Visited New Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi to have Authentic Maharashtra Cuisine

I was craving for authentic Maharashtrian food in New Delhi.

Bus no. 894 (air-conditioned) from New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj side) to Baroda House bus stop (K.G Marg, Connaught Place) to reach New Maharashtra Sadan for dinner.

Bus fare from New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj side) to Baroda House bus stop – Rs. 10/- only.

The state Bhawan canteens in Delhi serve the best authentic regional cuisines and New Maharashtra Sadan is one of them.

New Maharashtra Sadan – breathtaking and spectacular view at night. Almost like a royal palace in the heart of Delhi.

It was my first visit to New Maharashtra Sadan for dinner.

ID for verification to enter. Tight security check.

Almost like 4/5 star hotel – a thought as I enter. Centrally air-conditioned.

The canteen is on the ground floor.

Restaurant Timings:

Breakfast – 7 am – 11 am

Lunch – 12 Noon – 3 pm

Snacks – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner – 7 pm – 10 pm

The menu veg./non-veg. though having North-Indian cuisine but I looked at Marathi Cuisine which is as follows:

Aloo Wangi, Mataki Usal, Patodi Rassa, Sev Tamater Bhaji, Aloo Sukhi Bhaji, Pithla, Zhunka, Bharali Wangi, Jeera Aloo Mutter, Veg. Malwani, Mix Veg. Kolhapuri, Patal Bhaji, Saoji Aloo, Wangyacha Bharit/Baigan Bhurta, Saoji Paneer, Saoji Egg Curry, Saoji Chicken, Varhadi Chicken, Chicken Curry Half/Full, Chicken Kolhapuri, Chicken Malwani, Saoji Mutton, Mutton Kolhapuri, Mutton Curry, Varhadi Mutton, Mutton Malwani, Fish Koliwada, Fish Malwani.

And different/various types of Rice and Dal are as follows:

Varan Bhat, Dal Khichadi, Masala Bhat, Masala Bhat with Kadhi, Gola Bhat, Gola Bhat with Chinchecha Saar, Wada Bhat with Kadhi, Amati, Fodniche Varan, Dal Kolhapuri, Dal Kanda, Dal Palak Lahsunia.

I requested Mahesh Babu – The waiter to guide what should I have as a non-veg. in Marathi Cuisine?

Mutton Kolhapuri – He suggested.

Ok – said I.

Mutton Kolhapuri, Phulka/Chapati (4), Butter Milk and Mineral Water – The request placed.

The service was quick. Within minutes my order was served.

Hot, Splendid, Delicious, Mouth-Watering, Lavish, Tempting, Perfectly Cooked, A Little Spicy – Mutton Kolhapuri.

Food – Great. Value for money.

How much do I pay?

Mutton Kolhapuri (4 pcs.) – Rs. 320, Phulka/Chapati (4) – Rs. 60, Butter Milk – Rs. 35 and Mineral Water – Rs. 20.

Total – Rs. 456 including SGST/CGST.

I will say – New Maharashtra Sadan is a great place to experience/relish authentic Maharashtrian cuisine in Delhi.

I may visit again if again I tour Delhi – maybe for breakfast.

For breakfast, they serve – Upma, Poha, Batata Wada/Aloo Bonda, Poha with Chana Rassa, Batata Wada Chat, Wada Pav, Sabudana Wada, Sabudana Khichdi, Misal Pav etc. etc.

And their quote: Enjoy the Life with Every Bite.

So true. The journey continues..

Sri Kilkari Baba Bhaironath Ji Pandav Kalin Mandir (Purana Quila, Delhi) – Pandav brought Bhairav from Kashi (Varanasi)

Sri Kilkari Baba Bhaironath Ji Pandav Kalin Mandir near Purana Quila – I planned to visit.

I read that this temple has been in existence since the time of the Mahabharat and liquor is offered here to the deity.

Alighted at Supreme Court (Pragati Maidan) metro station and hired an auto for Rs. 50 to reach Sri Kilkari Baba Bhaironath Ji Pandav Kalin Mandir also known as Bhairav mandir.

Offered prayers and had talks with Mahant Shri Ganganath ji to know the history of Sri Kilkari Baba Bhaironath Ji Pandav Kalin Mandir.

Bhairav has 52 forms, is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here in this temple, it is in Kilkari Bhairav.

Pandav’s brother Bhim brought Bhairav from Kashi (Varanasi) here because demons had created havoc in-around the area.

Bhairav did kilkari (scream/roar) here thus, all demons ran away, and Bhairav was known as Kilkari Bhairav.

