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Lunch at this grihasthi satra family home was a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo. In a NUtshell: A wonderful lunch experience at a grihastra satra (someone’s home) with fantastic vaishnavite Satvik vegetarian food. Address & other details: Contactexoticecho@gmail.com Meal for 2: ₹300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian, mostly Satvik Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited … Continue reading Lunch at a boha (residence of vaishnavite) of Shri Shri Bengenaati Satra (Majuli island, Assam)

Yagya Restaurant (Utsav Mangal Karyalaya, Usmanpura, Aurangabad)

 

In a nutshell:Simple spartan interiors, warm & fast service, excellent enjoyable Maharashtrian vegetarian thali.

the home like tasty & good veggie thali

Address & other details: ‘Yagya’ restaurant, Utsav Mangal Karyalaya, Usmanpura, Aurangabad

How to get there: Hop into any auto rickshaw & ask him to take u to ‘Yagya’ restaurant in Utsav Mangal Karyalaya.

Meal for 2: Rs. 260

menu card cum price list - on the wall

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Aurangabad is the base town for Shirdi, Ajanta, Ellora & Daulatabad. So in case u r travelling to any of these places u need to stop over at Aurangabad.

Strangely, if u ask people / search the net, there r not too many convincing answers that u get. Autowallahs & taxi rivers tend to take u to expensive multi cuisine restaurants who r generalists – do not specialize in any ocal cuisine.
I was lucky to have a foodie friend who knew well about Aurangabad & hence it was easier. Be it vegetarian food or the Mughal inspired Nonvegetarian food, I was able to have some very good meals.

Yagya is a small simple spartan eatery that serves only vegetarian unlimited thali @ Rs. 130 per person.

the simple interiors

This restaurant has been around for 25 years now. The staff members speak Marathi & little bit broken Hindi. They are very warm though & treated us as if we were guests at their home.

A signboard outside the restaurant proclaimed – Traditionally moderate, Moderately traditional!!!!! I did not understand that part though.

the strange signboard

Some locals say that their ‘aunt’ or ‘grandma’ can cook better – I am sure they can. But for a tourist looking for good vegetarian food, this is an excellent place to drop by for some ‘home like’ tasty & good food.

The thali was outstanding – None of the Food courts in Delhi NCR serve such a good thali at even double the price of this. As compared to Haldiram’s / Bikanervala etc , this one is much simpler & closer to very good cooked home food & hence less oily & less heavy but very tasty.

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