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Kebab & Korma Bazaar at M Cafe, Whitefield Marriott, Bangalore

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Got an invite for Kababs and Korma Bazaar food festival at Whitefield Marriott, Bangalore and food festival is from Oct 9th till Oct 14th from 12:30 p.m till 3:30 p.m.

This Kabab and Korma Bazaar Festival is celebrated the heritage of Nawabs and Mughal rulers who introduced Kababs and Kormas to India. The enigmatic Chef Pushkar Singh Mehra of Bengaluru Whitefield Marriott, have curated the menu and prepared a collection of delectable kebabs and rich kormas. The kebabs where doused in yogurt, covered with spices and grilled over charcoal flame. The richness of Kormas take us to the period of Mughal royalty with a royal dinning.

There was live section, where the kababs are grilled over charcoal and also there was also live section for roti, nan and paratha. Let me share the food with pictures, I had –

Shorba – Subziyan Ka Akr – The shorba was delicious with perfect texture, the way it was served was eye catching. The soup plate had few pieces of carrots and beans along with saffron strands over the sides of the plate and later the soup is poured over the veggies and then was about to consumed.

Kebab – Sahi Galouti Kebab, Murgh Tikka Mirza Hasnoo, Palak Chilgoza Tikki and Peeli Mirch Ka Tikka. All the four Kebabs was outstanding and filling.

Main Course

·         Nalli Nihari – Being one of my favorite dish with Lamb, the lamb was cooked tenderly, as it was little chewy, juicy and melt in mouth. Must to try.

·         Mahi Mussalam – The korma was too good, where the fish pieces are fried and added to the korma.

·         Lagan Ka Murg

·         Dal Gomti

·         Paneer Khushrang

·         Subz Noor Maha Parda Biryani – Although being a veg version, the briyani tasted yumm.

·         Ghost Awadhi Biryani

·         Khush Ka Chawal

Breads – Naan E Tanak –  is prepared from the fermented dough, it was too soft and yum with porous texture and Ulta Tawa Ka Parantha.

Desserts – Sahi Phirni, Shimla Mirch Ka Halwa – Definitely a must to try, it was good and Nizam Ki Nazakat – It tastes similar to Gulab jamun, filled with nuts.
M Cafe - Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Also the menu keeps on changing for every 3 days, a must to try in Bangalore.

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Nei Kadalai recipe / Roasted Channa Dal / How to make nei kadalai

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Nei Kadalai is a crunchy and spicy snack popular among south Indians, this can be prepared in bulks and stored in an air-tight container once it reaches room temperature. It stays fresh for a week time. Not only as a snack, this goes out well with a cup of coffee or tea and also a perfect side dish for curd rice and lemon rice.

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Nei Kadalai / How to make Nei kadalai / Roasted Channa dal – Indian snack

Nei Kadalai is prepared by soaking split chick pea or kadalai paruppu in water for few hrs, later deep fried in oil and mixed with spice powders. You can adjust the level of spice powder as per your taste. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Split Chick peas / Kadala Paruppu / Channa dal – 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Making of Nei Kadalai recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak channa dal / kadala paruppu / split chick pea in a bowl of water, for almost 6 hrs.
  • Drain the water completely, pat it well with a cloth, spread it over a cloth and let it dry for 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in a spoonful of channa dal / kadala paruppu to it, fry them until the turn golden brown or ooze sound goes off.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire. Let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile deep fry the curry leaves in the oil, drain the oil, remove it from fire.
  • Add it to the roasted channa dal, wait until it reaches room temperature (else if the masala powders are added, it would become soggy)
  • Sprinkle chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafetida, salt and Mix it well, only when it reaches room temperature.
  • Store it in an air-tight container, it stays fresh for a week.

Note: Fry the soaked channa dal, once when the whole water is drained, else it would splatter when it’s getting fried in oil. Cook in medium flame, otherwise it would get burnt easily.

Kosambari Recipe / Carrot Kosambari / Cucumber Kosambari / Vegetarian Salad – Sprig Gourmet Product Review

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Kosambari is a healthy vegetarian salad, prepared by soaking split green gram or split gram in water, then combining them with vegetables, green chillies and salt. Kosambari is a famous Karnataka salad recipe originated from Udupi, which is most commonly prepared during festivals.

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Been in Bangalore for almost few years, I have tasted this from my neighbor aunty who commonly prepares kosambari during all festivals at their home. Navratri’s are not without kosambari at their home. Following her, I have prepared two kosambari – Carrot kosambari and Cucumber kosambari.

Kosambari is also known as Koshambari, which is a healthy vegetarian salad recipe that is very easy and simple to prepare in mintues. Got products from Sprig Online Gourmet for review and Just for a twist I have substituted Six Pepper Medley powder from Sprig Gourmet instead of Green Chillies and Rosemary Lavender Sea Salt from Sprig Gourmet instead of salt.

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Lavender is my one and only favorite, the very first time tried out the flavor in food along with sea salt, absolutely delicious and more fragrant –  also a special for Navratri offering. Six Pepper Medley also had a wonderful fragnant, because of the cute little grinder over the bottle which gives out the freshly grounded powder. Give a try to this recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber – ½ no
  • Carrot – 1 no (medium size)
  • Split green gram / Paasi payaru / Mung dal – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Green chillies or Pepper Powder (Six Pepper Medley from sprig) – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Perungayam – ¼ tsp
  • Grated Coconut – ¾ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt (Rosemary Lavender seasalt from sprig) – ½ tsp

Making of Kosambari / Carrot Kosambari Video recipe / Cucumber Kosambari Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak the split green gram / mung dal / paasipayaru in water for almost 2 hours.
  • Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the cucumber into pieces.
  • Peel and finely grate the carrot into pieces.
  • If you are using green chillies, finely chop them into pieces.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks to pieces.
  • Take a 2 bowls, add half the quantity of soaked split green gram to each bowls.
  • Add cucumber, half the quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida to a bowl. Mix it well.
  • In another bowl, add grated carrot, leftover quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida and mix well.
  • In a small vessel or tadka, heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour half the quantity to each of the bowls. Mix it well.
  • Add required quantity of salt, only before you serve.
  • Serve it.

Note: Add salt to the kosambari only before serving, else it would release water and become soggy.