Saturday, July 31, 2010

Purepur Kolhapuri

Rest : Purepur Kolhapuri
Meal : late late dinner
Loc : somewhere in Vile Parle

It was late and i was returning from a long days work. My friend / (slash) was looking for a dining companion, since he had mentioned this place before, i thought why not check it out. Although the other option was Mexican or Mezze...

Kolhapuri cuisine is usually fairly fiery, red chilly and pepper based. You order a Kolhapuri dish in a restaurant its usually among the fiery ones. So i was a little worried about how the dishes would be. They werent that bad... (in terms of spice)
The food unfortunaely was not upto the mark. I am a big fan of Maharashtrian snacks but i have always found the cuisine wanting when it comes to full scale dining.
There was a dal a few veggies and roti and rice. The normal thali setup but none of it stood out particularly.

The dahi was tangy with a sourish taste, which i like, however i had the chaas which was made with the same yoghurt possibly and was not so good. The peanuts and gur were fun !

Overall, i was not impressed with anything really. Maybe its being run as a restaurant and needs more of the communal lunch home feel to succeed as an ethnic cuisine powerhouse.

Additionally, they have a lot of meat, chicken and sea food options and i reckon this is their mainstay. The vegetarian possibly not their strong point and hence the weakness.

Food : 3/10
Service : 5/10

Damage : 125 pp.

4 comments:

The knife said...

Gaurav, I've been to their Dadar branch. Loved it. They had only meats then. No seafood. Apparently Kolhapur is not a coastal region and the diet is really meat heaven. No offence, but this one is meant for a non vegetarian :)

Taking the liberty of pasting my link here. Hope you don't mind

http://finelychopped-k.blogspot.com/2010/03/beyond-kolhapuri-mutton-celebrating.html

Shradha said...

Hi

I have been to Purepur Kolhapur and i dont think thats its just a place for the non vegetarians...They have couple of options for vegetarians. I personally think that the food wasnt all that great..

Gaurav said...

hey KK,

i didnt know they had another branch. my friend Shailesh had been there before and i figured what the hell, lets try something new.

didnt work out well for me though. im sure the carnivores rock it hard.

Shradha,
they do have some options for veggies but its a hard core non-veg place.. and yeah i was there with three people and none of us liked it at all.

The knife said...

Hey Gaurav,

I believe the original branch is at Pune and is pretty famous. My submission is that certain cuisines such as Kolhapuri or Goan Catholic are not as vegetarian centric as other cuisines are. Just as it wouldn't make sense to go to a Gujrati thali joint if you are a steak lover.

Would love to hear from a Maharashtrian on this

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