VISIT PRAKASH SHAKAHARI UPHAR KENDRA FOR REAL MAHARASHTRIAN FOOD
Prakash Shakahari Upahar Kendra in Dadar is an authentic, vegetarian Maharashtrian restaurant with a simple, unassuming menu and quick service. It serves snacks such as misal and sabudana puri and desserts such as shira and dudhi halwa.
Prakash Shakahari Upahar Kendra, 9/10, Horizon Building, Gokhale Road North, Dadar (w), Mumbai 400 028. Phone: 022 2445 6095
The queue spills onto Gokhale Road
For Dadar’s finest eating-house
This veg Marathi food abode
All but resounds with slurps and wows.
For a plate of Kothimbir Vadi
I will travel from the ’burbs
On Thalipeeth and Sol Kadhi
Orders, let there be no curbs.
Pohe on Sunday’s always nice
When you wake from your cocoon
Is that a mere lemon slice
Or a sliver of the moon?
Alu Vadi, Prakash’s pride
(Patra – the Gujjus call it)
Is stacked and rolled and steamed and fried
And light upon the wallet.
The Sa-boo-daa-na vada calls
For its own verse in this ditty
There are no better sago balls (!)
On either side of the Mithi.
The Misal has earned my ballot
Just hits the spot and how!
Won’t burn the skin of your palate
There is no need for pao.
’Bout Piyush, The Highly Rated
I will hear no opprobrium
The drinker’s – lo! – sedated
Is that nutmeg, or opium?
Wash it all down with a glass of cool
Sharbat: Awla or Kokum
Order seconds of what made you drool
’Cause calories are hokum!
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