Pune Eat Outs 'coz Pune Eats Out!

पुण्याचे खाद्यप्रेम अनुभवलय ?What is PEO ?

Pune Eat Outs is Pune’s premier and most popular social food community. What started of as a journey of simply sharing food related experiences in the city, is today a thriving community of PEOple, restaurateurs, home chefs, and much more. Despite being over 1,50,000 in number we’re super active and yet we’re a closely-knit bunch of enthusiastic souls.

Bringing together food experts, restaurateurs and everyone who loves to eat - since 2005. For over 14 years we have bonded over the common love for food, not only online, but also offline through regular PEO Meets and PEOple Connects - igniting a community spirit that moves us to do more and better every time!

PEO is a family and it's PEOple make it what it is today.

What makes PEO truly unique is the genuine bond between food lovers and food creators; helping the culinary landscape of Pune evolve. As the bridge between these two sides of the same coin becomes stronger, the social currency of PEO is being measured in laughs and memories.

Pune Eat Outs 'coz Pune Eats Out!

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खान - पानावर भान हरपणाऱ्यांची सार्वजनीक सभा !PEO Meets, PEOple & More

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#PEOpleStories: PetFeast India & Luxus Chocolates!

PEO Exclusives Aug 7, 2020
www.puneorders.in Our 1st Ever product without any commissions is live…. and you must see the list that’s growing every day.. I am making this post to kick-start talking about the eco-system we want to develop. .. #PEOpleStories Creating food from home is challenging and we know a lot of our home bakers, confectioners, Chefs do that while managing many things. Starting with passion a lot of us also have a vision and create a niche for themselves and move beyond just their home circles and create a name for themselves. They invest time, money, life and turn the passion into something much bigger. 2 of such PEOple who were 1st to register in their sections are Kirti and Sonal ! Sonal, after over a decade in IT, started Petfeast India, a fresh and gourmet food products startup. Starting from home, her amazing products are now sold across stores in Pune and also available all over India online. A familiar name, its safe to say, she didn’t just start her venture, she popularized Pet Food the segment in Pune. You can order Cakes, Cupcakes or treats for your Pets here – https://puneorders.in/peo/petfeast/Don’t have one? You can gift it to your friends who will be happy to see their furry family cherish it. Kirti, a little unconventionally did her Masters in Nutrition and Food processing, starting small yet professional she created her own brand of Chocolates: Luxus. A brand that uses only Pure Belgian Chocolates for all the products. With Luxus, it’s again niche, try their Bon Bons, Dragees or Bars right here – https://puneorders.in/peo/luxuschocolates/Since she started, she has catered to over 2700 customers and we are sure, its only to grow from here. As she says, many of us are yet to eat real chocolate. With POI, we will keep curating the Pune awesomeness, drive orders rightfully and as we say, will keep supporting Local, with a vision. Cheers! Hope you enjoyed our 1st of #PEOpleStories.. Here I announce our Pets and Bakers+Confectioners section open This post is taken from Aniruddha Patil‘s post in Pune Eat Outs.
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Savya Rasa by Manasi Naralkar: Post Of The Month- February

