Bura na Mano Holi Hai !!!
When I hear the word ” Holi” I think of color and with colour I think of the colourful dishes too. Holi is the time of celebration and relishing exotic foods. The most popular Thandai cannot be missed. Maharashtrains prefer Puran Poli. North Indians prepare Shakarpara and gujjias – a sweet samosa filled with mava, coconut, dry fruits which is fried and dipped in a sugar syrup. Gujaratis make sweet khichidi and sweets like kheer, basundi and malpuas.
Wow, who counts calories on Holi, its time to indulge !!
Maharaja Bhog at Juhu
I got a kind invitation by Mr Ashish Maheshwari, founder and director of maharaja Bhog to savour their Holi special Thali which was available till mid of March.
ATITHI DEVO BHAVA ! is the principle at Maharaja Bhog
Service with a smile is what greeted us that afternoon. The restaurant wore a festive look with cute caricatures of children playing with holi pichkaris and colour on the entrance door. Impressed with spacious comfortable seating, tapestry done in subtle colours and soft classical music, I was now looking forward to this royal dining experience.
This place serves Rajasthani/Gujurati cuisine. The spread was scrumptious and full of variety. At first our hands were washed in warm water, then the service began. Chaas and sweet kesar sherbet was poured into our glasses. Chutneys , pickle and raita, two types of farsans, dal pakwan, gulab jamun ki sabzi, tindola achari, aloo lasuniya, Mix kathol, Rajasthani/ Gujarati dal, kadi, papad were served in each of the copper bowls. All the dish was perfectly seasoned and tasted top-notch. I was trying very hard to
A special mention to the delicious deep fried Gold coin, tindola achari and baingan thepla ( served with a huge dollop of butter), I over ate like a greedy puppy. 🙂
I guess neither oily nor spicy yet flavoursome was the mantra going on at Maharaja Bhog. I was very impressed with the servers who didn’t rush us into eating quickly or stood by our sides to keep serving us.
The sweet dishes were excellent that day : Apple basundi, strawberry halwa and the Holi special Malpuas
The menu changes everyday with a special item going to be featured till Holi. Regular days Lunch/ Dinner is INR 490 while weekends and holidays Lunch/Dinner is INR 550 ( inclusive of taxes)
Paisa Vasool! Totally value for money.
So enjoy a scrumptious Thali with with family and friends and don’t miss out on those special Holi delicacies.
SweetAnnu wishes all her readers a Happy Holi!