Mithila Palkar is living her best life. The Mumbai girl, who shot to fame for a self-made video of her singing a Marathi song, Hi Chaal Turu Turu (à la Anna Kendricks’ Pitch Perfect), using cups, is now an established and award-winning actress. She straddles Hindi and Marathi cinema with ease and her bubbly personality and expressive face make her a delight to watch. Beyond acting, Palkar has a voracious appetite for food and spends most of her money on it.
Your favourite street food?
Vada Pav! One of my go-to places is the legendary Kirti College in Dadar. I also enjoy eating their chura pav. I also enjoy the pani puri and veg cheese grilled sandwich from Jay Sandwich, Bandra.
thing you’ve eaten on the street?Sandwiches from Jay Sandwich, Bandra
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Favourite food to
eat outside?Indian Chinese
Best place to eat it?
Gypsy Chinese, Dadar. This is one place where I have been going since I was a child and the one dish that I HAVE to order is their Chicken Lollipop.
Your staple drink?It actually depends on where I am. I’m
not that big on alcohol! I prefer sweet lassi.
Best places to eat
Indian food?I am not sure about Indian but I love Prakash and Aaswad from Dadar for their
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Where do you go
for a night out in town?I sit at home (laughs). Honestly, we
are mostly at someone’s house because we don’t go out partying. And if we ever
have to meet it’s not like a night plan. We hang out at Shivaji Park!
Do you attend
foodie pop ups? I don’t. But if I want to, it would
be anything to do with fish like Goan food.
If hunger strikes
at night, where do you go/order from?Since I am home, I mostly stick to Maggi since it’s quick and easy to make.
or fine-dine? I prefer hole-in-the-wall because
you don’t have to think about what to wear. You can just be dressed in comfy
adventurous/ innovative thing you’ve eaten in Mumbai?I haven’t experimented with street
food too much. There’s a place called Ravi Dosa in Borivali. I have only been
there once but their schezwan noodle dosa managed to roll my taste buds.
Where do you take
your family out to celebrate?I might sound like a boring person but we don’t go out. We eat at home. Since I
live with my grandparents, you can imagine how much we go out. When my maasi
comes from the US, only then do we go out. My grandparents’ favourite place is
Gypsy Chinese, Gypsy Corner for desi food and Apoorva for dosas.
Do you prefer
ordering in or eating out: why?I am not a very go-out-and-party
type of a person. I barely get to sit at home, so I prefer ordering in over
Ghar ka khaana.
Food you eat to keep fit?
What’s your daily diet like?
Rice, chapati, dal, salad and bhaji. Anything made at home is my daily diet. I do not follow a diet plan, I eat everything.
you manage your diet when shooting or travelling? Since I don’t have a diet plan and I get hungry every two hours, I just
make sure that I eat everything healthy. Any non-vegetarian dish is good for
first or just eat it?I don’t have the patience of
clicking pictures. It totally depends on how hungry I am at that point of time
and how pretty the food looks. So, eating is my priority.
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