Pathare Prabhu are one of the oldest and highly revered communities in the city of Mumbai. Not only is their history and work in the city illustrious but also their cuisine. I need to pen a separate article to cover their cuisine in detail. But, today I am going to talk about one of their traditional dishes that is very close to my heart.
My first exposure to Pathare Prabhu cuisine happened during my graduation years when I met my best friend, fondly known as Nikita Rane Desai, who hails from this community. I have relished countless meals cooked by her gorgeous mother and the pineapple curry or Annanas Sambaare she made still remains etched in my memory.
At the Food Bloggers Association of India (FBAI) and Vikhroli Cucina Home Chef Matters event held on Nov 24 was when we were asked to prepare a traditional recipe as part of a cook-off and memories of this curry came flooding back. The pineapple from the list of select ingredients provided for the cook-off instantly got my brain recalling Niki's mom's pineapple curry. The judges did love the curry and my team won the cook off.
As a small tribute to aunty and her cooking, here is my take (slightly different from the original recipe) on the Annanas Sambaare she makes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: Indian (Maharashtrian, Pathare Prabhu)
So, do try out this recipe and let me know how it turned out.
Till then HAPPY COOKING...
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast