Fancy gorging on Maharashtrian delicacies while sitting in a wada (a traditional Maharashtrian mansion)? We found a place on Balewadi High Street, in Baner where you can have this authentic dining experience. Wada Culture, a new eatery in town is making a buzz with its authentic cuisine and traditional decor.
The authentic flavours of the food are commendable. They have veg as well as non-veg thalis. We recommend you try either of these. Each thali will have a special starter called maaswadi, which is Maharashtrian delicacy made of gram flour, veggies and meat.
While the non-veg thali will contain the chef's signature mutton/chicken rassa, the vegetarian fare will have usal, bharle vange gravy, spicy varan and bhakri. We love the rice options they have- the first one is a ghee laden biryani basmati bhat while other is a sticky flavoured rice called Indrayani. If you have a sweet tooth, dig into the yummy rice phirni, gajar halwa or gulab jamuns.
As for the decor, the exteriors of the place are designed just like a traditional wada. While the interiors have a regular furniture for sitting, the place will soon have an outdoor seating arrangement where you can enjoy food under the sky.
A meal for two here will set you back INR 1,000.