Best Butter Paneer in Delhi – Vegetarian Indian Food

Butter Paneer
Butter Paneer – soft paneer cubes in a buttery, tangy gravy.

My love for Butter Paneer has just grown in the past few years. It’s a dish that I very comfortably order at many places; however, there are a few that serve it beautifully well.

These 2 restaurants in Delhi serve the best Butter paneer I’ve had! Watch this video to know more.

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I’ll talk about Gulati’s first. The paneer here is delicious – tasty gravy, soft paneer cubes. And I particularly feel that their rotis are really good too. Located in Pandara road in Delhi, Gulati’s is a restaurant specialising in Indian food. And is pretty well known among locals! They are known for their Butter Chicken, however being a vegetarian I can totally vouch for their food as well. They are pretty popular so they do get a lot of crowd, so my suggestion is that be prepared for a little bit of waiting.

Butter Paneer

Next is Moti Mahal. This is the original Moti Mahal in old Delhi. This is located in Daryaganj and is known as the birth place of Butter Chicken. Their butter chicken is very well known even today. So I thought of trying their butter paneer. Pretty tasty as well. Don’t expect too much of an ambience here; go here simply for the taste of it.

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Mitra Samaj Udupi – Birthplace of Masala Dosa?

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Mitra Samaj Udupi – a place that I was really looking forward to visit!

Watch my video from Udupi Mitra Samaj. This is popular as the birthplace of masala dosa. And the dosa here is delicious!

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Let’s talk about Udupi cuisine first. Since Udupi is known as the temple city of India, the cuisine here is derived from the famous Shri Krishna Matha. Temple food is simple, healthy, fresh and uses seasonal fruits and vegetables. And is most importantly without onion and garlic. Watch this video from my visit to the Krishna temple here in Udupi to know more.

Udupi Mitra Samaj has been around for decades. This place starts early morning and serves some of the best breakfast that one can enjoy. Upma, idlis, dosa and lots more. For me the masala dosa here was really something. The texture, flavour of the masala and the chutney – all made it the best dosa of my life! Even their idlis are beautifully soft. One thing you cannot miss here is Goli Bajji – soft spongy pakodas with small bits of chilli in them. In Udupi, you will also find something called Mangalore buns. These feel like stuffed puris almost and are definitely worth trying. And make sure you finish your meal here with pineapple sheera. You will definitely thank me for it!

Udupi also has another very popular chain – Mavalli Tiffin Rooms or MTR. You can read about their delicious thali here.

If you are planning a trip to Udupi, then definitely have Mitra Samaj on your list. It’s a place thats not to be missed!

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MTR Udupi – Mavalli Tiffin Rooms Restaurant in Udupi, Mangalore

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I tried a South Indian Thali at MTR Udupi!

MTR Udupi is famous for its Karnataka style South Indian Thali. I’m trying the thali in the video below so do watch it if you’d like to know about my experience.

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While planning my trip to Udupi, I could barely contain my excitement. For those that know me and have been following me for some time would definitely know about my love for South Indian food. So visiting Udupi was a massive checklist in my food-travel places. Apart from my favorite idlis, dosas and buns, I was glad I got to try an authentic thali here.

MTR or Mavalli Tiffin Rooms is a very old chain that started in the year 1924 in Bengaluru. What started as a small coffee shop is now such a prominent brand. And their food is representative of the brand values of good clean ingredients and hygiene. Mavalli Tiffin Rooms has special parameters for checking quality of ingredients and this definitely reflects on their food.

MTR Udupi has a bunch of options available when it comes to thalis – they have unlimited thali and also different set meals. Since this was the first time I was here, I tried an unlimited thali. This thali cost Rs.250 and included everything – from pickle to subzis, to different type of rotis, rice, sweetdish. And all of this was authentic Karnataka style food.

I would definitely recommend anyone planning a visit to Udupi or even Bengaluru for that matter to include MTR in their must eat places. It’s definitely a meal to remember.

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Pune Street Food – definitely try these places!

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Pune street food is all about good Misal, Vada Pav, Sabudana Khichdi and many other Maharashtrian staples.

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Garden Vada Pav

One of the best Vada Pav I’ve ever had. This one is as good as a meal. Vada Pav with lots of delicious chutney, pickle, onion and some fried bits on the side. Definitely try this.

Bedekar Misal

If you love a tikhat misal, then Bedekar is the place. A simple place serving deliciously hot and spicy misal. Do enjoy with some slice bread or pav.

