There ere are many joints/ hotels/ restaurants which are known for their signature served dishes. Be it a small joint or be a lavish restaurant. People in Maharashtra can relate to Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji. And another major attraction is Misal Pav.
What is Misal Pav?
It is a traditional dish from Maharashtra known for its high spice content. It consists of spicy curry usually made of sprout of Mataki and chilly powder gravy called ‘Kutt’. The final dish is topped with punjabi mix, farsan or sev, onions, lemon and coriander. It is usually served with Pav. There are different version of Misal Pav such as Kolhapuri Misal, Nashik chi Misal, Puneri Misal, Khandeshi Misal and Nagpuri Misal name signifies area where this misal is served.
There is another place in Thane West which is famous for their signature Misal called as “Mamledar Misal” in Thane. Well actually its not the real name of their joint. The actual name of the joint is “Shri Upahargruha”. If you ask anyone near Thane station about “Shri Upahargruha” people wont recognize but if you ask where is the “Mamledar Misal” joint, people will instantly will guide you with the location. So why this name “Mamledar”? Its mainly because this joint is right next to Mamledar Kacheri, Thane Police Chowki & Tahsildar’s Office on Thane Station Road. And it gained its reputation of serving the best spicy Misal on the basis of their quality & taste. They serve the Misal in three spicy levels. Non spicy, Medium Spicy & Spicy (They take the term spicy very seriously). One can also enjoy Buttermilk (chaas), Lassi or even tea along with the Misal.
The joint opens around 8AM and closes around 10.30PM. And trust me this place is always buzzing with people eager to try their signature misal. The joint is small in occupancy and hardly occupies 20-30 people at once & hence you will find a long queue during lunch & dinner time. But even if there is a long queue, the wait is always worth it. Also they have separate counter for takeaways. So where is this place exactly? This place is near Masunda Lake & Dadoji Kondadev Stadium, Thane West. If you really want to have a spicy experience (paisa wasool) but okay with a normal sitting arrangement & not the lavish ambiance, this joint is a must to visit.