One thing that I really admire about Pune is – traditional Maharashtrian cuisine mostly cooked in household kitchens of the state – is even available here on commercial counters. You can find many such outlets in central part of city such as Deccan, Sadashiv Peth, Laxmi Road etc. One of them is khadadi in Sadashiv Peth.
Menu is here huge and options are ample, from pakodas to thalipeeth, from puri bhaji to fasting goodies every thing is in place. And of course you cannot have everything. So something that cannot be missed is sanjha a cousin of upma with curd or buttemilk added in between. It is delicately soft and seamlessly rolls down the mouth. A mild flavour of curd gives it different touch.
They have a great variety of pakoda as well, ten odd , yeah seriously ten. Mug (green gram) and palak (spinach) that I tried were decent. But a bit low on salt and spices. Thalipeeth which is essentially a Marathi recipe, thin pancakes made of multi grains served with pickle and curd is crisply roasted and soft inside. But again quite low on salt and spices.
Ultimately they are doing a great job but need to raise the spicemeter and improve the salt index (salt index …what on earth is that ? : D ) Or may be you can ask for that extra punch when you visit next time.