‘Aaswad’ means taste, to relish, to experience. It means the sensation of flavour perceived. The whole concept of ‘Aaswad’ revolves around these words & whose ‘Misal’ won the ‘Foodie Hub Award 2015 – Tastiest Vegetarian Dish – Global Category’.
From a humble beginning in 1986, Aaswad Upahar & Mithai Griha has come a long way. Our simple thought is to provide our guests a valuable & enriching ‘authentic food experience’. Situated in the heart of Dadar at Shivaji Park, Aaswad has now spread its wings in the Central Suburbs at Ghatkopar and its second outlet at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2.
Aaswad Upahar & Mithai Griha was started by Shri Shrikrishna Ganesh Sarjoshi in 1986. It was inaugurated by non-other than Hinduhrudaysamrat Shri Balasaheb Thakrey. Shri Shrikrishna Ganesh Sarjoshi focussed on providing authentic traditional Maharashtrian Delicacies, which won the hearts of people. His son Shri Suryakant Shrikrishna Sarjoshi, took over the Management of Aaswad Upahar & Mithai Griha and in 1999 redesigned the whole set up making it fully air conditioned.
Aaswad serves traditional authentic Maharashtrian delicacies like Varan Bhaat, Pithle Bhaaji Bhakri, Pola Usal, Kothimbir Wadi, Sabudana Wada, Thalipith and many more. It also has its own Sweets Counter where we have a range of sweets from Modak to Bengali mithai.
Suryakant Sarjoshi has maintained the legacy of his father of providing authentic Maharashtrian delicacies. In fact, he started introducing new delicacies every year, which have become popular amongst the guests coming to Aaswad.
For example, Aaswad serves ‘Sattviki’, a diet meal popular among those on diet, every year during the Makar Sankranti, Aaswad serves ‘Sankrant Thali’ which consists of the traditional menu of Bhakri, Bhogi Curry, Kadhi, Til Satori, Bhogi Khichadi, Mirgund, etc. So also, Aaswad has recently introduced the Puranpoli Icecream.
There is a popular saying in Marathi, ‘कस्तुरीचा सुगंध लपत नाही’ means, the fragrance of musk cannot be hidden. Thus is the popularity of this ‘Maharashtrian’ Aaswad whose authentic delicacies give people an enriching experience of ‘मां के हात का खाना’ & ‘अपने मिट्टी का स्वाद’.. ‘a taste of mother’s recipes’, ‘ a taste of our own soil’.
Aaswad’s Puranpoli Icecream introduced this year is an authentic dessert which has actual Puranpoli – a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy which is prepared especially during holi. This along with pure ghee, milk and cream,
Puranpoli Icecream became an instant hit with the guests at Aaswad. Suryakant Sarjoshi has planned to introduce more such innovative dishes keeping in mind the customer needs, market trends however, not compromising on the authenticity and culture of Maharashtrian cuisine.
Aaswad Upahar & Mithai Griha has been visited by renowned guests including poets, writers, artistes, actors, politicians & foodies across the globe and is also lucky to witness generations of families dedicatedly visiting Aaswad & maintaining a beautiful bond.
आस्वादचे ब्रीदवाक्य आहे ‘स्वादिष्ट सेवेची सात्त्विक परंपरा’ आणि ही परंपरा, या महाराष्ट्र भूमीच्या खाद्यसंस्कृतीचा आस्वाद म्हणूनच ‘आस्वाद उपहार व मिठाईगृह’ हे मागच्या ३२ वर्षांपासून सर्व ग्राहकांच्या पसंतीस उतरते आहे.
मराठमोळ्या खाद्यसंस्कृतीला जपतांनाच आजच्या काळाची गरज ओळखून पारंपारिक पदार्थांना थोडे नाविन्यपूर्ण पद्धतीने लोकांना खाऊ घालण्यासाठी आस्वाद सज्ज असते.
त्याचेच एक उदाहरण म्हणजे नुकतेच सुरु केलेले ‘पुरणपोळी आईस्क्रीम’.
मऊ पुरणपोळीवर तुपाची धार आणि गरम दुध असे नेहमीच खातो. पण त्याच पुरणपोळी, तूप आणि दुधाला ‘आईस्क्रीम’ स्वरुपात आस्वाद घेऊन आले.
इतकेच नव्हे तर ते ग्राहकांच्या पसंतीस उतरले. या पुरणपोळी आईस्क्रीम सोबतच ‘पुरण सॉस’ मिळतो. जायफळाचा छान जायका असलेला हा सॉस पुरणपोळी आईस्क्रीम सोबत दिला जातो.