Punjabi Flavours Kharadi, Pune

A fair enough option for an inexpensive decent meal !

Rating – 3/5

This is one of the good parcel points/minimum ambience eat out places among an entire crop of similar food joints to have mushroomed over the last couple of years opposite Zensar, Kharadi.

They don’t do home delivery so you either eat there or pick up a parcel after placing your order on phone. I did the latter and when I reached on a Thursday at around 9pm the place was full with many waiting for their parcels. This was encouraging and the owner occupying the counter seemed like a simple no nonsense person with no big airs about him unlike the rather terrible host at Bibi di rasoi 50 metres away.

I have done a couple of take outs so far but it did clear a couple of points as below :

1. The taste of the gravies is going to be a little different and may taste like made at home which is a good thing as I think they don’t use edible colours and a lot of soda which is more than welcome.

2. Almost all of their Paneer and Chicken gravies are in the range of 60-80 bucks and the quantity is still sufficient for two persons so it’s truly a VFM place.

3. Coming to the taste, it’s definitely above average but looking at the prices and the quantity offered, it makes up for a usual meal without burning a hole in pocket.

Dishes I have tried:

Chicken Kadhai – 3/5, comes with three medium sized chicken pieces and is fairly edible.

Paneer Matar – 3/5, fairly edible and thankfully the green peas were not raw.

Lachha parantha – 4/5, this was nice and fluffy even after doing a take away and eating at home 30 minutes later. The size of the bread is fairly decent as well.

Lassi – 3/5, it was fairly alright but not like a typical Punjabi lassi.

Overall it was a good experience and this place can be your saviour when not in a mood to cook and don’t want to spend too much on ordering food from outside.

Two people can have a decent meal for under 200 bucks 🙂

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