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This article provides information about the cuisines of Pune, India. Check out the traditional food (cuisine) of Poona.
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Pune Cuisine

Cuisine, PuneThe local cuisines of Pune retain the typical taste of coconut and garlic. At the same time, a large amount of green chilies are used, making the dishes quite spicy. The main course in the traditional food of Poona comprises of a number of food items made up of jowar and bajra. If you are planning to visit the city, do not forget to taste the sweet specialties of the city, especially chewda, bhakerwadi and pedas.

A typical Pune meal comprises of the following items.
  • Puran Poli (a sweet paratha with pulses/dal)
  • Amti (masala dal)
  • Pithla Bhakri (masala chickpea gravy with a stiff roti)
  • Varan Bhat (dal and rice)
  • Matki Ki Usal (masala sprouts)
  • Thali pith (a spicy chickpea based pancake)
  • Alu chi Vadi (steamed and fried potatoes)
There are a number of restaurants, as well as roadside eateries, in the city that serve local cuisine. Some of the hotels in the city also serve the local cuisine of Pune, India. There are also a number of restaurants in the outskirts of the city that offer the traditional food. However, if you are looking for the authentic taste, along with reasonable prices, then check out the restaurants in the following places.
  • Koregaon Park
  • J.M. Road
  • Fergusson College Road
  • Shivaji Nagar
  • Laxmi Road