Restaurant Name: Shrimant Misal Ani Barech Kahi Restaurant
Phone: +91 9765234567, +91 9422522225
Address: Shop 15, MSFC Campus, Adjacent To Passport Office, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, Maharashtra India
Time: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Meals for two: Rs. 300
Facilities: Breakfast, Home Delivery, Vegetarian Only, No Alcohol Available, Outdoor Seating
So where did misal originate? What is the ‘authentic’ recipe for misal? Which region serves the best misal? You will encounter endless debates on various social media platforms. Misal as the name suggests, simply means a ‘mixture’ of ingredients, which tastes good together and is easy to assemble. There is no recipe for misal and each household and restaurant from different regions in Maharashtra make their misal differently. There are countless restaurants who serve misal in Pune. Shrimant Misal Ani Barech Kahi is a new addition to the thriving Misal scene in Pune.
Shrimant Misal Ani Barech Kahi, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune: Decor
Shrimant Misal is housed in a partially covered area opposite Symbiosis College right on Senapati Bapat Road. The wooden tables, chairs and benches give a nice rustic feel to the place. The name of the place is ‘Shrimant’, which in Marathi, means royal. Keeping that theme alive, they have used beautiful brass cutlery right from the plates and glasses to spoons and forks.
Shrimant Misal Ani Barech Kahi, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune: Food
A misal generally consists of a crunchy mixture (farsan, pohe, chivda etc.),some raw vegetables (onions and tomatoes) and the ‘sample’ i.e. the spicy curry, which accompanies the misal that is also called katt, tarri or rassa. At Shrimant there are two variants of misal. The regular misal pav comes with the farsan and sprouted matki (moth beans) mixture served with the sample which consists of matki and some other lentils and pav (bread) and onions. The special misal pav is served in a lavish brass thali. Along with the misal, comes small bowls of sprouted matki, batata bhaaji, dahi, extra farsan, papad, and shengdana laddoo (groundnut laddoo). The misal is medium spicy and perfect for those who enjoy the flavor more than the spice.
Beyond the misal in the ‘Ani Barech Kahi’ (And much more) menu features some typical Marathi snacks. We simply loved the sabudana khichadi served with dahi. The sabudana was well soaked and very soft and the groundnut powder was just the right amount. Both the variants of thalipeeth (a multigrain pancake) were extremely tasty. The regular thalipeeth was served with pickle, butter and green chutney and the upvaas thalipeeth was served with dahi. The shengdana poli is made commonly in houses in and around Solapur. A wheat chapati or paratha stuffed with a sweet filling of powdered groundnuts and jaggery. This one is highly recommended. We ended our meal with a big glass of fresh taak (buttermilk).
Shrimant Misal Ani Barech Kahi, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune: Plus & Minus
The place was buzzing with activity on a weekday afternoon and there were people waiting for their turn to have the misal. We hope that the team at Shrimant Misal keeps delivering on quality, taste and service for many years to come.