Misal Pav is a much-loved Maharashtrian delicacy that is a fiery as well as healthy. In 2015, the Misal Pav was named the world’s tastiest vegetarian dish at the FoodieHub Awards in London.
But long before that, in the year 1952, a small outlet is opened near Mamledar Kacheri, Thane by Mr. Narsingh Murdeshwar. His signature dish Misal became an instant hit. The name of the outlet was Sri Uphaar Gruh but it is no more known by that name. This place got famous because of being close to Mamledar kacheri naming this famous misal as Mamledar Misal.
Or call it as a King of Misal in Thane area serving more than 68 years. They have an open kitchen concept, and you can easily see staff being busy in preparing a big lot of Misal. You will see dry mixture (Suki missal) ready to serve in bowls. Literally there is no stopping of customers here, so it is necessary to have ingredients ready to serve efficiently. It is next to impossible to prepare the missal after customer orders especially the scale what Mamledar Misal serves. You will amaze to see the scale at which they serve the Misal and their popularity.
Usually whenever I travel to Mumbai mostly on business, and I always ensure I am visiting this place in Thane. One of the days of my visit I spoke with few customers and saw some die-hard fan. Travel in Mumbai is very cumbersome but hats off to the people who travel a long distance just to visit this place almost every week. No doubt it rules the taste buds for a large number of people and undoubtedly it is now called King of Misal.
Mamledar misal is a very popular place not only in Thane but overall, in Mumbai. This place was a very small place when it started but slowly now it has grown quite big. But still, Mamledar attracts a huge crowd so most of the time you will see yourself in the queue. Placed right next to Mamledar Kacheri, this place is a little congested and always crowded. To cater to the large number of customers, they have a shared table concept. Which probably not everyone will be comfortable with.
The ambiance is pleasant but with the crowd pouring in it is kind of rush time especially breakfast or lunchtime. Staff is good and efficient. Their main target is to serve large customers, so they are efficient with quick-serve.
Mamledar Misal is a tasty blend of the mixture includes boiled green peas, farsan with mashed potato vegetable serving as a base for the dish. While ordering Misal you need to mention the type of Tari or Kat (gravy). A watery gravy which adds spiciness to the misal making your mouth (and nose) water. At Mamledar you will get low, medium spicy and spicy gravy. You can choose any of this but should try medium and spicy gravy. Importantly spicy misal in only for spice lovers as it is really hot. Top of curry includes finely chopped onion and shev.
The mixture is accompanied by pav (bread) completing the name Misal Pav.
Lot of time I have seen people in the urge to make things spicy, they forgo the taste of core ingredient which is not the case here.
With the first bite you will realize why it is called King of misal. Taste is simply out of the world. It is very difficult to stop, and you want it more is more unless you are full. You will enjoy the spicy misal equally and don’t forget to have sweet lassi along with Misal to cool you down. You will need additional Tari or Kat, as you eat it with Pav (bread).
Along with Misal they have limited listed items like Vada, Usual, Vada usal Pav while the beverage includes lassi, buttermilk, Tea/coffee, etc. The quality is good across, but the one you should have is Misal pav.
Misal Pav is an item you can have as a lunch or breakfast or evening snacks. Misal Pav here will cost you around INR 60/- and other items are also in the same range.
Mamledar Misal: Opposite Zilla Parishad, Thane West
Cost for two: INR 150-200 ($ 2-3)
Value for Money: 4.5