HSR LAYOUT: To the delight of Maharashtrians living away from home and Bengalureans who periodically crave puranpolis and sabudana vadas, Purnabrahma on 19th Main, 4th Sector, HSR Layout doles out authentic Marathi food at reasonable prices.
A large poster of the Ganesh Chaturti parade in Mumbai welcomes you into the restaurant. The walls are decorated with traditional silk sarees and rangoli patterns, while pictures drawn by little guests are exhibited in a corner.
The proprietor of the restaurant, Jayanti Kathale, wears a gorgeous nine-yard saree and ushers guests in. For those who are in for a quick snack, the dining area downstairs has chairs and tables. Upstairs, mats and cushions on the floor make a comfy-setting for indulging in a thali the traditional way.
The Balgopal Menu features a special set of dishes for children, including Puranpoli (Rs 90), Moong Khichadi (Rs 70), Tupu Varan Bhata (Rs 70), Vada Pav (Rs 40), Shrikhanda Poori Bhaji (Rs 150), Balgopal Thali (Rs 199) and more. When the little ones finish their meal, they get a star. The chefs have also created a range of nutritious dishes for expecting mothers. Zhunka Bhakar (Rs 200), Sadha Varan Dal Soup (Rs 55) and Usal (Rs 65) among others feature in the menu.
A different thali is served on each day of the week: Swami Samarth Thali (Tuesday), Vithayee Thali (Wednesday), Datta Guru Thali (Thursday), Balaji Thali (Friday), Gajanan Maharaj Thali (Saturday) and Mahalakshmi Thali (Sunday).
After a delicious meal, guests can sip on beverages like Piyush (Rs 150), Solkadhi (Rs 150), Kokum (Rs 120) and Tak (Rs 120).
Guests can stop by for an evening snack at the restaurant, which offers Snack Combos. Indulge in Vada Pav (Rs 70), Kanda Bhaji (Rs 120), Kothimbir Vadi (Rs 100), Kanda Pohe (Rs 80) and Sabudana Vada (Rs 140), along with a steaming tumbler of tea.
For breakfast, the restaurant serves Uppit, Kande Pohe, Dadpe Pohe, Kutke, Kuchkara, Fodnichi Poli with buttermilk, Matki Usal and more.
Purnabrahma also delivers combos at your doorstep. During festival season, guests can place orders for modaks (Rs 150 for four pieces).
Reservation is recommended on evenings and weekends.