or one in any of the galli bolas of Pune; the spicy, sweet, tangy and crunchy pools of flavour will never let you down. And that taste of Pune, you will never find in any other paani puri all over India.
For all those times my parents have called Continental food “too bland” or asked for some chili sauce, I finally have an answer! True to its name, Chutney Sauce Murabba is an indo-fusion restaurant located in the new-found heart of Pune City – Baner. Quaint little place with simple yet enticing interiors and beyond wonderful hospitality that makes you feel right at home. They serve continental dishes and fast food, like pizzas and sandwiches, marinated with Indian spices that make it perfect for the Indian palate. We ended up gorging on about seven different dishes…
Chaat! The very word sends your tastebuds into overdrive. It’s sweet, tangy, spicy, cold and hot all into one. Most chaat dishes have originated in Uttar Pradesh; Bhel and Sev puri have their birth place in Mumbai. But not all offer the tantalising experience at a very pocket-friendly price. Let’s list a few of the best chaat places in town, shall we?