Maharaja Bhog located in Hurontario St, Mississauga is the place to go if you think about indulging in an absolute Indian feast and this place would probably need no promotion. This place serves authentic Rajasthani and Gujarati Thali, which will delight your taste palates with flavourful and tasty food.
This place is a newly opened restaurant in the GTA region and is located in a rather small complex. The decor and the interiors do not give you a traditional Rajasthani ambience but are rich enough. We were greeted with a smile by the staff taking our names for the waitlist. We waited for close to 45 minutes for the seats to be assigned but trust me every second was worth it. We went on an empty stomach and travelled quite a few kilometres after an intense session of Badminton, so the 45 minutes did not matter much.
More than the food, the star of the show according to me was the people who prepared the delicious food and the people who served it with no sign of tiredness despite being thronged by the crowd there. What I saw in those close to 2 hours of the visit was the enthusiastic staff who wanted to serve the patrons which according to me is an encouraging sign for a restaurant.
All the dishes were fantastic and filled with heavenly taste. This is a treat for Gujarati and Rajasthani food lovers. The menu in this restaurant keeps changing. Some of the standard options on the menu would be Roti, poori, Daal Khichdi, Rice, Rajasthani Dal, Dhokla, and Gujarati Dal. One of the softest and fresh Dhoklas that we have had. The rotis and pooris were served hot and straight from the kitchen. The masala chas ensured that the digestive juices kept flowing and the icing on the cake. None of the food was too spicy or overladen with masala. Here is a list of dishes we enjoyed.
Vada Dahi Chat: This stole our hearts. This is an appetizer consisting of deep-fried soft lentil fritters soaked in Dahi (yogurt) with chutneys and spices to make it a chat. This seems to be a rather simple dish but it was sumptuous.
Rajma Masala: Rajma masala is a popular Indian dish made from kidney beans, onions, tomato, herbs and spices. This is a healthy and hearty dish. This was something we repeatedly filled up. It went really well with both rotis and rice.
Rajasthani Dal: The Rajasthani Dal was packed with flavour and proteins. This was the perfect comfort food for a cool rainy day. To enhance the experience, we paired Rajma Masala with rice and a side of crunchy churmuri papad.
Restaurant Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We truly hope that this restaurant opens in Hamilton and continues to serve with the same smile and enthusiasm.