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
Address & other details: Metkut
Meal for 2: 300 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian
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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.
They have 2 restaurants 5 buildings apart. One is a thali only restaurant and the other is an a la carte only restaurant.
We landed up at the a la carte one.
The interiors were nice and ambience good
The menu card was thoughtfully made – with pictures and explanations for food by region.
Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Khandeshi vangyachi ( mashed roasted aubergines cooked with spices ) was outstanding – beyond words.
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
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
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
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
Taktai was brilliant – chaas ( buttermilk) with outstanding tempering. Rate it 4.75/5
Khamanga khakri was a salad with cucumber, peanuts, green chillies and cumin (jeera). It was good. Rate it 3.5/5
Mishra koshimbir was a simple nice runny raita that cut thru the masalas very well. Rate it 4/5
For cereals we had Jwarichi bhakri (bread made from jowar), Tandhiiachi bhakri & Bharit amboli.
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.
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