Surve’s pure nonveg (Tukaram paduka Chowk, FC College road, pune)

In a NUtshell:A unique ‘pure nonveg’ restaurant that serves some really delicious food

Address & other details: Surve’s pure nonveg

Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards

Cuisine type : non vegetarian

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Short description- in case u r in a hurry:

We have come across thousands / lacs of eateries that mention ‘pure veg’ but this one was unique. Never before heard of a restaurant having a name ‘pure nonveg’. Very interesting.

As we sat and we waited for the food, we were served a soup ‘on the house’. We asked what it was and were told ‘mutton soup’…. never before in india have I seen a restaurant serving non vegetarian food without asking …. very interesting again.

Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Mutton clear soup was very thin, had strong flavours of mutton and some spices ( mild). It was not high on oil, hotness or spices and was excellent. Rate it 4.5/5

For starters came mutton alani fry. like in most south west coast areas, this dish was not a fry in the true sense. It had a very thin gravy. It had many small pieces of baby goat meat.

Super duper soft meat perfectly interspersed with goat fat – loved it. There were pieces of goat liver as well. Flavours of meat were bursting out. Brilliant dish. Rate it 4.75/5

We then had surve’s special thali that essentially had 3 items from the mutton section – mutton rassa, mutton kheema and mutton fry.

Rassa was very good. It was high on spices, hot as well, but milder than most places I have had rassa so far. The rassa at hotel gavran Kolhapur and hotel Nagpur was slightly better than this.

There was also small pieces of goat fat that augmented the taste and enhanced the flavour. Rate it 4.25/5
Mutton kheema was a intense curry with chunky uneven pieces of meat which was good – seems to have been made the traditional way and not machine made. The flavours of masalas and meat were both present but both were jostling to seek attention. Really loved the taste and rate it 4.25/5

Mutton fry was an incredible dish. Like in most west india coastal cuisines, this ‘fry’ also was not just a fry. It meant a less gravy curry. The meat was amazingly super soft, but not falling off the bones and a bit enjoyably chewy at times.

The meat was from a small goat and that made a difference to the texture and taste. Masalas were not on the face and blended well with the curry. Rate it 4.5/5

Soda chutney came next – it had nothing to do with general perception of either soda or chutney. Soda here refers to small dried prawns, what is known as kishmoor in Goa. Chutney refers to a thick gravy curry.

The gravy was super thick and super intense with flavours of masalas and that of dried prawns. There was generous amount of oil in the dish and that made the texture nice. However the same probably reduced the intensity of prawn flavours. The prawn pieces were hard (as expected), chewy and had good flavour. I super loved it and rate it 4.5/5.

My partner who has eaten this dish in a Marathi household however maintained that the ones at home are much higher on flavour of prawn and she rates it 3/5. Average rating for the dish is3.75/5

We also had 2 kinds of rice. One was indraYani rice. It was outstanding- therice wAs flavourful on its own and ghee flavours added to it. We cud not stop munching on the rice just as it is!!! We were blown off. Rate it 4.75/5

We also had ghee rice – very good on its own, made from local rice. Rate it 4/5

Overall rating of food at surve’s averages out to 4.4/5

Wud surely revisit.

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