The trip to Ulhasnagar would be an easy 75Km journey (one-way), but it will be worth it. Ulhasnagar, being a Sindhi hub, has a lot of Sindhi influence on the food. The streets are filled with vendors selling chaat like Butter Papdi and patties during the evening hours and a morning over here calls for some delicious Dal Pakwan. Read on, to find out more about Ulhasnagar’s specialties that one must try!
Doli Nasta House
Located near Ulhasnagar (West) station UNR 3, this place is amongst the top must-visit places in Ulhasnagar. The place opens early in the morning and is open till late evenings. Imagine two different menus for mornings and evenings. A visit in the morning mandates eating their Dal Pakwan (Rs.25). In the evenings try the Dal Samosa (Rs.20), Soya Bean Patties (another Ulhasnagar specialty for Rs.24) and Dal Sandwich (Rs.25).
Recommendation: Dal Samosa,Soya Bean Patties
Landmark: Near Ulhasnagar (West) station UNR 3
Kishore Patties Wala
One of the most famous vendors of Ulhasnagar situated opposite the Gol Maidan, bustling with customers at all times. The store functions between 4.00pm to midnight. Try Patties with Pav (Rs.31), Ragda Samos (Rs.22) and Gulab Jamun (Rs.20)
Recommendation: Try Patties with Pav (Rs.31), Ragda Samos
Landmark: Opposite the Gol Maidan
Located at Bhatia Road, Ulhasnagar East, this stall is open all day, however, Dal Pakwan being a breakfast Sindhi delicacy is only served in the morning hours. Dholu is one of the best Dal Pakwan (Rs.25) places, serving lipsmacking Dal Pakwan in the morning hours and Chaat options in the evenings.
Recommendation: Dal Pakwan
Landmark: Bhatia Road,Ulhasnagar East
Sanjay Butter Papdi
This stall outside the Gol Maidan Gate opens at 6.00pm until stocks lasts. This place only serves Butter Papdi (Rs.20). Butter Papdi is a very popular Chaat item amongst the residents of Ulhasnagar, consumed to an extent that one can find one Butter Papdi Chaat Stall at an interval of every 10 minutes.
Recommendation: Butter Papdi Chaat
Landmark: Gol Maidan Gate
Bala Dal Sandwich
Located near the Court, UNR 3, this stall opens at 6.00 PM until mid night. The stall serves Dal Sandwich (Rs.20) and Butter Papdi (Rs.20).
Recommendation: Dal sandwich
Landmark: Court UNR3
Santosh Pav Bhaji
Located outside Gol Maidan, this stall operates from 6.30 PM to midnight. The stall serves pocket friendly Pav Bhaji (Rs.40) and Tawa Pulao (Rs.50).
Recommendation: Tawa Pulao
Landmark: Gol Maidan
Puja Ice Cream
Another cart located outside Gol Maidan that serves delicious Kulfi (Rs.15) and Falooda (Rs.20) in the evening hours from 6.30 PM until midnight.
Landmark: Gol Maidan
As per suggestions from the vendors and few locals, one can definitely try places such as Raja Patties at Netaji Chowk UNR 4, Vasu Nashta near Reliance Digital UNR3, Hundal Dal Pakwan near Chopra Court UNR3, Disco Pakore Wala at UNR 5.
Major street food vendors operate post 6.00pm in the evening. Dal Pakwan being breakfast food is served only during morning hours.
Here’s hoping that a trip to Ulhasnagar would be due soon, to enjoy the pocket friendly specialties of Ulhasnagar.