Pune has a strong bond with food, so much so, that it is called the hub of foodies. Owing to this fact, many food festivals are regularly organised in the city. One such event is the Kolhapuri Food Festival, which was organised for three days at Pandit Farms, D P Road at Karvenagar. The response, needless to say, was overwhelming.
The prime purpose of the festival is so that the locals and visitors to the city get a taste of authentic Kolhapuri food. The festival brings the best of food, lifestyle and brands from Kolhapur to Pune. Relish lipsmacking assal (authentic) Kolhapuri cuisine from a wide range of options.
For lovers of non-vegetarian food, there is pandhra tambda rassa (white mutton gravy), mutton bhakri (mutton with homemade bread), khandoli (essentially bread-omlette). For vegetarians, there is hurda thalipeeth (a type of gram roasted on a pan), pudachi vadi (a snack made of gram flour), appe (fermented batter of rice and black lentil) and the original special bhel of Rajabhau and a Sunday special Phadtare Misal.
There are also ice golas in various unique flavours such as coffee and green mango and for paan lovers, there is the famous Rajarampuri paan from Rajabal Panmandir.
If all this was not enough, there were stalls of local Kolhapuri brands such as Deepak Chiwda, Yalgud Milk Bread, Sangli’s home-made bhadang, Ajara Ghansal Tandool selling their wares at convenient rates.
Do look up the Kolhapuri food festival if you happen to be in Pune next time!