You may have heard the name ‘Kolhapur’ mentioned when talking about spicy food but many say, it’s a myth. The spice profile of Kolhapur’s regional cuisine is quite reasonable as argued by the natives. Kolhapur is nestled just 6 hrs away from the metropolitan bustling Mumbai and is quite accessible for a foodie 2 day trip. Even though Maharashtrian cuisine is eaten all over Kolhapur, the difference lies in the special spice mixture Kolhapurians churn up to give the classic Maharashtrian dishes their own flair. Natives relish non-vegetarian food just as much as their vegetarian staples. The mutton cooked in Kolhapuri spices is simply divine. Kolhapuri bhel holds a precious position in the gastronomic culture of the city. A mouth-watering mix of rice puffs, tamarind, chillis and onions, keeps those hunger pangs at bay. Misal pav is a fulfilling breakfast dish eaten every morning by the natives. Batata wada pav is another morning favorites of those on the move.Tambada rassa & Pandhara rassa enlivens your Marathi flavor quest with it’s meaty heartiness. Kheema balls rice is another well-known dish central to Kolhapuri cuisine. Around Bawda area, Akkha Masur, a famous red lentil curry is dished out with Bharaki and chillis.