PEO Exclusives Mar 11, 2020
#manasiVirenReviews #friendsOfPeo #savyaRasa #aTripDownSouth #longPostAlert Special occasions call for special meals. I had earmarked Savya rasa ever since Aniruddha, Vijay and Kamlessh had written particularly tempting posts long long ago, but somehow, the plan of visiting never materialised.Viren ‘s birthday last week was the perfect occasion, when finally everything fell into place and we decided on a family dinner at this lovely place. A notable mention is, all, trust me- ALL the PEOple who’ve been here, and whom I asked for their opinion unanimously gave nothing but good reviews. #noRegrets they all said. The pricing for the place was a bit on the higher side, but don’t think twice, they urged.ठरलं तर!#houDeKharchaWe booked through the PEO app, and chose the PEO set menu deal. This includes a set vegetarian menu for 749++ and non- vegetarian for 1049++. Located in the lane adjoining Starbucks just at the start of North Main Road KP, Savya rasa is in a quiet neighborhood, amidst an array of classy eateries, from 1441 pizzeria, Zen Cafe to Abyssinian. Even though the lane is too narrow to drive into, they do have valet parking to put you at ease. Step into the restaurant, and you get the feel of being inside a beautiful house in the Tamil part of Pondicherry! The bright yellow painted walls, cane chairs, huge tapestry of traditional Kalamkari work on the wall opposite the entrance, traditional musical instruments, handpainted lamps, antique wooden furniture- all form a part of the decor. The ever- smiling staff is dressed in white, with the gold- bordered veshti we stereotypically associate South Indians with!I would specially like to applaud Sam, the restaurant manager. Right from addressing my concerns over the phone when I called in the morning, welcoming us and ensuring he drew up extra chairs and a table (since I’d miscalculated the number of people!🙈) on a Sunday evening when they were already busy, explaining to us the nuances of the menu and food, ensuring nothing fell short (we were a huge group of 15 with varied food preferences- and none of us had anything to complain about), to seeing us off with a smile even though it was well past his duty hours- he did his bit to make us feel welcome (qualities of a true Tamilian!) Food is served in brass utensils, the plate lined with a traditional horizontally- placed banana leaf.We started off with rasam and fried papads.The rasam was absolutely 🔥!The traditional rasam, runny in consistency, is prepared out of वरणाचं पाणी and has a tartness provided by tamarind or kokum, with the flavours of tomato, and the kick provided by chilli pepper and black pepper. The masalas are ground traditionally with a पाटा- वरवंटा. This rasam was the closest I’ve had in Pune to the authentic Tamil rasam. When you savour it, it gets your juices running with a ठसका if you swallow too fast! Perfect appetizer for what follows! The papads reminded us of the sabudana papdis our Ajji would make in Chembur summers when we’d go visiting as kids. Score! Chutneys The vegetarian menu had three starters.My favourite was the kuzhi paniyaram. (Pronounced कुळी पणियारम्)Steaming hot paniyaram, or ‘appe’ as we call them, very flavourful, infused with seasoning of mustard, ginger, green chillies, crushed pepper, grated coconut and Curry leaves, and served with three brilliant chutneys- a ‘no airs’ fresh white grated coconut chutney, a red imli chutney and a green coconut, coriander and mint chutney. Each one was distinctly different and flavoursome- something you could savour on its own as well. The rawa wadai was like the ‘keer wadai’ we get at tea time in all Tamil snack joints. Crispy, made out of rawa, coconut and coriander with chopped green chillies and golden- fried, they were served piping hot. The Urulai podi varuwal was made of boiled skinned baby potatoes tossed in a tadka with podi. This one was a bit spicy- but so tasty that we had second helpings alongwith gulps of water. The non- vegetarians in the group don’t eat mutton, so were served a fish starter- Anjal rawa fry (draped in banana leaves), and a chicken starter. Both were unanimously declared to be excellent! The mocktail we were served with the set menu was the Nannari sherbet, made out of the root of the anantamul tree indigenous to South India, known to relieve digestive problems, and also has antioxidant properties. Very soothing, especially in the summer heat, when served chilled. Neer Dosa In the main course, we had the neer dosa with batata pathanja gassi. The neer dosas were delectably soft, thin and yummy. The potato and moong gassi it was served with was out of this world! Made in a coconut- based gravy, it was highly flavourful- had us licking our fingers. The bun parotta was light, flaky, served steaming hot, with an accompaniment of a mushroom- based gravy which I would’ve preferred to skip, given that I was so impressed by the potato one! (By this time we were already full, yet the food kept coming!) The vegetarian rice served in the menu was something I’d had for the first time ever. The ‘Vetrilau poondu saadam’ as it is called, had hand- pounded spices, golden fried garlic and believe it or not- chopped betel leaves! Piquantly palatable- this one too, gets your juices running….. Only to be soothed by the veritably pacifying ‘thair saadam’ or curd rice, without which no South Indian meal can ever be complete. I just have two words for this- simply superlative! Judging that the diner would have, by now, stuffed themselves so much that moving from their place would be near- impossible, the Savya rasa team brings you a traditional warm hand- wash at your place! (Not a finger bowl- this is way grander!)And they then ready you for dessert! Trio of Desserts The trio of desserts served include elaneer payasam– a sweet coconut- milk based kheer- makes you feel as if you’re eating ‘shahala’ that’s sweetened. This one was a tad too sweet for my taste.The other two were halwas- the Kavuni Arisi halwa was my favourite. A coarse rice- based halwa cooked in ghee and milk, garnished with cashews- this was just perfectly sweet and खमंग.The second was the karupatti halwa– similar to the badam halwa we have, albeit much fresher and with oodles of ghee. Another point worth mentioning was that we had three vegans in the group- who opted for the a la carte menu. Each and every dish they had too, was exceptional. The best was the tender coconut pudding (which jiggled!) and appam with stew. A very very satisfying dining experience.My compliments to PEO and the Savya rasa team for designing a menu that is so varied and all- encompassing, that it is almost like a mellifluous symphony for the palate!There are a few things that cannot be measured for their value in monetory terms, and a dinner at Savya rasa is exactly this! With Viren, Viraj Naralkar, Vidya Naralkar, Vivek Naralkar, Sunil Hingmire, Shubhangi Hingmire, Dhruvang Hingmire, Priyanka Gunjikar, Chinmay Kulkarni, Tanvi Kulkarni, Reshma Kulkarni.
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AJIT’S NAGPURI SAOJI- By Kaustubh Shastri

