“Good Bhel and Chat… worth a try!”
“Kalyan Bhel” is a chain with many outlets across Pune selling popular Bhel and Chat preparations (Pune style). Dosas and Kulfis as well. This outlet is near Baner Road Big Bazaar.
Very basic plastic furniture. Neat and clean counter as well as the outlet (inside).
Bhel and Chat preparations (Ragda based), Pani-Puri, Dosa, Kulfi etc (did I mention Sweet Dahi-Vada!)…
Bhel- Kurmure/Murmure used appeared from Nagpur region. Shev used were relatively thicker which ensure crisp even after some time. Not very wet; just perfect quantity of chutney. Nice taste of chutney… overall good taste!
RagdaPatis- Nicely done patty, with good quality Ragda, red and green chutneys. Added Puri-Pani made difference in taste. Little wet but good and tasteful!
Value for money: 4
Hygiene: 3 (lots of Houseflies during daytime the day I visited…)
My “Bhel Span” includes Pune (form lesser known to crowded outlets including a few carts moving around Old Peth area selling dry Matki Bhel), Sangli Market, Kolhapur (not to forget Raja Bhaau), Mumbai, Vadodara and Ahmedabad-Gujrat, Kolkata version of Bhel known as Jhal Mudi etc. Usually there are variations in the ingredients used from region to region but the main thing which changes is type of Kurmure (puffed rice) as well as the chutneys and condiments.