Marwari Food Festival @ KAVA – Fairfield Marriott, Bangalore

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It was last Friday, I got an invite to Fairfield Marriott for their “MARWARI FOOD FESTIVAL”, I reached on time. A must to try for all food lovers in Bangalore and this food festival is there only till Sep 30th (so hurry up), with Rs. 899+ taxes for adults and Rs. 450 for kids

We were given warm welcome, and the setup was too good with beautiful colors, right from the seating each and everything was excellent. Apart from all these there was a pottery station at the entrance which attracted everyone, all the kids were allowed to give a try. It was very interesting to see the man making clay pots, deepams, flowervase, agarbathi stand and so on. Chef. Bhuralal Prajapati, who came down to Bangalore from Pune and specially curated the menu of “MARWARI food festival”.

As I reached earlier, and few of our fellow bloggers where on their way. It was me and one of our fellow blogger had chats – Golgappas and Ragi Pattice. It was perfect with sweet, spicy and tanginess.
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When all of us gathered there, our food section followed with Aarthi and teeka. We were also made to wear a turban and sat on the floor which was designed traditionally.

We had a small talk with the chef, about the food, his journey with the food, as a recipe developer I got few tips and tricks of cooking millets. Let me share the experience right from the starters till the desserts…

  • Gulabi Sherbet – I could smell the rose (gulab) in, each and every sip, I had.
  • Mirchi Bhajiya – Green chilli pepper, which is dipped in a besan batter and deep fried.
  • Daal Baati churma – Fresh baati’s completely deep fried in Ghee/Clarified butter, mixed with daal and Churma (powdered jaggery). It was awesome no words …
  • Bajre ki kichadi – Bajre ki kichadi, was the one who stole my heart. I was yum, delicious, tasty, wonderful still many more words to use. When chef explained about the preparation process, I was shock, as it was very simple with 3 to 4 ingredients. But it tastes royal.
  • Gatte Ki Kadi – A curry made with yogurt/curd and gatta.
  • Gatte Ki Pulav – Pulav made with gatta (gram flour), it looks like sausage and liked it a lot.
  • Lal Maas – I am a big fan of Lal Maas, so no wonder I loved. This was the only non-veg dish in the menu. The veg was pure veg, who never non-veg but this was excellent and perfectly cooked.
  • Sangri ke Sabji – Sangri a kind of bean grown only in Rajasthan, in particular season, later dried and used out all over the year. It went out well with Bhajre ki kichadi.
  • Lasoon Chutney – A fiery red chutney, served with Mirchi Bhajiya’s.
  • Ghevar – Ghevar, is one of most waited dessert that I loved to try. I have tried it out in few restaurants, but my fellow foodies say it’s not the actual taste. But here I got to try the traditional ghevar, topped with rabdi. It was heavenly, even now I am drooling. Longing for Ghevar…
  • Jalebi – Jalebi was served with Rabdi.
  • Moong Dal Halwa
  • Maharaja Special – A cool refreshing drink, purely made with beetel leaves and gulkand. It was perfectly done, as they used right amount of beetel leaves. Loved it to the core.

As a non-veg lover, very first time I would say that my dinner was excellent with veg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

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When it comes to Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala, people think we can only prepare Beef Ularthu Masala, but we forget about the flavor, texture and colour of the masala. Yes, we can prepare a vegetarian dish with the non-veg masala, and so is Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala. I have used Soya chunks/Meal maker for this recipe, you can also use cauliflower, baby potato and radish.

Soya chunks Roast is one such recipe, derived from Eastern Beef ularthu Masala. This goes out well as a side dish for lunch and dinner. It just takes 10 mins for the preparation and cooking.

Health benefits of Soya Chunks / Meal Maker – Soya chunks is rich in protein, reduces cholesterol, helps in digestion, also it reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

Note: I have used small Soya chunks, if you are using big ones, after soaking, squeeze the water, chop them into pieces and boil or pressure-cook them. Let me share the recipe…

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

Soya Chunks Roast with Eastern Beef Ularthu Masala

Ingredients:

  • Soya Chunks – 1 ½ cups
  • Eastern Beef ullarthu Masala – 2 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¾ tsp (optional)
  • Salt

Making of Soya chunks / Meal Maker Fry –

Preparation:

  • Soak soya chunks in water for 20 min, boil or pressure-cook for 3 whistles. Remove the lid when the pressure releases and drain water, reserve ½ cup of water for the later use.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard seeds, split black gram, curry leaves, and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the soya chunks, followed by EASTERN beef ullarthu masala, salt along with red chilli powder (only when you need spicier).
  • Pour ½ cup of the reserved water and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add grated coconut, when it becomes dry and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Remove from fire, once it becomes dry.

Serve hot with any variety rice or steamed rice and sambar.