PEO Exclusives Mar 6, 2020
#Reviewalafoodie#AjitsNagpuriSaoji,Shivar Chowk,Pimple Saudagar.#Saoji#MogamboKhushHua Now Nagpuri & Saoji these two words can make me travel to moon for having dinner.(Chndrayaan 3 pochle ki janar) On way to one of the client meeting saw this board and then dinner was fixed at this place. Being born and bought up in Nagpur,Saoji Rassa flows into our blood. Saoji is basically made with 18 garam masalas blend together. Which makes it extremely flavourful and spicy. Saoji is also misinterpreted as TIKHAT but it’s more of Masala Wala spicy and not only the Mirchi wala. AJIT’S NAGPURI SAOJI is prominently visible bang opposite Shivar Garden in Pimple Saudagar.Ambiance is nice..Yes I am using ambiance word in Saoji restaurant where we can take our family along. We orderedOne wati Rassa and Papad just the way we have in Nagpur. Kind of Saoji starter. Sukha Chicken ∆∆ Sukha Chicken for starters and were extremely surprised.This was the closest one could get to what we get in Nagpur. Masala was done so well. In mains we had∆∆ Egg Curry Thali –Thali comes with Fulka/Chapatis and can ask for Bhakar as well, Curry, a bowl of Dahi and one piece Gulabjamun.The balance of masalas was just perfect in Egg Curry. #Showstopper – Khur or Paya.. Something which I was looking for in Pune for last so many years,kaha kaha nai dhunda tumhe and tum yaha Shivar Garden me chupe ho. Khur Curry Thali ∆∆ Khur Curry Thali – Brilliantly roasted Khur , mind-blowing saoji curry and those garma garam fulkas. Dil jeet lia bus.Yeh mil gaya Pune me abhi sir kuch nai cahiye. This Thali was came with other Thali items – Dahi and Gulabjamun. We ordered Lasun Jeera Tadka with it to go an extra mile for the taste. We simply loved the food and then thanked the person on counter for serving us this delicious food and made is felt Nagpur is close to Pune. Owner Ajit Ingole belongs to Nagpur and himself is a Saoji food lover which made him get it to Pune.A very humble guy and nice to talk to. Separate section and arrangements have been made for BYOB and starters are served.I haven’t seen the setup yet as it was not yet ready. They also have Chinese menu for the one who want to miss on the opportunity to try it but accompanied ones who want to have it. Service is nice but as they have mentioned in menu it takes about 20 mins to serve you food.Ample parking for cars as they have empty ground behind the restaurant. This post is taken from Kaustubh Shastri‘s post in Pune Eat Outs.

लयं भारी ... एक नंबर !Friends of PEO

हेल्मेट नंतर सगळ्यात उपयोगाची वस्तु !PEO Privilege Programme

The PEO Privilege Programme is perhaps a first-of-its-kind of an initiative from a social group. The programme manifests itself in the form of a digital app and card that aims at giving a distinguished identity and a range of exclusive dinning privileges to every member.

The programme is aimed at a close-knit ecosystem, and every facet of every benefit has been curated to get food creators and food lovers closer than ever before. It’s an annual programme starting from May 2019 and going up to April 2020.

Throughout the year, we work out some brilliant privileges at select places in and around Pune, and only for a select number of PEO Privilege Members. The privilege offers are more than simple discounts – they’re the perfect amalgamation of the best offerings and unique privileges from some of the most loved restaurants in Pune. And those that have experienced being a PEO Privilege Member in the last 4 years will vouch for the same. This year we promise you the same experience, if not an even more elevated one!

कौतुक काॅलम !Love & Encouragement

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