9 must-try foods in Pune

Misal Pav

A spicy and flavorful Maharashtrian dish made from sprouted moth beans, topped with farsan (crispy savory mixture), onions, tomatoes, and lemon, served with pav (bread rolls).

Puran Poli

A traditional Maharashtrian sweet flatbread made from lentils, jaggery, and flour, typically enjoyed during festivals like Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi.

Vada Pav

Considered the Indian version of a burger, it consists of a spicy potato dumpling (vada) sandwiched between pav (bread), served with chutneys.

Pithla Bhakri

Pithla is a spicy gram flour-based curry served with bhakri, a rustic and thick Maharashtrian bread made from millet or sorghum flour.


A crispy and savory snack made of rolled dough filled with a spiced mixture of gram flour, coconut, sesame seeds, and other spices.

Sabudana Khichdi

A popular dish, especially during fasting periods, made from soaked tapioca pearls (sago) sautéed with peanuts, potatoes, and spices.


A delightful dessert drink originating from Pune, Mastani is a thick milkshake topped with ice cream, nuts, and fruits, available in various flavors.


A popular and spicy snack made of gram flour dough rolled with a tangy and spicy filling, sliced, and fried until crispy.

Kaande Pohe

A simple yet flavorful breakfast dish made from flattened rice (poha) sautéed with onions, mustard seeds, turmeric, and garnished with coriander leaves and lemon juice.

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