Appa

Pune Street food

Appa khichadi is famous. This is a sabudana khichdi which is a staple Maharashtrian breakfast dish and I love the way they do it here at Appa. They serve it with a cucumber raita of sorts which is delicious. Along with that, you should also try their poha.

Sujata Mastani

Pune Street food

Ice-cream and milkshake together – thats what Mastani is all about. I tried their Mango flavor and it was yum.

Budhani Brothers

Hit them up for the most fresh wafers in town. If you love potato chips, farsan and other kind of wafers then head here. It is an old and famous wafer shop in Pune.

Chitale Bandhu

You can’t go to Pune and not try Bhakarwadis from Chitale Bandhu. These bhakarwadis are pretty different than the ones we get here in Mumbai, and in my opinion way more tasty too.

Joshi Wadevale

Pune Street food

Another place for vadas and bhajjis in Pune. Do try their aloo and kanda bhajji while its still piping hot.

Kalyan Bhel

Pune Street food

Craving chaat in Pune? Head to Kalyan bhel and enjoy their signature tasty bhel. Love their chutneys.

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Bakeries in Pune you need to visit for great breakfast.

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These Bakeries in Pune are the perfect breakfast spots!

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Kayani Bakery

“Going to Pune? Please get cake. And Shrewsbury biscuits!” How often do our friends and family say that when they hear we’re going to Pune 🙂 Kayani Bakery is the place for both. Their cakes and biscuits are delicious but go early and be prepared to wait in a queue. This is one of the best bakeries in Pune and I recommend grabbing as much cake as you can from here!

Vohuman Cafe

This place serves the best cheese omlette, ever! Their cheese omlette is so cheesy, you need to eat it to believe it! This place again gets super packed for breakfast and you’ll find the signature cheese omlette on every table. A must visit old Irani bakery in Pune.

German Bakery

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German Bakery is another cute place and is a popular hangout. I recommend checking out their dessert counter for some really yummy sweets. They also serve burgers, pizza and lot other items. What I like about German Bakery is their fuss free chilled out vibe.

Marzorin

Bakeries in Pune

If you love chutney sandwiches (who doesn’t!) then Marzorin serves the best ones! You have to try them here to believe how yum they are. Apart from sandwiches they have a lot other snacky items as well as more filling dishes.

So those were my recommendations on all the must visit Bakeries in Pune.

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Darios Pune – Vegetarian Food in Koregaon Park

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Darios Pune for me will always be the place where I tried an Italian Thali!

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Darios has a couple of branches throughout Pune, but the one at Koregaon Park serves all vegetarian food. I honestly don’t know if their Thali Italia is a permanent part of the menu, but it really worked for me as I got to try a whole range of their dishes.

Darios Pune served really delicious Italian food. I would easily include them in some of the best Italian restaurants that I have ever visited (in India). They get their sauces right which is honestly a big win when it comes to Italian cuisine. And the best part is that their menu is so vast that it has something for everyone.

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Darios was started by Chef Dario Dezio, originally from Sicily. He draws inspiration from the the Sicilian countryside which is very much part of the Darios vibe.

Not just the food, even the ambience is really gorgeous here. They have a beautiful indoor seating section and an even prettier outdoor area. And while I was there, we even had this stunning visitor.

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And you need to see this place after the sun has set – the outdoor section is lit up with really dim lights and turns into the perfect cozy cafe that one can enjoy alone or with a special someone.

So when in Pune, definitely visit Darios.

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Spice Klub Restaurant – Modern Indian Food

Spice Klub Restaurant
Spice Klub restaurant is one of the few places that serves delicious, vegetarian Modern Indian Cuisine.

I’ve loved food at Spice Klub restaurant right since they started. And this time, I got to capture it in a video. Watch the video below.

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Fusion food – mixing flavors, textures, ingredients and even cuisines sometimes, is something that I’m not really fascinated with. However, I do love the way Spice Klub does it. Firstly their food itself is tasty – be it chutneys, ingredients, recipes, they get their taste right. Secondly, they don’t overdo the mixing – like everything isn’t mixed or topped with cheese! Also the original flavor of the dish, as it’s supposed to be, can still be felt. So these are reasons why I love Spice Klub restaurant. They do have outlets in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Dubai.

Spice Klub restaurant also lays a lot of emphasis on presentation – whether it’s their display of chutneys, pickles, or the way the present each dish. They definitely achieve their goal of making the food look extremely appetizing.

A lot of places in Mumbai attempt to serve Modern Indian food, and I have’t taken a liking to many of those. Simple reason being that they put way too much emphasis on the presentation, and not so much on the taste itself. Spice Klub gets both correct.

