Nakshatra Snacks – A Hidden Gem

Nakshatra Snacks and Dining is a 2-month old restaurant in the by lanes of old Pune in the Sadashiv Peth area, serving scrumptious Maharashtrian snacks and thali.

A small outlet with limited seating [10-12] and a limited menu, Nakshatra is taking baby steps towards establishing its presence on the Pune food scene. Owned and operated by a dear friend, a visit to try their dishes was always on the cards.

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We kicked off the evening with the ubiquitous and ever-popular Batata Vada and Sabudana Vada. While the Sabudana Vada is a Chaturthi Special, the Batata Vada has a permanent place on the menu.

The batata vada had a lovely thin and crispy coating and the stuffing had a good proportion of potato and masala. The sabudana vada too was deliciously crisp, and thankfully not too oily. #YumYum

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Batata Vada [Rs. 35]
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Chaturthi Special Sabudana Vada

The Misal Pav had batata bhaji, matki usal sample and farsan topped with chopped onions and shev. Keeping in mind the hyper local palate of the area, the spice level has been deliberately kept low. Personally, I loved the flavors and would recommend it for sure. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended

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Misal Pav [Rs. 50]

The Vada Sample was a lovely combination of flavors of the batata vada dunked in the misal sample. A filling dish that’s perfect for the 4 o’clock hunger pangs.

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Vada Sample [Rs. 35]

Since it’s the season of the rains, we had to end the evening with a cup of hot Tea and freshly made Kanda Bhaji [onion fritters]. While the tea was a good blend with a strong undercurrent of ginger, the bhaji were quite salty.

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Tea and Kanda Bhaji

Nakshatra Snacks is a quaint little outlet with a limited menu that packs a punch in terms of flavors. It is a classic example of “chhota packet, bada dhamaka”.

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Happy us!

A big shout out to Shivam from Nakshatra Snacks for inviting and hosting us.


I was invited for a complimentary food tasting event. This blog is a narrative of my experience at the event. These are my views that I have expressed in the blog. Others are most welcome to agree or disagree with the same.

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