Foodies Assemble! Mahalaxmi Saras Exhibition 2017

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Before you remind me that Exotic Gringo is a travel blog and not a food blog, let me tell you one thing: If you want to experience the best of rural Indian culture (specifically Maharashtrian cuisine), please do yourself a big favor and head to Mahalaxmi Saras at Reclamation Grounds in Bandra!

My aunt casually mentioned to me about this expo on the morning of 31st December, 2014 – and while most of my friends were looking forward to grand NYE plans, i was sold on the simplicity of getting to experience some authentic ‘gaavran’ / local cuisine and handicrafts from across India under one roof.

Here’s a sneak preview of what you could expect:

Update: SARAS 2017 dates are 11-23 Jan, 2017


water zorbing – F yeah!



Kolhapuri ‘jhanjhanit’ misal pav – don’t miss this!


Roasted ‘hurda’ – my TOP favorite snack. Tastes like corn on the cob, only better.

Original local Maharashtrian cuisine

Food that comes straight from the origin – what i loved best about Saras 2015.

Surmai aka King Fish

Fresh, fried King fish


‘Thaalipeeth’ accompanied by jaggery, lentils, ‘thecha’ and yogurt



Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, Kaushal started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'.

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8 Responses

  1. rutavi mehta says:

    Such a very warm and sweet event 🙂 Ill surely go and try 🙂

  2. This post has fired my appetite and now I’m hungry. VERY hungry :). Great post and food shots.

  3. Tejal Deshpande says:

    Totally worth it ! Hurdyacha thalipeeth n dahi dhapate were different than regular one we make at home.

  4. prachi says:

    such a very good event…. all foods were lovely, tasty and yummy… lots of varieties were there in such one event… spl thalipith and all chiken dishees as well as rajasthani dishes also yummy

  5. archana says:

    Sir we can also start such event at central park kharghar.already built food cort and large area is available.many people of differnt religions daily visit place.if we start event in raigad kharghar bhactgat will sure get income on daily basis too.thanku dr joshi.9423824249

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