Hello my lovely people!!! The Saj by the Lake resort is pure vegetarian, as you step into Maati Baani restaurant with trepidation, expecting cottage cheese and potato overdose. However, a look at the menu will allay all fears. From a separate section featuring local delicacies like Methi Pithle and Baingan Bharta slow-cooked in earthen pits to a shorba infused with nachani, regional Maharashtrian, Kashmiri and Rajasthani fare along with innovative egg recipes, the menu packs a punch in terms of flavours and pricing too, with all the dishes capped under Rs 300. Dont forget to try the tangy-spicy, smoked bharta, the piping-hot Nachani and Kulith soup (perfect for cold evenings), the well-cooked Kala Vatana Ussal along with the melt-in-the-mouth rice bhakris.
During your stay there; Post a hearty breakfast of various egg varieties – including Bhareli Ande, stuffed with sautéed onions, tomatoes and local spices – One can make its way to the nearby ancient Karneshwar stone caves and a Shiva temple (with pretty stone carvings on its ceilings), flanked by the nearby Shivneri and Harishchandragad peaks, with experts in tow. Satiated by the sights and delectable, local flavours, we are sure you would be happy to have found a new spot for an amazing monsoon getaway.
Address: Saj By The Lake, Kalyan-Ahmednagar Route, NH 222, District Pune
Mumbai – 150 kms ( 3 hours drive from Mumbai)