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DROP IN DINNER: Taste of Maharashtra by Ketan Dongre

March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the unique flavours of the Western Indian province of Maharashtra – light, flavourful and sophisticated, with a hint of the tropical coast. These are special regional dishes, uncommon in restaurants, but regularly cooked in homes, presented in a modern way showcasing Chef Ketan Dongre experience working in fine dining around the world.

Sabudana Vada — Fried Tapioca Pearl & Peanut Fritters  $6
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this is a mixture of tapioca pearls, peanuts and potatoes, spiced with chilli and toasted cumin; served with coconut chutney and yogurt.

Matki Usal with Poha — Moth Bean Curry with Flattened Rice  $12
Legume curry spiced with red chilli, coconut, coriander seed, cumin, fennel seed and black peppercorn, mellowed with tomatoes; served with poha, flattened rice with turmeric.

Chicken Roulade with Fenugreek  $14
Roulade is a sophisticated French technique of deboning poultry and then rolling it into a tight cylinder before poaching. The elegant round discs of tender meat are then seared and served with a mild curry of onion, ginger, garlic, tomato and chilli, and garnished with fenugreek leaves sautéed with garlic. Served with delicate basmati rice scented with cumin seeds.

Combo Plate — Matki Usal + Chicken Roulade $16
With choice of basmati or poha rice

Mango Shrikhand — Hung Yogurt with Saffron and Mango  $6
Fresh yogurt is strained overnight until thick and creamy, then flavoured with sugar, green cardamom, saffron and mango puree.

Prix Fixe Menu
App + Main + Dessert: Veg $23 • Chicken $25 • Combo $27

Ketan Dongre hails from Nagpur, a small city in situated near the center of India. He became interested in cooking through his first job as a cook at The Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. Since then, he has worked at O&B, The Ritz Carlton, and The St. Regis Hotel. IG: @foodbyketan

Every Thursday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.

Learn more about our Drop-In Dinners


March 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Depanneur


1033 College Street

Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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