Kolhapur Cuisine Speciality - Non Veg (Mutton)
Every Culture has a special food and cuisine attached to it. In case of Kolhapur its the Non-Veg that makes a mark as a special cuisine. Kolhapur has a some good traditional dishes prepared from "Mutton" (goat meat) which are very tasty and delightful.
Tambada Rassa is a mutton soup generally hot & spicy, red in colour, while Pandhara Rassa is Mutton soup prepared by using white coconut milk and hot spices without chilly.
Tambda & Pandhara Rassa are served along with the main course as accompaniments. Kolhapuri mutton masala & Mutton sukke (dry) are tender pieces of lamb meat cooked in a traditional way with special kolhapuri chutneys & masalas.
Available at almost all restaurants , household eateries (khanavals) , mainly served in thalis .
Vegetarian meal comprises of pithala and bhakari, leafy and sprouted vegetables with dahi (curd) or butter milk. Servings of the meal in traditional Marathi style proves that the goddess Annapurna ( Goddess for meal) has flavored Kolhapurians.