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Sugran’s Kolhapuri, Sadashiv Peth | A kolhapuri homestyle meat fest

12 Sep

Sugran’s kolhapuri, sadashiv peth, shedge wadi, Pune.

Three hours of walking, exploring, shopping later we were tired and famished. We needed a place where we could sit down in peace and have a wholesome meal. Punjabi/dosas/matar karanjis were not going to do, so the multitude snack homes in the area were not an option. Luckily I remembered having read about sugrans nonveg and a quick search on zomato for the address and a phone call to confirm that it is open, we were set. Funnily we walked past the restaurant twice as all the signages were covered with the ganapati mandaps. The third time the owner called out, are you looking for sugrans? 😀 Yes, yes! And we entered a hidden alfresco (covered) area at the back of the front mess style restaurant.

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Shaded, cool, reasonably clean ; the menu claimed ‘kolhapuri is not just spicy, its a unique taste’ – and I knew we were in for a treat. We ordered one sugrans chicken masala loncha thali, one mutton kheema masala and one shev bhaaji accompanied with polis. The thali comprised of a uniquely spiced chicken curry (drumstick) which was quite close to the chettinad chicken curries I have had (minus the curry leaves), chicken loncha which was not super hot but beautifully spiced and very fresh, egg curry (home style good), chicken kheema, tambda and pandhra rassa and polis. This was a veritable chicken fest, and was too much to finish for a person with a big appetite too. The food was not ‘crazy tikhat (hot)’ and the preparation was very typical to kolhapuri food found in assal kolhapur.

The mutton kheema was amazing! After a long time I was eating a beautifully rendered kheema which was not acidity causing or too hot to handle the heat – just perfect. The hot ghadichi poli was ‘apratim’, so soft and straight off the tawa.

The shev bhaaji lacked the depth of spices but still was a good dish for vegetarians. But this place is definitely more for meat eaters than vegetarians as the food options were quite few. All food came with tambda and pandhra rassa which again was just right to balance the masala in the food. The pandhra rassa especially helped clear my blocked sinus! Service – unobtrusive, attentive, quick.
All this food plus four soft drinks cost us Rs. 780.

Next time you are in the peth area you need not stick to the vegetarian fare, there’s more than enough non-veg on offer at sugrans – go eat your fill.

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