If you are keen to experiment with Indian cuisine and want to try something different, then head to Spice Klub restaurant. I would say that in terms of price, they are on the higher side. However, their taste and even quantity makes up for it.

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Punjab Sweet House, Bandra – Best Chaat in Mumbai

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Punjab Sweet House is a famous chaat and mithai shop in Bandra.

Run by a Punjabi family, Punjab Sweet House is a heaven for anyone who loves traditional Indian mithai,, farsan and of course chaat. Check out my video from there.

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I absolutely love chaat. And Punjab Sweet House is easily one of my favorite places to eat chaat in Mumbai. They are located right before Pali Market in Bandra and are pretty well known in the area. So definitely include them in your next visit to Bandra.

Two dishes that I recommend trying at Punjab Sweet House are their Pani Puri and Dahi Puri. They do a pretty good job with both. Also don’t miss their Dahi Wada. Its topped with a delectable mix of spices that give it so much flavor.

Moving on from chaat, Punjab Sweet House also serve a wide array of mithais. If you have seen the video linked above, you’ll understand the level of variety they offer during festive seasons. Be it any festival, they offer specials that appeal to everyone. Whether its pedas, barfis or even specific sweets like Bengali Sandesh, they have pretty much everything. And I also find their fare to be mostly fresh. So next time you want to order some sweet treats during a festive time or just to indulge, make sure you get some from Punjab Sweet House. Actually I suggest in heading over there, so that you can even enjoy some fresh hot Jalebis. Yes they do serve Jalebis.

Apart from all this, they also have farsan and snacks like dhokla, idli, samosas etc. These are fast selling snacks and they keep getting multiple lots daily. Good to go as an alternate flavour amidst all that mithai.

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MASSIVE thali experience in Pune

2018 was officially the year for the great Indian thali. And ones that were way too huge!

I gave in to finally try out this thali in Pune that I had heard so much of. Here is the Daler Mehndi Thali in Pune in Aaoji Khhaoji. It isn’t the biggest, but it is massive! Watch the whole experience in this video.

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Aaoji Khhaoji is famous for having some of the biggest thalis ever – their Bahubali thali and Kumbhakaran thali is pretty well known. However, I went in for the Daler Mehndi thali because it seemed to be more up my alley. This thali can be shared among 2 people and that is honestly the reason why I chose this particular one.

In terms of variety, this thali wins. If you want to try a lot of different items then its ok to try this. However, if you are someone who prefers quality over quantity then this isn’t the place for you. The food isn’t all that tasty; however a few items did stand out – like their subzi – especially Bhindi was awesome and they also served some authentic home style white butter which not many places do. So all in all, this is a place if you want to try a lot of different items in a single meal.

While in Pune, I explored a lot of other food joints as well and you can check out some of those videos below.

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Enjoy a glass of fresh juice at these places in Mumbai

Winter or summer, a glass of fresh juice is always welcome in Mumbai.

So in this video I compiled some of my regular spots for grabbing some fresh juice in the city. Watch now!

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Haji Ali Juice Center

While they are known for their juices, there is definitely a lot more that you can try here. It’s quite a popular late night hangout where you can grab a nice grilled sandwich, some fresh fruit and cream and lots more. But I would definitely recommend trying their fresh watermelon juice – its basic but perfect!

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I remember this from my college days. The place that made me fall in love with fresh strawberries and cream. I do feel that they have become a bit expensive now but I still like the place for all the nostalgia. You could try their juices, ice creams, shakes and even snacks.

Sukh Sagar

Sukh sagar juice is almost like a must do in South Mumbai. They serve up some crazy combinations and I recommend trying out their Fruit Cocktails – its got black grapes, pineapple, apple and pomegranate. It is filling so you could skip a meal! Also don’t forget to walk down towards their fast food restaurant just a couple seconds ahead of the juice shop and try their idli.

Amar Juice Center

This place is known for it’s pav bhaji and nothing like a good Orange and Sweetlime juice to tone down that spicy after taste. It’s open all day but more of a late night hangout. If you come here on weekends then you will definitely be waiting for a long time before you can grab a bite.

Sahu Gupta Sugarcane Juice

Located in Colaba, right next to Pizza Express this is the best Sugarcane juice ever! You have to have a glass to know what I mean. Personally I find sugarcane juice really refreshing and is an absolutely value for money.

JOOST Juice Bar

If you want a place which is high on hygiene then try any outlet of JOOST juice bars. They serve up some healthy mixes and even regular fruit juices. Most of them are squeezed right in front of you and you can be rest assured of their quality.

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