Sunday is considered the auspicious day for Kilkari Bhairav. Devotees offer hard liquor as well as milk to Baba Bhairav.

In tantra puja, there is a provision for liquor.

Bhairav temple is one of the few temples in India where devotees offer alcohol to the deity which is later returned to distribute as holy Prasad (a devotional offering made to a God) among devotees and poor.

Unique rituals. This temple is one of the fine examples of Incredible India.

Thank you Ganganath ji for narrating history in short. Donation offered.

Note: The main temple was closed due to the current pandemic.

Timings: 5 am till 8 pm (7 days open).

And not to forget to have Urad Dal Kachori (2 pcs. for Rs. 20) available on Saturday and Sunday at a shop inside the temple premises – 40 years old shop. It opens at 5:30 am run till late evening hours.

While returning I decided to catch the metro from Indraprastha metro station.

I hired an auto and from Bhairav temple till Indraprastha metro station, I paid Rs. 40. The journey continues..

Moolchand Parantha (Since 1975) – I am Glad, I Visited this Outlet in South Delhi

Cousin’s brother suggested if you are fond of Paranthas, do visit Moolchand Parantha in Delhi.

Paranthas are a stuffed version of Indian flatbread, mostly served with pickles & hot tea.

Finally, I alighted at Moolchand metro station in the late afternoon hours.

Moolchand Parantha is located just below the Moochand metro station.

46 years old outlet i.e., since 1975.

Timings: 7 am till 10 pm (due to the current pandemic situation). Otherwise, 7 am till 12 in the night (7 days open).

The menu with rates in Rs. is displayed neatly.

(Parantha special Vegetarian with Amul Butter)
Plain Parantha – 40
Aloo Parantha – 45
Aloo Pyaz Parantha – 60
Aloo Matar Parantha – 70
Pyaz Parantha – 60
Mix Parantha – 70
Dal Parantha – 70
Soya Parantha – 70
Gobhi Parantha – 60
Matar Parantha – 90
Paneer Parantha – 80
Paneer Pyaz Parantha – 90
Matar Paneer Parantha – 90
Paneer Mix Parantha – 90
Chilli Garlic Parantha – 90
Chilli Garlic Aloo Parantha – 100
Chilli Garlic Paneer Parantha – 120
Cheese Parantha – 130
Double Cheese Parantha – 160
Cheese Chilli Garlic Parantha – 140
Double Cheese Chilli Garlic Parantha – 170
Cheese Matar Parantha – 140
Cheese Corn Parantha – 140

(Parantha special Non-Vegetarian with Amul Butter)
Egg Parantha – 60
Double Egg Parantha – 80
Egg Pyaz Parantha – 80
Double Egg Pyaz Parantha – 90
Egg Aloo Pyaz Parantha – 80
Double Egg Aloo Pyaz Parantha – 90
Egg Mix Parantha – 80
Double Egg Mix Parantha – 90
Egg Paneer Parantha – 90
Double Egg Paneer Paranthan – 100
Chicken Parantha (with gravy) – 130
Chicken Cheese Parantha (with gravy) – 160
Keema Parantha (with gravy) – 130
Keema Cheese Parantha (with gravy) – 160
Chicken Egg Parantha (with gravy) – 140
Keema Egg Parantha (with gravy) – 140

Wow! mouth-watering, lip-smacking, so many different amazing types of paranthas at one outlet.

The price of paranthas starts from Rs. 40 to maximum Rs. 170.

Which one to have – Veg. or Non-Veg.? – a million-dollar question.

Finally, a decision – Chilli Garlic Aloo Parantha (Rs. 100) with Kulhad Chai (Rs. 30) and Mineral Water for Rs. 20.

Coupon purchased and had Chilli Garlic Aloo Parantha in about 5-7 mins. Kulhad Chai counter is separate.

The stuffing of Chilli, Garlic and Aloo was amazing.

The Parantha was crispy, sumptuous, good enough to keep the stomach full till night.

Recommended at least once. It’s worth a try.

They also have Main Course (Veg. & Non-Veg.) such as Rajma, Dal Makhani, Matar Paneer, Egg Curry, Chicken Curry (Qtr.) and Thali Special, Special Raita, Rice Combination (Veg.), Rice Combination (Non-Veg.), Special Lassi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun, Pav Bhaji, Plain Dosa, Masala Dosa, Idli Sambhar, Vada Sambhar, Veg. Uttapam, Onion Uttapam & Soft Drink.

I suggest, if you are also fond of Paranthas, do visit Moolchand Parantha in Delhi at least once.

Note: There are no sitting arrangements.

Thanks to my cousin brother for enhancing my knowledge. The journey continues..

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