Peshawari Food Festival at Radisson Blu, Kaushambi
Radisson Blu is one of the best 5 stars in India and there is more than one reason for it. Right from the hospitality of the guests to the grandeur of the property to the kind of dining experience they provide, it’s always a class apart. Radisson Blu recently launched the Peshawari Food Festival for their guests in the Kama section which is also the AlaCarte dining of the restaurant. This food festival is organized to promote the flavors of food from Peshawar region of Pakistan.
During our experience we had a conversation with the chef who explained us that the spices used in the preparation of all the dishes are all exported from Peshawar and are 100 percent authentic. They had even displayed the sacks of various spices at the doorstep for the customers to get a feel of the authenticity.
The evening started with a live performance by the singers who were simply amazing. They were experts in almost all genre of songs, especially ghazals. The onset of the evening was great as we got some very lively music to pep up our mood. The staff seemed extremely courteous and helpful right from the very beginning. The chef came and explained the food present in this specially curated menu for the Peshawari Food Festival.
We started with the Paaye ka Shorba. This was one of the best Paaye ka Shorba we had with proper flavors of the spices. The Chana Pudine ka Shorba for the veg lovers was also good.
The starters had Suleymani Murgh ke Kebab which were simply amazing. The kebabs were melting in the mouth with proper flavor of the spices.
This was followed by Peshawari Raan (thigh of the lamb). The Peshawari Rann looked tempting and tasted splendid. It looks spicy but wasn’t spicy at all. So here’s a tip for the spicy food lovers, ask the chef to make it a bit more spicy than usual.
From the vegetarian starters we tried Peshawari Paneer Tikka and Tandoori Phool. The Paneer Tikka was flavorsome with spices used perfectly and was really soft. The Tandoori Phool was well marinated in spices and cooked appropriately in tandoor. It was soft and tender and was quite palatable.
The main course had the Dumpukht Murgh (chicken marinated in curd and spices) which had a higher quantity of curd in the marination. The feedback was shared with the chef for the same. We also tried the Meat Kofta Curry which had meat balls cooked in a thick spicy gravy. Absolutely delicious. This is a highly recommended dish from the main course. When coupled with Khamiri Naan, it took the taste to another level.
The vegetables from the main course included the Paneer Handi Korma, Subz Gulbahar (Mix Veg) and Peshawari Choley. The Paneer and Mix Veg were good but the best of the lot was the Peshawari Choley. This was one of the best Choley we had, authentic taste, spicy and full of love from Peshawar. Highly recommended if you are a vegetarian or a Choley fan.
All the food from the main course was topped with Yakhini Biryani (Chicken Dum Biryani, Peshawar style). This was served in a very stylish platter, was visually attractive and tasted splendid. Just the right thing to end the lavish supper.
It’s said that your meal isn’t over till you are leaving with a sweet taste. So, the desserts followed suit. We tried the Badam Nariyal ki Kulfi and Sheer Khurma. The Badam Nariyal ki Kulfi was almonds and coconut with icing sugar. This was low on the calorie content and sweetness and rich in taste. On the other hand the Sheer Khurma was the authentic desert you will find in your neighborhood especially during Id-ul-Fitar.
With amazing live music and the singers singing some very good numbers, the staff being by your side all the time to make sure you have a comfortable stint and the lively fine dine ambiance, the entire team at Radisson makes sure they leave no stone unturned to make your experience a memorable one. This monsoon make sure you book your date with some authentic food from across the border tossed with the luxury of Radisson Blu, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.
The Peshawari Food Festival is at the Kama from till 18th August to 4th September, 2016.
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