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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Breakfast on the way to Mahabaleshwar !
When you explore Maharashtra by road, you come across various cuisines and places with trademark Maharashtrian cuisine but in different taste. One such place which most Mumbaikars could drop in by is VIRANGULA.This is on the Pune-Satara Highwayyou should not take the most commonly known right but travel 5-6 kms ahead when you would find this place on your left. A fleet of buses and cars would never let you miss this popular joint where the who’s whos of the Mollywood (Marathi Cinema) and Bollywood have visited and the owner has a board of their pictures – a board as big has his Menu Board.
The items one should not miss here are (1) Misal Pav (2) Thali Peeth Loni – which is like a grain bread (3) Ghavan –which is like a Marathi dosa(4) Kat vada (5) Shengdaana Ladu – Peanut sweet ball.
I had savored the Missal Pav, Poha, Pitla Bhakri at many places, but items like LONI, GHAVAN, KAT VADA etc were new delicacies for me and I thoroughly enjoyed.
Post having a sumptuous breakfast of the Maharashtrian flavor added with the Garlic power-salad and Peanut Chatni – Shengdaana Chutni and a Green chilly, we made the first right cut from their to join the main road to Mahabaleshwar which we had left 6 kms behind to be at this place called “Virangula” – which means “Time Pass”
So, next time you go to Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani, this extra 10 Kms drive is essential to have the rare Marathi dishes !