A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent
The Oberoi, which is one my favorite 5 stars in the city is running “India. By The Oberoi” festival all of August. Essentially it is a follow up of the super successful Rajasthani food festival they did sometime ago. All through August, Jardin showcases a culinary trail of India celebrating its 68th year of Independence by serving the authentic delicacies from North, South, West and the Eastern culinary regions of our country. Me, along with another friend were invited for a tasting of the same.
What I really liked about the whole thing was the fact that they didn’t get stuck on the uber popular recipes from all regions but dug a little deeper and got something new and refreshing to table. Like we tasted Thovial sorakka from Tamil Nadu essentially a lauki gravy which was such a delight that one would forget that we are actually eating a lauki, the fish tenga from Assam was such a delight, so light and simple, in my mind I was clearly expecting a pork and bamboo curry from the north east but this was such a welcome change. So was the suwar ka soanth from Rajasthan, a tradition smoked curry made from game meat for the festival being served using pork. Another thing that was a favorite that day was the fish puttu, with fish and coconut rightly balanced I would eat this with some spicy curry (fish tenga went very well with it) for a complete meal.
With desserts like ghevar, pan ice cream and balusahi, I strongly recommend you folks to go try out India. By The Oberoi. At Rs 1475 + tax it is totally worth it
Here is a little photo walk of what we ate that day