Got an invite for Hyderabadi Nizam Food Festival at Marriott, Whitefield, Bangalore by last week, there was huge traffic and finally reached the destination by time.
We had Chef. Madhusudhanan, who has come long way from Hyderabad to prepare authentic and traditional food for this Hyderabadi Nizam Food Festival. As the concept, the food was totally rich with the rich flavors and the masala prepared with nuts like almond/badam, pista, cashew nuts right from the soup till the desserts.
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Let me share the food I had there with the pictures –
- Shorba – Makai Aur Badami (veg) and Tomatar Jhinga (non-veg). I had Tomato Prawn soup, prawns are tenderly cooked in tomato were the taste was well balanced being spicy and tangy.
- Starters – Arni Aur Channa tikki, Subz Tarkari Tikki and Nawabi Paneer Tikka for veg and Pather ki Gosth and Machi Ki Shammi – All the starters were too good, being a non-vegetarian I always like Pather ki Gosth – were the mutton (lamb) pieces are marinated well in a spicy masala and cooked on the stone top.
- Main course – What do one remember when it’s Nizam food festival? – Yeah Absolutely you are right – there was 3 varieties of Briyani – Chicken Briyani, Mutton Biryani and Kabuli Briyani which was accompanied with gravies – Dakha Gosht, Paneer Pista Korma, Ambada Dal, Tamatar ki salan. Last but not least the king of Nizam food – “HALEEM” – served with roti, nan and paratha. Haleem was too good, being a lover of Haleem I enjoyed it to the core ?
- Dessert – Potharaekulu – The first time I got to taste potharaekulu, which was made with too many soft, crispy layers and sprinkled with finely chopped pieces of pistachios, which melts in the mouth. Double Ka Meetha – It has right sugar level, so that one can have more than two. Uroosa – I felt the taste of beetroot, condensed milk similar to beetroot halwa, but unware of what it’s made of ☹. Chum chum was taste to the perfection and finally the Fruit Custard – I like anything made with the combination of fruit and milk.
Worth to give a try – I am sure you would love it. This festival is from 15th of May till 25th of May, never miss it, perfect for this rainy evenings and the timings – 7.00 p.m till 11.00 p.m.