Hungry & Broke? We Found Five Amazing Thalis In Pune That Cost Less Than INR 500

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While you’re in Pune, the hub of Maharashtrian culture in the state, why not savour the local cuisine without burning a hole in your pocket? Get the most delicious varieties of Maharashtrian thalis, which cater to all kinds of foodies- be it the vegetarians or the non vegetarians. Pune embraces all!

Maratha Samrat, Kothrud

Based in Kothrud and Baner, Maratha Samrat has been a pioneer in mouth-watering Maharashtrian delicacies and especially non-vegetarian food. Experimenting with Malvani, Kolhapuri, and Varadhi styles, Maratha Samrat has brought Pune peeps delectable options. What adds to the experience is its very pleasant casual dining surroundings. There are also a couple of tables outside which on a cool evening give an amazing experience, apart from a small indoor AC section and a more intimate section on the first floor. The decor reflects simplicity and is spotlessly clean.

This menu, attractive for the non-vegetarian foodies in the city, is a absolutely worth a look! All thalis are under INR 500. Well, we walked out of the restaurant with a smile on our faces. And that’s why we recommend Maratha Samrat to you!

New Pune Boarding House, Sadashiv Peth

Although the decor is not too fancy and extremely simple, the food is absolutely delicious. Meant for absolute vegetarian cravings, New Pune Boarding House in Sadashiv Peth offers two vegetable dishes, lentils, rice, rotis and yoghurt. The typical Marathi gravy called ‘vaalachi ussal’ is a Thursday special treat at this restaurant. This restaurant sure tops the list of homely food. The maharashtrians will feel the nostalgia of their grandmom’s gourmet.

The thali here is just INR 200, and guess what? Mobile wallets also work here! So don’t worry if you’re short of cash!

Hotel Kaveri, Wagholi

Recently, we had those crazy maharashtrian food cravings which brought us to Hotel Kaveri in Wagholi, the oldest branch in the chain, where we walked in with hunger pangs at their max. And guess what? The chicken and mutton thalis of different kinds blew our minds away! The plain mutton thali has mutton curry served with unlimited helpings of bhakri or chapati, rice and gravy. The special thalis have an additional sukkha {or dry} chicken/mutton dish. Spicy enough to give you all the Kolhapuri feels right here in Pune, this is a must-visit restaurant for your thali cravings!

For a meal under 500, this is one of the best options we explored! So should you!

Janseva Bhojnalay: Deccan

At Deccan Gymkhana, this lunch-home gives a very lively vibe. Adored by a lot of Punekars for its simplicity, Janseva Bhojnalay serves absolutely delicious vegetarian thalis. With amazing service at this restaurant, you don’t even have to wait to get a refill for the unlimited thalis. What serves to be a nostalgia for most Punekars, this restaurant does not fail to make new memories with the new visitors. The thali here is one of the few remnants of the pure puneri marathi culture. The taste never disappoints and compared to the price it is a real treat. So, if you’re truly a foodie at heart, you really can’t miss this one at FC Road!

Thalis under 250 bucks are a real treat, don’t you think?

Shabree Restaurant, FC Road

Authentic Marathi Thali, good for first timers and tourists, and easy on the pocket! Quite soothing and cosy, they have a nice aroma floating in the air which gives you a feeling that something good awaits you inside. The fast and prompt service and courteous waiters are a cherry on the top.

A thali at INR 320 is an absolutely amazing deal for kind of experience one gets there! We know it’s true. You check it out too!