Rare Gems-a non vegetarian gourmet collection from Maharashtra

A book titled ‘Rare Gems- a non vegetarian gourmet collection from Maharashtra’ received from its author Aditya Mehendale ji. The author has documented many rare recipes in his book. Some to be named are Saoji mutton, Nagpuri Kala pulao, shahlyatle maase, shevand koli masala (lobster with koli spices and green mango), Pomfret curry with triphal, catfish curry, malwan spice mix, pathare prabhu spice mix, mutton curry with roasted coconut, Biriyani with prawns cooked in coconut milk, Kolhapuri Kombdi Dum Pulao (Slow cooked chicken pulao), spiced rice with mutton and eggs etc.

Biriyani with prawns cooked in coconut milk.

The book also includes the photographs of the cooked recipes too. In fact more than hundred rare recipes associated with Kolhapur, Pathare Prabhu, koli, konkan, Malwan, Nagpur Saoji and Varhadi has been documented with the photographs in this book. The book is available online in flipkart and amazon. The Author belongs to the Sardar Raste family. He is passionate about food and cooking. In his introduction in the book, he had started with the following beautiful lines👇


My best wishes to the author and for his book.

The foreword for this book is written by Minister Prakash Javadekar ji.

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Portrait done by my grandfather gifted to me by Chennai based Numismatist

Chennai based numismatist, Venkataraman Prabhakar sir gifted me a portrait of my ancestor, King Serfoji III drawn and painted by my grandfather, Prince.Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle. He got this portrait ten years back from an antique retailer. My grandfather was a lover of Tanjore art and he himself worked on many royal portraits. He did portraits of all the Maratha rulers of Thanjavur and some are still displayed at Sadar Mahal Palace’s private museum.He signed all his completed portraits as T.R Bhosle (that means Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle).In this portrait he had mentioned the name of the King and the year of his reign, my grandfather’s signature is seen and in extreme right, the relationship of him with the king (stated as grandfather). This portrait is drawn after seeing the authentic Tanjore painting of King Serfoji III which is at our Palace museum.

(Note: the numerical number after the name in the portrait might be misplaced).

Heartfelt thanks to Venkataraman Prabhakar sir for handing over it to me and also for well preserving it for years.

“I must thank God who used me as a tool for this great art to get back to its original place, where it belongs”- Venkataraman Prabhakar.

To know about King Serfoji III and my grandfather Prince Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle, click the below link 👇