Maharaja Bhog, situated in different corners of Mumbai, gives you the best of both, Gujarat and Rajasthan, their traditional flavours are infused in the Thali which gives you a taste of both the states. I paid a visit to the Lower Parel Branch, located right at the entrance of the Todi mill at about 1.2 kms away from the Lower Parel Station.
The place is the royal treatment packed with traditional yet beautiful décor, each corner does speak of royalty and is grandeur. The upholstery is all white with a hint of black, making it premium and beautiful, the place is spacious, yet full even on a weekday, which is a proof of the taste and hospitality here.
“Atithi Devo Bhava” is the thought that is reflected at Maharaja Bhog, they greet their customers with a Namaskar, followed by Gau Daan, one of the many ancient rituals of our ancestors that are steeped in our Indian philosophy. The Sanskrit word ‘Go’ has various meanings, some of them are: ‘source of food’, ‘symbol of life’ and ‘senses’. The term ‘daan’ means ‘gift’. The restaurant lets you do some Gau Daan, followed by eating some Tulsi.
Maharaja Bhog is all about being rooted with our traditions, they encourage eating with fingers and instead of a finger bowl, you’re served with ‘Chilamchi Lota’ (Jug and a basin) to cleanse your hand at the start of the meal. Ashish Maheshwari, the Founder-Director has worked relentlessly for this
The thali consist of 30 delicious items some of them are listed below:
- Fruit Float and Mong Daal Halwa in sweet
- Makkai Tikka and Mong Khichyoo in Farsan
- Khastha Kachori special item
- Cabbage Methi Leela Kanda Pitla
- Aloo Vatana Rasawal
- Mix Kathol Cutneywala
- Veg Kofta
- Rajasthani Dal
- Rajasthani Kadhi
- Gujarati Dal
- Gujarati Kadhi
- Jowari Rotla
- Dudhi Thepla
- Steam Rice and Khichdi
The Thali is unlimited, packed with sweet dishes from Gujarat and spicy dishes from Rajasthan, making it a very balanced and compatible marriage between the two. My blog would be incomplete without the mention of Vijay Singh the Chef, and Bhanwar Singh the manager of the place, who makes your visit special and filled with flavours, so when around do visit.
Each day a different item is served, so almost 900 different dishes in a month. So visit any outlet of Maharaja Bhog to pleasantly awaken your taste buds.
For more details or reservation:
Maharaja Bhog, Opposite Kamla Mills
Senapati Bapat Marg, Todi Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Call: 022 33126857
Cost: Unlimited Veg Thali on weekdays for as low as 540 person