Prakash Shakahari Upahaar Kendra (Horizon Towers, Ranade Road Dadar West, Shivaji Park Mumbai)

In a nutshell:
A small eatery comprising several rooms in which guests share table with strangers, good service, very good food.

facade facade

Address & other details:  Prakash

Meal for 2: 150 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian

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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:
We came to know of this place from the social media.

seating seating

The shop has a large unmissable facade.

There is a Sweet takeaway counter at the entrance of the restaurant.

nothing related to the restaurant but spotted this opposite the restaurant nothing related to the restaurant but spotted this opposite the restaurant

There were Small sections inside the restaurant, with wooden tables and chairs.

A peacock statue outside the restaurant A peacock statue near the restaurant

Everything from the interiors to the semi open kitchen was Very neat and clean. Guests were asked to share tables with strangers – no group got a table to themselves.

another view of facade another view of facade

The staff members were wearing uniform and the traditional maharashtrian cap. The guy serving us was nice. He took care and helped us with the menu as well.

view of one dining hall from the other view of one dining hall from the other – also note the uniform

Menu card was a long list of items with no descriptions.

Menu card Menu card

Food in general was very enjoyable.

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading.

For drink we tried Piyush – a Marathi drink. It was thicker than the other ones we have had in mumbai so far. It is a bit on the sweeter side generally with a very mild feel of sourness. The Piyush at Prakash was very good. Rate it 4/5

Piyush Piyush

We also ordered Kokum sharbat. It had good flavours of kokum and had a very good balance of sweet, salt and sour. Rate it 4/5.

Kokum sharbat Kokum sharbat

The Missal here was very different from the one at Bedekar tea stall Pune. In general the Pune and mumbai versions r different.

Missal Missal

There was no rassa served on top of the missal and it was served without Pav or slice of bread as is customary in most places. This missal had potatoes, different pulses and sprouts , a not so hot but spicy gravy and was topped with sev and onions.

Not too much floating oil, not too much chillies, not too much spices on the face – a very well cooked, balanced dish with interplay of textures.

Rate it 4.25/5

Missal Missal

Wangi pohe was excellent. It was almost like home made. Simple and subtle yet very flavourful and yumm. Flavours of spices made their presence felt and so did flavours of aubergines (wangi) . Super loved it and rate it 4.5/5

Wangi pohe Wangi pohe

Kothimbir vadi was again a masterpiece. It had very crisp outer layer and super soft and yumm inside. The cubes were smaller in size than those at aaswad and hence there was more crust per sq cm.

Kothimbir vadi Kothimbir vadi

That made a difference. However, there was no interesting chutney served with the kothimvir vadi (as in Aaswad). Rate it 4.5/5

Kothimbir vadi Kothimbir vadi

Sabudana vada was a revelation. It takes immense caliber to convert humble sabudana into something as good. The vada was freshly made and was crisp outside and soft inside.

Sabudana vada Sabudana vada

It was not at all chewy which is what the sabudana at many places turns into. Awesome it was. One of the best I hv ever had. Rate it 4.75/5

Sabudana vada Sabudana vada

We also had Solkadi. It had an excellent balance of sweet, salt, hotness , sour and spices. Coconut milk was in the right proportion. Loved it and rate it 4.25/5

Solkadi Solkadi

Overall rating of food at Prakash averages out to 4.3/5

Wud love to get bk there..

Day 2 august 2022

This time we had lovely batata vada with thick coconut chutney, rate it 4/5

We also had some outstanding aluvadi (colocasia leaves wrapped in besan & spices, rolled, sliced & fried), rate it 4.5/5

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