Metkut (A-la carte restaurant – Jhala Saffire Building, Ground floor, Ghantali Devi Path, thane west) (Thali restaurant – vatika soc, saibaba mandir chowk, ghantali mandir road, thane west, Naupada, Thane West)


They have 2 restaurants – one serving only thali & the other only a – la carte. This is a review of the a la carte restaurant

In a nutshell:

Outstanding Marathi vegetarian food from different parts of Maharashtra

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

Address & other details:  Metkut

Meal for 2: 300 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.

bill - proof of payment
bill – proof of payment

Short description- in case u r in a hurry:

We were recommended this place long back by a friend. One day when we decided to be in thane we looked up social media and this name popped up multiple times.

traditional utensils
traditional utensils

They have 2 restaurants 5 buildings apart. One is a thali only restaurant and the other is an a la carte only restaurant.

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

We landed up at the a la carte one.

different dry chutneys
different dry chutneys

The interiors were nice and ambience good

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Kaju chi Usal

The menu card was thoughtfully made – with pictures and explanations for food by region.

menu card sample page
menu card sample page

Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

Khandeshi vangyachi ( mashed roasted aubergines cooked with spices ) was outstanding – beyond words.

Khandeshi vangyachi
Khandeshi vangyachi

The smoky flavour of aubergine was intact and very enjoyable. The spices made their presence felt but did not overpower the flavours of aubergine. It was unreal….Rate it 4.95/5

Khandeshi vangyachi
Khandeshi vangyachi

Shhahalachi bhajji was a very interesting curry made from thinly sliced baby coconut. The coconut was super soft and had full blown flavours. Masalas did a good job and the dish wAs very enjoyable. Rate it 4.5/5

Shhahalachi bhajji
Shhahalachi bhajji
Shhahalachi bhajji
Shhahalachi bhajji

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Kaju chi Usal had a coconut based thick gravy with soft tender kaju ( cashew). The dish was directionally very good but had less salt. Rate the dish 3/5

Kaju chi Usal
Kaju chi Usal

Katachi amti was a daal preparation- thick , spicy, somewhat hot and excellent to taste. The grains of the dal could be felt but they were super soft. Loved a lot. Rate it 4.5/5

Katachi amti
Katachi amti
Katachi amti
Katachi amti

Taktai was brilliant – chaas ( buttermilk) with outstanding tempering. Rate it 4.75/5

Taktai
Taktai

Khamanga khakri was a salad with cucumber, peanuts, green chillies and cumin (jeera). It was good. Rate it 3.5/5

Khamanga khakri
Khamanga khakri

Mishra koshimbir was a simple nice runny raita that cut thru the masalas very well. Rate it 4/5

Mishra koshimbir
Mishra koshimbir

For cereals we had Jwarichi bhakri (bread made from jowar), Tandhiiachi bhakri & Bharit amboli.

the breads
the breads

Bharit Amboli was a fermented fluffy rice based pancake (somewhat like homemade dosa). Loved it. Rate it 4.25/5

Ukdiche modak (a dessert – grated coconut and jaggery filling inside a dumpling made from rice powder) was good.

Ukdiche modak
Ukdiche modak

The outer layer was soft and not too thick. The filling inside was not over sweet and good to taste. What however failed in this dish was the coconut – it was dry. Rate the 3/5

inside Ukdiche modak
inside Ukdiche modak
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