This review is a bit overdue.
We went to this newly opened place in Manpada while we were on holiday in India last month. This place serves Maharashtrian and Punjabi food, hence the name two states. The beautiful entrance is the first thing you notice before stepping inside the restaurant to be welcomed by friendly staff and lovely interiors.
The servers had dressed up in traditional attire and were very warm, polite and attentive.
What we ordered
DRINKS – The mocktails were really good, especially the Guava chilli which had a nice kick from the chilli. Also brownie points for the paper straw! 🙂
Apricot and Vanilla Cream
Talelela Maasa (Rawas) – Shallow fried fish marinated in lime juice and malvani spice mix. We wanted to have surmai but unfortunately they didn’t have it so we went for Rawas. The fish was well spiced and cooked well. It was a little bit oily though and I thought it didn’t need the chopped garlic on top. It was still quite nice.
Methichi bhaaji – Fenugreek leaves and coconut stir-fry. I really liked this methi coconut preparation. It was different and complemented the non-veg dishes well.
Gavran kombdi sukke – A thick chicken curry made in Gavran style. We had high expectations from this dish but unfortunately the masala tasted a bit raw. It was still good – the chicken pieces were tasty and the dish had good flavours.
Kolambiche hirve kalvan – A Kokani prawn curry made with a coconut base. This was our favourite dish. The prawns were cooked well and the green curry was delicious. I could eat this every day!
BREADS – Naan, Chapati and Ghavane.
The Naan and the chapati were good but the Ghavane were perfect with both the chicken and prawns.
Matar paneer with puris and gulaab jamun – The matar paneer was a bit too sweet and the little one did not have much but she enjoyed eating the puris and the gulaab jamun. The gulaab jamun was very tasty!
Good food and service and lovely ambiance. Definitely worth a visit.
Child Friendly – YES